Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
On March 5, The Parnassus Club held its annual vocal and piano auditions at Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. The 1st place piano award was given to Hannah Mosier of Great Bend, 2nd place piano award was given to Taylor Fry of Great Bend, and 3rd place piano award was given to Hannah Wilborn of Hoisington. Tiffany Harms, piano instructor at McPherson College and formerly of Great Bend judged the piano contestants. Piano teachers entering piano students were Lorrie Stickney, Connie Schneweis and Karole Erikson. The vocal contest winners were: 1st place, Andrew Koster of Great Bend, 2nd place ...
Continuing their record setting season, the Sterling College Debate team successfully hosted the State Collegiate Championship Tournament on Feb. 18-19, and captured yet another state title. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Sterling Debate team has captured either the individual or team title in parliamentary debate. In addition, Emily Graham of Hutchinson, and Nolan Chaney of South Hutchinson, were named the top two speakers in the tournament.
Women from all walks of life will have the opportunity to join together for an entire day focused on them at the Kansas Women's Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 1, on the Fort Hays State University campus.
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BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Fortunately for police, disguising his e-mail address did not occur to him.
Watching Charlie Sheen's outbursts is a great entertainment for Americans.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith refused to let a toe injury stop him. Virginia Tech couldn't do it, either.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The loudest, heartiest cheers of the night were for Thomas Robinson, even though five of his Kansas teammates scored more points.
HAYS - Playing for third place at the Class 1A-Division II basketball tournament is a hollow feeling.
Barton Community College Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Darnell Holopirek and Hoisington USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry show the Sandzén reproductions that the district recently received to take the place of the original pieces sold at auction last summer. These high-quality photo reproductions take the place of the originals, sold for $170,000. Artist Birger Sandzén painted the original watercolors and donated them to the school. Money raised will be used for scholarships. Two plaques identify the pieces of art that were purchased and donated to USD 431 in 1946 and 1953 by each respective senior class at ...
Program showcases Costa Rica and its rainforest wilflife
PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.
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HUTCHINSON - Mark A. Bomgardner, 51, of Hutchinson, went home to be with his Savior, July 27 at Reno County Hospice House. He may have lost his battle with cancer, but he conquered the grave when he accepted Christ as his savior. He was born May 31, 1963 in Joplin, MO, the son of Bob and Judy Allen Bomgardner. He was a 1981 graduate of Dodge City High School, and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Fort Hays State University. He was a Hutchinson resident for the past 15 years moving from Great Bend.
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
MANHATTAN - The Golden Belt Swim Squad portion of the Western Kansas Swim Club was led by Cole Pierce in the West Division swim meet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
SPEARVILLE - Susie Ackerman, 95, died July 26, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Born March 7, 1919, in Pratt, she was the daughter of Michael and Alice Duncan Shanley. On Oct. 2, 1951, she married John F. Ackerman in Pratt. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2003. An area resident since 1951, she was a homemaker.
Billy Wayne "Bill" Brack 1930 - 2014
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Anna Lee (Moody) Brack, 83, a resident of Mountain Home, Ark. passed away Saturday, July 26, at her residence.
SPRING HILL - Deena Kay Erb, 55, passed away July 27, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Jan. 12, 1959, in Nevada, Mo. to Elton Eugene and Helen Nadine (Spencer) Anders. She grew up in Walker, Mo. and attended Walker High School then went on to receive her LPN license from Fort Scott Community College. On Feb. 10, 1979, she married Paul Gerard Erb in Nevada, Mo. They lived in Albert, then they moved to Bucklin, for 15 years and then to Spring Hill in 2009. She was an LPN for 35 years, working for Olathe ...
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph School enrollment will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SJS library. If parents cannot make it that day to enroll their child, they may contact the office to make an appointment by calling 620-564-2721.
HOISINGTON Health care is a community undertaking: local nurses and local doctors tending to friends, family, and neighbors. Clara Barton Hospital has taken the community approach again.
While millions of people choose relaxing in front of the TV, computer or smartphone screen after a long day at work, a new study finds that might cause the opposite feeling.