KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At various times over the past few years, the Kansas City Chiefs have tried to find a bit of thunder to pair with their lightning. Each time, all they really found was a whisper.
ANTHONY - Jesse L. Gilstrap, 81, died Oct. 3 He was a retired teacher,
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Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its nine-week GED Preparation Class.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team performed well in its first tournament of the year at the "Debates on a Plain" tournament at Hutchinson Community College September 26-28.
Those who want a free flu shot are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and drive through the upcoming vaccination clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a request for a service change for SeaPort Airlines, audit bids, a request to share the cost of resealing the road to the Compost Site, a request to block a street and the replatting of Great Bend Cemetery North.
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 report on the Built Environment Conference held recently in Wichita, an appointment to the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee, change in memorial park regulations, a revision of the landfill rates and a tax sale update.
HAYS – One finding in the upcoming Kansas Speaks Survey 2014, conducted by Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute of Public Affairs, is that the two highest profile races in the election are tight tight tight.
In this busy world, schedules often send family members in a variety of directions. The Barton County 4-H program can help bring families together, said Berny Unruh, 4-H Barton County youth development agent.
4-H Adventure Day
Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom let's talk about the issue of statehood for Washington, D.C.
Animal expert Jack Hanna addresses a sold out crowd, Thursday at Barton Community College, while Barton's Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn holds a bearcat. The program was organized by the Great Bend Zoological Society, with the college as a sponsor. Several BCC staff prepared the Fine Arts Auditorium and helped throughout the show. Hanna noted that Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is deserving of community support. "I can count on one hand the number of free zoos in the United States," Hanna said.
HESSTON – South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season.
Mike Westerman will appear as Edgar Allan Poe to present "The Raven" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend. Admission is free.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., will hold its Fall Harvest Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be hayrides, costume contests, and trunk or treat time. Members will be serving soup. Everything is free and the community is invited.
Members of First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat. Treats will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Forest Ave. in Front of the church, located at Forest and Stone.
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will offer a Judgement House walk-through drama. Hours will be 6-10 Friday, Oct. 24; 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches' annual Chicken Noodle Soup Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center at 4100 Broadway Ave. In addition to the homemade soup, homemade pies will be served. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. This project benefits Emergency Aid. For questions, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present a musical, "God Will Take You Through," this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at Sterling House and a final presentation at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19th St. and U.S. 281 Bypass.
Allen and Connie Parker of Lamb Watchers Ministries will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell St.
Great Bend Police
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22. City employees will be in training.
CLAFLIN - "Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel" is a safe driving principle, and students in USD 112 are encouraged to make a commitment to do just that. There is an added bonus in that they are eligible to receive a grant for participation and votes.