COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - John Donovan Neeland died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 12. The son of Donovan and Mary Agnes "Mamie" (Risse) Neeland, he was born in Great Bend on Nov. 6, 1930. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1949 and attended Kansas State University. On Jan. 31, 1953, he married Elaine Habiger. They later divorced. He then married Imogene Wilson. She died on Jan. 3, 1994. He married Emma Greenlee on May 31, 1995, in Colorado Springs. She died on Oct. 2, 2009. He was involved in farming and ranching before leaving Kansas ...
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David Libberton of McCracken won the first-place prize of $750 at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Jared Manning of Ellinwood won $300 for second and Joseph Ramsey of Russell $150 for third.
Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans were faced with difficult questions, like "How could this happen?" "Why did it happen?" and "Who is responsible?"
MANHATTAN (AP) - The most encouraging statistic for Frank Martin this week had nothing to do with field goal percentage, assist-to-turnover ratios or rebounding margin.
There will be a report on the residence halls when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the seminar room of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also hear a report on personal enrichment of students, which is one of the ends monitored by the college.
At least five whooping cranes are believed to be spending the winter in south-central Kansas, according to sightings being monitored by staff from both Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms State Wildlife Area. Although some sightings have been on either Cheyenne Bottoms or Quivira, most have been on private lands in the surrounding region. The endangered whooping cranes, in three separate groups, include a family group of three (2 adults and one juvenile), a lone juvenile bird, and a single adult that has primarily been observed within a large flock of Sandhill Cranes.
HOISINGTON - A planning meeting for the Hoisington Garden will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Fellowship Hall of the Hoisington, First United Methodist Church at 467 West 3rd
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood After Prom Parents will be taking orders for bierocks made by Wheatland Café until Tuesday, Feb. 7. All orders placed will be need to be picked up at the Ellinwood Homecoming basketball games on Tuesday, Feb. 14 no later than 6 p.m. Contact Shelly Churchill at 620-786-5465 or Jolene Snell at 620-564-3312 to place your order and for any additional information.
HOISINGTON – "Underage drinking needs to stop." That's the message a group of concerned parents and community members are working to spread throughout Barton County.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by KSNC - TV3, 482 North Highway 281, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Scott Donovan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Hoisington Municipal Court Docket - Jan. 5
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 18 Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night for its 13th West Coast Conference title.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the first hour of free agency came to a close Tuesday, the flood of players headed out of Arrowhead Stadium for big-money deals had finally slowed to a stop.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Tuesday.
A couple of accomplished NFL pass rushers suddenly became available when DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released to create room under the salary cap in two of the biggest moves at Tuesday's start of the free-agency signing period.
The Barton Community College women's track and field team placed fourth over the weekend at the NJCAA Division-I Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in upper Manhattan, N.Y.
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WAKEENEY - Gayle Myron Garrett died on March 9 at his home in WaKeeney. He was born on May 18, 1945 in Hays.
HOISINGTON - Robert C. Karst, 96, died Monday, March 10 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 6, 1917 at Galatia, the son of Jacob and Eva (Rein) Karst.
WASHINGTON – Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8.7 million pounds of various processed beef products, because they processed "diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced recently.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Annual Seafood Buffet now through March 21. The menu for the evening will include all you can eat servings of fish, shrimp, clam chowder, salad, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, bread, coffee or tea.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, 2001 Broadway (SW corner of Broadway & Main), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Sarah Panning and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Cemetery Staff is asking the public to remove any and all winter decorations from Great Bend Cemetery and Great Bend North Cemetery, Wednesday March 12 through Friday March 21, for spring cleanup and spraying season.
"Court of Change,' will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains girls and St. John boys Class 2A quarterfinal basketball games will be aired live on the Internet through the Kansas State Activities Association and the National Federation of High School Networks.