WICHITA - Austin Jacobs, a junior-to-be and a tennis player at Great Bend High School, took in the 2011 Kansas Novice Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Wichita Country Club.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tamba Hali thanked Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and his family, then talked about getting back to work.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team comes in at No. 3 in the recently released NJCAA preseason poll.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Asked about a sloppy showing by the Green Bay Packers offense the night before, Aaron Rodgers channeled his inner Allen Iverson.
LARNED - President Ann Hicks welcomed guests Janet Stratton, Susan Fox and Ruth Robbins to the Aug. 2 meeting of the Quilting Bees Guild. A special guest was Sheila Scheibmeir's grandson, newly arrived from Texas. The fat quarter drawing on the western theme was won by Lavada Kraft.
LARNED - If you donate blood with the American Red Cross, you could win a $250 gas card.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Aug. 1 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
By Jim Misunas
NESS CITY - Lewis J. Friess, age 85, died August 8, 2011 at Rhode Island Suites, Ransom.
MERRIAM - Joan C. Hicks, 81, of Merriam passed away July 28, at Trinity Nursing Home in Merriam. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in St. John. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she taught at the Academy of Beauty for several years. She was loved by all who knew her. Joan loved reading, doing puzzles and playing cards and enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports.
TOPEKA -The Kansas Bar Foundation has set the deadline for Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) 2011 grant applications to October 7. The KBF awarded $84,500 in grants to charitable organizations across Kansas from funds generated through the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3007 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Rebecca Ford and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton County Sheriff
Barton County Jail
By Jim Misunas
Michael and Dana Peters of McPherson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Peters to Uchenna Nwude, son of Afocha Nwude of Wichita and the late Shirley Nwude. Her grandparents are Normal Ward and Darrell Peters.
A Hoisington man was injured in a rollover accident at 10:07 p.m. Thursday on K-4, about 2 miles west of Bushton in Rice County.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on November 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can't use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It's a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.
A Kansas State University veterinarian is cautioning residents of Kansas and surrounding states about a highly contagious viral disease that affects horses and livestock - and can sometimes affect humans.
It takes a special kind of jerk to market fear and exploit public ignorance in the midst of a health emergency - and, sure enough, members of this repellent American subspecies are already flapping their yaps.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the FFY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) draft document.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.
MEXICO CITY– President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law Mexico's landmark energy reform legislation and announced that his government could name as early as this week the first oil and gas fields that will be opened up to foreign investors.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Road. A letter with a home address or a bank statement is required to prove residency. For more information, call Ann Robinson at 620-792-7676.