KHI News Service TOPEKA - A judge denied a state attorney's change-of-venue request in a lawsuit that involves the 2011 death of a patient at Larned State Hospital. Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks ruled the case would remain in Shawnee County. The hearing lasted about 40 minutes. Lawyers representing the hospital and two of its psychiatrists had asked that the proceedings be moved to Pawnee County, where Larned State Hospital is located. The ...
Courtesy Photo Jim Forrest presents a check to the Larned High School Over Actors Anonymous on behalf of Prairie Arts Unlimited. The money was raised through the presentation of the recent dinner theater. Joining Forrest are Dallas Humphrey, Marley Palmer, Janae Woods, Abigail Ayre, Hannah Smith and Kolby Keith.
LARNED - The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital's respiratory department has scheduled three free pre-screenings that could help identify someone who is at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It's a good thing he slimmed down because he's running. The worst-kept secret in politics is clearly now even less of a secret. With his whopping re-election win, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in 2016 Republican Presidential nomination-seeking mode. The only questions are whether he'll do it his way (center right), or eventually the base's way (inch far right) -- and whether he'll prove to be another Bill Clinton or another Rudy Giuliani.
Speeding Cases Filed 10-10 - Kent A. Kirkwood, Larned; No seat belt; Fine $10 Filed 10-7 - Guadalupe Morales, Satanta; No seat belt; Fine $10 Filed 10-2 - Daniel Todd Schenkiews, Dodge City; Speeding, 76-65; Fine $51, court costs $96 Filed 9-29 - Gary B. Shrader, Garden City; Speeding, 60-40; Fine $105, court costs $96 Filed 9-28 - Brandon Joseph Holzmister, Garden City; Speeding, 79-65; Fine $69, court costs $96 Filed 9-26 - Joe War, ...
Auditions for the Habitat for Humanity "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Grace Community Church, 201 McKinley St.
WACO, Texas - Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards and fifth-ranked Baylor stayed undefeated, passing its first big test with a 41-12 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma on Thursday night.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat held off the Los Angeles Clippers 102-97 on Thursday night.
TOPEKA - The NJCAA Region VI finals will take place without a familiar jersey. The Barton Community College men's soccer team failed to make the finals of the region for just the second time in the last seven years. The Cougars were eliminated from the postseason with a 2-0 loss to Cloud County on Thursday evening in semifinal action at Hummer Sports Complex. The only other time Barton failed to reach the Region VI finals ...
TOPEKA - The contest was everything it was billed to be. Hard-fought, close throughout and down to the wire, but it wasn't the outcome the Barton Community College women's soccer was striving for. Barton's season came to an end with a 1-0 loss to Johnson County in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region VI tournament on Thursday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. An early second-half goal by Johnson was all the scoring as ...
LAWRENCE - Just as his offensive line began to show some stability, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to shake things up again.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder sees the intrigue of facing 34-year-old Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office has purchased "Offender Watch" software to enhance its website and Facebook page.
Great Bend Fire Department firefighters and friends serve spaghetti, Thursday night at their Ninth Annual Spaghetti feed. There was also a drawing for prizes. The line waiting to be served sometimes stretched outside the Knights of Columbus Hall and down the block.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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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.