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'Jungle Bell Rock' program offered at zoo

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.

December 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Claflin revitalization plan on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years.

December 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Bank accepting items for Mitten Tree

American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.

December 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Welcome Inn Notes

Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14

December 09, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Briefs

City calendar

December 09, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Commission discusses Rozel-Kinsley road

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

December 09, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned students taking advantage of tuition waivers

LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.

December 09, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Swinging Stars to host dance

HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.

December 09, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Nina Mae Hale 1931 - 2013

NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved to Lindsay, Okla. She worked for Dr. Long, optometrist, and later, for the American Exchange Bank from 1980 until retiring in 2002. She was a devoted mother ...

December 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Chiefs find Redskins to be solution for recent struggles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hard as it might be to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs who won just twice last season rattled off nine straight wins this year, it may have been even harder to digest what transpired at Washington.

December 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Farmers and ranchers finish business at annual meeting in Manhattan

Today more than 380 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2014. These policies will now become the organization's roadmap for the 2014 legislative session.

December 08, 2013 | | Agriculture


79th annual 4-H Achievement Celebration

Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 79th annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. The theme was "Make a Splash with 4-H". Sarah Niederee, 4-H Council President and Bonny Boultinghouse, 4-H Council Vice-President served as the emcees. Caleb Maneth, Council Treasurer led the members in the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge. Morgan Kaiser, Council Secretary introduced the special guests.

December 08, 2013 | | Agriculture


Stacks — Neeland

Bob and Carole Stacks of Topeka announce the engagement of their daughter, Alex Stacks, to Graham Neeland, son of Dennis and Rosalind Neeland.

December 08, 2013 | | Engagements


Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad's simple, but sound advice, "Stay off the roads."

December 08, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.

December 08, 2013 | | Club News


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Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Area high school basketball scoreboard

MID-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

January 30, 2016 | | Prep Sports


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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