BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...
DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.
The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.
Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.
Grace Denman will celebrate her 101st birthday with a card shower. Grace was born on April 23, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo. She moved to Scott City at the age of 2 where she grew up. She moved to California and then to Great Bend where she has been a resident for the past 25 years.
Lexie Ukens announces the birth of her son, Gage Alexander Ukens, on Feb. 13. He weighted 6 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Burback of Kearney, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Burback to Daniel Snell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Snell of Ellinwood.
Melvin and Donave Yarmer of Albert, announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Yarmer to Brad Harmony, son of Gayla and Burt Stallknecht of Golden, Colo. and Kenny Harmony of Hutchinson.
Eleanor M. Reif (Demel) will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower and Open House on April 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Country Home Plus Living, 259 W. 6th in Hoisington. Hostess for the event will be Sharon Dreiling.
Taylor Klug, Vice President for First Kansas Bank, graduated from the 2013 Bank Compliance School held in Topeka. The Bank Compliance School is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association and Nebraska Bankers Association. It is designed to provide compliance and audit personnel with information about all federal regulations covered in an onsite compliance exam by Federal Regulatory Agencies. Attendees were also provided with reference materials and techniques to assist their bank in complying with extensive federal and state regulations.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 2 at Linda Jerke's home. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting with 12 members present.
The following meals will be served April 15 through April 19. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
SEWARD - Ronald Lee Reneau, 57, passed away April 13, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 1957, in Kiowa. He lived most of his life in the Hudson, St John and Seward area. He joined US Navy right after high school graduation and spent time in the Philippines, Japan and Hawaiian Islands. He trained with the United States Navy Seals as their Assault Coxman.
RADIUM - Marvin Leroy Brown, 75, passed away April 19, at his home in Radium. Born July 8, 1939, in Great Bend, he was the son of J.P. and Frances (Ward) Brown. A resident of Radium since 1985, he was a welder. On Feb. 14, 1985, he married Lana C. (Mettscher) in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.
HAYS - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, KS.
Maurice J. Damm, 81, died April 19 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born June 17, 1933 at Great Bend, he was the son of Hugo L. and Louise (Shepherd) Damm.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Police Department's K-9 unit was called to investigate after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Kansas Ave. at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Suspected methamphetamine was found and two people were arrested.
Barton County Jail
A vehicle driven by Patton Mills of Great Bend was backing and collided with a Great Bend Police vehicle driven by Joel Hamlin at the Kwik Shop, 2334 Main, around 2:41 a.m. Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.
BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.
Due to wet field conditions, Monday's (April 20) GBHS C-team baseball game at Veterans Park against Garden City has been postponed. A make up date is yet to be determined.