HAYS – After experimenting last year with a special hooding ceremony for graduate students, Fort Hays State University will have a completely separate Commencement this year for students who are receiving advanced degrees. This year marks the first graduating class for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is hosted at FHSU, so KAMS will also have a separate Commencement. For the first time, Commencement at FHSU will consist of three stand-alone ceremonies.
If a child slides into third base on Friday evening and injures an ankle, it may not be a full-fledged emergency. But immediate medical attention is in order, nonetheless.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include the district's health initiative, Kansas Safe Routes to School program, approval of the 2011-2012 Certified Employees' Agreement, approval of supplemental salary changes, approval of the 2011-2012 BOE meeting schedule, approval to publish the amended 2010-2011 budget, Kansas Assessments updates, professional development update, and updates on state ad federal programs.
Great Bend High School musicians achieving "I"s at the State Festival last Saturday in Newton were, front row: Hannah Mosier, marimba; Taylor Fry, flute; Holly Mosier, and Estella Schumacher, voice; and Taylor Lampe, trumpet. Second row: Saxophone Quintet members Nick Moyers, Colton Lagerman, Spencer Keil, Stu Hogg and Jake Kohman. "II" ratings were awarded to Nick Moyers, alto sax; Austin Habash, Andrew Coster and the Brass Ensemble (Miles Orth, Kameron Boese, Taylor Lampe, Matthew Bruner, ...
The 66th-annual Kansas State Convention of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International was held April 28-May 1 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center in Great Bend. Kim Kummer, member of ESA: chapter Delta Tau of Great Bend, served as the Kansas state president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for the 2010/2011 year. Kummer served as the presiding officer over the weekend's business and festivities, and her theme for her term in office, "Let Your Life Speak," well ...
At Clive's, of Victoria, British Columbia, Glenfiddich Scotch whisky is only one ingredient in the signature cocktail "Cold Night In," which, according to a New York Times review, combines "molecular mixology" and comfort food.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - After sweating through crisp white shirts and expensive suits for more than three decades, Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams is finally ready to take it easy.
DALLAS (AP) - Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks on Friday night for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Wednesday. At 12:08 p.m. they responded to the compost site, where a pile of wood chips was on fire. At 3:20 p.m. there was a small fire on the east side of the McDonald's restaurant. At 3:37 p.m. they responded to 1007 Williams for a smoke smell. At 9:25 p.m. they responded to a mutual aid call from the ...
GENESEO - Johnetta G. Rolfs, 87, died May 5 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center. Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Rush County, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Scheuerman Kaiser. A 1942 graduate of Otis Rural High School, she then attended Fort Hays State College, receiving her teaching degree. On June 10, 1948, she married Alvin D. "Pete" Rolfs in Otis. He died on Dec. 9, 1995. A longtime resident of Geneseo ...
LARNED - Rolla Gaylen Renfro, 73, died May 4 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 14, 1937, at Great Bend, he was the son of Rolla G. and Viola B. (Elmore) Renfro. A Larned resident most of his life, he was a guard at the Larned Correctional Metal Health Facility, retiring in 2005.
KANSAS CITY, Mo . - The only luck Chris Tillman had was bad. Chris Getz led off the game with an infield single and that opened the floodgates for a four-run first inning, and the Kansas City Royals wound up thumping Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Thursday afternoon. While few of the five hits in the first were hit hard - and one was lost in the sun - they counted just the ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Recreation Commission has some trips planned in the next few months.
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.