ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Community/School Library summer hours beginning May 31 are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School band senior member Nick Espinosa was the recipient of the nationally acclaimed John Philip Sousa Band Award. This award is given to the most outstanding senior band student. It recognizes those young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation and other qualities of conduct which school instrumental music programs strives to impart.
Larned Police Dept. Larned Police Dept. Thursday, May 26 A suspicious person was reported in the 400 block of W. 12th at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 Officers responded to a disturbance in the Corse and 11th at 12:19 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 900 block of Auction Ave. at 2:53 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 1600 block of State Street at 9:05 a.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle ...
"You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you." - C.S. Lewis
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a thunderous speech to a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday. It had political consequences. Republicans immediately claimed that Bibi was born in Hawaii and anyone who doesn't believe it is a conspiracy theorist. IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's DNA was found on the shirt of the maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in his New York hotel ...
Malvern Primary School in Huyton, Merseyside, England, recently banned play with regulation soccer balls because they are made of leather.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Adam Jones had two hits and two RBIs in an eight-run fourth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson, the team said Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Paul Splittorff, the big, blonde left-hander who became the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular broadcaster for the team, died Wednesday of complications from skin cancer. He was 64.
LARNED - Summer hours will begin at Jordaan Memorial Library Monday, May 23. Weekly hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Jordan Memorial Library was closed Saturday, May 21 for Larned High School Graduation. The library will also be closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day weekend. Remember to check out extra books for the long weekend. 'The Sixth ...
LARNED - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will host a new free monthly Diabetes Education Class beginning from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 1 at the hospital, 923 Carroll.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met April 11 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
LARNED –Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Administrator Matt Heyn has released an update to the Pawnee County Health Organization Communications Task Force on the most recent developments on the new hospital project.
If 2013 was a year of ups and downs, it was also a year peppered with ironies. Here are just a few:
For those who enjoy lowbrow political theater, it's Christmas come early. Steve Stockman, a Texas congressman so far to the right he's in danger of falling into the Gulf of Mexico, is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican Primary. Though Tea Party leaders were calling Texas' senior senator a "traitor" who "surrendered" on Obamacare, the conservative case against Cornyn is thin. Stockman's challenge demonstrates that nothing less than absolute faith is sufficient to survive ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhorns talking about becoming national championship contenders again.
SEATTLE - Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.
Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Following coffee and social time, the Rev. David LeRoy will speak at 9:30 a.m. David and his wife Elaine have been the pastors of River of Life Foursquare Church since 1997.
Another Breakout in Worship will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball, and the message will be delivered by Marshall Rouse, both of Great Bend.
First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, invites the public to attend a retirement reception for the Rev. Bill and Lois Johnson. It will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Great Bend Convention Center, 3017 10th St., to celebrate 27 years of service to their church and community.
Mark Roth, vice president of the First National Bank of Liberal for 16 years, was recently named full-time director of development for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City by the Bishop John B. Brungardt. Roth will begin his ministry Dec. 16.
In January, 2012, students and adults from the Claflin/Ellinwood/Odin parish cluster began to prepare for their pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference 2013 in Indianapolis.
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Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 William St., include movies, an author visit and a book club meeting.
John Frank Werner, 94, died Dec. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Odin, he was the son of John Baptist and Regina Philomena (Schmidt) Werner. On Oct. 5, 1952, he married Leona Lauren at the Viking Lutheran Country Church in North Dakota. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for the Barton County Road and Bridge Department and later served as a long term employee of the City of Great Bend Street Department. He also worked for the Arkansas Sand and Gravel.
MITCHELL, S.D. - Ethel Bainbridge, age 83, of Mitchell, S.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Home in Brandon, S.D. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Will Funeral Chapel. Ethel Mae Bainbridge, daughter of Herman and Pearl (Wittstruck) Uphoff, was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, S.D. She attended school in Ethan, graduated ...