TOPEKA – At a news conference Wednesday in Topeka, Richard Smalley, marketing manager of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Division, announced the winners of the Yellow Brick Road Trip Sweepstakes. Carolyn Aviles of Colwich, Richard Castleberry of Inman, Amie Linenberger of Great Bend, and Charles Mohney of Meriden won prize packages from Coleman, Bushnell, the Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association, BikeSource, AAA Allied Group and Dillons.
WICHITA – The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the third-annual Dana Hensly Debate Invitational Tournament, hosted by both Wichita Collegiate and Wichita Independent schools, on Saturday Nov. 6 at Wichita.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will again offer a contest to see who can bring in the longest tail feather from a pheasant once the hunting season starts Saturday. Program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick announced the contest Monday during the GBRC Board of Directors meeting. Staring next week and continuing until the end of pheasant hunting season, hunters are invited to bring entries to the GBRC office, 1214 Stone St., during ...
Kim Thomas, the first African-American woman to serve as a mayor in the state of Kansas, will speak at the Great Bend NAACP chapter Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great bend. In addition to Thomas' speech, there will be entertainment and a dinner for a donation of $20.
McPHERSON – Nine members of the Great Bend High School KAYs and 15 KAYETTEs attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Friday, Nov. 5, at McPherson High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2009-2010 school year.
Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, will host health insurance informational meetings in Hays, Overland Park and Wichita in November and December.
Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, will visit Fort Hays State University to speak from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend will host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.13, at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend. There will be coffee and rolls will be served in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, the famous raffle, unique gift theme baskets, and a silent auction. For more information, call 620-792-1232.
Barton Community College signed four new transfer articulation agreements recently and re-signed two existing agreements with Kansas State University over the last several months. These agreements allow a seamless transition from Barton to K-State.
Musician, actor and television personality John Davidson will perform the fourth concert of the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's 2010-11 season. Set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. Davidson's career in music, ...
Special to the Tribune Great Bend sixth graders will have the chance to see and learn about a human brain, x-rays, and a healthy lung and a smoker's lung when they participate in the fifth annual "Sixth Grade Health Smarts" at Central Kansas Medical Center. The popular event is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 10 and 11, when the students will have access ...
For the first time in nearly a decade, Girl Scouts of the USA is putting the manufacture of its uniforms out to competitive bid. News of this led to reports that the uniforms might soon be manufactured overseas, and over the last few days, Girl Scouts of the USA has been contacted by parents, members, and volunteers urging the agency to make sure that the iconic Girl Scout uniform continues to be made in the USA.
Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has two new baby agoutis, named Steve and Sam. They were born last Saturday, the day of Zoo Boo, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The agouti (ah GOO tee) is a rodent from the rain forests of Central and South America. The babies, a male and female, came as a surprise. "We thought we had two female adults, but I guess not," Gregory said. ...
Editors of Barton Community College's literary magazine, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for the 2011 edition.
Kansas Sidewinders will host a Casino Night fundraiser for the United Way of Barton County from 7 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 6 at 21 N. Main Street in Ellinwood. Food and beverages will be available and prizes will be awarded. Activities include casino games, raffle tickets and a silent auction. A $20 donation at the door will buy $10,000 in chips or two tickets for the raffle. Items included in the raffle are a ...
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
By Jim Misunas
Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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.