In its third year, the Barton County's Got Talent fundraiser is anticipated to draw about 500 people and raise about $10,000 for Barton County's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The dinner theater is a spin-off of the network television show "America's Got Talent" and features a variety of local performers. A winner and a runner-up are selected by a panel of local judges with backgrounds in various areas of the performing arts.
Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - If the Sacramento Kings stood any chance at success this season, Paul Westphal had to find a way to control talented but volatile center DeMarcus Cousins.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Quarterback Landry Jones has decided to come back for his senior year at Oklahoma, saying "there is still a lot more to do."
ARLINGTON, Texas - For head coach Bill Snyder's second Kansas State turnaround and the 11th-ranked Wildcats' surprising 10-2 season, the Cotton Bowl is an appropriate ending.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The difference between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama when they played back in November was a handful of plays that could have gone either way.
NO. 12 INDIANA 73, NO. 16 MICHIGAN 71
It's the new year and like so many, I have vowed to shed those extra pounds. Losing weight is no easy task. Expectations often exceed the will to lose the weight gradually during an extended period of time.
St. JOHN - Leonard Owen Getty, 59, died Jan. 4 at St. John. He was born Nov. 8, 1952 at Lamar, Colo.. His parents were Charles Robert and Norma I. Getty. A life-long resident of St. John, he was a farmer/stockman, graduating from St. John High School in 1971. His memberships were Oddfellows and past fire chief, both of St. John. On May 8, 1976 he married Diane Waters at St. John.
BILLINGS, Okla. - Carol Lea Farmer, 69 of Billings, Okla. was the daughter of August Andrew and Verna Josephine (Mowry) Wise. She was born June 21, 1942 in Hays and died Jan. 4, 2012 at her residence in Billings.
Alicia Bryant went to bed on New Year's Eve prepared to greet a typical New Year's Day. The expecting mother awoke before 7 a.m. knowing immediately that this New Year's Day would be different. She spent the rest of the day and night in labor at Great Bend Regional Hospital before giving birth early Monday morning.
ELLINWOOD - Maurice Winkelman, 89, died Jan.5 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was born June 15, 1922 in Rice County the son of Carl Winkelman and Lydia Sewing Winkelman.
HOUSTON, Texas - Edward Witte Jr. died Jan. 3. He was born on March 9, 1925 in Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership is holding a Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Coordinator Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department said the public is invited to attend the Remembrance Ceremony that will be held at the west shelter next to the Lake.
LARNED - Fourteen members of the Quilting Bees Guild met Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church.
The No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Alexis Langdon and junior Amanda Lessard led Larned High with a runner-up finish in the Larned Tennis Tournament. Langdon and Lessard finished with a 3-1 record at No. 1 doubles, beating teams from Hoisington, Cimarron and Lyons.
After Prom parents meeting to be held
An Oklahoma man was died and two others were injured Friday in a one-vehicle rollover accident in Pawnee County, 2.5 miles west of Larned on U.S. 56.
LARNED - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation's Second Annual Charity Gala, "Some Enchanted Evening" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Larned Community Center. A glimpse into this exquisite evening begins with the Social Hour at 5:45 p.m. followed by an elegant dinner served at 7 p.m.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.
The Central Kansas Thread Benders Quilt Guild announces their annual presentation by Pat Knoechel from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington. Pat will share tips, tricks, new products and patterns. This year, she will feature Quilt in a Day's Pineapple and the Nouveau Wedding Ring patterns. The Pineapple quilt is made from jelly roll or layer cake strips sewn in rounds of four before trimming the corners with a square ruler. A circle pattern is revealed when all the blocks converge. Pat's Wedding Ring quilt is a variation of the ...