KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Swimming, boxing and vigorous workouts in the neighborhood gym had kept Ryan Lilja in good football shape.
Fred W. Becker, 79, died June 16 at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal. He was born July 15, 1931 at Tyro the son of J. W. Alfred & Anna (Prange) Becker.
James R. "Jimmy" Godfrey, 101, died June 17 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. He was born Feb. 1, 1910 at rural Bushton the son of William J. and Rose C. (Finnin) Godfrey.
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PAWNEE ROCK - Curtis L. Delgado, Pawnee Rock, died June 16 at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
WICHITA - Gene Roberson, 74, passed away on June 16 surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on June 17, 1936 in Great Bend. After serving in the United States Army, he spent his career as a sales representative of wholesale steel products until his retirement.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.- Alice Marie Willcut, 80, resident of Bartlesville, Okla., died June 11. Born Aug. 1, 1930 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Lowell E. and Elizabeth (Whittig) Willcut. She was raised and received her education in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1948. She attended Kansas City Business College for two years, then moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company until her retirement. She moved back to Great Bend to care for her mother until her death. In 1997 she moved to Bartlesville, Okla. to care for her ill ...
This is where the rubber meets the road. The second-annual Relay for Life of Barton County bicycle poker run is set for Saturday, June 25, at Brit Spaugh Park.
When you are 52, your dad is 30 years older and still works every day, Father's Day is already special. Still, if I had a dream day as a dad, it would go something like this:
Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.
Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission.
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Great Bend police are investigating a report of an aggravated battery. The alleged victim told police Thursday even that two males battered him at 2100 Broadway Ave. and stole $120 from him.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of a grant to provide toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation.
LARNED - The United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th.
Roberta Jo Carr, 59, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 11, 1954, in Fayette County, Ohio. Roberta was a resident of Great Bend since 1987, moving from Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She worked as a night auditor for Days Inn.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains "repeal and replace," there is little agreement on what "replace" means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government-controlled single-payer system.