DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "Every day I walk through the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Complex and see students' artwork from across the country adorning the walls," Huelskamp said. "It ...
Great Bend Police A trailer and two four-wheelers were reportedly stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime on the night of Tuesday, March 22. Someone keyed a vehicle at 2917 10th St., it was reported last Wednesday. A vehicle driven by Mary Guy was southbound in the 1300 block of Main at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by LaDonna Lytle that was stopped in traffic. This was reported as ...
In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.
The Barton Community College baseball team put together an impressive Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field through some unimpressive weather. The Jayhawk West series Seward County was capped off by a combined no-hitter for Barton – highlighted by Tayler Davis – to earn a sweep of Seward on Saturday. That came after the Saints swept Barton Friday afternoon as the two teams spilt the West series. The split kept Barton in the hunt for the West ...
A book signing and lecture session has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 10 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in Great Bend, for the new book, "Amphibians, Reptiles, And Turtles In Kansas", by Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, Travis W. Taggart with Artwork by Errol D. Hooper, Jr.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include 2011-2012 Student Handbook update, and Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson School.
Kansas Originals Market and Gallery in Wilson is excited to announce our 2011 "Meet the Authors Event", bringing together Kansas Authors from across the state. Join us from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. for music, conversation, and storytelling.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic & Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
EMPORIA (AP) - Emporia is revved up by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer's latest contribution to his hometown.
Jay Kornegay isn't sure who the guy is, or exactly what his motivation was. All he knows is no one is laughing at him now.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In Bill Self's eight seasons at Kansas, the Jayhawks have had all sorts of disappointing finishes - back-to-back first-round departures and last year's second-round failure when they were the No. 1 overall seed.
Hoisington Municipal Court- Feb. 17 Trinity P. Hood, junked/abandoned vehicle, dismissed upon compliance Shannon Jones, parking disabled vehicle, failed to appear John P. Lynch, driving while suspended, continued to April 7 John P. Lynch, driving while suspended, continued to April 7 Loren E. Naugle, drive while license canceled/suspended/revoked, Kenneth W. Piland, parking disabled vehicle, failed to appear Ryan J. Pozalek, battery, trial March 17 David G. ...
HOISINGTON - Students that will be attending Kindergarten at Roosevelt Elementary in Hoisington for the 2011-12 school year will need to call Roosevelt Elementary to set up a screening appointment. Students presently enrolled in the Roosevelt Elementary Pre-School 4-year-old class do not need to set up a screening appointment. For questions, please contact Roosevelt Elementary at 620-653-4470.
ELLINWOOD - Barton County Extention Agent Donna Krug was present at the Heritage Club last week to encourage the seniors to eat food that is closer to the farm. While we all know the answer to better health - drink more water, and eat more fruits and vegetables, the class served as a reminder.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members who have worked on STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) events competed in February at the District B competition in Plainville. There are two divisions in STAR events. The junior division is for members in 7th- through 9th-grades. The senior division is for members in 10th- through 12th-grade. Members compete at district level. If they receive the top score with ...
Alzheimer's Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050. It is the major driver up the steeply rising health care cost curve. Given this context, the most important question for health policy is not the green eyeshade question of who-pays-how-much that has come to dominate ...
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
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).