HUDSON - A potentially life-changing stem-cell appointment scheduled for their son in Germany has been canceled, leaving a Stafford County family searching for answers.
Barton Community College's Forensics Team will celebrate its national championship winning season with an end-of-the-year showcase from 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the college's Shafer Gallery. Admission is free. Good will donations for team travel and expenses will be accepted.
The Barton Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition will open Sunday, with a reception from 1-3 p.m. in the college's Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will continue through May 13.
Kristen Willison, 29, of Great Bend was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday morning after hitting a turkey with a car in the 500 block of NE 30 Road. Willison was reportedly treated for minor injuries.
A Hoisington man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday afternoon, after the pickup he was driving went off NW 10 Ave. Harold D. Wiley, 55, was treated for neck pain.
Andrew Robl, 24, was featured at the final table of the World Poker Tour 5 Diamond Classic High Stakes Poker Tournament at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. He is the son of Tim Robl and grandson of Ray Robl of Ellinwood. The event was televised in two parts by Fox Sports Network. The second and final segment will be shown at 8 p.m. on Sunday on the network. At the conclusion of the first segment, Andrew was the chip leader, along with two other participants at the final table.
Members of youth groups from Great Bend's Assembly of God Church entertain between heats during last Saturday's big Easter egg scramble on the Great Bend High School football field. Hundreds of plastic eggs were thrown onto the field for each age group.
The cast of "Waiting for the Parade" rehearses the D-Day scene, for the Great Bend Community Theatre production. Set in Calgary, Canada, the play takes place over the span of several years. It is the story of five women during World War II. The curtain goes up tonight at 8 at the Crest Theater. For ticket information call 620-792-GBCT (792-4228).
The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton's Maria Mayta received the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" scholarship for $500.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Jim Witter in a musical journey through the '70s featuring the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. His performance of "The Piano Men" is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone, the last concert of the association's 2010-11 season. 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.
Carolyn Cruso, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center this Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
HUDSON - Ken and Brenda Grabast and their children will begin the journey of a lifetime the last weekend of May.
Otis Old Iron Days will be held on April 28 through May 1 on Main Street in Otis. The show will feature: IHC/McCormick Deering Tractors, Engines, and all IHC products. All three days include tractors, engines, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.
Rev the engines, the 23rd annual Mid-America Mopar Car Show roars to life May 1st at Brit Spaugh Park.
The Great Bend High School Promenade held at last Saturdays prom at the high school was a success. There had not been a promenade for several years and the After-prom committee initiated the reinstatement as an extra festivity to the prom. Participation was great, as many students as well as parents were present for the event. The committee thanks the community for their generosity in donating cash as well as prizes for the party held at the Walnut Bowl.
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.
Animal Medical Center recently hosted over 130 members of the Barton County Young Professionals group for a networking mixer, and welcomed over 60 new members. Those in attendance enjoyed free food, social and professional networking opportunities, and drawings for over $1,000 in door prizes.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.
The Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Activity Center. Items include appliances, computers, household items, clothing and everything in between.
It's required reading for most high school students. It's regarded by many as the great American novel. There have been numerous film versions of the story but only one musical version. "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" based on Mark Twain's classic will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre. Director Betsy Dutton calls the show a "rewarding challenge."