For more than three decades the hometown team providing the support essential to the life and success of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps was the community of Great Bend and Barton County. An estimated 2,000 area youth, ages 10 through 21, participated in the program. Alumni often describe their membership in the corps as "transformational." Non-tax supported, the corps was dependent on the generosity of local fraternal and civic organizations, churches, school systems, businesses, law enforcement agencies, talented and dedicated staff, families, friends, and countless fans.
With the release of Harper Lee’s long-awaited second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” this week, there’s been a renewed discussion about whether or not the book is the result of what’s called “elder abuse.”
Sunflower Bank is going big to raise funds and gain volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters. From July 1, through Sept. 30, Sunflower Bank and local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters are teaming up to increase the number of adult volunteers, help children in need find a mentor, and raise $50,000.
Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
A-440 Music Store, 1207 Main Street in Great Bend held an Open Mic Night on July 10, where two local music studio's participated. Glenna Gaunt of Gaunt's Music Studio announced the winners from the studio's sight-reading contest at the evening's event. First place winner of the sight-reading contest was Lexi Ratcliff of Great Bend, successfully completing 68 exercises. Second place winner was Haley Troyer, of Ellinwood, successfully completing 21 exercises. Third place winner was Jadynce Schroeder of Great Bend, successfully completing 20 exercises. All of the winners also sang at the open mic night along with ...