Lora Jones' life changed drastically when she and her family were involved in a terrible automobile accident. Her husband and son died at the scene. Her daughter died later that night in the same hospital where Lora had been taken.
Surrendered Family Ministries invites everyone to take part in observing the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. This year's theme, "Pray for America," is based on Matthew 12:21 "In His name the nations will put their hope."
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Tuesday and five Wednesday. A carbon monoxide check was performed at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday at 1800 Morphy St. No CO was found. At 1:09 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to 1621 16th St. for an unauthorized burning in the back yard, and at 8:04 p.m. they performed a CO check at 5913 Aspen Dr. Kansas Highway Patrol A fatal accident occurred at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday in Scott ...
When Geneva Ost asked Mary Bieker for help starting a new support group in Great Bend, there was no arm-twisting involved. Bieker jumped at the chance.
DETROIT - Alex Gordon had already struck out three times when he came to the plate with the bases loaded in the 10th inning.
Thursday, April 25 12:19 a.m. - An animal control officer responded to the 500 block of W. 8th Wednesday, April 24 8:45 a.m. - Officers investigated an indecent liberties case 1:45 p.m. - Suspicious activity was reported in the 400 block of Broadway 4:41 p.m. - Suspicious activity was reported in the 800 block of W. 17th 5 p.m. - Officers assisted Pawnee County deputies in the 300 block of W. 14th 5:26 p.m. - ...
It's time to mark calendars for May 31-June 2 to take part in the second-annual K-96 June Jaunt. This 176-mile long event, held the first weekend of June, stretches from Ellinwood to Tribune, featuring arts, antiques, crafts, cuisine, music and so much more. Non-stop, the trip would take about three hours and 40 minutes, but organizers are hoping folks will take a lot longer, and see what they have to offer in arts, history and commerce.
CONCORDIA -A group of students from Central Plains High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts will be hosting a fundraiser through the GoodThrift project to raise money for the Ellinwood troops.
BARTON COUNTY - Members of the local RV Club, Cowboy Sam, load up their rigs every third weekend of the spring and summer months and travel to destinations around the state, enjoying the company of good friends and good food.
Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. According to the San Jose Mercury News, high school kids spend nearly $4 billion annually for dresses, accessories, flowers, beauty products, limos and other prom-related items. The average couple spends upward of $1,000 for the one-time event. That got me thinking about my own prom in 1980. I didn't know my date very well. She was in my photography class, pretty and, more important, available. We arranged a ...
Riveted to our screens, we learned last week of the enormous value of social media and surveillance video when tragedy strikes. But -- and this second point is as significant as the first -- we were also reminded of the importance of established, well-funded, conventional media, without which the big picture would have had gaping holes.
The Great Bend High School baseball "C" team's scheduled game at Dodge City today has been canceled.
Barton Community College High School Track & Field Invitational FRIDAY • STARTING TIMES 2:30 p.m. - Coaches/Scratch Meeting 3 p.m. - Field Events (See order of events) 5 p.m. - 3200 M Run-Women 5:30 p.m. - Running Events (See order of events) • PARTICIPATING TEAMS Central Plains, Little River, Larned, Phillipsburg, Solomon, St. John & Wilson. • ENTRY FORMS Each team will be allowed 3 entries per event. Athletes are allowed to ...
LARNED - Ulysses High School's boys' baseball team scored a run in the top of the first inning of a Class 4A regional baseball tournament quarterfinal game on Monday afternoon.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School had one boys' golfer qualify for the Class 5A state meet, which will be held on Monday, May 20, at Overland Park's Brookridge Golf & Fitness.
William "Bill" Berryman, 68, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1944, he was the son of William Golden "Bo" and Molly Nelvina (Hill) Berryman. On March 9, 1965, he married Victoria Kay Shoemaker at Newton,
HAYS - James E. "Jim" Giebler, 85, died May 10, at home with family present in Hays. Born June 26, 1927 in Severin, he was the son of James F. and Virginia (Koerner) Giebler. On Sept. 4, 1950, he married Theresa Marie Dinkel in Emmeram.
WICHITA - Christine M. Suchy, 93, died May 9th. A former resident of Great Bend, she was a retired Assistant Manager for Payless Shoes. Christine was an avid gardener and crafter. Her true love was Iris. In 2006 she had an Iris introduced in her honor. Her tenacity for getting through any struggle was her finest quality.
CALDWELL - Nettie Alverna (Kittle) Ochs Deines Humburg, 92, Caldwell, passed away May 11, at Anthony Community Care Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 23, 1920, in rural Alexander, she was the daughter of John R. and Olive (Buzzard) Kittle. Alverna was a 1939 graduate of Alexander High School. On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Floyd Edward Ochs in Otis. They made their home northwest of Otis. He preceded her in death ...
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Great Bend Public Library will show "Annie" at the next Teen Movie Monday, 4 p.m. on May 20. The free movie is open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The class will explain Goodreads, the largest world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Rhea Grandon is on display at the Great Bend Public Library through May 25.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
ELLINWOOD - "Stay Together" is the theme for this years conference/summer camp for families of children with disabilities in Romania on Aug. 21-24 offered by Star of Hope
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the city offices. On the agenda are the former city landfill, wearing in of new council members, Recreation Commission appointments, Main Street light poles, and executive session for real estate acquisition.
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
LARNED - The Larned all-Schools Reunion is seeking pieces of the past of Larned schools to put on display at the registration room and at the banquet for paid reunion members June 8 at the middle school. If you have Lettermen jackets, pom-poms, cheerleading uniforms, band and football uniforms, yearbook annuals, class newspapers, graduation announcements, seats, hats, blankets, maybe even some pictures that didn't make it in the slide show-we would love to display ...