Dear Editor, The board of directors, volunteers, auction committee, and staff of Central Kansas CASA, Inc., would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the residents of the 20th Judicial District (Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford counties) for their support of our 6th annual CASA Chocolate Auction, which was held Feb. 5 at the Highland Convention Center. This year's auction was our most successful yet! With the help of businesses and individuals who ...
Dear Editor, I disagree with the conclusions about Barton Community Colleges policy governance that Paul Unruh expressed in his recent letter to the editor. You don't have to look far in Kansas to find community colleges that suffered long-lasting damage from trustees who brought their personal agendas to the board and inflicted them on the college. Policy governance was not used in those instances but is designed to prevent them. When a volunteer board uses ...
CLASS 6A GIRLS DODGE CITY Sub-state A-Wichita Northwest 50, Goddard 41 Sub-state B-Maize 45, Dodge City 34 OLATHE Sub-state A-Olathe South 61, Lawrence Free State 41 Sub-state B-Olathe East 56, Olathe Northwest 43 OVERLAND PARK Sub-state A-SM West 62, Blue Valley West 55 Sub-state B-Blue Valley Northwest 31, Blue Valley North 23 TOPEKA Sub-state A-Wichita Heights 64, Manhattan 51 Sub-state B-Topeka Washburn Rural 74, Wichita Southeast 64 CLASS 5A BOYS PITTSBURG Sub-state A-St. Thomas Aquinas ...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech fired Pat Knight on Monday, ending a disappointing three-year run for a coach who failed to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA tournament after taking over for his famous father.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A three-game losing streak to end the regular season knocked Missouri out of the Top 25. Coach Mike Anderson blames the swoon on porous defense.
The Barton Community College baseball team swept a pair of games Sunday to cap off the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division weekend series winning three of its four games against Hutchinson at Lawson-Biggs Field in Great Bend.
Ohio State and Kansas are 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week.
STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS First-round games Boys CLASS 6A at Wichita Wednesday's games Dodge City (19-2) vs Leavenworth (16-6), 3 p.m.; BV Northwest (21-1) vs Wichita Northwest (15-7), 4:45 p.m.; Olathe East (19-3) vs. Washburn Rural (18-4), 6:30 p.m.; Wichita Heights (22-0) vs Blue Valley West (9-13), 8:15 p.m. CLASS 5A at Topeka Thursday's games Andover Central (16-5) vs St. Thomas Aquinas (13-9), 3 p.m.; McPherson (21-1) vs Bishop Miege (11-11), 4:45 p.m.; Kansas City Washington ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - After beating Colorado at home last week, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg praised his team for playing with passion and energy through loss after heartbreaking loss.
The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's 13th annual benefit golf tournament will be held on Friday, April 29 at the Club at StoneRidge.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - The Barton Community College men's track and field team was a solid 3rd place this past weekend the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Cougars scored 84 points in the meet for third.
Archie "Galen" Allen, 73, died March 4 at home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 25, 1938, at Great Bend, the son of Archie Roy and Rosetta Mae (Smiley) Allen. He married Barbara Leah Feaster on Jan. 1, 1963, at Windsor, Mo. She died June 29, 2006. He worked for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash., as an engineer. Mr. Allen was a lifelong resident of Great Bend, also living in Bozeman, Mont., Seattle, Wash., and Torrance, Calif.
ELLINWOOD - Wilma G. Dannebohm, 75, died March 7 at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. She was born May 3, 1935, at Midian, the daughter of Ted and Irene Waterman Zimmerman. She graduated from Ellinwood High School. A lifetime Ellinwood resident, she was a nurse at Ellinwood District Hospital, a florist at Flowers and Things and a secretary at Immanuel United Church of Christ, all of Ellinwood.
NESS CITY - Gilbert Philip Rebel, age 84, passed away on March 5 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Schoenchen, the son of Joe and Lena Zimmerman Rebel. He was a farmer and he worked for Ness County road maintenance for 37 years.
KIMBALL, Neb. - Patrick A. Dunegan, 73, of Kimball, Neb., died March 3 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Ellinwood, he was the son of Patrick and Mildred (Powell) Dunegan. He was raised and attended school in Great Bend. He married Carol L. Wenger on Sept. 15, 1957, at Great Bend. The family moved to Kimball in 1958 and he worked with Curley Hensley doing metal fabrication in the oil field. He retired in 2007.
LBERT - Gerald Wesley "Jerry" Alexander, 69, died Dec. 2 at his home in Albert. He was born Dec. 21, 1943 at Florence County, S. C., the son of Jesse Clifton and Mavie Edna (Jolly) Alexander.
NEWTON - John Banman, 95, died Nov. 29, at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. Born on June 23, 1918 in Canton, he was the son of Jacob and Helen (Pankratz) Banman. He graduated from Newton High School, attended Bethel College for one year prior to completing his bachelor's degree at Wichita State University in 1940. Two years later he received the first master's degree given in clarinet performance from Northwestern University. He was ...
HOISINGTON -Opal C. DeMoss, 98, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. She was born Oct. 13, 1915 at Nowata, Okla., the daughter of William and Sarah (Estes) Tate.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Esther Dunham, 89, died on Dec. 2 at Golfcrest Health Care Center in Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 in Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. On June 9, 1945 she married Jack Dunham in Hays. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J.C. Penneys and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
Lewis DeWitt, 69, died on Dec. 2 at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 12, 1943, in Cass Lake, Minn., he was the son of Fred F. and Katherine (Gaubatz) DeWitt. On Nov. 17, 1962 he married Dennie Lou Short at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. He moved to Kansas in 1962, residing in Lyons. Lewis and Dennie moved to Hutchinson, where he worked for International Harvester in Hutchinson. In ...
HUDSON -Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, passed away Dec. 3, 2013 at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
SALINA - Wanda Lee Funk, 75, passed away on Dec. 1, at Kenwood View Rehabilitation & Health Care. Born on Feb. 8, 1938, in WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Hannah and Horrace Hobbick. She worked as a housekeeper.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation executed two search warrants late Monday and early Tuesday in Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said suspected methamphetamine was found and five suspects were arrested on drug charges.
ELLINWOOD -Star of Hope has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals-to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.