Dear Editor, As lifetime residents of Great Bend, my husband and I have been huge supporters of Barton Community College and Cougar athletics. All three of our children have attended Barton and our two sons were both student athletes. We have been to countless basketball games, baseball games and volleyball games and always looked forward to watching Debbie Warren's cheer and dance teams perform! We never could believe our eyes when we watched them and ...
EDINBERG, Minn. — Brett Favre was fined $50,000 by the NFL for failing to cooperate with its investigation of inappropriate messages and lewd photos he allegedly sent to a former Jets game-day employee.
PHILADELPHIA - Eagles coach Andy Reid says he hasn't decided if Michael Vick's leg bruise will keep the quarterback out of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
DeleteNEW YORK - It's been almost 50 years since a bowl game was played in the Big Apple.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski moved past longtime rival Dean Smith into second place on the men's all-time wins list Wednesday night when the No. 1 Blue Devils routed North Carolina-Greensboro 108-62.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Offensive lineman Logan Mankins played just eight games and still made the Pro Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Forty-seven years ago, at the height of his Hall of Fame career, Jim Brown set an NFL record that's in danger of falling to a backup running back.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a local man's report that he was hit in the head and knocked unconscious Tuesday in the area of 10th and Kansas. Lt. Bill Browne said the victim was allegedly attacked around 7:15 p.m. and contacted law enforcement about 30 minutes later from a private residence. "He was riding a bike," Brown said. The man said he didn't get a good look at who ...
Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a vehicle parked at 5625 10th St., it was reported Tuesday. A vehicle driven by James Bartonek was southbound on K-96 at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and struck a vehicle driven by Arther Lind that was westbound on Broadway. A mattress that was causing a traffic hazard was removed from the roadway on 24th St. at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday. Someone cut a vehicle topper ...
YouthFriends at Riley School sponsored a breakfast last Tuesday morning to show appreciation for their volunteers and their student matches. YouthFriends director Michelle Daniel said that CPI provides time off for nine employees to volunteer at Riley. "They are the best volunteers," Daniel said.
Pictured are the American State Bank West Branch employees with the 2010 Mitten Tree. Pictured are: front row: Lonna Mead and Monica Galvez. Back row: Leslie DeWeese, Dee Bleeker, Vicki Spina, Sandy Smith and Krista Smith.
Dear Editor, I was driving home from my parent's house on Christmas Eve where our family gathered to celebrate Christmas. While driving I heard a Christmas song on the radio. I believe, in this one Christmas song, I have found the perfect portrayal of the confusion that I see in our world today. People are void of a solid foundation from which to build their life experience. Without a foundation we are all seeking and ...
The city government in Seoul, South Korea, warned in October that the local delicacy "octopus head" contains toxic amounts of cadmium and recommended a two-head-per-week maximum.
Old Frank was probably watching when Kansas State last won a conference title in baseball. It was 1933, and Franklin D. Roosevelt was only two months into his first term as President. Now, in 2013, the Wildcats finally got around to making it happen again.
HOUSTON - J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
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ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
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LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.