Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank Jack and Sara Love for opening the "Up N Rollin Skate Center". I would also like to thank Karmi Green with the Prairie Enterprise Project for all the help of making this a reality for their new business. I know it took alot of family, friends and volunteers to open this fun place for our children and it takes alot of the same people to help run ...
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Dear Editor; The spirit of generosity is definitely alive in Barton County. As the new volunteer coordinator for Volunteers In Action, I have seen firsthand the example our community sets for caring about their neighbors. The Check Out Hunger Food bank drive held the first weekend of April showed our young volunteers from Holy Family, Girls Scouts and the Barton County Youth Care how much Barton County residents want to take care of each other. ...
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1949, in Great Bend, he was the son of Ralph and Isbell M. (Moses) Wesley. On July 12, 1986, he married Thanh Tran in Great Bend. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Wesley Vending. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid KU, K-State, and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was a ...
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology activities scheduled FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will host archeology activities for children ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society, "Puzzles from the Past, Problem Solving through Archeology," will be on display and available for exploration. Kansas Archeology Association member Norman Dye will lead a field activity consisting of flagging and examining artifacts and other "finds". ...
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Barton Community College is hosting the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which started on Thursday and continues through Saturday
CHICAGO - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
Barton Community College students Orlando Hernandez and Jesse Siefkes are ecstatic. Both have taken a huge step in their educational and professional lives by earning Barton's very first certificates in Information Systems Security along with four other students.
Rosewood Wine Cellar has been open for only four months, but already it's become a popular shopping destination in downtown Great Bend. Business has been growing for the retail gift store, which promotes work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities with every purchase made by customers.
Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.
Darin Johnson presents Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development, a check for $1,030 for the non-profit agency's Invest in Kids membership club. These proceeds, which will be directed to children with developmental disabilities and delays, represent a portion of a month's invoices at Darin's Auto Repair, Great Bend.
MADISON, Wis. - American Family Insurance agents Rhonda J Knudson, Shawn L. Panzer and Frank Callahan Jr. have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. They join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for their annual faculty and staff exhibit from 1-3 p.m. today, which will include additional artwork from an array of local artists and three featured artists.
(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.
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 to ban pit bulls and other vicious dogs, a lease request at the airport industrial area from National Co Operative Refinery Association and a cereal-malt beverage request for June Jaunt.
TOPEKA - Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17 at Midland Hospice House.
TOPEKA -- Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17, 2013 at Midland Hospice House.
(MCT) – Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.
Small Claims Cases Filed 5-8 - Schartz Automotive Inc. Larned, vs. Kay Lynn Kettwich, Larned; monies owed. Filed 4-1 - ATRA Service Center, Larned, vs. Marjorie Spence, Larned; monies owed. Journal entry of dismissal, 5-3, The Court finds that the underlying obligation has been satisfied and that said cause should be dismissed. District Court Speeding Cases Filed 4-8 - Keith Jason Riley, Larned. No seat belt. Fine $10. No current liability insurance. Proof shown, case ...
Ellinwood Police Department April Report