If you're even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season's first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
Step back in time once again as Hudson will host its Old Fashion Christmas at 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Take a moment to enjoy a few simple things as you stroll around the town, ride the trolley or just come for an evening of soup and entertainment.
Dear Editor, The Healing Hearts Ranch staff would like to publicly thank all of those who have supported HHR this past year, which enabled us to continue to serve Barton and the surrounding communities including: Rice, Russell, Pawnee, Stafford, and even Pratt and Ellis counties. Your financial support and the love of Jesus Christ has enabled us to heal broken hearts, mend broken relationships and ultimately strengthen families. HHR is a 501(c)3 financially supported by ...
Dear Editor, To all the attendees of the Holiday Home Tour: Thank you for the appreciation that you showed to each of us who opened our homes, for the many compliments that you share, and for your support to "Friends of the Fair" and the fair board. To the event sponsors we want to thank you for renewing the Holiday Home Tour tradition. Everyone had a wonderful experience and are amazed at your detailed organization, ...
Dear Editor, 'Tis the Christmas season and we would like to thank the city of Great Bend for the banner across north Main Street. In some years, it has read, "Happy Holidays." This year it reads, "Merry Christmas." The city staff is to be commended for expressing the true greeting for the season and wishing all a truly "Merry Christmas." Wendell and Maxie Hinkson, Great Bend
Dear Editor, This is a big thank you to the nice crowd that attended John's "It's Not Easy Being Silly" show at the Crest Theater, Dec. 4. John delivered two solid hours of laughs, memories and stories of life in the broadcasting business. We were able to raise nearly $900 to help out with operational expenses at the Crest. An event cannot be successful without publicity, however, and we thank the local media for their ...
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? House Democrats erupted in anger at President Obama on Thursday over his tax cut extension and free trade deal and federal pay freeze. The liberals cursed his name in the Capitol. Ever since Obama joined the Ditto Heads he's become a man without a country. The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to keep the ban on gays in the U.S. military. Gay people want to be in ...
An Iowa administrative law judge ruled that former police officer William Bowker of Fort Madison deserved worker's compensation even though he had not been "laid off" but rather fired - for having an affair with the wife of the chief of police.
No. 1 Duke 84, Saint Louis 47 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and No. 1 Duke routed Saint Louis Saturday for its 20th straight win. Kyle Singler added 21 points for the Blue Devils (10-0), who shot 53 percent, turned 22 turnovers into 31 points and took command with an overwhelming early run. Mike Krzyzewski moved within one victory of North Carolina's ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.
Several people were hospitalized Friday after a car crossed the center line on K-156 in Ellsworth County, and struck an oncoming car. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Janice A. Perkins, 53, of Ellsworth, was driving south at 2:50 p.m. when her car crossed the line and struck a car driven by Amy Nichole Rivera, 26, of Salina. Perkins was taken to Wesley Medical Center in ...
Barton County Jail Booked Dec. 9 Travis Deloach, Garden City - Here for court Anthony L. Johnson, Heizer - Probation violation Released Dec. 9 Matson Hatfield, Claflin - To Kansas Department of Corrections Charles Eatherly, Great Bend - $20,000 own-recognizance bond Maxine Wilkinson, Great Bend - $5,000 own-recognizance bond Jeffrey W. Chapman, Pawnee Rock - $1,500 surety bond and released to Corrections <p ...
MALVERN, Ark. - Brandon "Teddy Bear" Williams, 45, passed away at his home Nov. 27. He was born April 25, 1965, in Hastings, Neb., the son of Rickey and Connie (Oetken) Williams. Brandon had worked at Precision Industries for 20 years and was a member of the Reyburn Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
NEKOMA - John F. Jones, 85, died Dec. 8 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born June 27, 1925, in Cromwell, Okla., he was the son of Herbert and Lenora (Hibbard) Jones. He was a 1943 graduate of Stafford High School. A resident of rural Nekoma for more than 50 years, moving from Stafford, he was an agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and a farmer before his retirement.
LAKE CHARLIES, La., - Norma Lee Garrett, 82, died Dec. 4 at Christus Saint Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, La. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Dogs were removed from 132 Pine St. in Great Bend on Thursday, after reportedly being left without shelter, food or water.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he didn't recognize the out of control and at times selfish team that was humbled in an opening-round loss to Northeastern at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1947 movie "Monsieur Vincent" as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...