GREAT BEND - Garin Dean Arnold was born at 7:09 p.m. March 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He weighed 3 pounds 8 ounces and was 16 inches long. After meeting his mommy and daddy, Garin went directly to the NICU. In his time, he was amazingly cared for by his nurses and doctors.
Dear Editor, In the 1980's when Randy Myers became a police officer in Great Bend, we had a population of over 16,600 people. We now have a population of 15,345. Since that time we have lost two major employers and several small businesses. We had more police officers on the street and less in the office, as the captain oversaw the patrol and they did not have a patrol lieutenant. All of the city departments ...
Dear Editor, Lately I have received quite a few calls from senior citizens who have fallen victim to e-mail or telephone scams. These schemes are getting increasingly more complex, creative and devastating when successful. Some use personal information gleaned from the Internet to manipulate seniors. They prey off your compassion and may even claim to be a family member or friend in need of urgent assistance. Almost always they ask for some kind of payment ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Japan's nuclear plant workers tried to stop the plutonium seepage at the Fukushima nuclear plant Monday. It's affecting the economy. There's a shortage of sushi in Japan and in California, mainly because all the seafood caught in the ocean has been pre-cooked. President Obama hailed the spread of democracy in the Middle East Monday. We are doing everything we can to keep the Arab rulers from passing ...
"Ashley," attacked at age 15 by a counselor in a New York City lockup, finally received justice when the counselor pleaded guilty to that assault and two others.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Patience has been a necessary virtue for Jamie Skeen since he transferred from Wake Forest to Virginia Commonwealth University three years ago.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPION Butler Indianapolis, 27-9. Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Brad Stevens. Conference: Horizon League. Bid: Horizon champion. Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 8. Tournament Record: 17-10, 11 years. Last appearance: 2011. Scoring: Team (72.1); Matt Howard 16.7; Shelvin Mack 15.9; Andrew Smith 8.8; Shawn Vanzant 8.1. Rebounds: Team (34.7); Matt Howard 7.7; Andrew Smith 5.4; Shelvin Mack 4.3. Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.2/11.1); Shelvin Mack 3.6/2.4; Ronald Nored 2.5/2.1. 3-pointers: Team (.355); Shelvin Mack 78; Matt Howard 52; ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Maya Moore is headed to the Final Four with a chance to pad perhaps the most impressive resume in the history of women's college basketball with yet another championship.
DALLAS (AP) - Sydney Carter and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor - when it mattered most.
When Shaka Smart found out his social studies teacher was also a basketball coach, the seventh-grader would hang around his desk every day, talking about Magic Johnson or the latest move he was perfecting on the playground.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ever since Darryl Motley caught Andy Van Slyke's deep fly to right for the final out of the 1985 World Series, Kansas City has been shut out of the postseason.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Marshall has always believed that his team belonged in the NCAA tournament. He sees two teams in the Final Four that Wichita State nearly beat, then considers how well the Shockers have played to reach the NIT championship game.
DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "Every day I walk through the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Complex and see students' artwork from across the country adorning the walls," Huelskamp said. "It ...
Great Bend Police A trailer and two four-wheelers were reportedly stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime on the night of Tuesday, March 22. Someone keyed a vehicle at 2917 10th St., it was reported last Wednesday. A vehicle driven by Mary Guy was southbound in the 1300 block of Main at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by LaDonna Lytle that was stopped in traffic. This was reported as ...
In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.
Gov. Sam Brownback congratulated students on achieving a major milestone Friday, during Barton Community College's 43rd commencement ceremony. A crowd filled the Physical Education Building, where the governor offered several pieces of advice to the graduates, starting with, "Always, always, always listen to your mother." He also encouraged them to be lifelong learners, people of integrity and pursuers of dreams. "The why of a good dream is because somebody else benefits," he said, encouraging them ...
Kans for Kids announced its 2013 scholarship recipients. Any child who has received assistance from Kans for Kids is eligible to receive two scholarships from the organization upon graduation from high school and each year following while they pursue higher education.
Barton Community College student Terra Hull, shown with President Dr. Carl Heilman, is inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society on Thursday evening in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel at Barton Community College. Alpha Sigma Lambda is primarily for non-traditional students. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Barton had 36 new members in 2013.
To say that Dr. Richard Markiewicz is animated when he talks about the procedures he performs would be an understatement. It is obvious he is eager to explain his minimally invasive procedures because they are the "wave of the future."
Barton Community College students Orlando Hernandez and Jesse Siefkes are ecstatic. Both have taken a huge step in their educational and professional lives by earning Barton's very first certificates in Information Systems Security along with four other students.
Rosewood Wine Cellar has been open for only four months, but already it's become a popular shopping destination in downtown Great Bend. Business has been growing for the retail gift store, which promotes work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities with every purchase made by customers.
Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.
Darin Johnson presents Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development, a check for $1,030 for the non-profit agency's Invest in Kids membership club. These proceeds, which will be directed to children with developmental disabilities and delays, represent a portion of a month's invoices at Darin's Auto Repair, Great Bend.
MADISON, Wis. - American Family Insurance agents Rhonda J Knudson, Shawn L. Panzer and Frank Callahan Jr. have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. They join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for their annual faculty and staff exhibit from 1-3 p.m. today, which will include additional artwork from an array of local artists and three featured artists.
(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a request to ban pit bulls and other vicious dogs, a lease request at the airport industrial area from National Co Operative Refinery Association and a cereal-malt beverage request for June Jaunt.
TOPEKA - Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17 at Midland Hospice House.
TOPEKA -- Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17, 2013 at Midland Hospice House.
(MCT) – Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.