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.
The Great Bend man responsible for more than a dozen burglaries and thefts has begun his prison sentence, according to information from the Kansas Department of Corrections. Christopher Allen Harmon, 28, was released from the county jail to KDOC custody last week, and has been incarcerated in the El Dorado Correctional Facility. His earliest possible release date is June 11, 2013. The KDOC website shows the level of custody for ...
Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fund raiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each.
TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will present its take on the theme of love and relationships with the production of "Almost, Maine," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the BCC Fine Arts Auditorium. "It's very charming, and I think it will appeal to the audience," BCC Theater Director Erin Renard said of the fall production. "Almost, Maine" takes place in the winter and is based around nine "mini-plays." ...
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.