Principal's Honor Roll 8th Grade: Gabby Batt, Natasha Bieker, Laura Black, Matthew Black, Peyton Burkhart, Krystal Coleman, Samantha Croft, Justin Denney, Paul Flores, Morgan Francis, Anna Frizell, Daniella Gabrieli-Vasquez, Grant Harris, Kiley Heine, Jenna Hertel, Maycie Hestand, Amber Heuer, Taylor Hofeling, Adam Jacobs, Kacee Kasselman, Kelsie Keener, Kelci Keyse, Dykota Knorr, Lindsay Leuenberger, Jamie Liebl, Darian Mayhugh, Morgan McIntosh, Hunter Middleton, Alex Morgan, Kenneth Mulch, Sarah Niederee, Stevee Nily, Tyler Nuss, Allison Peak, Jackson Randall, ...
Boy Scout Troop 149 recently held Pinewood Derby Race.
This is a nationwide effort to recognize the efforts of those who serve Friendship Meals to seniors. This program is offered in the month of March and public officials are invited to participate. The Great Bend-based Eldercare is the local sponsoring, agency for the meals, covering 28 southwest Kansas counties. "They encourage us to invite mayors in to help serve."
The 16th Annual Kansas fwo Jima Reunion and Dinner, founded by the late Walt Vincent in 1996, will be held May 7, at the Arden H. McKee American Legion Post #128, 108 East Garfield in Sterling. The door will open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and viewing of memorabilia. All veterans are invited and encouraged to bring personal memorabilia. Colors will be presented at 6 p.m. followed by the serving of dinner. The meal will ...
On March 16th the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy had its first belt promotions under its new Instructors, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Sensei Nathan Chlumsky and 1st Degree Black Belt, Sempai Michael Alnore.
Several area students accepted Fort Hays State University scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend.
Located at the intersection of 10th and Main in Great Bend, Z's Car Wash is no stranger to Great Bend drivers. Community residents have been enjoying the car wash's convenient location for several years. However, loyal patrons may have noticed a drastic difference in the quality of the wash they receive since the end of last year. "I firmly believe as a business owner that if you are going to provide a service, it needs ...
The Seventh Annual Barton County 4-H Winter Classic hosted over sixty 4-H members from nearby counties. Members participated in air rifle and archery competition to prepare for the upcoming state 4-H Shooting Sports Competition to be held April 16th at the Expo Grounds west of Great Bend.
The IRS is reminding everyone not to overlook credits that can reduce their tax bill. "A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed," said IRS Spokesman Michael Devine. "Some credits are refundable, which can mean a refund rather than owing any taxes." Here are some of the credits he said should not be overlooked. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable credit for workers who earned income less than $48,362 from wages, ...
By his own testimony, John Ditullio is a hateful neo-Nazi who despised his next-door neighbors in New Port Richey, Fla. - a white woman with an African-American friend and a son who was openly gay.
Dear Editor, To the Great Bend voters: I am Jim Thurman, former mayor of Great Bend. I know what it takes to serve as the mayor of Great Bend. Many people though I did a commendable job. I want you to reelect Mike Allison as our mayor of the future. Why? Because he is smart, intelligent, hard working, experienced and well acquainted with the job. I have talked with many city personnel and they are ...
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Phil Gramm, one of John McCain's chief economic advisers, made the statement that "we are a nation of whiners." He, of course, took a lot of flak for that and eventually backed down from his statement.
LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama went on ESPN Wednesday and announced his NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen picks. He loves sports. The closest he came to mentioning Japan was when he predicted that the Albuquerque Isotopes will win the Pacific Coast League this summer. Japan's earthquake shut down Toyota's Prius plant in northeastern Japan last week until further notice. It hit Al Gore pretty hard. The Prius is so environmentally ...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas State's Jacob Pullen won the individual matchup of marquee point guards, scoring anywhere and everywhere while Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor clanged one shot after another.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Big East finally found a way to get a team into the round of 16 - by beating up on itself.
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.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
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HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.