Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.
GREAT BEND - LaVerne Aileen Reinhardt, age 92, died Sept. 3, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Heizer, the daughter of Paul James and Agnes Viola (Schroeder) Pascoe, Jr. LaVerne married Franklin Dale Reinhardt, O.D., December 25, 1950, at Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, LaVerne owned and operated Heirloom Creations Quilt Shop. She was a member of Foundry Methodist Church, Gideons International Auxiliary, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout den mother, and enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, woodworking, crocheting, carpentry, and was especially known for her passion for the State of ...
Veta Burress will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 17, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1222 Stone Street in Great Bend. Her children invite friends and family.
Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson recently traveled around Kansas and asked "When you think of a successful 24 year old Kansan, what are the skills, attributes and characteristics that that person has?" In looking at the responses, Watson noticed that 70% of the responses given were about character. Watson said "What makes up success, are those non-academic skills."
Continuing the Food Safety theme I started in last weeks' column I want to address a question I receive when the power goes off. "Can the food in my refrigerator and freezer be saved?" Here are some great tips to tuck in a drawer if you need them someday.
As part of a year-long observance of serving the traveling public for the past 50 years, Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations hosted an afternoon "thank you" party celebrating its Golden Anniversary on Aug. 27, in the CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions conference center. Past travelers were invited, and they came to Great Bend from Nebraska, Oklahoma and throughout Kansas.
Winter annual weeds like Little Barley are some of the more difficult weeds to control in your home lawn. It's not that they are hard to kill with chemicals; it's that many people forget to treat for them until they are highly visible in the spring. The best time to get rid of this weed however, is now when it is small. Here is a small piece from Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension's horticulture expert on controlling Little Barley in your turf.
Lake Wilson has been so low for a few years that it was almost impossible to launch a boat. Fishing was difficult due to shallow water and a very irregular bottom. We couldn't access Horse Shoe Bend or any of our favorite spots in the west end. That has now changed! The recent and on-going big rains have dumped LOTS of water into the Saline River and Lake Wilson. We can launch a boat at Elm Creek now-and that hasn't happened for years.