KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An angry Frank Martin refused to take questions about the loss of Kansas State's top two players right before the Wildcats played UNLV. But coach Lon Kruger was perfectly willing to admit that having seniors Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly suspended by the NCAA helped his Runnin' Rebels ring up a 63-59 victory Tuesday night over ...
Dear Editor, My name is Katie Hruska and I am a Barton County Community College alumni and former employee. I attended BCCC and was a member of the dance team from 1999-2001. I was the assistant dance coach under Debbie Warren from 2004-2006. I know Debbie on many different levels including coach, boss, role model, and friend. Debbie taught me countless lessons through my two stints at BCCC, but one sticks out above all others. ...
Dear Editor, I was shocked to hear about the recent firing of Debbie Warren the long time cheer and dance coach of Barton Community College. After 27 years of service to students and the community of Great Bend I could not imagine what would prompted the president and athletic department to make this drastic decision. Deciding to go online to research I was surprised by what I found. Nothing, well nothing but articles and links ...
Dear Editor, It seems to me with the firing of 27 year Cheerleading Coach Debbie Warren that there is a double standard at Barton Community College. A coach who has been at the college for 27 years and is one of the faces of the college in the community and the nation in her profession can be terminated. Yet a basketball player can have numerous fights in basketball practice with his teammates and coaches and ...
Dear Editor, I am the special projects coordinator for The Arc of Sedgwick County. Every year we run over 300 programs for individuals with disabilities. All of our programs are aimed at giving our clients new experiences so they may increase their socialization skills. One of our programs is called "Mini Tours." Essentially we have 27 activities that travel around the United States. This year we traveled to Great Bend for our Holidays In Kansas ...
Russia's finance minister publicly urged citizens to step up their smoking and drinking, in that the government's new "sin" taxes mean more revenue.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all.
No. 14 Purdue 77, IPFW 52 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - JaJuan Johnson had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 14 Purdue beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 77-52 on Tuesday night. D.J. Byrd scored all 15 of his points in the second half, E'Twaun Moore had 11 points, six assists and five steals and Lewis Jackson had eight points and eight assists for the Boilermakers (11-1). Purdue has won six straight and allowed just 51.8 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There's nothing like a brutal loss to bring out the best in the Kansas City Chiefs.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be head coach of the Ducks they offered him the job before it came open.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Only Brett Favre could get hurt in a game he was supposedly too beat up to play in.
CLAFLIN - Menta A. Hofmeister, 88, died Dec. 20 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 7, 1922, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Reynolds) Eahart. On Oct. 12, 1947, she married Elmer Hofmeister in Parsons. He died Feb. 11, 2005. A long-time Claflin resident, she was an elementary teacher and a homemaker.
ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.
Barton Community College freshman Aaron Gile was recently named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention baseball team.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.
Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.
Great Bend Fire Department
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and Jim Vopat. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Securities Commissioner issued a cease and desist order after learning that at least four Kansas residents had invested a total of $22,000 in an international investment scheme.
What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that "provides optimal ergonomics for napping," is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take note.
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
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.