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Judith Robl will be signing her new devotional gift book, As Grandma Says, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Town Square Emporium in Lyons, 110 West Commercial Street.
MCPHERSON -Virginia Edna Saling-Marx, 85, of McPherson, passed away Monday, Feb. 21 while in the company of family members at Hospice House, Hutchinson. Mrs Marx was born in Bazine on Oct. 14, 1925, the daughter of George and Lizzie (Dell) Stieben - Adolph. Virginia attended the Bazine grade schools and attended Bazine High School, Bazine, Kansas.
Harbey Fanshier, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 24, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1924, at Stafford County, the son of Charles and Martha (Fischer) Fanshier.
Late last year, outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist initiated pardon proceedings - granted in December - excusing now-deceased singer Jim Morrison of The Doors for his 1969 indecent-exposure conviction in Miami Beach.
Thuggish, "community organizing" politics showed up in Wisconsin after Commander-in-Chief President Obama, deployed his Organizing for America (OFA) troops to inject protestors into the Wisconsin budget debate Obama describes as an "assault on unions."
Dear Editor, Let's take a look at why I suggested the Smokey Hills be contacted for asphalt work. When the city did the work at the airport Smokey Hills' bid was several hundred thousand less that Ventur,e so Smokey Hills got the job. Then they sub-contracted Venture and Venture did the work. We know that both made money and the city and the taxpayers saved money. This time the city contacted Venture individually but not ...
The Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame will grow by five this year with the inductions of Tom Curtis, Trish (Gadberry) Wade, George Donley and Jim and Jo Ann Heaton. Those five will be inducted as the Class of 2011 during a 3 p.m. induction ceremony on Saturday at the Student Union on the BCC campus.
Marquette 74, No. 14 Connecticut 67, OT HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime Thursday night to lead Marquette to a 74-67 victory over No. 14 Connecticut, which played without coach Jim Calhoun on the bench. Jimmy Butler added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 8-7 Big East), who tied the game at 59 with 5.3 seconds left on a drive by Johnson-Odom. Kemba Walker led the ...
HOISINGTON -The high school basketball game between Hoisington and Larned that was scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled due to inclement weather.
The Barton Community College baseball team is slated to start Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division play in Garden City on Saturday and Sunday with the games starting at 1 p.m. - unless inclement weather prevents it.
DeletebodycopyIce Cream Social - Sunday - 4 p.m. - There will be a video preceding the serving of ice cream. A fun event and everyone is welcome.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Wednesday. There were no fires. Ellinwood Fire Department Two tractors at SE 50 Road and SE 150 Ave. were damaged in a grass fire at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. It was believed that animal activity created electrical problems that caused the fire. Great Bend Police Wednesday reports: Someone threw a brick ...
A woman who intentionally drove into an unoccupied Sunflower Diversified Services mini-bus last Saturday may be charged with criminal damage to property, Captain Bob Robinson at the Great Bend Police Department said. However, no arrest has been made and the woman has since been admitted to Larned State Hospital. Police were dispatched at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, with a report there had been an accident at Sunflower's office at 8823 Fourth ...
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park and Riley Elementary schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch ...
Jay Leno told his studio audience the other night that President Obama should forget his plans to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and instead close the IRS.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
Sometimes, when you are taking care of your container plants, you might see a white or yellowish build up around the edges of the pot, or even on the soil itself. Many people wonder what this is, and want to either repot the plant entirely, or sadly, think that there is something wrong with the plant and just stop trying. The cause of this build up is actually very easy to explain, and easy to remove to be able to keep your plants healthy and looking great.
On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press announced amendments to its style book, effectively banning the use of the word "illegal" to describe a person as in "an illegal immigrant." This announcement was followed by similar pronouncements from other news sources, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post.
Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents trying to persuade veterans over 65 to make decisions about their pensions without giving them the whole truth about the long-term consequences
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budget hearing/budget approval; R.O.S.E. Award recipient; David Meter will present an overview of the year's activities and athletics; approval of insurance for 2013-2014; approval of change for GBMS gym construction; approval of GBHS track surface project bid; approval of roof bid for District Education Center; approval of curriculum grant; ...
The Scheuerman Reunion was held on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall. There were 14 in attendance from the Conrad Scheuerman family. Several shared about family interests or something exciting that they have done.
Everyone is waiting to see what the wheat crop will hold. Summer crops are pretty well planted until double-cropping. The area has been receiving fairly significant rain and overall temperatures, while a little cool for corn and sorghum, are great for wheat grain development. Let's take the opportunity to shift gears from crops to our most important agricultural resource – people. Specifically, let's take a look at the people out in the fields and feedlots ...
Taylor Fry, daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry was recently awarded the prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship. Fry was recommended by Chapter HR of Great Bend. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. This year there were 302 STAR Scholarships awarded out of 1,961 applications, eight winners in Kansas. Fry is a recent graduate of GBHS and was accepted into Kansas State University where ...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Skye Bolt hit a game-winning RBI single through the right side in the ninth inning to lift North Carolina past South Carolina 6-5 in the opener of the NCAA Super Regional best-of-3 series.
The Kansas Funeral Directors Association, Inc. recently held their 116th Annual Convention in Overland Park.
Students working at a summer job may not earn enough to owe income tax, but they will probably have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.