Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th Annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.
An injury accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, at SE 105 Ave. and SE 20 Road. A vehicle driven by Travis Mayer, of Hudson, was heading southbound out of Ellinwood on SE 105 Ave. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road, over corrected going left of center hitting the guard rail of a bridge. The vehicle went across the road hitting the other guard rail. Mayer was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital. Results are pending for DUI.
All ages can get a dose of the holiday spirit at The Shafer Art Gallery's "Holiday Open House" reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, which will feature a free puppet show from Kansas City's Clement McCrae Puppet Shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Senior Corps volunteers who have served in the military or who are currently serving veterans were recognized at the November holiday luncheon and in-service meeting in Great Bend. Those honored were Senior Companion Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Foster Grandparent Hubert Brown of Olmitz.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.