Dr. Victor L. Martin While this column isn't really long enough for a great deal of information, with the summer the area is having it might be informative to address what the terms "weather" and "climate" really define and what these words mean to us as we swelter through this summer. First let's start with a few definitions so we are all on the same page and go from there. What isn't covered today can ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to start an asphalt sealing project on the surface of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The project location is from the intersection with K-4 Highway approximately four miles west of Hoisington north to the Barton/Russell County line.
The annual Deckert, Irion, and Holmes family reunion, descendants of William and Rosa Baldwin who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800s, was held July 17 at the Garfield Community Center. Family members are from the three Baldwin daughters, Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion, and Bessie Holmes. The reunion has been held annually on the third Sunday of July since the late 1940s. Clarabel Price Rohr is the last surviving grandchild of the 17 grandchildren. ...
Dutch oven cooking is on the educational menu at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Great Bend at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31.
Leadership programs at Fort Hays State University have joined a rare group with the announcement that the Association of Leadership Educators has given the university's Center for Civic Leadership its 2011 award for Outstanding Leadership Programs.
Dear Editor, I would like to share some passages of Scripture with the readers today. These passage may shed some light on our present weather conditions. Haggai 1:7-11 says: "This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord. You hoped for rich harvests, ...
Dear Editor, It is time again for Red Cross Battle ofthe Badges Blood Drive. This means local law enforcement will "battle" with local firefighters and EMS to see who can give the most blood. EMS personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement officers give time to the community; they give a sense of security to residents; and they often give blood too. As local heroes to many, their courage in the face of adversity bolsters people in ...
Occasionally - as News of the Weird has reported previously - patrons of art galleries mistake ordinary objects as the actual art.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .343; Korchman, Tampa Bay, .331; Bautista, Toronto, .330; MiYoung, Texas, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .322; Ellsbury, Boston, .322; VMartinez, Detroit, .317; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313; Konerko, Chicago, .310. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Cruz, Texas, 22; Konerko, Chicago, 22; Reynolds, Baltimore, 21; Quentin, Chicago, 20; Cabrera, Detroit, 20; Beltre, Texas, 20. RBI-Gonzalez, Boston, 80; Beltre, Texas, 76; Granderson, New ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the Fall Adult Volleyball Leagues. Register your team at the GBRC office. Leagues offered include women's recreation, intermediate, competitive and coed spiking, coed intermediate and coed recreational leagues. The registration fee is $40. Volleyball leagues will begin the week of September 5. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 12 . For more information on these leagues contact the GBRC office at 793-3755 or e-mail: email@example.com.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
The New Orleans Saints likely are headed to the playoffs, and they want as many games as possible to be played at the Superdome.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith was perfect. At least, in terms of quarterback rating.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School girls' basketball team put Tuesday night's game against Otis-Bison out of reach early.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.
HUTCHINSON - The young Great Bend High School boys' swim team continues to get things done.
DEAR SANTA - We Longhorns football fans have suffered enough! 8-4 this year. AGAIN!
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HUTCHINSON - Bill Hicks, 93, died Dec. 18, 2013 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1920, in Peabody, he was the son of Virgil and Lasca Davis Hicks. In 1938, he graduated from Great Bend High School and then joined the United States Army, serving in World War II. On June 3, 1944. he married Pamela Edgington, in London, England. She died Dec. 19, 1995. He worked as a driller for Dialog Drilling ...
GREAT BEND - Melvin Patrick Kaiser, 83, died Dec. 18, 2013 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born March 17, 1930 in Ellinwood, he was the son of Walter A. and Anna (Heinz) Kaiser. On May 13, 1952 he married Frances A. Wirtz in Ellinwood. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he hauled crude oil for Koch Oil and later drove a truck for Jack B. Kelley, retiring in 1995. Mr. Kaiser was a member ...
HUTCHINSON - Letha Jenean Luther, 84, died Dec. 18, 2013 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1929 at Stafford County, the daughter of James Pleasant and Leah Elizabeth (Keesling) Lofland. Letha married Warren Lorraine Luther April 6, 1949 at Kansas City, Kan. He died Aug 24, 2002. Letha grew up in Great Bend, moving to Hays in 1961, where she operated Hays Answering Service. She moved from Hays in 2005, residing ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Cornerstone Interiors, 1405 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Robert Rugan and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
I'm turning into my father.
CPI wanted to involve employees in giving and chose to manage its giving through a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). Corporate donor advised funds allow a company to make a charitable gift, establish a fund in the company's name, and remain involved by recommending grants to charitable agencies or projects.