It all started with a few text messages on a cold Tuesday evening in early January 2011: "So . . . I have an idea . . . " "What's that?" ". . . and I think you just might be the person who is young enough, adventuresome enough, and crazy enough to do this with me!" "Ok. Now I REALLY want to know." "I've always toyed with the idea of doing the three-Day walk, ...
"Trike Nite" sponsored by New Life Baptist Church on 12th Street, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 for young children, ages 2 years – 3rd grade.
ELLINWOOD - U.S. government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon on July 13 at UCC Church, 701 N. Fritz.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder and manslaughter and child abuse by her Florida jury Tuesday in a verdict shown on live TV. Prosecutors didn't come away empty-handed. She was convicted of lying to police and ordered to surrender her Heisman Trophy to Fred Goldman. New York prosecutors were set to drop rape charges against IMF former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn based on accusations by a hotel maid. ...
Once upon a time, people's hands were busy putting food on the table and they were too busy or too proud to consider extending those same hands out to the government for a handout.
Thomas Cavender, 60, of Bessemer City, N.C., pleaded unsuccessfully with a judge to remove him from the National Sex Offender Registry, to which he had been assigned as part of his sentence in 2000 for molesting a third-grade girl.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, split a doubleheader with Dodge City on Wednesday at Dodge City.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association maintains that there is an "adequate basis" for doubting the NBA's losses, citing the inaccurate financial projections the league made in 2009-10.
DALLAS (AP) - Former Kansas State guard Nick Russell is headed to Southern Methodist University. On Tuesday, SMU head coach Matt Doherty said Russell will join the Mustangs this fall.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a Senior Individual Stroke Play Open Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 13, at StoneRidge with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, at the Hoisington Activity Center.
Great Bend is playing host to a state baseball tournament this weekend. The Great Bend Recreation Commission is conducting the 11-and-under Hap Dumont State Tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Twenty-five teams will be seeking the top spot in the tournament. Pool play is slated for Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park and Brit Spaugh ballfields, starting at 10 a.m. each day. The Elimination side of the bracket begins Saturday afternoon, and the championship ...
For one player on the 2011 West team, the Kansas Shrine Bowl will be a new experience in a very familiar setting.
Environmentalists and budget critics of California's proposed bullet train may be breathing a sigh of relief.
President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment: "We have met the goal" of fixing the Healthcare.Gov website.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
Before the season started, Great Bend High School's boys' head swimming coach Steve Beaumont said that he had a young team that would need to learn as they went.
LINCOLN - The Central Plains High School boys outscored Phillipsburg 10-3 in overtime to escape with a 61-54 victory Tuesday in the Amos Morris/George Stephens Classic. The Oilers outscored the Panthers 17-10 from the free-throw line.
LARNED - The upcoming college football bowl season is the end of an era. Thank goodness, or Santa Claus or whomever!
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
ASHBURN, Va. - It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
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HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.