PAOLA - Falling just out of first place by 19 points, the Great Bend High School wrestling team finished second behind Derby on Saturday at the Paola Invitational.
Bruce Weber has been in the middle of some intense rivalries during his career.
With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next building project, the nonprofit organization raised over $17,000 Saturday at the fourth annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater.
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A burglary at 1440 12th St. in Great Bend resulted in the loss of $4,120 in property, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Between the early morning on Jan. 11 and 5:46 p.m. on Jan. 16, someone entered the residence and took a 60-inch flat-screen television and TV stand, a white refrigerator and a Eureka vacuum sweeper.
The Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines, said Jennifer King, head of marketing. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 28." Magazines are free while available.
ELLINWOOD - Skip Yowell has been named to the Star of Hope Board of Directors. Yowell joins other volunteer board members as they guide the organization in the pursuit of its mission.
HOISINGTON - All of the individuals who have filed for election in April for the Hoisington City Council are incumbents. They are Mayor, Clayton Williamson; Ward One, Gerald Donovan; Ward Two, Mike Aylward; Ward Three, Dean Andereck; and Ward Four, Christina Smith.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School art students, Amber Karst, Kayla Reisner, Presley Smith, Brennan Knapp, Tana Hickel, and Kim Harper have painted the school fight song on the school wall.
LARNED – Steven E. Crockett, 60, died Jan. 20 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born March 31, 1952, in Dodge City, the son of Edward and Emma James Crockett. On July 8, 1973, he married Carol Arrowsmith at Sedgwick. A long-time Larned resident, he was a disciplinary hearing officer for the Juvenile Justice Authority.
ATLANTA - Make way Joe Montana and Steve Young. Colin Kaepernick is leading a brash new group of 49ers to the Super Bowl.
At the January meeting of Great Bend Garden Club, Darlene Boley introduced her guest speaker, Joyce Esfeld, who gave a delightful program on Holland's Keukenhof, The World's Largest Flower Garden. The Keukenhof, translated "Kitchen Garden," is located near Amsterdam on the original hunting grounds of a large castle. For many years it has been the showcase for Holland's bulb growers. The seventy-nine acres are blooming with over seven million bulbs and is open to the public from March 20 to May 20 each year. Nine miles of paved paths meander through beautifully landscaped Historic, Native, Japanese, and ...
Wade and Diane Morris of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Caitlyn Morris to Cory Meitner, son of Rocky and Connie Meitner of Olmitz.
Lucinda "Cindy" Rugan celebrated her 70th birthday on Jan. 19 with a card shower.
ELLINWOOD - Betty R. Standlee, 88, died Feb. 28, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Russell, she was the daughter of Carl W. and Beatrice S. (White) Kastrup. On Nov. 28, 1942, she married R. D. Standlee in Russell, He died on Dec. 31, 2007. A resident of Ellinwood since 1971, coming from Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1. Funeral arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
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GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.
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Claflin Lions Club members will be selling tickets for their Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 20. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
On Feb. 14, 16 Barton County 4H'ers traveled to Offerle to compete in the Edward's County 4H Air Rifle Match.
"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...
Kayla Estes and Tyler Shirey announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Tanya Kirby of St. John and David and Gay Estes of Arlington and the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Mix and Lloyd and Verla Estes both of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Maria Shirey of Canton, Mo. and the grandson of Robert and Rita Kirchner and Alice both of Canton, Mo. and the late Art Shirey.
Terry and Shelli Price announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Price to Joseph Johns, son of Terrill Johns and Marsha French Joseph.
Mayette Keith will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 10, with a card shower. She will celebrate with her family with a dinner at Brookville Hotel in Abilene.
Adam and Kate (Corbett) Behrendt announce the birth of their son Milo Edwin Behrendt on Jan. 5, in Omaha, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 22 in. long. He has a big brother, Will Michael, who is 18 months old.
Terry and MelEasa Stueder announce the engagement of their daughter Brenna Lynn to Logan Dane Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall.