BTI (Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co.) headquartered in Bucklin, now has a brand new John Deere dealership open in Pratt.
An appearance at Fort Hays State University by Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.
With the price of feed grains and quality hay, alfalfa producers have the opportunity to generate substantial income, especially in the spring when forage stockpiles are low, before warm-season pastures are ready for grazing, or summer annual forages are planted.
Cheryl (Dunlap) Rugan has announced her candidacy for USD 428 board of education. She considers herself a concerned mother of children in the public school system, far from a politician. However, after consideration of the importance of sound leadership and the impact that the USD 428 school board has on our children and the community, she has a vested interest to get involved. "I would approach the school board position with no hidden agenda, but ...
Dear Editor, The growth of things to see and do in Great Bend and the surrounding areas has been dramatic. It is truly a pleasure to share with out-of-town friends and family the many additions that have taken, and are in the process of taking, place. Among things immediately coming to mind are: the Wetlands and displays at Brit Spaugh Park, our many historical murals, the Quilt Walk, Shafer Art Gallery, the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...
Dear Editor, During the 1950s, as a full-time attorney for Kansas Department of Revenue, I completely revised, indexed and recodified all of the sales tax rules and regulations. Now when schools, disabled persons and so many others are suffering from state budget cuts, special interests should be required to wear a big sign around their necks, announcing that the Kansas Legislature exempts them from sales taxes that the rest of us must pay. Ask Department ...
Dear Editor, I want to say KUDOs to Vines and Designs Floral in Great Bend. I had scheduled a delivery of flowers from an online vendor and they did not deliver what they promised, or at all for that matter. I called Vines and Designs at 2:30 p.m. and asked for a delivery of flowers the following day. I told them I had originally wanted the flowers delivered that day and explained my issue. I ...
Dear Editor, The American Red Cross would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Great Bend community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need. The Red Cross blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ...
Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank God for my daughter, Danielle. I have never been as scared as the minutes that followed the horrible accident that we had Monday evening. Danni was hit so hard on impact that she would not respond to me, she was knocked out completely. God sent down angels in the form of every-day people, who stopped driving, and helped my daughter, granddaughter and myself get out of the trapped ...
Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan, in the midst of expensive treatment for bone cancer, had his medical insurance canceled because his wife mistakenly keyed in a "7" instead of a "9" in the "cents" space while paying the couple's regular premium online, leaving the Flanagans 2 cents short.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma finally made an offer that Lon Kruger couldn't refuse.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkman Activity Center at Barton Community College.
JUNCTION CITY - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in sixth place at the fourth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet last Sunday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Junction City.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 1 TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Drabek pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to earn first major league win, and Jose Molina and Jayson Nix hit solo home runs for Toronto. Drabek (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Denard Span's one-out single to left in the sixth. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out a career-high seven. Shawn Camp pitched the eighth and Marc Rzepczynski worked the ninth for the ...
HOUSTON (AP) - When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.