QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - For those who want to see the sandhill crane soar, hear the quacking of ducks and geese, and have help identifying the falcon, or a pheasant, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering free bus tours and lunch with the guidance of experts.
BALTIMORE - Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC championship game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - With just two conference games in the books, the pecking order in the Big 12 has been shaken up.
Esther Urban of LaCrosse will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 29 with a card shower.
Paul Hoss celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2 with a dinner for family and friends hosted by his children.
Chy A.M. Howery and Brandon Porter announce their engagement. Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. William and Dr. Connie Howery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Parents of the prospective groom are Casey Porter and Holly Valdez, both of Phoenix, Ariz.
Clarence J. Burns will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 30 with a family celebration hosted by his children, Harlan and Barbara Davenport, Steve and Linda White and Tom and Kay Burns.
Jack and Tammy Payne announce the engagement of their daughter Jacklyn M. Payne to Brian J. Dougherty, son of Dennis and Marilyn Dougherty.
Crystal Kay Sinn and Daniel Dean Siebert were united in marriage on Aug. 11 in an outdoor ceremony at Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Melinda Sinn of rural Manhattan and the groom is the son of Jim and Taunya Siebert of Wichita, formerly of Hoisington. The bride is the granddaughter of Kathleen Sinn of rural Manhattan and the late Eugene Sinn and Kenneth and Leah Mae Bever of rural Sedan.
Matt and Stacie Resner announce the birth of the son, Noah Easton Resner, on July 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, William Anakin Resner.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints receiver Marques Colston and Chiefs starting left guard Ryan Lilja are active for the game between Kansas City and New Orleans after being listed as questionable with injuries during the past week.
NORMAN, Okla. - For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.
NEW ORLEANS - It's only Week 3 and desperation time is already at hand for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.
NORMAN, Okla. - John Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and No. 15 Kansas State beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.
Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.
LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.
PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...
Lenten luncheon: Grace Community Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host their annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, March 1st in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
The 21st annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crest Theater, featuring jazz vocalist Les Lankhorst from Salina. He will perform with the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo made up of area musicians.
Lloyd Earl Donham, 81, died Feb. 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
LARNED - Mary Beth Herrmann, 59, died on Feb. 18, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Feb. 23, 1955, in Kinsley, she was the daughter of Quentin J. and Lucy W. Tholen Herrmann. She graduated from Barton County Community College with an A.A. in Nursing and from Barclay College with a B.S. in Business Administration. A lifetime area resident, she was a Registered Nurse and Administrator at the Pawnee County Health Department.
Quilting Bees meet
Lloyd Earl Donham
Larned's Scholar's Bowl competed at regionals at Ulysses. Team members are from left, Lauren Zerr, Josh East, Reed Russom, Kwinter Hartshorn, Wyatt Davis and Kate Schoeder. Andale, Rose Hill and Pratt qualified for state.
Larned High's Ally Aldrich won the 3-point contest at the Pratt Tournament.
Larned's Brittany Butler qualified for State Piano Festival Feb. 21 at Wichita State University.
"Boy, here's something we could use more of today: unity among the American people. Americans are so divided."