The 12th annual Firefighters for MDA Run and Fun Walk will take place Saturday, June 7, at Great Bend Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Williams St. Registration opens at 7 a.m.; 5K and 10K runs are at 8 a.m. and the 1.8-mile Fun Walk starts at 8:15 a.m.
Barton County Arts Council will hold its annual meeting of voting members at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in the Ray Schulz Research Library of the Barton County Historical Society, 85 South U.S. 281, Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission wants to help dads start off the summer with a golf outing with their kids. GBRC's Golf Outing with Dad event is for children ages 8-16 years of age accompanied by an adult. The outing will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the StoneRidge Golf Course.
A Kansas Bishop's call for priests brought six young men from Ireland in the 1950s. On Sunday, one of those men, the Rev. Dermot Tighe, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination during the prayer service at Prince of Peace, St. Patrick Church in Great Bend.
Barton County Health Department, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Great Bend Police Department, and the Barton County Landfill have announced that their annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children ages 5 to 14 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 27, at the Britt Spaugh Park northeast baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets. Ellsworth Correctional Facility will not have enough reconditioned bikes ready until later than originally planned resulting in a postponement for the event.
How often do you tell your father or stepfather how much you love and appreciate him? If you don't say it enough, Father's Day is your chance to let Dad know how much he means to you. This is your time to spoil him.
HOISINGTON – Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson filed for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5 Thursday. Wilson is a Republican who supports the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education "to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous academic instruction, 21st century career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents."
We were in Philadelphia last week for our son Talmadge's graduation at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his master's degree in a relatively new field called "positive psychology." The curriculum centered on studies of what creates well-being and what contributes to genuine human "flourishing." Our whole family has benefited as Tal has shared his favorite readings, references, teachers and authors.
Camping can be a great way to get some downtime, enjoy nature and bond with friends and family, but not being prepared can make your trip frustrating and stressful. Here are 10 tips that will make your trip run smoothly.