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Chizik among five college football coaches fired

Gene Chizik, Frank Spaziani and Danny Hope got the pink slips many expected were coming after disappointing seasons.

November 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Safe stolen from business

A burglary at the Sears store, 2515 10th St., was reported Saturday morning, after an employee found the door had been forced open. Someone cut the power line to the building at 2:19 a.m. and stole a safe containing $20,000.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


DUI suspects run from police

A Great Bend Police officer attempted to stop a 2004 Ford pickup that was reported as having a possible intoxicated driver, at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, on Broadway Ave. When the officer made contact with the driver, Dwight Check of Pueblo, Colo., Check reportedly sped off. Check was stopped in the Blockbuster parking lot and arrested for driving under the influence. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content level of 0.21. Check was released Thursday after posting a $1,000 surety bond.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Great Bend Fire Department

Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to an abandoned farm house at 197 North U.S. 281 at 4:29 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

November 26, 2012 | | On the Record


Katherine Louise Ball 1929 - 2012

Katherine Louise Ball, 83, died Nov. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 17, 1929 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Shelton C. and Veatrice (Wakefield) Haworth. On Dec. 15, 1946 she married Dewey Daniel Ball in Winfield. A resident of Great Bend since 1955, coming from Plainville, she was a homemaker. She along, with her husband, was a beekeeper. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, knitting, and Scrabble.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gregory Allen Bean 1958 - 2012

Gregory Allen Bean, 54, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born April 4, 1958 in Great Bend, he was the son of Paul and Norma (Trent) Bean. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a motorcycle mechanic for Great Bend Yahama. He raced motorcycles winning many state titles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Catherine Rose Hazen 1926 - 2012

Catherine Rose Hazen, 86, of Great Bend passed away at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover on Nov. 24 after a brief illness. Born on Jan. 31, 1926 in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Henry Rudolph and Martha Lena (Herber) Nienke. She was united in marriage to Bernard "Buck" George Hazen on Aug. 16, 1944 at his parents' home in Erie. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2008. To this union two children were born, Kenneth Ray and Brenda Sue. The couple lived in Holyrood, Pratt, Russell, and St. John, prior to moving to Great Bend in ...

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard 1921 - 2012

SMITH CENTER - Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard, 91, died Nov. 24 at the Smith County Long Term Care in Smith Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Tulsa, Okla.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sylvia Fern Marker 1917 - 2012

HUTCHINSON - Sylvia Fern Marker, 94, died Nov. 23 at her home in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 12, 1917 in Nickerson, she was the daughter of Harvey H. and Ida Toewes VanNorman. In October of 1937, she married Lloyd Albert Marker. Together the two enjoyed many years of weekend camping trips before Lloyd's death in August of 2002. A resident of Sterling for 65 years before moving to Hutchinson in 2002, she was a homemaker.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Guillermo “Will” Resendiz 1981 - 2012

Guillermo "Will" Resendiz, 31, died Nov. 25 at his home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 6, 1981 in McAllen, Texas, he was the son of Atanacio and Teresa (Rivera) Resendiz. He married Adelita Diaz in Edinburg, Texas. A resident of Great bend since 1987, coming from McAllen, Texas, he was employed by KMW Loaders as a plasma operator.

November 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


​Free program provides information on long-term care

The next Answers for Senior Kansans seminar will deal with long-term care. The free ASK program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Randy Clinkscales, a Hays attorney, will address the topic of how to pay for long-term care when it is needed and will provide information about Medicaid and long-term care insurance. The seminar is sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Angels Care Home Health. Refreshments will be provided by Angels Care Home Health. For more information, call Donna Baugh at 792-1614.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Visually Impaired support group to hold potluck dinner

Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired's Christmas Potluck dinner will be held at the convent at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. In lieu of a gift exchange, the membership is collecting canned goods for the Food Bank. Members and guests are welcome. RSVP by calling 792-1232 or 793-5645.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton Community College to host Holiday Variety Show concert

The Barton Music Department will take its audience down memory lane and beyond as it hosts a Holiday Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 26, 2012 | | Local News


Wetlands Center offers free jewelry class

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a free make-and-take jewelry class at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Participants will use polymer clay and natural materials to create pendants, earrings and bracelets with unique and fascinating textures. Polymer clay is an inexpensive, safe, non-toxic material that can be baked in a kitchen oven. All materials will be provided.

November 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Kans for Kids

CLAFLIN -A fund has been established for 18-year-old Bryce Steiner, Claflin, who was recently diagnosed with cancer (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). A senior at Central Plains Jr.-Sr. High School, he is the son of Chris and Tammie Steiner, Claflin.

November 26, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Barton Community College honor roll

Barton Community College has named 225 students to the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Walking School Bus

USD 428 won't be running school bus routes to get children to school anytime soon, but this spring it will be implementing the Walking School Bus program at each of its five elementary schools.

February 15, 2015 | | Local News


Please Go Away™ Vacations wins dual travel awards

The dual awards of "Top Group Agency" and "Top Group Agent" were recently presented to Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an organization and Paula Axman individually, by Collette Vacations. District Sales Manager Jordan Marx traveled to Great Bend and presented the awards in recognition of outstanding 2014 promotion and personal service of Collette's products in the arranging and conducting of one-of-a-kind value added travel experiences throughout North America and the rest of the world.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Registration open for Kansas Rural Center “Women in Farming” risk management education workshop

Registration is open for the first in a series of four "women only" Women in Farming Risk Management Education workshops to be hosted by the Kansas Rural Center during the spring and summer of 2015. All four of the workshops in KRC's "Women in Farming" series will highlight the opportunities and the challenges women face as they implement new enterprises on existing farms, begin farming or take over family operations, or just try to adopt new practices and enterprises with their families.

February 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preceptor Pi donates to Makinna Foundation and Kans for Kids

Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.

February 15, 2015 | | Club News


Ellinwood High/Middle School Honor Roll

3.2 GPA and above with no D's, F's or I's

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington School Menu

Lunch

February 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Shoveling snow? Uh no thanks.

From time to time, my wife tells me I'm not like most other husbands. Some men, she points out, know how to do things like use a hammer, work a saw and build things around the house. I've explained that I've built stuff. In fourth grade I built a birdhouse in Cub Scouts.

February 15, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Sunflower Electric Power Corporation new employees

Codi Womochil joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Getting the Truth Out In Agriculture

We are told we live in the age of information and have for at least several decades. Information, specifically access to information, is an asset as valuable as money. "Knowledge is power" is a slogan used in advertising and is first attributed to Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. Governments spend billions of dollars annually gathering information on almost everything imaginable. Information, or lack thereof, has decided the fates of nations, the success of companies, and having necessary information is vital to all of us in our everyday lives. Through formal education, on the job training, connections with others, or trial ...

February 15, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Feb. 16 through Feb. 20. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.

February 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Farmers Alliance -2015 Advantage Agent

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Alliance Insurance in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farmers Alliance as the "best of the best." To reach this level of distinction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Foundation healthcare scholarships available

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2015 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2015.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


Senior Menu

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.

February 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Waters True Value ad to be featured at regional advertising competition

Thanks to an exciting collaboration, Waters True Value's products and services are reaching an even wider audience across the state.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


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