Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Claflin Ambulance Service for their good, dependable group. I had an emergency a few nights ago at midnight and they were here to transport me to the hospital in a few minutes. Good job, EMTs! Thanks. Elsie M. Clowers, Claflin
Dear Editor, To the fine citizens of Great Bend: I would like wholeheartedly to thank you for the write-in support I received for the USD 428 school board position. Though I am disappointed to not be a part of the official workings of my children's school, I am not discouraged. God willing I will try again in two years. Unfortunately, after the election I learned that there was some misinformation as to why I was ...
JV TRACK & FIELD At Ellinwood Tuesday BOYS Team standings 1. Ellinwood, 145; 2. Great Bend, 138; 3. St. John, 126; 4. Lyons, 48; 5. Smoky Valley, 22; 6. Hoisington, 20; 7. Chase, 19; 8. Claflin, 15; 9. Larned, 10. Individual results 100-meter dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 11.43; 2. D. Blair, Great Bend, 11.75; 3. O. Ramirez, St. John, 12.08. 200 dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 24.42; 2. Oglesbee, Ellinwood, 25.74; 3. Reynolds, Great ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The locked-out NFL players don't want to go back to collective bargaining with the league. They have now made a move to allow their former union boss to be present if court-supervised talks take place between the two sides.
BOSTON (AP) - Russell Martin hit two of New York's four homers and the Yankees rebounded for a 9-4 win over Boston on Saturday, one day after becoming the only team to lose to the Red Sox this season.
RUSSELL - Hoisington High School and Larned attended the Russell track and field invitational on Thursday.
ARKANSAS CITY - The Barton Community College track and field team opened the 2011 outdoor season at Arkansas City on April 2-3 at the Cowley Tiger Invitational.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors were down to their last chance, and possibly losing the case.
It was a very windy day at the Lawson-Biggs Field as the Barton Community College Cougars faced the Cloud County Thunderbirds in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Spurs 111, Jazz 102 SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs began resting up with the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference secured, beating the Utah Jazz 111-102 on Saturday night. The Spurs (61-19) have two games left and are 1½ games ahead of Chicago for the NBA's best record. DeJuan Blair had 12 points starting in place of Antonio McDyess, who got the night off. Coach ...
LYONS - Lyons High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday. For the girls, Larned took first place with a score of 105. Quivira Heights scored 98 take third place and Claflin finished in fifth place with 77 points. Quivira Heights took third place in the boys competition with 102 points. Larned came in fourth place with 62 points and Claflin ended the day in seventh place with 17. PREP TRACK & FIELD ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and is at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It was a roar that defines the Masters, so loud it startled even Tiger Woods.
DETROIT (AP) - Bruce Chen baffled the Detroit Tigers for most of the afternoon, and when someone finally hit a ball hard, his fielders were there to halt a promising rally.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library's Book Club will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Cummins Room. The April theme is "Embracing the Outdoors."
Life can take some sudden changes, as found out by former Barton Community College baseball player Federico Castagnini.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
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Tracy Miller of Great Bend is this year's Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner of $100. Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman Loren Unruh and president Cris Collier personally presented the cash to Miller. The winner was chosen at random from the successfully completed hunts. The number of scavenger hunt entries submitted increased 10 times compared to last year, and included those of children, young adults, and senior citizens. Each birdhouse was included in one of ...
Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Fall Prevention" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. In this free program, Rick Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town.
"Pond Care 101" will be presented 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This free presentation by Shawna Beran includes tips on maintaining a pool or backyard pond. Garret Fitzpatrick, program director for the Great Bend Recreation Commission, said Beran will cover topics such as water care, plants, fish and diseases. There will also be time for questions.
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A celebration of life for Dan will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at Veteran's Park Pavilion. #
NESS CITY - Marie Frances Erb, 86, passed away at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas,near her daughter's home. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Toronto, she was the daughter of Curtis and Frances Reynard Williams, Sr. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, she was a school teacher, teaching in Woodson and Ness County schools. On June 1, 1950 she married Earl P. Erb in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2009.
TOPEKA - Dolores Kufahl, 89, passed away June 17th. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Wheaton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Brunkow) Teske. On Jan. 5, 1944, she married Verle Kufahl at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
Lillian Josephine Pryor, 105, died June 17, at Deseret Care Center in Pratt. Born July 28, 1907 at West Salem, Wisc. she was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Weingarten) Seeger. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Leonard Campbell Pryor in St. John. He preceded her in death in August 1979.