STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS First-round games Boys CLASS 6A at Wichita Wednesday's games Dodge City (19-2) vs Leavenworth (16-6), 3 p.m.; BV Northwest (21-1) vs Wichita Northwest (15-7), 4:45 p.m.; Olathe East (19-3) vs. Washburn Rural (18-4), 6:30 p.m.; Wichita Heights (22-0) vs Blue Valley West (9-13), 8:15 p.m. CLASS 5A at Topeka Thursday's games Andover Central (16-5) vs St. Thomas Aquinas (13-9), 3 p.m.; McPherson (21-1) vs Bishop Miege (11-11), 4:45 p.m.; Kansas City Washington ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - After beating Colorado at home last week, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg praised his team for playing with passion and energy through loss after heartbreaking loss.
The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's 13th annual benefit golf tournament will be held on Friday, April 29 at the Club at StoneRidge.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - The Barton Community College men's track and field team was a solid 3rd place this past weekend the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Cougars scored 84 points in the meet for third.
Archie "Galen" Allen, 73, died March 4 at home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 25, 1938, at Great Bend, the son of Archie Roy and Rosetta Mae (Smiley) Allen. He married Barbara Leah Feaster on Jan. 1, 1963, at Windsor, Mo. She died June 29, 2006. He worked for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash., as an engineer. Mr. Allen was a lifelong resident of Great Bend, also living in Bozeman, Mont., Seattle, Wash., and Torrance, Calif.
ELLINWOOD - Wilma G. Dannebohm, 75, died March 7 at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. She was born May 3, 1935, at Midian, the daughter of Ted and Irene Waterman Zimmerman. She graduated from Ellinwood High School. A lifetime Ellinwood resident, she was a nurse at Ellinwood District Hospital, a florist at Flowers and Things and a secretary at Immanuel United Church of Christ, all of Ellinwood.
NESS CITY - Gilbert Philip Rebel, age 84, passed away on March 5 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Schoenchen, the son of Joe and Lena Zimmerman Rebel. He was a farmer and he worked for Ness County road maintenance for 37 years.
KIMBALL, Neb. - Patrick A. Dunegan, 73, of Kimball, Neb., died March 3 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Ellinwood, he was the son of Patrick and Mildred (Powell) Dunegan. He was raised and attended school in Great Bend. He married Carol L. Wenger on Sept. 15, 1957, at Great Bend. The family moved to Kimball in 1958 and he worked with Curley Hensley doing metal fabrication in the oil field. He retired in 2007.
LIEBENTHAL - William W. "Bill" Legleiter, 85, of Liebenthal, passed away March 6 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. Born on Nov. 11, 1925, in rural Liebenthal, he was the son of Nick and Katie (Urban) Legleiter. He married Rita Giebler on Nov. 27, 1946, in Catharine. He was a farmer and stockman who was known to be a hard working man. He had served on the La Crosse Co-op Board and School Board and was a 4-H leader in Liebenthal.
Barton County Jail Booked March 3 Lucio Torres-Meza, Great Bend - Sale of cocaine, unlawful use of a telecommunication device and no drug tax stamp. Bond set at $75,000; charges through Rush County District Court. Juvenile, of Wichita - Probation violation Jenneth K. Karlin, Great Bend - Serve sentence Richard Sherwood, Wichita - Contempt of court, two counts Joseph Miller, Great Bend - Failure to appear Candace ...
Robert L. Alford Jr., violate traffic control signal, $111 Jennifer Lynn Appleby, theft, $324.63 Jerome David Barta, driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor, improper driving on laned road, $711 Cella M. Bessinger, unauthorized minor, $111 Rebecca Sue Booth, handicapped parking, $50 Todd Eugene Bowers, criminal trespass, $291 Scott Alan Briley, battery domestic violence, $961 Richard Buess, speeding 14 over in a school zone, $123 <p ...
WICHITA - A Great Bend man appeared in federal court in Wichita Monday on charges of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Shawn Marshal Christiansen, 36, was charged with one count of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from April 27, 2009, to Jan. 8, 2010, in Great Bend. The indictment alleges Christiansen used a Web camera ...
The transformation from Central Kansas Medical Center to St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center in the coming weeks will include a new organizational structure. On Monday, Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, the national nonprofit health organization that oversees CKMC in Great Bend and St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, announced plans for a single, state-wide chief executive officer for CHI operations. Scott J. Taylor will become president and CEO of CHI Kansas. ...
ELLINWOOD - Remember the good ol' days of the 1950s and 60s? In retrospect, those days may not have all been "good", but nonetheless, can all be looked at as part of early life for persons in their 50s and 60s. The price of gas was 30 cents; eggs and a gallon of milk were 54 and 49 cents respectively; stamps, four cents; and the cost of a new home was $18,000. Wouldn't people give anything for that now?
NJCAA Region VI D-I Women's 1st Round Tuesday, Marcj 1 BYE at (28-2) Hutchinson Butler (19-11) def (19-11) Kansas City Kansas 57-45 Barton County (20-10) def (10-20) Labette 84-47 Independence (28-2) def (10-20) Colby 74-64 Cloud County (21-7) def (3-26) Allen 77-36 Coffeyville (20-10) def (16-15) Garden City 67-45 Seward County (20-10) def (9-21) Fort Scott 64-41 Cowley (23-7) def ...
CLASS 6A, LAWRENCE
Thursday, May 23
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center is gearing up for a busy summer. First, volunteers have been working on a Larned Memorabilia exhibit in the lobby. This exhibit will be free to the public.
Fort Larned National Historic Site
CLASS 6A, OVERLAND PARK
Thursday, May 23
It's not an official color run, but it promises to be just as much fun according to Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America members.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 14
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. will be the featured speaker at this years Memorial Day Service hosted by Arden H. McKee American Legion Post 128, Sterling. The event location is the Sterling Community Cemetery located at 500 E. Cleveland.
The city of Bison will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday. The festivities will begin by digging up the time capsule at 2 p.m., which was buried near the old City Hall on Main Street during the towns centennial. This will be followed by a firemans water fight between the Bison and Timken volunteer firemen.
Exclusive Excerpt from: "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!" by Tom Purcell
Forget the political "blame game." The biggest game in town now is the credibility game -- a high-stakes exercise that will end with America's political middle deciding who is trustworthy and who isn't. Some key players:
For the seventh year in a row, local job seekers were given a unique opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event held May 9th at the Best Western courtyard in Great Bend.