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May 05, 2013 | | Local News

GBMS band concert

The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their spring band concerts on Thursday at the Great Bend Middle School gym. The 7th Grade Band the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The 8th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch and assisted by Mark DeWald.

May 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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May 05, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Great Bend City Band summer season

The Great Bend City Band will begin rehearsals for their season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th at the Crest Theatre. Any instrumentalist who loves to play is welcome to participate in the band. Summer concerts will be given at the courthouse band shell and will begin Thursday, May 30th and every Thursday in June. A special big band swing concert will also be given at the band shell on Friday, June 28th. All outdoor concerts will begin at 8:15 p.m. In case of rainout, the concerts will be moved to the Crest theatre. Three ...

May 05, 2013 | | Local News

Volunteers in Action News

The "Check Out Hunger" food drive for the Community Food Bank of Barton County was a huge success. RSVP volunteers partnered with 6th grade students from Holy Family School, a local Brownie troop, and Barton County Youth Care manned tables at Dillon's on 10th Street and Walmart on Saturday, April 6th. Persons entering the stores received a handout about the Community Food Bank with a grocery list of needed items. The volunteers collected 1,749 lbs of food and $487 in cash donations that day because of the generosity of our community.

May 05, 2013 | | Local Life

Soil Stewardship Week

In 1955, the National association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.

May 05, 2013 | | Agriculture

Desk and Derrick presents check

The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon as possible. They all deserve to know they are appreciated.

May 05, 2013 | | Club News

Local educator awarded statewide grant

Mr. Stan Ewy, a teacher at Otis-Bison Elementary School in USD 403, was recently awarded a classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators association serving Kansas teachers. Mr. Ewy will use the funds to purchase an educational nutrition program for his physical education classes.

May 05, 2013 | | Education

Chlumsky Hall of Fame Inductee

On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."

May 05, 2013 | | Business

Keeley - Birt

Mike and Jan Keeley of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Diane to Mitchell Birt, son of Randall and Christine Birt of Omaha, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Pat Schartz of Larned and the late Terry and Barbara Keeley.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements

Koelsch - Ramsey baby girl

Josh Koelsch and Meredith Ramsey announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Ramsey Koelsch, on March 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long.

May 05, 2013 | | Births

Wetzel — Hafner

Bill and Joni Hafner of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Hafner, to Heidi Wetzel, daughter of Mark and Rita Wetzel of Roeland Park.

May 05, 2013 | | Engagements

Hurd 74th

Della Hurd will celebrate her 74 birthday on May 8 with a card shower.

May 05, 2013 | | Birthdays

240 volunteers served for Love Sterling 2013

On Saturday, April 27, approximately 240 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages joined together to serve the town of Sterling, by participating in the fourth annual Love Sterling event, a town-wide day of service. Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 1,500 man hours being given over the course of the day.

May 05, 2013 | | Education

Small raised garden

Do you have a small backyard? Do you wish you had the space for a garden, but don't want to sacrifice your entire yard to be able to grow your favorite vegetables? Well, an option for you is to garden is a small raised bed. When you garden in a raised bed system, one of the most important things to consider is the soil that you are going to use. One of the major reasons that smaller spaces have better production than larger gardens is that a person adds the soil mix or potting mix so it will have ...

May 05, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

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Doyle Rand

Doyle Rand, 88, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Great Bend Rehabilitation and Health Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Margaret Mary Heinz 1929-2015

Margaret Mary Heinz, 86, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 11, 1929, at Dodge City, the daughter of ...

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Helen Louise Willingham 1912-2015

WICHITA - Helen Louise Willingham, 103, died Nov. 20, 2015, at Sandpiper Bay in Wichita. She was born March 31, 1912, at Wichita, the daughter of ...

November 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

​Hannah Marie Minson Irvin 1979 - 2015

HOVLAND, Minn. - Hannah Marie Minson Irvin, 36, of Hovland, Minnesota, passed away at North Shore Hospital on Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by beloved family and ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Kristi R. Bender 1967 - 2015

Kristi R. Bender, 48, died Nov. 19, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 5, 1967, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arlyn C. Solomon 1938 - 2015

RUSH CENTER - Arlyn C. Solomon, 77, died Nov. 15, 2015, at Autumn Wood in Claremore, Okla. Born Aug, 3, 1938, in Bison, he was the ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Billie Jean Harrison Chartier 1949 - 2015

Billie Jean Harrison Chartier, 66, died Nov. 16, 2015, at The Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 17, 1949, in Angola, she was the daughter ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 20, 2015 | | On the Record

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

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