Barton Community College theater major Maili Kee of Salina took home a second place award at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held Oct. 24,26 as part of the West Central Regional Student Auditions at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every Member of Congress has the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women to attend the nation's military service academies. Following in-person interviews with candidates and evaluation by a board of Kansans, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) announced that he would recommend the following individuals:
It isn't often that the team behind Housing Opportunities Inc. takes a break, but this past Thursday everyone stopped to celebrate last year's completion of 11 duplexes in Great Bend. The 22 residences were all filled by March of this year as required by grants used to finance this income-based development.
A great housing need was recognized in Barton County after the Barton County Housing Board completed a CDBG Grant in 1995 and disbanded. And as so many stories go, this one too could begin, "And now for the rest of the story" ...
Great Bend Fire Department will hold its 10th annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. Admission is $5, and children under 5 eat free. There will also be a drawing for prizes.
CrossPoint Church, located on Hart's Corner at 57 SE 20 Road, will hold a Family Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Activities and refreshments will be free, but goodwill donations will benefit Healing Hearts Ranch in rural Great Bend.
Trunk-or-Treat was held at Northside Elementary school Wednesday afternoon. The Larned Indian football team and Larned High cheerleaders handed out candy to the students at the end of school. Cheerleaders and the booster club will hand out candy to the students who are dressed for Halloween tonight at halftime. The students celebrated Halloween Wednesday because USD 495 had parent-teacher conferences all day Thursday, and no school on Friday.
LARNED – A Genealogy Workshop, open to the public and co-sponsored by the Fort Larned Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Kansas Society DAR and the Santa Fe Trail Center is scheduled Nov. 15 at the Santa Fe Trail Center, 1349 K-156 Highway, Larned from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Trustees of Barton Community College have approved a "mission of purpose" statement for a future Camp Aldrich advisory committee that will have input on the future of the college-owned conference center/camp facility located near Cheyenne Bottoms.
LARNED - Roy "Bill" Connelly, 69, died June 16 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 17, 1941, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Isom Roy and Elizabeth Williams Connelly. On Feb. 14, 1964, he married Dianne Sue Davis at Atwood. A longtime area resident, he was a printer for 25 years then a Larned Juvenile Justice Authority for 21 years at the Larned State Hospital.
RICHMOND, Texas - Joseph "Joe" Alan Strobel died June 14 in Richmond Texas, under Altus Harbor Hospice Care at the age of 71. He was born March 9, 1940, in Great Bend. He married Dot Shaner on June 3, 1961, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Great Bend. In 1971 Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. His career started in Lawrence and then led him to Texas, Maryland and Saudi Arabia. His last job before his stroke was with FEMA. He truly loved his job.
ZOOK - Donna Cauble, 74, died June 16 at her home. Born June 25, 1936, in Garden City, she was the daughter of Albert and Stella McFessell Strader. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and retired interior decorator. On Nov. 22, 1953, she married Ronald Cauble in Larned. He survives.
NEWTON - Paul F. Kelly, 86, died June 15 at his Newton residence. He was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, to Lawrence and Odilia (Seegmueller) Kelly. On Dec. 23, 1989, he married Theresa Gerritzen in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has submitted a request to FEMA Region VII to request joint Preliminary Damage Assessments be conducted in five additional counties for damages to public infrastructure resulting from storms beginning May 19 and continuing. The counties are Ellis, Hamilton, Morton, Stanton and Washington.