Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Friday, three Saturday, six Sunday and seven Monday. They responded to an automatic alarm on Friday, but found no fire. At 2:05 a.m. Sunday there was a small grass fire at Second and Maple, and firefighters were called back to that location at 9:11 a.m. Great Bend Police A burglary and criminal damage ...
Noe Martinez Acosta, no driver's license, $326 Raven Samone Adams, theft, $236 Francisco Antonio Allende, battery, $461 Joshua Allen Alley, seat belts (18 and older), $91 Robert Carlos Amador, unlawful riding 14 years of age or older, $111 Lois A. Anderson, violate traffic control signal, $111 Stephen Michael Arnold Jr., seat belts (18 and older), $91 Ryan A. Aumiller, speeding 47 mph over, $331 Christopher Warren ...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will have a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with the band Country Plus. This event is a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and re-light the neon "eagle" signs outside the building. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
Surrendered Family Ministries is sponsoring a free program Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The public is invited to the event, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. An interdenominational, area-wide choir has been practicing and will lead the singing. The speaker will be Joseph Ametepe with Yesuli International Ministries. A sign-language interpreter will be available.
LARNED - Ellen L. Boyd, 88, died Monday, May 2 at her son's home in Great Bend.
Billie Lou Burgardt, 61, died April 1 at Rock Island Rehab and Nursing Center in Rock Island, Ill. Born Feb. 18, 1950, in WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Fred J. and Christina (Mai) Mai. She married Elmer S. Burgardt on Aug. 11, 1989, in WaKeeney.
HOLYROOD - David N. Presley, 65, died April 30, in Ellsworth. Born May 12, 1945 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Mack Lee and Ruby Jessie (Minor) Presley. On Aug 17, 1990 he married Linda Diane Heglin in Kodiak, Alaska. She survives. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an electrician and recently worked at Orscheln's in Great Bend.
LAWRENCE - The School of Education at the University of Kansas is honoring more than 650 teachers from 115 school districts with 25 or more years of service to education, mostly in Kansas schools.
I am reminding everyone to wear their seat belts when operating or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle. The most current seat belt law which allows law enforcement officers the ability to stop a vehicle if either of the front seat occupants in a vehicle are seen not wearing a seat belt.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Herl Pipe and Specialties, 386 SW 20 Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ron Koelsch with greeters Erin Powers and Brian Harrison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Hoisington Town and Country Supermarket parking lot, 818 North Elm, on Friday May 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist eligible veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. ...
Larned Police Dept. Monday, May 2 An animal control officer responded to Morris and 5th at 6:38 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 500 block of W. 16th at 9:26 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 100 block of Santa Fe at 12:16 p.m. Officers investigated a dog-at-large report in the 200 block of E. 9th at 12:51 p.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout in the 500 block of Main at ...
For past generations, the questions were, "Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?" or "Where were you when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?"
Larned USD 495 calendar Friday May 6-FCA, 7:30 a.m.; LHS Stuco Senior Send-off, 8 a.m.; KS Kids Fitness Day, Fort Larned; Tennis 3A Regional at Cimarron; Baseball vs. Pratt, 4 p.m. Saturday May 7-Golf at Ulysses, 9 a.m. Monday, May 9-Tales for Tots, Hillside Elementary, 10:30 a.m.; Golf at Lake Barton, 3 p.m.; USD 495, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10-LMS Track at Hays, 10 a.m.; Baseball at Nickerson, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11-Stuco, 7:30 a.m. ...
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 ...
Ellinwood Library announces holiday hours
A Great Bend man was arrested Wednesday after a stabbing at 516 Odell St.
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.