Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend took a stroll around the courthouse downtown square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month.
When Sarah Krom says she was surprised to receive two recent awards, she is telling it like it is. After all, she missed both formal presentations while attending simultaneous meetings in Manhattan.
The 2011 Zoo Boo is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 Main in Great Bend. The annual event is a family-friendly opportunity for young people to get treats without a lot of tricks. Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory writes, "It's that time of the year!! If you'd like to have a booth at Zoo Boo, contact Scott@GreatBendZoo.com ...
The Great Bend Police Department has some stolen items and would like to see them returned to their rightful owners, Detective Terry Millard said. From March to October of 2010, the GBPD investigated several residential and car burglaries in the city. Numerous items were recovered when police arrested Christopher Harmon of Great Bend, who was eventually convicted. While most of the stolen property has been released back to its owners, GBPD still ...
At the age of 3, a Jewish toddler named Teresa left the only home she knew, to ride on a train from New York to Kansas, and was given to strangers in Ellis County. Author Marilyn June Coffey tells that girl's story in her book, "Mail-Order Kid: An Orphan Train Rider's Story, the biography of Teresa Martin." Coffey will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Barton County Historical ...
The City of Great Bend announced Monday during the City Council meeting that after nearly a year of planning and preparation, a Community Coordinator has been hired. Christina Hayes, a Claflin native, will assume her position with the City of Great Bend in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.
Great Bend Community Theatre kicks off its 2011-12 season this week with a comedy about the crew of a Broadway-bound play.
Two pickups collided at 3:55 p.m. Friday at 24th and Washington. Blaise Cain was driving north on Washington turning west on 24th and struck the vehicle driven by Joseph Lendenberger IV, who was southbound on Washington. Three people were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
As part of the annual National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is holding a Bioblitz Friday evening, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 15. The Bioblitz is a scientific effort to find as many species of plants and animals as possible at Quivira over a 24-hour period. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Bioblitz is free and open to all ages. The main ...
A collection of art that includes works by noted American artists Thomas Hart Benson and Grant Wood will open in Fort Hays State University's Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art on Friday, Oct. 7.
Panther Pride Marching Band members received a I rating at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 14. They performed the songs Sweet Caroline and 867-5309 in the Bretz Law Office Arena. After playing for the home football game on Friday night, they loaded up on Saturday to travel to Manhattan for the KSU vs. Kent State football game. They marched from the KSU campus through Aggieville and finished at the Manhattan Mall, approximately 4 miles. ...
Join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a sentimental music journey. The performance will be the high school auditorium.
When Donita Wolf went to work on a recent Monday, she had a surprise visit from three state inspectors. And it wasn't long before three more showed up. Wolf is director of Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, which the Kansas Department of Health and Environment surveys periodically. When the surveyors' visit ended four days later, the non-profit agency received excellent scores, Wolf said. "We gave them all ...
Two letters written and signed by Benjamin Franklin are currently on display at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library. They are located in the Government Documents section on the second floor of the library.
Farmers Bank and Trust gave away $5,350 Wednesday to 34 area charities at their 17th Annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
Last year, Great Bend Community Theatre's holiday gift to the community was "It's A Wonderful Life, a Radio Show." This year director Sally O'Connor will deck the halls with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)." The play opens Thursday, Dec. 5, with nightly shows at 8 p.m. through Dec. 7, and ends with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. The box office will be ...
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.