HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Gerald Lee Niedens, 65, Harrisonville, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo.
DODGE CITY - William "Bill" T. Volz, 87, died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Dodge City.
LARNED - Kenneth W. Hullett, 74, passed away on Oct. 9, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Surrounded by those who truly loved her, Teddi Ann Maneth, 71, passed from this life to her final reward on Oct. 10, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
The M word has been in the news lately as part of all the political rhetoric flying around. Medicare and Social Security are two benefit programs that always seem to draw a lot of attention during elections; politicians all have opinions on the best way to continue to fund these programs. I don't want to stir that hornet's nest here; I want to talk about the part of Medicare that provides prescription drug coverage.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - These Oakland Athletics never count themselves out - down and doubted is their dogma.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School volleyball team swept its triangular on Tuesday evening.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series.
RUSSELL - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team finished third at a Class 3-1A regional tournament at the Russell Municipal Golf Course.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team shut down Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City on Tuesday evening.
SALINA - Last Thursday, the eighth-grade football teams from Great Bend Middle School traveled to Salina to take on Salina South's teams.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team entered the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll this week with a No. 19 ranking.
Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its fourth edition.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.
Inflation, deflation. No, this is not Economics 101. We will not be using the Bell Curve and doing some statistical analysis. No accounting, no spreadsheets. This is about footballs. DEFLATEGATE!
MANHATTAN (AP) - Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night.
The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.
NEODESHA - Kenneth "Tiny" Raymond Unrein died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Neodesha. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in La Crosse, he was the son of Jacob and Abby Unrein. He attended school in La Crosse. He was employed at a packing plant, roofing and construction and was a truck driver at Airosal Inc.
HAYS - Melvin J. "Mel" Schreiber, 83, died Jan. 25, 2015, at Hays Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1931, in Great Bend, he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Mauler) Schreiber. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Frances L. "Frankie" (Musick) in Hutchinson. She died April 3, 2012. He was director of fleet maintenance for Becker Corporation in El Dorado for 21 years. He also worked 11 years at Thompson Transport in McPherson. In 2008 he moved to Hays from Andover.
EMPORIA - Walter L. Graham, 93, of Emporia, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Walter was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Liberal, the son of Logan and Margaret (Bruce) Graham. He attended Pratt Junior College, Independence Junior College and Wichita State University.
The Barton Community College Library will celebrate "Library Lovers Month" in February by featuring a unique event each week including special library-wide themes, creative book displays, a Facebook promotion and a scavenger hunt. Events are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.
WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.