Josh Trimmer likes the idea of combining two interests in his life. As a client at Rosewood Services Inc., he loves riding horses at Rosewood Ranch; he also enjoys the ceramics program that Rosewood began nine months ago. It's fitting that he and other clients at Rosewood are able to combine aspects of both programs to create something truly innovative: Custom horsehair pottery.
KansasWorks is holding its annual Veterans Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Kansas Workforce Center, 1025 Main Street in Great Bend.
Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.
The Rehab Services Department at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center capped off a month's worth of activities late in October with a "Fit Kids" program for Holy Family students. The occasion was in observance of National Physical Therapy Month.
It's time for residents of central Kansas to adjust to colder weather, and that includes the birds and animals that reside at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.
In tune with the theme 'Let It Snow' Sunflower Diversified Services is pleased to announce the 2011 parade Grand Marshal, Mayor Mike Allison.
LIBERAL – On Oct. 29, the Great Bend High School debate team traveled to Liberal for the Halloween Debate Tournament.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their fall concert on Nov. 3. The 7th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. in the middle school gym and the 8th grade band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are free and will feature a wide variety of concert and popular band selections. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. If you are not a chili chef join us in public tasting and vote for the People's Choice at the Charity Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will go to the Food Bank as part of a Sunflower Diversified Services outreach to the community.
After Jacquie Disque's mother died 10 years ago, she thought her older daughter, Malia, could benefit from the Memories Matter Bereavement Camp. Her other daughter, Jessica, was too young but started attending the camp when she could.
The Great Bend Public Library's November movies will be shown on Friday and Saturday Nov. 4 and 5.
Two local churches will hold Halloween-related events today and Monday.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in BCC's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Kiwanis Halloween Kids Parade will begin 11 a.m. Saturday at the Band Shell on the courthouse square, not at the corner of 18th and Main as previously reported. Awards for best costumes awarded at the band stand after the parade. Pictures will be provided by Walgreen's taken from 1-4 p.m. at Walgreen's, not at the square.
On Halloween, the residents of the Great Bend High Rise, 1101 Kansas, will welcome trick-or-treaters from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Signs will be posted where youngsters should enter. For more information, call 620-617-1010.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Barton County 4-H members competing at the State Archery competition in Topeka were Robert Frizell, AJ Moshier, Colton McPherson and Alivia Bautista. In Olympic division, Robert Frizell placed 7th in 3D, 10th in FITA and 7th overall. In the Bowhunter competition, AJ Moshier placed 10th in FITA, 11th in 3D and 10th overall. Alivia Bautista and Colton McPherson were competitors in the junior division of Bowhunter placing 48th and 74th respectively.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Cindy Parr and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Ellinwood High School Vocal Music Department presented "Bye Bye Birdie" for their annual fall musical on Nov. 14 and 15, in the EHS Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m..
Lone Wolf Reasturant and Catering hosted the Chamber Coffee as Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System was sponsor on Nov. 14. Richard Shank from the healthcare system delivered some remarks including the following statement.
The headline to the story that ran in the Great Bend Tribune about the Great American Smokeout was incorrect. The smokeout takes place Thursday, Nov. 20, as stated in the article. The Tribune regrets the error.
The Barton County DARE Officers Benefit Association is selling tickets for The World of Magic show featuring David Thomas, which will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Great Bend Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Drug Abuse and Resistance Education programs.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you want to help make profound change for lung cancer – the time is now!
Since 1978, individuals and groups in Sterling have cooperated to host one of the largest feasts in Kansas, the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Nov. 20, at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at Great Bend Middle School from Principal David Reiser and other staff members.
Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C.
The Rice County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in the Community Room of the Lyons State Bank at 7 p.m. on Monday. A brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a presentation from Dr. Donald Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University.
Sandy Vink, right, presents a Quilt of Valor to Army National Guard member and Iraqi War veteran Don Moore.
TOPEKA (KHI) - The second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace in Kansas has opened. Last year, slightly more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance coverage through healthcare.gov, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has produced an issue brief describing changes in the marketplace, and several online maps showing the plans and premiums offered in the seven premium rating areas across the state.