When a family member has diabetes, meal planning can be a challenge. After all, diet is a crucial factor in controlling the disease. Since Gloria Siefkes, Central Kansas Medical Center R.N. and diabetes educator, understands this situation, another free evening diabetes class has been scheduled. There will be special emphasis on planning menus. The event is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in Room 450 ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received several weather-related calls on Wednesday. A vehicle was in the ditch at NE 10 Ave. and NE 20 Road at 1:49 a.m., and was removed by its owner. A truck was in the ditch at 3408 Railroad Ave. at an unspecified time. Two trucks collided at NE 30 Road and NE 10 Ave., and one slid into the ditch, at 9:24 a.m. It ...
A large contingent of Great Bend High School business students traveled to Canton/Galva last weekend to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America district competition.
Kellie and Kathie Henderson, sexual abuse victims and twins from Wichita, will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show at 4 p.m. Tuesday on KWCH-TV, channel 12. The twins traveled to Chicago last week for taping, and the entire show is dedicated to their story. Their story was also reported by Roy Wenzl of the Wichita Eagle, in a series titled "Promise Not to Tell." Kellie Henderson is a student at Barton ...
The next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Burnside Room, in the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone.
Officials from Superior Essex, of Hoisington, will be recognized when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m., Monday, in the courthouse.
A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers will meet with the Great Bend City Council when it gathers at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in the city building.
LARNED - A Great Bend man died Thursday after a car and truck collided on K-156, one mile west of Larned. Ricky E. Perez, 47, was taken to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. The other driver, Loren Lane, 56, of Larned, sustained possible injury and was also taken to the hospital in Larned. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Lane was in a westbound GMC truck at 4:32 p.m. and ...
Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp olive oil 8 cups water or vegetable stock 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari 2 cups dry brown lentils 1 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes (or crushed tomatoes) 2 Tbsp miso 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric Red pepper or hot sauce to taste, if desired 2 cups of greens ...
Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 6 cups vegetable stock 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cans whole kernel corn 1 28-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes Pepper to taste Preparation In large saucepan, braise onion, garlic and carrots in about a quarter ...
The Barton County Arts Council invites romantics to spend an evening with a loved one, enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, fine art and a concert featuring Gary Gackstatter on Saturday. Reservations are $30 per person and will benefit the Arts Council and its support of the arts in central Kansas. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main Street, Great Bend, with a ...
Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Some animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo were able to bear this week's bitter cold spell in newly winterized quarters, thanks to two young men working on Eagle Scout projects. Bryce Divis and Nathan Brungardt, both Scouts in Troop 157, chose to build winter animals enclosures, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. Both projects were completed in November. Divis built a winter tortoise house. He started with a partial donation from ...
Folk duo Friedlander & Hall will bring their reunion tour to The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations are encouraged. Seats may be reserved weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, phone 620-792-4221, or by e-mail through email@example.com.
The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
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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