Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that's coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia's aces.
Robert L. Grubbs 1930 - 2011 LARNED - Robert L. Grubbs, 81, died March 30, at his home, Larned. He was born Feb. 15, 1930 in Jean, Texas, the son of George Washington and Ida Pearl Brooks Grubbs. A longtime area resident, he was a farmer and rancher and owner of Lonestar Tank Truck and Bob's Well Service. On June 29, 1947, he married Mary Alice Heilman at Wichita Falls, Texas. They later divorced. Mr. ...
Dwight Young formally announces his candidacy for the USD 428 School Board. Young's first involvement with the Board of Education started when he Co-chaired the Building Excellent Schools Together (B.E.S.T.) Committee and was appointed to the Board for the 1996-97 school year. That process demonstrated the importance of maintaining the districts structures for future use. Young pledges to care for the infrastructure of the district as well as the students, staff and patrons that utilize ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks say Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkiins was attacked by a fan after their victory over the Orlando Magic.
Get this: Rich folks aren't feeling very rich. Reuters reports that a Fidelity Investments survey found 42 percent of more than 1,000 Americans who have at least $1 million in assets aren't feeling very wealthy. They say they'd need to have at least $7.5 million to feel they're well-to-do. As ridiculous as that may sound to some, it makes perfect sense to me. There is every indication that America could enter a hyperinflationary period not ...
Mark Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City is the most recent con man to seek care givers to attend to him intimately as he dresses in a diaper, feigns autism and claims to require constant care.
If President Obama's address to the nation the other night was meant to keep the American people up-to-date on the situation in the Middle East, it missed its mark, leaving us in a state of confusion.
BCC athletics rescheduling Barton Community College's home softball game against Butler scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m. The Cougars will now be playing Butler in El Dorado today at 3 p.m. Hoisington High School athletics postponement The Hoisington High School baseball game against Russell originally slated for Monday has been rescheduled for April 21.
The game still haunts DeMarcus Cousins a year later. Whenever the former Kentucky center's mind wanders to last year's dismal 73-66 loss to West Virginia in the NCAA tournament's East regional final, Cousins tosses and turns as images of missed shots and missed opportunities replay in his mind. "When I think about it I can't sleep at night because we should have won that game," said Cousins, now a rookie center for the Sacramento Kings. ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall bristles when he hears the term "mid-major" applied to his team, even though he understands where people are coming from.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Everywhere he looks, Kansas coach Bill Self sees nothing but question marks.
Maurice Doolen "Dooley" Edman, 85, died March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1926 in Great Bend, he was the son of Maurice J. and Martha Lois (Doolen) Edman. He graduated from Great Bend High School and attended the University of Washington in Seattle Wash., majoring in Civil Engineering. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from McPherson, he worked for Evans-Rondeau engineering firm, Hallibutron Oil Well Cementing Company and was ...
RUSSELL - James Lacey Brown, 86, of Russell, died March 27, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 28, 1924 on the family farm outside of Russell, he was the son of John A. and Dorothy Ruth (Lacey) Brown. He grew up in Russell County and graduated from Russell High School in 1942. On Dec. 28, 1947 he married Marjorie Anne Moore. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2010. A farmer and ...
Lillian Marie Stremel, 81, died March 29 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Mildred A. Sayler, 91, died on March 30 at Sterling House in Great Bend. She was born July 7, 1919 on the farm in Banner Township, Rush County, the daughter of John and Frances (Smisek) Serpan.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?