The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Great Bend Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday 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. The office will be staffed by accredited ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by J.C. Penney, 1500 Kansas Ave, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dear Editor, We want to thank all of our friends, families, and work partners for supporting us by voting for our teams in the Dancing with the Barton Stars competition. We agreed to be one of the dancers because we believed in the purpose of the fundraiser but you responded with such enthusiasm and encouragement that it made us work even harder to give you a night of fun entertainment. We gave our time and ...
Dear Editor, NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the United States with 75 million loyal fans, many of whom are dedicated American Red Cross blood donors. That's why NASCAR and the American Red Cross are once again teaming up for Red Cross Racing, a donor rewards program designed to increase the number of blood donors and the number of times they give blood. For the fourth year in a row, Greg Biffle, driver ...
Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January.
Who are you believing in for your salvation? I must admit when I was younger I believed in people who told me I was saved. I lived like hell but I had been told that I was saved and should never doubt it by many ministers. I believed in their words for my salvation. Let's think for a moment. If a friend, family member or reputable person such as a minister tells you that you ...
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: On behalf of me and my team, I just wanted to extend my greatest thanks for the wonderful Christmas care packages that you sent us. It was a wonderful surprise to receive your packages. We are at a pretty remote base, so the team loved getting a resupply of toiletries and goodies. Just a little background, we are a seven-man team operating in eastern Afghanistan tasked with assessing ...
BENNINGTON - The Central Kansas Cruisers youth track and field team competed in Bennington on April 16.
Grizzlies 104, Spurs 86 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley had 15 points and seven assists to help the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies rout the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night and grab a commanding 3-1 lead in their opening series. The Grizzlies already had made franchise history by winning their first playoff game in Game 1 and added their first playoff win at home. Now they are a game away from becoming the second eighth ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In a sharply worded rebuke of Ohio State's Jim Tressel, the NCAA on Monday accused the 10-year coach of withholding information and lying to keep Buckeyes players on the field who had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor.
After seven weeks of bitter back and forth, failed talks and growing uncertainty about the 2011 season, a federal judge has ordered an immediate end to the NFL lockout.
The Hoisington location of the Great Bend-based Becker Tire will no longer be operating at the close of business on Wednesday, Becker Tire Executive Vice-president Steve Burhenn said.
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.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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 ...
Ellinwood Library announces holiday hours
A Great Bend man was arrested Wednesday after a stabbing at 516 Odell St.