HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Department of Education released a study Friday showing U.S. kids rank 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading. Our national security is not at risk, however. Our kids remain number one in violent video games by a huge margin. President Obama called in Bill Clinton Friday to make the case for his tax cut deal to angry and defiant House Democrats. They refuse ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Quarterback Matt Cassel didn't travel to San Diego after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) - Brett Favre stood on the sidelines for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn't take another pounding.
NEWCASTLE, NEB. - Marilyn Kay McCluskey, 70, died Dec. 9. Survivors include her children, Paula Clark and husband Joseph of Omaha, Neb., Patrick McCluskey and wife Tish of Great Bend, John McCluskey and wife Chris, Cecilia Hodde and husband James D., and Catherine Crotts and husband Neil, all of Dodge City; grandchildren, William and Whitney Hodde, Megan Rome and husband John, Erica Stos and husband Shane, Marcella, Patrick, Reace, Matthew McCluskey, and Robbie ...
HOLYROOD - Ben Walter Turner, 84, died Dec. 10 at Holyrood. Born Oct. 1, 1926, in Pawhuska, Okla., he was the son of Harold Clifford and Rachel Irene (McNatt) Turner. A resident of Holyrood for 16 years, coming from Herington, he was a laborer. On Sept. 23, 1950, he married Cornelia Joyce (McBride) at Red Lodge, Mont.
David F. Ellis, 58, of Great Bend, died Dec. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1952, at Great Bend, the son of Clifford John and Laverne L. (Lewis) Ellis.
Nadine Christiansen, 83, of Great Bend, died Dec. 12 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Barton County, the daughter of Virgil and Lucille (Newkirk) Amerine. She married Gerald J. Christiansen July 14, 1946, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker.
SMYRNA, Tenn. - Alan Delaine Meyers, 46, died Dec. 11 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was born March 21, 1964, at Russell, the son of Delaine F. and Donna M. (Weigel) Meyers. A Smyrna, Tenn., resident, coming from Great Bend, he was a manager for Whole Foods grocery stores for many years. Survivors include his parents, of Great Bend; two sisters, Brenda Parrish and husband Rob of ...
HICKORY, N.C. - Dr. Keith Melvin Ochs, "Doc", 74, died peacefully at home on Dec. 6, due to declining health. Keith was born, Sept. 24, 1936, in Great Bend, to the late Melvin C. Ochs and Emma Schneider Ochs. He was employed by Lenoir-Rhyne University during the years of 1970 until his retirement in 1996. He played an integral role in the school's transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. He supervised the ...
Detective Denton Doze from the Great Bend Police Department will talk about scams during a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Doze will share information about scams that have been cropping up lately by e-mail, telephone and mail.
The monthly ice cream social will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies. For more information call 792-3906.
High winds created problems for motorists Saturday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. At 10:26 a.m., a motorist reported as she was going over an overpass on K-156 at East K-4, a vehicle lost a cargo trailer, which was in the ditch. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., a Dodge Charger hit a sign post on NW 90 Road and NW 40 Ave. The motorist said the wind ...
Barton County Sheriff A motorist hit a deer with a Ford Escape at 12:54 a.m. Friday at SE 20 Road and SE 105 Ave. Janice Hamby struck a deer in the 400 block of U.S. 281 at 6:20 p.m. Friday. She complained of head and neck injuries and was transported to Central Kansas Medical Center by Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance. A Ford F-10 hit a deer in the 600 block ...
Have yourself a merry little Christmas and make someone else's Christmas merrier at the same time. All you have to do is give less than an hour a week to a child.
The Men Motorcycle Club, with the help of Salvation Army of Barton County, the Sidewinders MC and the American Legion Riders, have made some children's Christmas a little brighter with their Toys 4 Tots program.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Historical Society made the decision to sponsor a new and different promotion of Ellinwood. Plans are to have a mural painted on the south side of the Dick Building, which is on the northwest corner of Main and Santa Fe. The mural will depict the past and present of Ellinwood. Several different styles and types of murals were submitted for study. The one chosen will have a postcard motif featuring different scenes.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital patient rooms are now all equipped with a LED flat screen television mounted on the wall. A flat screen television in each patient room has been a goal and project of the Foundation and Auxiliary for the past several years, with these two organizations purchasing a few units each year through donations. At the end of this past year, all but five patient rooms had flat screen televisions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joe Blanton got some backing from the Los Angeles Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season.
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First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will host a three-day revival May 29-31. The meeting start at 7 each evening with area pastors speaking. The theme for the revival is "no boundaries." The public is invited.
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Kansas State relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings to bolster a solid start by freshman Blake McFadden as the top-seeded Wildcats edged Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The cancer fight from Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
Below are the Great Bend High School seniors who received local scholarships.
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Charlotte (Soeken) Sessler, 94, died May 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Otto G. and Lydia S. Frerichs Soeken. On Jan. 21, 1940, she married Charles W. Sessler in Ellinwood. He died on June 25, 2002. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife. Mrs. Sessler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, and was ...
Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman ...
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