WICHITA - The condition of one Great Bend woman has been upgraded and a second accident victim has been released after being treated for injuries sustained in an Aug. 2 car accident.
Marriage Licenses David Allan Hoffman, Westville, Ill. and Milissa Sue Woolwine, Westville, Ill Marcus Anton Bryant, Great Bend and Janie Marie Strange, Great Bend Dereck Lynn Hollingshead, Claflin and Danielle Marie Hoffman, Claflin David Dirk Branhof, St. Peters, Mo. and Barbara Ann Montgomery, Cottleville, Mo. Timothy Owen McKiearnan, Great Bend and Andrea Marie Diehl, Great Bend William Robert Santy, Great Bend and Krystal Dawn Rose, Hoisington Justin Hunter Harmon, Great Bend and April Lynn Williams, ...
Many in the community know that Sunflower's Early Education Center serves children with disabilities. But what they may not realize is the EEC also specializes in helping children overcome delays. And there is a big difference. Coordinator Cathy Estes believes that because of the confusion about the difference between disabilities and delays, the EEC may be missing children that could be helped in a relatively short period of time. <p ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car driven by Sgt. David Smith took first place in the car show sponsored by the Kansas Juvenile Officers Association during its conference in Wichita. The conference was attended by Kansas DARE officers to gain training and teaching ideas for their Drug Abuse Resistance Education classes. Sheriff Greg Armstrong said one facet of the conference is to allow each agency to enter a car show ...
HAYS – Fort Hays State University has seen a significant increase in overall enrollment for the new academic year, with a resulting increase in demand for student housing. To meet the demand, FHSU has entered into an agreement with Motel 6, 3404 Vine St., to provide overflow housing.
It won't be snowing today, but the Kansas Department of Transportation's 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state.
WILSON - Several thousand people attended the 51st annual Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival Saturday. Wilson's parade "A Slice of Heaven in 2011" started Saturday. The Wilson Czech Dancers were parade marshals. A Wii tournament, horseshoe pitching, polka party, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, dancing, Wilson City Band concert, ice cream social, barrel rides for kids, carnival rides, mechanical bull rides and fireworks were planned.
Otis library meeting Monday By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org OTIS - The Otis Community Library Board will sponsor a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Otis High School library to discuss the future of the community library. The Otis Community Library will apparently be forced to relocate in mid-August after the Otis city council voted 4-1 recently to move the library out of the city building. The Otis Community Library, 122 S. Main, ...
Unified School District 428 now has a presence on Facebook. The school district will be using the social media to disseminate news about upcoming events, schedule changes, cancellations and other important reminders. To receive the information, "like" the district at www.facebook.com/pages/USD-428/129564363799160. Or, from a individual's Facebook page, type in USD 428 in the search and "like" from there. (They are the ones with the USD 428 logo.) The district would also like patrons recommend it ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to start an asphalt sealing project on the surface of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The project location is from the intersection with K-4 Highway approximately four miles west of Hoisington north to the Barton/Russell County line.
By Jim Misunas email@example.com Great Bend's Shane Kern, 43, attempting to intervene in a domestic incident, sustained stab wounds to his throat and left shoulder Friday night at Brit Spaugh Park, according to police. Lt. William Browne of the Great Bend police department reports suspect Ryan Howell of Great Bend has been jailed in the Barton County Jail. He is being held on $75,000 bond for aggravated battery. Great Bend police were dispatched to 2334 ...
Students at the "Shake it Up Cafe" Vacation Bible School presented their collection for the Barton County Food Bank to Bob and Evelyn Essmiller on Friday. The VBS was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ and was jointly sponsored by their congregation as well as First United Methodist, King United Methodist and Trinity United Methodist.
In preparation for Holyrood's 125th Jubilee, July 21 to 23, Carol and Don Siemsen have spent months collecting and organizing memorabilia, pictures and histories for a Holyrood history display.
Barbara Stecklein began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. She concentrated on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added charcoal and pastel.
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.
Last year, Great Bend Community Theatre's holiday gift to the community was "It's A Wonderful Life, a Radio Show." This year director Sally O'Connor will deck the halls with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)." The play opens Thursday, Dec. 5, with nightly shows at 8 p.m. through Dec. 7, and ends with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. The box office will be ...
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
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