Almost 70 years ago, on May 8, 1945, Germany surrendered, thus ending World War II in Europe.
CLAFLIN - This week Kristina Frost was able to sleep in her upstairs bedroom again.
For his bravery in conditions unknown to the average American, risking his life from moment to moment under heavy enemy fire, and fighting for the freedoms Americans have, Charles Hagemeister was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, from an event in 1967 during Vietnam.
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At least for now, Barton County will continue to use its aging electronic voting machines while studying he prospect of switching back to paper ballots, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman, who also serves as the county's election officer.
Waters True Value and P&S Security, located in the Westgate Shopping Center at 1649 W. K-96, will host a Veterans Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Military equipment from the World War II 4th Armored Division Re-enactors and the Army Reserve 863rd QM Detachment will be on display outdoors, along with Legion Rider motorcycles.
Representatives from the City of Great Bend, the Chamber of Commerce, and Overland Property Group assembled at the site where the first phase of the apartment complex, "The Reserves at Trail Ridge," will be built for a ceremonial ground breaking Wednesday afternoon.
The Great Bend Zoological Society will have its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10 at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo and Raptor Center.
Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park, and Summer Street Stroll next year.
The Great Bend City Council will hold a special team-building meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13. The purpose of the session is to reexamine city codes regarding substandard housing, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
Alicia Straub of Ellinwood won over Ken Lebbin in the race for county commissioner of the fourth district. The vote was 1,231 for Straub to 448 for Lebbin.
The communities of Hoisington and Claflin both pursued sales tax adjustments this election and both communities approved that.
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With a splash of bold and bright colors, the art show "Drifting Down the Moonlit Path" will highlight the work of artist Jacquelyn Fisher throughout the month of November at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. A reception will be held at 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. There is no cost and wine and cheese will be served.
Kansas Highway Patrol worked an injury accident at 5:04 p.m. Friday in Stafford County, after two pickups collided 4 miles southeast of Stafford in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave.
CLAFLIN - Three people were taken to Barton County hospitals on Thursday after a motorist swerved to miss a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave., 1 mile south of Claflin.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that all of the $215,000 in tax credits awarded to the organization by the Kansas Department of Commerce earlier this year have been purchased and will allow the organization to contribute $300,000 to Barton Community College toward the rebuilding of the Camp Aldrich conference center/dining hall that was lost in a fire early in 2014.
There for a little while, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center physicians didn't know if a popular primary-care program for military veterans would continue.
Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater majors Joy Conner and Maili Kee are co-directing "Love, Lust & Lasagna," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21 in the Barton Planetarium.
Abend Brot or a German Evening Supper will once again be offered by the Ellinwood Community Historical Society during the Kristkindlmart in Ellinwood on Dec. 6 It will begin in late afternoon until 6 p.m.
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Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
STAFFORD - It was a grand day to be a Veteran in Stafford County.
Salina firm Harbin Construction won the bid to build a new dining hall for Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich. The original dining hall was destroyed by a fire last April.
According to the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, there was a 4.8 magnitude quake at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday centered about eight miles south of Conway Springs in Sumner County.
Santa has his workshop at the North Pole where he tries to make life a little better for everyone who receives his gifts.
HOISINGTON - To honor those who raised their hand and said "I'll go," a special ceremony was held at Hoisington High School to thank those who served this country in war and in peace, for their sacrifices.