PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers know better than to make vacation plans for the latter part of January, because they fully expect to be playing football through the end of the month.
The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - All that trash talk didn't stop the Jets from winning. So why not keep it going? Soon after New York stunned the New England Patriots with a 28-21 upset Sunday, they were already wagging their tongues at the next team standing in the way of their Super Bowl goal, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jets will go for their third straight road win this postseason when they face the third ...
There are several new books available at the Ellinwood Library. They are: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox. Celebrity Michael J. Fox draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "it all goes skidding sideways," and shares anecdotes of how he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus through survival in the entertainment world. "Unbroken" by Laura ...
ELLINWOOD - Amy Metro has been rehired by Unified School District 355, Ellinwood, as a part-time kindergarten teacher beginning Feb. 1, the school board decided at its regular meeting on Monday. She will work in the afternoon.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David Karst, on Sept. 8. He is the little brother of Cody.
Russell Snyder and Debbie White announce the birth of their daughter, Brylee Mae Snyder, on Oct. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a 2-year-old big brother, Brayden Lee Snyder.
Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 2010 29th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will be hosting the fofth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Feb 5 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room in Great Bend. Admission is free and the event will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with a lunch break being taken. The day will include encouraging worship music, special music, and teachings by Dottie Dozier from Great Bend, Mary Jones from Larned, and Gina Gaxiola from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. We have a great need and even greater responsibility to solve our federal debt problem and the fiscal commission plan is our best chance to do so. For 10 years we have chosen to make our individual interests more important than managing our finances. And in 10 years ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend Military Moms On behalf of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan, thank you for taking the time to pack and mail out the care packages! It means a lot to us that people still support and have not forgotten us during this special holiday season. On behalf of Courtney Barnett, thank you! Capt. Peter Tran, USAF, Afghanistan
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Thanks so much for the great care packages you sent! My crew of six rifled through the boxes like kindergarteners. It is obvious that you spent much effort and money in finding items that deployed people need. Thank you for your time and effort. We boxed the remaining items and dropped them off at Forward Operating Base Salerno near the Pakistan border. We assume the FOBs have less ...
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
USD 428 has partnered with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. Post cards, phone calls and e-mails may be forthcoming this summer. This is a reputable company that the district has worked with for the past 20 years.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Top prep basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym Tuesday that he will play at Kansas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - As good as Matt Moore has been, the Tampa Bay Rays believe he can be even better.
Brandi Gruber will talk about the value of a good night's sleep any time, but this month she is making a special effort to spread the word. As director of cardiopulmonary services at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Gruber and her staff in the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center are observing Better Sleep Month.
Mindy Nicholson wanted to make life easier for her Great Bend-area patrons and decided to take action. Her idea recently came full circle, when Sandstone Bridge Center opened in Great Bend.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course next week at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Classes run from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21.
History buff Joe Boley will give a program on greyhound racing at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Boley's free program explains how Great Bend is part of greyhound racing history.
A riding lawn mower stolen from Lang Diesel Inc. in rural Ellinwood was too heavy for two people to push up onto a trailer, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the mower was stolen from 15 SE 90 Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and 8 a.m. on Friday.
The Parkinson's Support Group will not have a meeting this month. Sponsors of this new group have decided to meet every other month, so the next meeting will be June 25. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December).
PAWNEE ROCK - An abandoned mobile home in Pawnee Rock was destroyed by fire Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The fire at 128 Rock St. was reported around 11:15 a.m. Great Bend Fire Department was called to assist the Pawnee Rock Fire Department, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said when they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. "The fire is suspicious in nature and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office was called," Bellendir said. ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School will hold a volleyball camp from 2-4 p.m. on May 28-31 at the old High School Gym. Registration deadline is May 28. Contact Laurie Feist or Sharon Gatton at 564-2750 or 564-3136.