HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's job stimulus bill was jettisoned by House Democrats Wednesday because it taxes charitable donations. Everybody can read the tea leaves. Caroline Kennedy just released a recording of her mother saying Barack Obama can't be re-elected. Congress probed a stimulus loan to Solyndra solar power Wednesday. They took $500 million in taxpayer loans and the money just vanished. Solar power generates electricity by mixing the energy ...
Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from war-related trauma.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
AP TOP 25 FOOTBALL TONIGHT No. 4 Boise State at Toledo, 7, ESPN SATURDAY No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Florida State, 7 p.m., ABC No. 2 Alabama vs. North Texas, 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Stanford at Arizona, 9:45 p.m., ESPN HD No. 7 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma State at Tulsa, 9 p.m., FSN No. 9 Texas A&M vs. Idaho, 6 p.m., PPV No. 10 Navy at South ...
Call it lockout brain lock. That's what Pro Picks suffered from in a wild, totally unpredictable first weekend of the season. Yes, six road teams won. Unfortunately, we had only two of them. And six underdogs were winners. Unfortunately, the four favorites we had losing were victorious. Things didn't go any better with the Best Bet or the Upset Special. Looks like Pro Picks was about as prepared for the openers as the Colts, Steelers, ...
LAWRENCE - Kansas is off to a flying start. It isn't because of the defense. The Jayhawks have given up 882 yards through two games, and an unsightly 66 points combined to McNeese State and Northern Illinois. Kansas senior linebacker Steven Johnson doesn't think the statistics are as important as what some people make them out to be, and he said that's all that will matter when Kansas heads to Georgia Tech on Saturday. "Coach ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State was stellar on defense in its season opener. Good thing, too, or the Wildcats would have lost in humiliating fashion to Eastern Kentucky.
LARNED - In their recent study of Ernest Hemingway's novel, "A Farewell to Arms," Janet Fleske's Larned High School senior English students had the opportunity to interview Vietnam veterans, Dale Brownlee and Ed Crosby, and Jeremy Dutton, who is currently serving in the Reserves as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - From fired-up fans in Motor City bars to bookies in Las Vegas, the long downtrodden Detroit Lions have people believing that this could be their breakout season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Casey Wiegmann has faced just about every fearsome defensive lineman in the NFL over the past 15 seasons. It comes with the territory when you've had success on the offensive line, one of the least glamorous spots on the field.
LARNED - Tina Louise Phillips-Marler, 46, passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at her daughter's home in Larned. She was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Sparta, Ill.; the daughter of Stanley Stanko, Charles Sylvester and Judith Ann Carlyle Marler. A Larned resident since 1984, moving from Scott City; she worked in Dietary at the Larned State Hospital and also various restaurants.
MADISON, Conn. - Mary MacArthur died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011, after a long and admirable battle with cancer.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance on Wednesday. At 9:08 p.m., they responded to arcing wires on a service entrance at 1017 ½ Odell. Power was shut off and the electric company was contacted. Barton County Sheriff On Wednesday a chain saw was reported missing from 361 SW 60 Road. It was the one found in Great Bend on Tuesday. Theft of ...
Barton Community College, with the help of Command Spanish Inc., is working to bridge the communication gap between English- and Spanish-speaking individuals with a month of workshops titled Command Spanish for the Community. The classes are set for 6-9:15 p.m. every Thursday in October in T-146, in the BCC Technical Building. The courses will focus on three main components: • Speaking in Spanish: Learn how to say practical common ...
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.
Angela Humphrey and Christopher Beck were united in marriage on Sept. 21, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Claflin with Father Robert Schremmer officiating. Parents of the couple are Gary and Linda Humphrey of Bison and Allan and Anne Beck of Claflin. The bride was escorted by her father.
Dan Altman of Orlando, Fla. and Kristine Mathers Altman of Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Altman, to Steve Nekic, son of Debbi and Frank Nekic of St. Joseph, Mich. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Darlene Mathers of Great Bend, and the late Robert R. Mathers.
Red and Jean Peevyhouse will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a Come and Go Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison, in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend.
Paul and Nancy Jones, of Hays, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 27, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. with their children, Paul Weston and Elodie Jones, Matthew and Shelley Jones, and Jarrod and Stacey Jones and grandchildren. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1963 at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in LaCrosse.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
The following meals will be served Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.