MANHATTAN - The nation's sack leader doesn't play in the Southeastern Conference, nor did he play prep football in some hotbed such as Florida or Texas that churns out Division I prospects.
The race to the national championship game has been well defined. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State are in control. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor are on deck. There is a group of one-loss teams crossing their fingers and hoping for chaos. Then there are the conference races, where there is still plenty of sorting out to do. American Athletic Conference - Simple. Only a major collapse could ...
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
Thursday - International Club, 7:30 a.m.; LHS Scholars Bowl, Montezuma; LMS girls basketball at Ellinwood, 4:30 p.m.; LMS boys basketball vs. Ellinwood, 4:30 p.m.; LHS play practice, Community Center. Friday - FCA, 7:30 a.m.; Preview, "Totally Awesome '80s," Community Center, 9 a.m.; LHS Scholars Bowl at Kingman; Phinney School, Veterans Day concert, LMS, 7 p.m. Saturday - "Totally Awesome '80s," Community Center, 7 p.m. Sunday - "Totally Awesome '80s," Community Center, 2:30 p.m. ...
Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Thursday, Nov. 7, seven Friday, four Saturday, six Sunday, four Monday and six Tuesday.
Great Bend Public Library will open late on Tuesday, Nov. 19, but will be open from 2-9 p.m. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
GREAT BEND - Larry D. White, 71, passed away Nov. 10, in Hutchinson. Born July 8, 1942, in Chase, he was the son of Willis B. and Francis (Snyder) Haas. On July 21, 1962, he married Chole (Snyder). He was a catskinner in the oilfield for many years. He was a loving father and husband always providing for the family and asking for little in return. Survivors include two sons, Troy (Amy) White, Ellinwood; and ...
LARNED - John Edward Haremza, 80, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born March 27, 1933 in Colby, the son of Benjamin C. and Velma Marie Makings Haremza. Ed was a graduate of St. Joseph's Military Academy in Hays. He joined the Air Force in 1953. On Dec. 29, 1953, he married Patricia Hall of Larned. While in the Air Force, Ed and his family, were stationed at ...
Landmark National Bank will partner with the Barton County Food Bank with their Stuff the Turkey benefit. Food items, toiletries and laundry products can be dropped off at either bank location, 1623 Main Street, Great Bend; or 5200 Broadway, Great Bend. Lobby hours for both banks are 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the Broadway location open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.
Great Bend High School Debate squad placed 1st overall at the Liberal Debate Tournament on Nov. 9, that had Halloween costumes optional. Two novice teams placed in top 6 and the open teams had winning records too. Three individuals also received awards for their creative costumes.
Ideology is such an abomination, President Obama rages against those he believes are guided by different ideas of governance.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Richie Incognito showed all texts with former fellow Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin Sunday, revealing they're pals. They exchanged death threats and N-words in good fun. This ends the debate once and for all about whether Dolphins are as intelligent as humans. MTVs hit reality show Sixteen and Pregnant announced a casting call for Season Five Friday just as MTV's Teen Mom wrapped up its first season. Talk ...
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the HaysMed Foundation a $100,000 grant towards the purchase of digital tomosynthesis equipment at the HaysMed Breast Care Center. HaysMed will be the second medical center in the State, with the University of Kansas Medical Center, to have this latest technology in mammography.
Hutchinson Community College President Ed Berger congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 4.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.