The Association of Kansas Community College Office Professionals will hold their 45th annual conference at Barton Community College April 18-20.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has added the expertise of general surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson to its medical staff. Dr. Wilson began his service with GBRH at the end of March.
Mina McGinnis understands that it is never a favorite topic among families but she also realizes that it is one that must be discussed at some point.
Great Bend High School will host a national qualifying speech tournament, April 20-21. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the tournament.
Robert J. "Bob" McClary, 78, died April 4 at The Life Care Center of Wichita. Born Aug. 2, 1933, in El Dorado, he was the son of John F. and Maudyne (Brown) McClary. He married Patsy G. Barnett on Jan. 22, 1956, in Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked in many areas of the oilfield service industry, and was owner and operator of McClary Tank Service and Action Carpet Cleaning.
If you liked "The Hunger Games", you might like these new young adult novels with futuristic and dystopian themes.
CLAFLIN - Last month, Claflin EMS personnel were dispatched for a fall victim, a bleeding problem, a diabetic problem, a possible overdose, a standby for the sheriff's office, and a difficulty breathing call.
Editor's note: Morgan Ward is a senior at Hoisington High School.
It will be one of those days that most people never expected to see.
Band students from Great Bend High School will present their contest solos and small ensemble selections at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Band Room. Soloists include: Peter Marston, Sarahi Prieto, Desiree Workman, Kelci Kearns and Taylor Fry, flute; Anna Frizell and Kaitlynn Tuey, clarinet; Stu Hogg and Colton Lagerman, alto sax; Taylor Lampe, Gatlin Reed and Estella Schumacher, trumpet; and Luke Abbott, euphonium. Also performing will be the Freshman Woodwind Ensemble (Desiree Workman, Kit Barnes, Taylor Dougherty, Karah Stewart), Varsity Mixed Brass Trio (Gatlin Reed, Elena Lewis, David Harris), Low Brass Quartet (Kiralynn Bunn, Michelle Rooney, Logan ...
GREAT BEND - Bonnie M. Mooer, 86, died April 4, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
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Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
ARKANSAS CITY - Some nights it just isn't there.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.
MANHATTAN - Many stars refuse to admit they look at the players they're passing on the slow climb through the record books. They'll speak in platitudes about focusing on the team first, the individual second, and shrug off most of their achievements.
Charlie Strong is less than halfway through his first season trying to re-establish Texas as a Big 12 power.
A robust and relatively wealthy middle-class has long been a trademark of the United States. This is still the case, although in recent years we have seen the middle class, as well as the poorest of Americans, lose a portion of their share of the economic pie.