Great Bend Police Monday, July 18 Someone damaged a tire on a vehicle at 1714 Stone St. A vehicle driven by Bobbi Grieb was eastbound in the 1700 block of Broadway at 10:58 a.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Reggan Reynolds, who had stopped suddenly to avoid a pedestrian. A parked vehicle at 2602 Williams St. was hit by a hit-and-run vehicle. Barton County Sheriff <p ...
With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Neuforth said the air conditioning stopped working some time ago at the center, located at Forest and ...
A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County. Aracely Martinez was taken to Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita following the 4:30 a.m. accident on U.S. 54, 11 miles east of U.S. 282. She died later that morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, she was driving east in the westbound lane when her vehicle, ...
"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up. Freshman band camp has been set for Aug. 1-5 from 8-11:30 a.m. daily at the GBHS band room. This is for all freshmen who will play in the band, section leaders and drum majors. Band camp will continue the following week, Aug. 8-12. Freshmen will meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and varsity band members will meet from 9:30-11:45 a.m. daily. ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
ELLINWOOD - On July 2, Police Chief Art Keffer of Ellinwood, Adam Berhends of Great Bend and Brett Wondra of Overland Park competed in the Kansas 4th of July Spectacular Powerlifting Championships held in Salina.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27. The library will reopen on Thursday, July 28 at 9 am.
Due to the triple digit heat, the joint Quivira Chapter / Cottonwood Chapter Santa Fe Trail Association tour of historic Rice County sites scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled later in the year when the temperature cool down. Information will be published when a new date is set.
Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list? You see, as part of the 2010 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the authority "to regulate marketing and promotion of tobacco products and to set performance standards for tobacco products to protect the public health." Though the law does not automatically apply to cigars, the FDA can issue new regulations that make cigars subject to the ...
Dear Editor, With $14.3 trillion worth of debt, annual deficits in the trillions, long-term obligations that threaten to bankrupt our nation, and continued threats of downgrade by credit institutions, America has a choice. We can continue to allow reckless and unsustainable borrowing and spending, or we can enact measures that will force Washington to get its habits under control. Only the latter ensures prosperity, freedom, and survival of the American Dream. If we are to ...
Jacob Barnett, 12, an Asperger's-syndrome-fueled math genius who maxed out on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and is now enrolled at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), told an Indianapolis Star reporter that his next project is about proving the Big Bang theory all wrong.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.