There is an e-mail circulating offering the chance to purchase advertising on a Great Bend High School football poster. However, said Unified School District 428 Superintendent Tom Vernon, it has nothing to do with the school system.
More than 450 people attended the 2011 Kansas Optometric Association Convention, which took place April 28-30 in Wichita.
The Beautification Committee's project of beautifying Main Street is once again in full swing. Thirteen large pots have been planted on the corners of Main and silk flowers have been placed in the arches at Jack Kilby Square. Smaller cement pots are currently being planted in front of downtown businesses. Donations to help with the costs of pots, soil and plants can be made to the Beautification Committee sent to June Hillman at 3216 Broadway in Great Bend.
The Barton County Appraiser's Office will mail out the 2011 Personal Property Valuation Notices on Friday. Once a property owner receives their valuation notice, it is suggested that they review the notice for accuracy of property information.
The lower house of Russia's parliament approved legislation to classify beer, for the very first time, as an alcoholic beverage.
I know a fellow from Lebanon who is more American than most Americans. In 1977, when I was 14, I rode my bike, played ball with my friends and enjoyed a safe and happy American existence. During that same year at the same age, the Lebanese fellow I now know was dragging dead bodies into the street and setting them on fire. As civil war raged in his country - as Beirut was bombed every ...
They got him. Put a couple of slugs in his face. Then they dumped his body in the sea - something for the fish, which don't much care what they eat, to feed on.
NEW YORK (AP) - Freddy Garcia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter provided the offense and the New York Yankees' bullpen made it stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.
The Barton Community College softball team went 1-2 during the weekend at the Region VI Championships in Wichita to end its season. Barton beat Colby to start the double-elimination tournament then fell to Butler and Garden City to ends its season with a 5-32 record. Barton won 4 of its final 9 games of the year.
The public is invited to a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, the new name for Central Kansas Medical Center.
Great Bend Police A known person reportedly shoplifted health and beauty items, Sunday afternoon at Walmart. An individual reported someone stealing her digital camera while she was at the zoo on Sunday. A hit-and-run vehicle struck a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on Sunday. A $53.71 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported at 7:23 p.m. Sunday. The suspect vehicle was a green Toyota. Criminal damage to ...
Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery hosted Central Prairie League Art Day April 27, featuring the works of student artists from nine area high schools. The students were honored with a reception and awards ceremony on the day of the exhibit.
For the next two Saturdays, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be selling recycled Memorial Day flowers in the Zarah Mall. This fundraiser for RSVP will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14 and 21, in the area behind the Miss Pretty Pickles store at 1218 Main. People wishing to purchase flower arrangements should enter on the north side of the mall at 1919 Lakin Ave. ...
TOPEKA – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack notified Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday he has granted the Governor's request for the USDA to issue a drought disaster declaration for 21 Kansas counties as well as 18 contiguous counties.
Kansas high school football players who have dreams of continuing their gridiron careers at the next level can find a resource in a former Sunflower State star who has excelled at every level of the game - high school, college and the National Football League.
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 and Oregon State made a fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand for a 1-0 victory over Indiana in the College World Series on Wednesday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Bring yourself to the game. Leave the cooler and backpack at home.
MIAMI - Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
CLEVELAND - Every fifth day, Indians manager Terry Francona knows he'll get innings, maximum effort and nothing but smiles from his No. 1 starter.
LARNED - Hey Chiefs' fans, I know it seems like 50 years since the guys with the arrowheads on their hashelmets had a winning season but it's not quite that bad.
SELDEN - Stephen C. Kruse, 50, died May 27, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.
NESS CITY - Clyde Eugene Gross, 84, died June 18, 2013 at the Ness County Hospital.
WICHITA - Ralph Ellsworth Butler, Jr. 82, passed away in the presence of family on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site has been selected to receive a 2013 "Ticket to Ride" grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks.
LARNED - The annual Quilter's Celebration, sponsored by the local Quilting Bees guild, will be held on Saturday, June 22 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris Streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking and a handicap entrance is in the rear of the church. The event is open to the general public free of charge and will include a potluck lunch and snacks, door prizes, a Peddler's ...
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RUSSELL - The 2nd Annual Ride for Disabled American Veterans will be held on Saturday, June 22, in Russell. Registration will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Fierce Pride, 826 N. Maple in Russell. The poker run will be from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. A barbecue and street dance will follow at the Swingin' Door Saloon, 8th and Main. Contact Angie at 785-324-1291 for more information or visit the website, davpakerrun.com.