Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens ...
Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20. "We did catch one on a video in Walmart parking lot where the side glass of a semi tractor was shot out," Akings said. The suspect ...
Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.
Chamber coffees set LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce has scheduled coffee hour the next three Thursdays. For information, call 620-285-6916. • April 25, 9:30 a.m. A coffee hour will feature Sen. Mitch Holmes and Rep. John Ewy April 25 at the Chamber office, 502 Broadway. • May 2, 9:30 a.m. A coffee hour will feature the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial Committee and the American Legion Riders May 2. An update will be provided ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.
Due to the winter-like weather, organizers decided Tuesday to postpone the first-ever Great Bend High School Community Service Day that was scheduled for today. The new date is Wednesday, May 1.
Barton Community College's Kara Koepplin won her first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet on Monday at StoneRidge Golf Cub.
On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.
FORT DAVIS, Texas - Charles Bruce Colvin, 69, formerly of Ellinwood, died on April 23 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Robert Rugan and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? The Boston bombers were revealed to be two Chechen brothers Friday. The Chechens are Muslim and white. This allows Republicans to blame the Democrats for being soft on al-Qaeda and the Democrats to blame the Republicans for turning a blind eye to the Klan. Boston police tracked down and killed one of the two bombing supects Friday as the brother got away. It was a long night. The cops ...
A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win."
SAN ANTONIO - Klay Thompson scored 34 points, Stephen Curry added 22 and the Golden State Warriors withstood another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory Wednesday night to even their series at one game apiece and snap a 30-game skid in the Alamo City.
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Barton Community College women's tennis team returns home from Arizona with an individual consolation title at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tennis championships this week.
Now we know why those college basketball coaches get paid so much money. They have to deal with the seedy underworld of basketball in recruiting.
BALTIMORE - One bad throw led to another, and then another. And another.
On April 30, the Great Bend Middle School track and field team finished up the 2013 track season by traveling to Hays and competing in a seven-team meet put on by TMP Middle School.
MIAMI - It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
LIBERAL - It was a fourth-place finish on Tuesday for the Great Bend High School golf team at the Liberal invitational.
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Barton Community College's 43rd commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Barton Gymnasium.
TOPEKA - Each year, 4.5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs and 885,000 of those require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. Children, because of their inexperience and size, are particularly prone to serious ...
On a recent afternoon visit to the Barton County Food Bank the volunteers were scurrying about trying to assist local residents who were overflowing the waiting room, many with children in tow, hoping for emergency food assistance. It clearly demonstrated the urgency of ongoing needs still existing for local families in Barton County as well as the critical commitment needed from the community for ongoing financial support for this worthwhile endeavor.
On Saturday May 4th the Great Bend Forensics squad traveled to Emporia High School for the 5A State Championship Speech Tournament. They competed in 16 events, which gave them a full entry. Placing 8th out of 25 schools, the team had five events break into semifinals.
If the 2010 elections weren't bad enough for Democrats, here comes the "six-year itch." With the exception of Bill Clinton's second term, the party that controls the White House loses seats in congress six years into a presidency. But there's a gathering sense among Democratic consultants who work on congressional campaigns that their party could buck the trend in 2014 for a number of reasons, not least because Barack Obama is finally fired up and ...
Online chat host: Good morning, cyber pals. As you know, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric "bible," is to be released this month. It will include "Internet-Use Disorder" - also referred to as Internet addiction - as a condition recommended for further psychiatric study. Our guest today is Dr. Adam Von Cybercruncher, America's leading authority on Internet addiction.