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.
Sunday, June 26 Officers checked the welfare of a citizen in the 400 block of Broadway at 1:48 a.m. Officers investigated a driving complaint in the 600 block of Johnson at 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 600 block of Corse at 9:14 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Broadway at 11:22 a.m. An animal control officer checked welfare for an animal at Park and 12th at ...
FORT LARNED - During the weekend of July 2 through 4, the Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. My name is Timothy Kerr. I'm presently working for the USO (United Service Organization) here in Afghanistan. Prior to my employment with the USO, I was deployed with the Ohio Army National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January, 2008 until August, 2009, I returned home in August, 2009, applied for the USO and was hired in October, 2009, went to ...
Dear Editor, Since Super Bowl XLV, where Christina Aguilera flubbed some words, many Americans now seem to be very concerned about the singing of our national anthem. On the NFL website, within two days of the game, there were 55 pages of comments. Most people talked about the missed words but very few people addressed the many musical concepts such as phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. They were all atrocious. For some reason, producers seem ...
Just before my early morning run this morning, a young boy, three-foot-nothing, wearing shorts and a helmet whizzed past me on his scooter, and then abruptly stopped and backed up - when he saw me stuff a 20-pound terrier into my backpack.
At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens' needs.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.