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."
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Floral & Gifts, LLC, 1913 Lakin, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., have a science-fiction theme.
At the Moundridge Invitational Debate Tournament the GBHS debate squad placed second in sweepstakes. In the open division the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath had a 4-1 win/loss record and placed 3rd. In the novice division the three man team of Urial Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4-1 win/loss record. Also in the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 8th with 3/2 win/loss record. Everyone on the team placed. The team plans to compete at KMC next weekend.
When St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center offered some of its modified chapel pews at its recent fundraising auction, it became obvious people were interested.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes D.A.R.E. graduate honors, a request to add playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park, and appointments to the Planning Commission.
We have decided to extend StoryWalk® through December 23, during Ellinwood School/Community Library hours. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The "walk" begins at the library with the introductory to "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, and continues through several businesses on Main Street, and ends back at the library. Participants will receive a prize upon completion of the walk. Library hours are Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and ...
EHS Don Regehr Band Instructor presented work of 6th thru 12th grades at recent 2014 winter concert held in the EHS auditorium. A few of the lively tunes included Little Drummer Dudes played by 6h grade, Michael Story Anthem of An Era synchronized by the Middle School, the rapping on chairs with drumsticks was titled Chair Jam played by the Middle School Explore Music group and the High School students harmonized a crowd pleasing melody to finalize the evening known as Goin' Home for the Holidays. Announcer for the evening was Marlene Regehr, wife of Don. "We appreciate your support ...
When you walked into HHS on Friday, Nov. 21, you would have wondered who turned the music up so loud. It was Ron Cole performing for the Central Plains Middle School, Otis Bison Middle School and Hoisington Middle School at 9 a.m. and then a repeat performance at 10 a.m. for the Central Plains FCCLA and KAYS organizations, Hoisington High School and the Otis Bison High school.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program on Wednesday, December 17th, at the Great Bend Recreation Center located at 1214 Stone Street. Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m. The lunch will be catered by Delgados.
Feather jewelry is a wonderful way to wear your love of nature! In KWEC's third Christmas Jewelry Workshop, participants will learn all the ins and outs of creating jewelry with natural feathers. Birds produce an incredible variety of colorful and beautifully patterned feathers, and there are a lot of regulations designed to protect these wonderful creatures from harm. Learn what feathers are legal to possess, the best ways to acquire them, and how to turn them into fun, natural jewelry. This free program will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Kansas Wetlands Education ...
Adrian N. Boeck, disorderly conduct, fine $100, court costs $110
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters John Sullivan and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Season's Greetings to everyone as played by the GBHS Jazz, Junior Varsity and Varsity Bands at 8 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include GBHS Orchestra update; Dance Line travel update; district iPads assigned to board members; replacement for BOE representative to Education Foundation Trustees; presentation of 2013-2014 Business Audit; approval to include Diabetic Plan in District Health Policy; first reading of GBHS Program of Studies Book; approval to purchase lawn equipment; approval of grant to Riley Elementary School; and approval of Park Elementary School grant applications.
Pretend you are a Pied-billed Grebe with a gourmet meal of Leopard Frog. Your buddies are sitting by watching with envy as you claim your prize and start to swallow a very rare meal in winter with mostly frozen water in the Bottoms. There is one small problem-- it is a BIG frog. I watched the Grebe make multiple attempts to swallow the frog which was too large for his throat. He was acrobatic and agile in using gravity and every possible angle to ingest the frog-- all to no avail. When he got the frog exactly over his head ...
Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Hope Tree for children in need during the holidays