Representatives from the Barton County Food Bank pick up items donated at the Great Bend Public Library last week. The library was accepting food donations in lieu of fines in celebration of National Library Week.
The Barton Community College Theatre Department is hosting a trip to the University of Kansas to watch the musical "Merrily We Roll Along," by Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, April 29. The cost is $10 for students and $18 for non-students.
Basketball author and historian Steven Michael Farney will speak at the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23. The public is welcome to attend this meeting at the Barton County Historical Museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
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HOISINGTON - Leslie E. Laudick, 78, died April 16 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Services are pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Writing a book about the inventor of the microchip led to a lifelong friendship between 2000 Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby and journalist T.R. Reid. When a sculpture honoring Kilby is unveiled on April 28 in downtown Great Bend, Reid will attend the 7:30 p.m. ceremony.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Area Health Foundation received autographed sheetmetal from Jeff Gordons 2011 NASCAR and his crew chief shirt to auction off at the upcoming "Giving is Receiving" fundraising event on April 28.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood junior varsity golf team placed second at the Southeast of Saline Invitational Monday at Salina Mlunicipal Golf course. The Eagles missed first placed by just two strokes.
It's one time when kids are encouraged to open their mouths.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy did his best to match Justin Verlander pitch for pitch Monday night, hanging tough with the reigning Cy Young winner until the fifth inning.
ATLANTA (AP) - The four former NFL players who sued the league on Monday in a state court in Atlanta could be leading a wave of new lawsuits that cite the New Orleans Saints' bounty system for hard hits as evidence that pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning is back in his element, barking out calls, throwing passes and working out with his new teammates. It sure beats watching, wondering and worrying.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a season of turmoil, one marred by injuries to some of their best players and the firing of the head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs are ready for a reset.
NEWARK, N.J. - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams missed Monday night's game with injuries.
I've done my fair share of stupid things over my life.
I set out to write an obituary about my mother, who died Nov. 15, and was taken aback by how much she never accomplished in her 94 years.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.
Sheahon Zenger, the athletic director at the University of Kansas, is between a rock and a hard place. He's up that well-known creek without a paddle. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend fifth grade Panthers football team is at it again. On Nov. 22 and 23, the Panthers are taking part in the 12th-annual National Youth Sports Sanctioning Organization Turkey Bowl at Topeka.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3, No. 21 CFP), 11 a.m. (Fox Sports 1).
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night.
When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
HOISINGTON - A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Hoisington Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1109 N Vine.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
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