HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Department of Education released a study Friday showing U.S. kids rank 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading. Our national security is not at risk, however. Our kids remain number one in violent video games by a huge margin. President Obama called in Bill Clinton Friday to make the case for his tax cut deal to angry and defiant House Democrats. They refuse ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Quarterback Matt Cassel didn't travel to San Diego after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) - Brett Favre stood on the sidelines for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn't take another pounding.
NEWCASTLE, NEB. - Marilyn Kay McCluskey, 70, died Dec. 9. Survivors include her children, Paula Clark and husband Joseph of Omaha, Neb., Patrick McCluskey and wife Tish of Great Bend, John McCluskey and wife Chris, Cecilia Hodde and husband James D., and Catherine Crotts and husband Neil, all of Dodge City; grandchildren, William and Whitney Hodde, Megan Rome and husband John, Erica Stos and husband Shane, Marcella, Patrick, Reace, Matthew McCluskey, and Robbie ...
HOLYROOD - Ben Walter Turner, 84, died Dec. 10 at Holyrood. Born Oct. 1, 1926, in Pawhuska, Okla., he was the son of Harold Clifford and Rachel Irene (McNatt) Turner. A resident of Holyrood for 16 years, coming from Herington, he was a laborer. On Sept. 23, 1950, he married Cornelia Joyce (McBride) at Red Lodge, Mont.
David F. Ellis, 58, of Great Bend, died Dec. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1952, at Great Bend, the son of Clifford John and Laverne L. (Lewis) Ellis.
Nadine Christiansen, 83, of Great Bend, died Dec. 12 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Barton County, the daughter of Virgil and Lucille (Newkirk) Amerine. She married Gerald J. Christiansen July 14, 1946, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a homemaker.
SMYRNA, Tenn. - Alan Delaine Meyers, 46, died Dec. 11 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was born March 21, 1964, at Russell, the son of Delaine F. and Donna M. (Weigel) Meyers. A Smyrna, Tenn., resident, coming from Great Bend, he was a manager for Whole Foods grocery stores for many years. Survivors include his parents, of Great Bend; two sisters, Brenda Parrish and husband Rob of ...
HICKORY, N.C. - Dr. Keith Melvin Ochs, "Doc", 74, died peacefully at home on Dec. 6, due to declining health. Keith was born, Sept. 24, 1936, in Great Bend, to the late Melvin C. Ochs and Emma Schneider Ochs. He was employed by Lenoir-Rhyne University during the years of 1970 until his retirement in 1996. He played an integral role in the school's transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. He supervised the ...
Detective Denton Doze from the Great Bend Police Department will talk about scams during a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Doze will share information about scams that have been cropping up lately by e-mail, telephone and mail.
The monthly ice cream social will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies. For more information call 792-3906.
High winds created problems for motorists Saturday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. At 10:26 a.m., a motorist reported as she was going over an overpass on K-156 at East K-4, a vehicle lost a cargo trailer, which was in the ditch. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., a Dodge Charger hit a sign post on NW 90 Road and NW 40 Ave. The motorist said the wind ...
Barton County Sheriff A motorist hit a deer with a Ford Escape at 12:54 a.m. Friday at SE 20 Road and SE 105 Ave. Janice Hamby struck a deer in the 400 block of U.S. 281 at 6:20 p.m. Friday. She complained of head and neck injuries and was transported to Central Kansas Medical Center by Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance. A Ford F-10 hit a deer in the 600 block ...
Have yourself a merry little Christmas and make someone else's Christmas merrier at the same time. All you have to do is give less than an hour a week to a child.
The Men Motorcycle Club, with the help of Salvation Army of Barton County, the Sidewinders MC and the American Legion Riders, have made some children's Christmas a little brighter with their Toys 4 Tots program.
CLAFLIN - Claflin will hold its 3rd annual 5K/10K run or walk at 7:30 a.m. on May 25 beginning at Claflin City Park.
ELLINWOOD - The criterion for the Alan Fullbright Scholarship are a reflection of what was significant in Alan Fullbright's life. The 2013 scholarship recipients are Stephanie Troyer who will be majoring in Music Education and attending Barton Community College. She has held several offices in KAY, FBLA, International Club and was the Student Council secretary and vice president of her class.
Dan Allen Noblitt, 78, died May 4 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 16, 1934 in Great Bend, he was the son of George O. and Edith (Marsh) Noblitt. On April 18, 1958 he married Thelma Beebe in Norwalk, Calif. A long time resident of Great Bend, he was most recently employed as a regional manager for Super 8 Motels.
BELPRE - Helen R. Berscheidt, 94, died April 19, at the Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Matt and Martha Heinke Maes. On Feb. 4, 1941 she married John N. Berscheidt in Claflin. He passed away in 1974. A lifetime area resident she was a farmwife and an occupational therapist for the Larned State Hospital for 25 years.
The Barton County Jail log for April 30 contained an error. Derrell J. Cox was charged with criminal threat, and not criminal theft as originally reported.