Dear Editor, RSVP wants to thank everyone that participated in our annual fund-raiser by purchasing recycled memorial flowers. The Great Bend Cemetery only allows the flowers to be displayed on the grass for a short time because of lawn maintenance requirements. RSVP collects the flowers that were not picked up by family members, refurbishes them and offers the flowers for sale the following year at a very minimal cost. This year's flower project earned $603 ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.
WICHITA - In an announcement by the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, former K-State standouts Kendra Wecker (women's basketball) and Mark Simoneau (football) have been selected as members of the 50th Anniversary Class of 2011. The induction class of 2011 will be enshrined in ceremonies on October 2 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thanks to a fortuitous sun ball, the suddenly surging San Diego Padres are no longer in last place in the NL West.
SALINA - Jerry R. Reames, 62, died June 28 in Salina. Services are pending with Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home in Salina.
CLAFLIN - Magdaline G. Reif, 89, died June 28 at Larned Health Care Center. She was born July 15, 1921 in Ellinwood, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Wurm) Hirsh. On July 18, 1939 she married Frank J. Reif in Ellinwood. He died on Aug. 17, 1989. A longtime resident of Claflin, coming from Ellinwood, she was employed by Ell-Kan in Ellsworth and Fuller Brush in Great Bend. Mrs. Reif was a member of Immaculate ...
Barton County Sheriff A motorist drove left of center and struck a guard rail on a bridge in the 100 block of U.S. 281 at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday. The driver was not injured but was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Tuesday reports: ...
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 7 p.m. on June 21 and 8:45 a.m. on June 22 at the Great Bend Sears at 2515 10th St. Cash was stolen and the building was damaged during the break-in, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Loss was in excess of $1,000. Security cameras show a male entered the store and was out in four minutes. Anyone with information ...
LARNED - A memorial service for former Larned resident Laura Harrell Arbuckle will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday by the duck pond at Schnack Park in Larned. Mrs. Arbuckle died April 23 at Aurora, Colo.
There are a few openings in the July 7 Kansas Wetlands Education Center "Dancing Dragonflies" morning program for kids ages 4 to 7. The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Center. Call KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 by July 1 to register for the program or for more information.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will have a survey team surveying US-56/K-96 through the city of Ellinwood starting the week of July 5, to plan for possible future roadway improvements. The survey work is expected to be complete in about four months on this 1.65 mile area. KDOT asks drivers to be alert to the presence of the survey crew and drive cautiously.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with a special preview of the interior renovation of the Frizell Railroad Depot on the Trail Center's grounds. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot was relocated to the Santa Fe Trail Center from Frizell.
Activities July 3-July 9 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are ...
LARNED - Larned USD 495 presented University of Kansas Certificates of Service to those Kansas teachers who have taught 25 years, at a recent school board meeting. The following are approved minutes.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.