In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, the Masons of Kansas will rededicate the Hoisington Lodge No. 331 building in an ancient ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at 351 W. 2nd St. the current lodge building wasmoriginally dedicated on June 18, 1960. The head of Kansas Masons, Grand Master Kent Needham of Great Bend, and officers from around the state will take part in the ceremony, which dates to several hundred years ago. George Washington, a Mason, laid the cornerstone of the nation's capitol in 1793 while dressed in Masonic regalia and serving ...
First place in the "New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Sunflower" contest was awarded to Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth, Minn., and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, for their quilt titled "Gypsy Caravans." Classic Sunflower blocks in orange and blue spin in an asymmetrical arrangement evoking the look of a gypsy wagon.
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad's church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women's Missionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame. I was always amazed at how they could piece together all those disparate pieces of ...
Even though the headlines and newscasts aren't abuzz with dire warnings about an especially nasty virus, influenza remains a threat.
Susan Herndon will appear in the Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday.
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Venture Corporation will be working on 24th Street between McKinley and Harrison Streets starting through Wednesday, Oct. 13. Expect to see lane closures, traffic diversions, rough roads without lane lines, and increased dust during construction.
At some point, Brit Spaugh Zoo underwent a branding change, and started being known at Great Bend Zoo. But in recent days, city officials have reaffirmed the inclusion of the zoo's founder's name. City Administrator Howard Partington said the zoo's name is "Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo."
Mark Dvorak, a nationally known folk singer and songwriter, will appear in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 2 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center or seats may be reserved by e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 620-792-3097.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host the Dallas Brass, one of America's foremost musical ensembles, on Thursday. The group will conduct a high school band clinic in the afternoon and perform a concert that evening.
Fall Square Dance Lessons sponsored by the Hoisington Swinging Stars Square Dance Club and the Great Bend Recreation Commission will begin Friday evening at the Recreation Center Burnside Room, 1214 Stone, on the west side of the City Auditorium. This is a new location as previous classes.
WICHITA - A Rice County man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Tuesday.
I am announcing my candidacy for council person to serve Great Bend in the First Ward. I have spent the last three decades serving the community through the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, a volunteer for the 3-I Show and our Great Bend Farm
As part of Florida Heritage Month (March 15-April 15), the Florida Heritage Awards will be presented at Mission San Luis, Floridas Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum. The 2014 event includes the Florida Book Awards, the Florida Folk Heritage Awards, Secretary of State Historic Preservation Awards, and the states highest award, the two newest inductions into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, one of whom is West Palm Beach artist Bruce Helander (born and raised in Great Bend), in a ceremony sponsored by the Florida Secretary of State on March 18 in Tallahassee. Helander was selected by members of the Florida Council ...
The Kory Brunson Band presented a concert to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Friday evening, March 7 at the Crest Theater. Brunson, a native of Great Bend now living in Thornton, Colo., made the trip home to donate his time and talent to the local organization that provides assistance to families in Barton County living with cancer.
The framed picture that was delivered to Kansas lawmakers displayed a brief message. It was:
Area residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the finest artwork in the state at the Shafer Art Gallery's "Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction Preview Exhibit," opening Sunday, March 16, with a public reception from 1-3 p.m. at Barton Community College.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
City Church Ministries and Great Bend Christians will hold a citywide Christian event at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend.
The Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold its spring Kolache Bake and Take at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the St. Rose Auditorium.
Barton Community College will officially show off its newly remodeled Fine Arts Auditorium and foyer area by hosting an open house event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.
If David Gile, M.D., could share just one important message during National Kidney Month, it would be this:
Barton Community College's Child Education Fair themed "Picnic Pleasin' Pickins," is an all-day event Saturday, April 12 in the Student Union. This learning workshop was developed for childcare center and preschool personnel, family daycare providers, elementary teachers and students enrolled in a childcare curriculum.
Randy Myers has announced his candidacy for the Fourth Ward Great Bend City Council seat.
The Cemetery Staff is asking the public to remove any and all winter decorations from Great Bend Cemetery and Great Bend North Cemetery, Wednesday March 12 through Friday March 21, for spring cleanup and spraying season.
"Court of Change,' will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.
Great Bend High School bands will present their concert "Music in Our Schools" at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS gym. The theme was set by the newly-named music organization National Association of Music Education.