Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 1 and join Donna Krug, Barton County Extension Agent at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center. The event is titled, "Activity for the Ages" and things will kick off with blood sugar screening as well as blood pressure checks. Healthy refreshments will be served and participants will have an opportunity to visit booths of agencies that serve our senior populations. The event is free and open to everyone.
Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds hispanics and women farmers and ranchers about an announcement made a few months ago by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
A federal appeals court reinstated the Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit filed in 2007 by Darrell Miller after he was fired as a bridge maintenance worker by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
CLEVELAND (AP) - Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Cleveland to an 8-7 comeback win over the Kansas City Royals after the Indians' Jim Thome hit a solo shot for his 602nd career homer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Packers quarterback Graham Harrell pulled out the victory Friday night.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Bill Snyder understands better than most what ticks inside the minds of young men. It's a big reason he's won 149 games at one of the most nondescript schools in major college football.When the longtime Kansas State coach held off on releasing a depth chart in fall practice, he knew exactly what would happen: Players would seize on the opportunity to compete.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Schaub stepped back to pass on the first play of the game and threw right to 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks a few yards away.
DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford was sharp and Tom Brady struggled.
Great Bend High School boys' soccer head coach Gus Prieto said that he saw a lot of good things from his teams at Friday night's preseason scrimmages.
Downed power line disrupts traffic signal on 10th St.
Here's a driving tip that could save a life, or maybe just put a buck in your pocket. Starting Sunday, Aug. 28, and continuing through Sept. 10, local volunteers will be handing out $1 bills to drivers who have all occupants buckled up securely in their vehicle.
ELLINWOOD - Eugene (Gene) R. Starnes, 80, died Aug. 27, 2011, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. He was born Sept. 30, 1930, at Kansas City, Kan., to Walter Johnson Starnes and Julia Catherine Bush Starnes. He married Edna Kathryn LeManske on Feb. 18, 1952, at Stony Point. A longtime resident of Ellinwood and Chase, he had been a policeman in Ellinwood and retired from Fuller Brush in Great Bend.
Since Dana Foss knows first-hand that a support group can be an invaluable resource for cancer patients and their loved ones, she and her colleagues are adding early-evening meetings to the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) Support Group schedule.
Regular customers at Office Products Inc. in downtown Great Bend may have done a double-take recently in the service department. The familiar face is that of Chris Frye, who has returned to OPI as a copier technician.
Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.
When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish - dozens of letters.
LARNED - Pop music fans will remember a hit song by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
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GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goodard. Born Jan. 18, 1948, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lucille (Habiger) Miller. She was employed by Koch Industries as a records administrator.
Thomas E. Harris, 67, died Oct. 22 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 29, 1947, at Neosho, Mo., the son of Lawrence Edwin and Eula (Stites) Harris. He married Shirley Schmitt May 1, 1965 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Granby, Mo., he was a long-time oilfield truck driver and later owned and operated Tom Harris Trucking.
CLAFLIN - Stephen F. Demel, 86, died Oct. 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel. On April 23, 1957, he married Dolores A. Jenisch in Odin. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he was a farmer.
Mary Elizabeth Henkle, 80, died on Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1934, in Burlington she was the daughter of Charles William and Hazel Loretta (Doll) Reynolds. On Feb. 12, 1950, she married Carl W. Henkle in Holyrood. A resident of Great Bend since 1953, coming from Ellsworth County, she was employed by Sears in the customer service department, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
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KOC to host turkey dinner
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada, and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas.