Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has activated a new cell site in Claflin to provide additional network coverage and capacity.
A recent story carried by the Associated Press is causing goose pimples among couples plagued by infertility.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama reached the end zone on its first three possessions ina 38-7 romp over Mississippi State.
TOPEKA - At the NJCAA Region VI tournament at Hummer Park in Topeka, it's win and play another day, or lose and watch your season end.
LAWRENCE - For three seniors, it was the end of a high school career.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two teams floundering near the bottom of the standings, meeting in late October, shouldn't be enough to stoke the passions of fan bases weary of losing.
LAWRENCE - All Mack Brown wanted to do was relax and enjoy a come-from-behind 21-17 victory over Kansas, one of the most thrilling in his 15 years as head coach at Texas.
LITTLE RIVER - The Eight-Man Division-I District 5 football matchup between Central Plains High School and Little River on Thursday night proved just how crucial 2-point conversions can be.
DETROIT - Nothing is stopping them - not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder moved at a brisk pace when he walked into his postgame press conference a few minutes after fourth-ranked Kansas State polished off a 55-24 victory against No. 15 Texas Tech.
The launch of Rosewood Services Inc.'s latest social entrepreneurial venture blew in with the wind. Rosewood Winery was christened by way of an open house during a day of gale force winds. That didn't prevent dozens of people from traveling to the country setting, located nine miles west of Great Bend, to participate in the evening event.
The final link between Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) and the University of Kansas Cancer Center has been connected.
HOLYROOD - Grace Anna Mehl, 96, passed away Jan. 9, in Wilson. Born Oct. 14, 1918, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Lubinus) Soeken. On June 1, 1941, she married Harvey W. Mehl in Claflin. He preceded her in death in 2001. A lifetime resident of the Claflin, Holyrood, and Lorraine areas, she was a homemaker, farm wife, and nurse's aide at Ellsworth Hospital.
OLATHE - Rosaline M. Staab, 70, passed away Jan 10th. Born Jan. 15, 1944, in Hays, she was the daughter of to Alois and Domitilla (Befort) Pfannenstiel. She was 1962 graduate of Marian High School. On Oct. 5, 1963, she married Dennis C. Staab. They resided in Great Bend until 1999 when they relocated to Olathe. She was employed by Fuller Brush Company in Great Bend for 22 years and Olathe School District Food Production for the past 12 years.
DODGE CITY - Lori Ann Ostrander, 40, died Jan. 12, 2015, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born on Nov. 19, 1974 at Larned, the daughter of Ronald Eugene and Judy Marie (Fuhrman) Ostrander.
Duane Alvin Potter, 94, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Hackensack, Minn. He was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Hugo, Colo., the son of Joseph Clinton and Elsa Patricia (Richardson) Potter. He grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Hugo High School. He married Rosemary Weber on Nov. 18, 1943. After 69 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2013. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II including the Battle of the Bulge. After serving his country, he made his home in Great Bend. For many years he was ...
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Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will only be open from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
All are invited to attend the Soup Sampler Supper, sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. Several varieties of soup will be available. Cost is $7 per meal; children 6 years and under eat free. Raffle tickets will also be available.
James J. Rossman, 86, of Albert, and Rachel D. Hill, 30, of Larned, were injured Friday when vehicles they were driving collided in Barton County. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus men's stag will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend. Social begins at 5:30 p.m. with prime rib dinner served at 6:30.
Great Bend Fire Department responded to a grass at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in a vacant lot just north of a house 351 North U.S. 281.
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Helen Marie Steincamp, 84, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1930, at Redwing, she was the daughter of Joseph R. and Anna Marie (Proksch) Dietz. She was a 1948 graduate of Hoisington High School.
Thursday afternoon, the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team started the new year with a dual meet victory (90 – 80) against Campus High School at the BCC Natatorium.
Wow! Writing 2015 on correspondence is taking some getting used to. It does not seem like it has been that many years since we celebrated the arrival of a new century. As we reflect on one year and look forward to the next I hope you are reaching some of your lifelong ambitions. Working as an Extension agent allows me to continue learning through in-service trainings scattered throughout the year. Another opportunity I am excited about is the study leave I will be taking from January 8th through the 23rd. For two weeks I will be working away from the ...