QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - For those who want to see the sandhill crane soar, hear the quacking of ducks and geese, and have help identifying the falcon, or a pheasant, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering free bus tours and lunch with the guidance of experts.
BALTIMORE - Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC championship game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - With just two conference games in the books, the pecking order in the Big 12 has been shaken up.
Esther Urban of LaCrosse will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 29 with a card shower.
Paul Hoss celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2 with a dinner for family and friends hosted by his children.
Chy A.M. Howery and Brandon Porter announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. William and Dr. Connie Howery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Parents of the prospective groom are Casey Porter and Holly Valdez, both of Phoenix, Ariz.
Clarence J. Burns will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 30 with a family celebration hosted by his children, Harlan and Barbara Davenport, Steve and Linda White and Tom and Kay Burns.
Jack and Tammy Payne announce the engagement of their daughter Jacklyn M. Payne to Brian J. Dougherty, son of Dennis and Marilyn Dougherty.
Crystal Kay Sinn and Daniel Dean Siebert were united in marriage on Aug. 11 in an outdoor ceremony at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Melinda Sinn of rural Manhattan and the groom is the son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington. The bride is the granddaughter of Kathleen Sinn of rural Manhattan and the late Eugene Sinn and Kenneth and Leah Mae Bever of rural Sedan.
Matt and Stacie Resner announce the birth of the son, Noah Easton Resner, on July 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, William Anakin Resner.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints receiver Marques Colston and Chiefs starting left guard Ryan Lilja are active for the game between Kansas City and New Orleans after being listed as questionable with injuries during the past week.
NORMAN, Okla. - For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.
NEW ORLEANS - It's only Week 3 and desperation time is already at hand for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.
NORMAN, Okla. - John Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and No. 15 Kansas State beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.
The terrorist massacre in Paris was a fundamental assault on freedom of expression. Everyone who thinks freely, writes freely, draws freely, and snarks freely knows what it was about.
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers.
On Dec. 6, Relay for Life of Barton County's Team Hope held a Winter Wonderland Pageant at the Elk's Lodge in Great Bend. There were 25 girls and 1 boy competing from the Central Kansas Glamour Kids.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
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