A fire at the Karl and Virgina Harmony home, 3106 26th St., did extensive damage Tuesday afternoon, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. Virginia Harmony was the only one home at the time and got out safely.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed fourth out of nine schools at Central Plains High School in Claflin recently. Sterling finished first; Hodgeman County (Jetmore) placed second, and Sylvan-Lucas placed third.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team qualified four new events for the state championships tournament with their stellar performances at competitions held at Central Plains and Lyons High School last week.
Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and City Administrator Howard Partington met earlier this week with Capt. Brian Webb and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hammeke of the Kansas National Guard about the Guard's upcoming open house.
In a vehicle driven by Christopher C. Jaso, 30, of Scott City, Skyler M. Denning, 23, Hoisington, Maria D. Cavender, 32, Great Bend, and Saxon A. Denning, 20, Great Bend were injured in a wreck at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Dr. Russ McCaulley of Great Bend has been re-elected to his third two year term on the Heart of America Contact Lens Society Board of Directors at the societies 53rd annual congress held in Kansas City Mo. on Feb. 14-16th. Dr. McCaulley will continue as a Director of Education.
Governor Brownback signed a proclamation declaring March 23 – 29 as Kansas Agriculture Week and Mar. 25, Kansas Agriculture Day. A cornerstone of the agriculture celebration is the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive.
Nearly 300 of Kansas best educators gathered in Topeka in February for the 2014 KEEN (Kansas Exemplary Educators Network) Conference. This by-invitation only conference was hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education. It is for active KEEN members, their principals and superintendents, and recognized educators. They met to discuss current education issues and classroom practices. The two days were spent celebrating the achievements of Kansas public schools and collaborating on ways to better serve Kansas students.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood School/Community Library is excited to welcome national award winning author Cynthia Kadohata to the Ellinwood library for a series of events during the first week of March. The schedule of events includes presentations to student groups, student book signings, and question and answer sessions on Wednesday, March 5th.
Approximately 121 calls for service and 112 officer initiated calls were received for the month of January. Officers responded to 11 medical/fire calls. Ten arrests were made and four criminal summonses were served in the month of January.
LARNED -- Pawnee County Farm Bureau Association will sponsor the annual Legislative Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Jordaan Room, 502 Broadway in Larned. State Senator Mitch Holmes and State Representative John Ewy will be on hand. Coffee and rolls will be provided. For more information, call 620-804-0085.
According to the Los Angeles Times, California state Senator Bill Monning on February 13 introduced a controversial bill that could make California the first state in the nation to require prominent health warnings (about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay) on sugary drinks.
When the director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center visited Great Bend recently, his high level of commitment to local cancer patients was obvious, said Mark Mingenback, director of business strategy at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.