In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor's technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements. One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides will return to the table for court-ordered mediation today with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending. NFL executives met with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday for five hours the day before ...
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place on Monday at the Hesston Country Club in fifth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet of the season.
The Barton Community College softball team put together a seventh-inning rally Monday afternoon in its opener with Pratt at Cougar Fields but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles didn't feel he was in a funk. Even at 0 for 18, he didn't consider that long enough to be a slump.
The Great Bend High School softball junior varsity team bested Liberal in both games of its doubleheader on Tuesday.
Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch 1923 - 2011 DORRANCE - Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch, 88, of Dorrance, died on April 10, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. Born March 13, 1923 in Wilson, she was the daughter of Wenzel and Albina (Soukup) Janda. She grew up and attended school in the Wilson area as a child. Later she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Guy Robert Hoch on March 5, ...
Waylon Wages 1977 - 2011 PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo. Born July 12, 1977 in Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages. He currently lived in Princeton, Mo., moving there in 2005 from Great Bend. Waylon was raised in Theodosia, Mo., and was a 1996 graduate of Lutie High School. He was employed by Premium Standard Farms in Princton, ...
Pauline Julia Thomason 1918-2011 GREAT BEND - Pauline Julia Thomason, 92, died April 12 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born December 26, 1918 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Libby (Bridwell) Ward. She married Solomon Leedy Thomason October 15, 1935, at Ponca City, Okla. He died July 4, 1994. Mrs. Thomason was a Great Bend resident most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a ...
Mildred J. Schenk 1924-2011 HOISINGTON - Mildred J. Schenk, 86, died April 13 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. She was born November 5, 1924 at Ness County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy and Martha (Corrigan) Ludington. She married Clifton Helt in 1943 at Great Bend. He died July, 1976. She married Bill Daniel, May 9, 1970, at Hoisington. He died March 1, 1979. She married Robert Schenk, December 10, 1988. He died March 8, ...
ELLSWORTH - Larned High School, Quivira Heights, Claflin and Ellinwood competed in a track and field meet in Ellsworth on Tuesday.
Carol J. Bradford 1942-2011 HOLYROOD - Carol J. Bradford, 69, died April 12 at the Salina Regional Hospital. She was born March 27, 1942, at Great Bend, the daughter of Jules F. Warlop and Agnes Louise Stumps Warlop. She was a rural Holyrood and Bushton resident since 1975, formerly of Winfield and Kansas City, Kan. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Winfield State Hospital. She was employed at Mosaic in Ellsworth. She ...
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team took first place at the Garden City swim meet on Tuesday.
The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is again presenting its triennial Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Saturday at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home.
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.
Angela Humphrey and Christopher Beck were united in marriage on Sept. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin with Father Robert Schremmer officiating. Parents of the couple are Gary and Linda Humphrey of Bison and Allan and Anne Beck of Claflin. The bride was escorted by her father.
Dan Altman of Orlando, Fla. and Kristine Mathers Altman of Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Altman, to Steve Nekic, son of Debbi and Frank Nekic of St. Joseph, Mich. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darlene Mathers of Great Bend, and the late Robert R. Mathers.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Paul and Nancy Jones, of Hays, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. with their children, Paul Weston and Elodie Jones, Matthew and Shelley Jones, and Jarrod and Stacey Jones and grandchildren. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1963 at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in LaCrosse.