WICHITA - The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.
Dr. Mirta M Martin attended a reception in her honor, courtesy of the Great Bend location of Farmers Bank and Trust and bank president William R. Robbins. It was her first official function on her first official day as the first female president of Fort Hays State University. When Dr. Martin took her turn at the podium, she talked about her journey as a refugee from Cuba, at the age of five, to Spain, where she lived for five years before she immigrated to the United States with her grandmother.
Around Great Bend, young people have been spotted doing volunteer work and Acts of Random Kindness. In fact, these youths are part of John Zimmerman's A.R.K. Foundation, a program he created to build character, teach respect and make the world a bit better for everyone.
Jerry D. Sieker, 65, passed away in Great Bend on June 30. He was born on Jan. 17, 1949 in Great Bend, to Harry (Jr) and Wanda Sieker. He graduated from Ellinwood High School and attended Fort Hays State University. He was a lifelong resident of Barton County, making a living as a farmer and mechanic. Jerry was well known in the area for being one of the best mechanics around. He married Marcia (Doherty) Sieker on July 25, 1975 in Ellinwood and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Ellinwood. He is preceded in death by his father ...
We are finally, thankfully, in our first few days of summer on the East Coast. Thanks to a bunch of snow days, the school year extended almost to July and we are just now beginning to enjoy lazy summer days.
In an article titled "What Our Words Tell Us," columnist David Brooks makes the following statement: "Over the past half-century, society has become more individualistic. As it has become more individualistic, it has also become less morally aware."
July 01, 2014|
Susan Swann, FamilyShare