TOPEKA – There are fewer vacant jobs in Kansas this year than last year according to the 2011 Job Vacancy Survey released Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Labor. The survey, completed by employers during the second quarter of the year, found there were an estimated 30,697 job vacancies statewide, a 4.3 percent decrease from 2010.
OLMITZ - Christine Marie Lichter, 88, died Oct. 18, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1922 in Great Bend, the daughter of Albert J. and Frances J. (Rabenseifner) Mauler.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that State Service Officer, Larry Rowlison from the Wichita VA office will be at the Great Bend Post 3111, 504 Washington, at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5 to help veterans and families with V.A. claims.
Pancake feed tonight
Monday, Oct. 17
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council met Aug. 2. Shelia Rodriguez, LJCF administrative assistant, has submitted minutes of the meeting.
Allin Butcher and Roto-Mix were awarded the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association's 2011 Outstanding Industry Recognition Award Wednesday, Oct. 5th, at a reception in the Alliant Center hosting the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc.
Those with a history of asthma know the feeling – that sudden inability to catch a breath. But often they are equipped with medications and inhalers.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a Miller Bobcat welder that was stolen off a welding truck in Great Bend on Oct. 11.
Sue Gervais has been selected the October Employee of the Month for Pathways. Sue has been assisting Pathways clients for over six years, and is currently working in the capacity of House Manager. She is a very outspoken advocate for the clients she serves. Sue assists the clients in becoming involved in the community, through activities of their choice. She has the respect of her clients, their parents and guardians, as well as the staff that work for her. She takes pride in maintaining a good home for the clients, all while ensuring the clients are happy, healthy, and well ...
In March, 1998, trial began in Lesli Szabo's $1.7 million lawsuit against a Hamilton, Ontario, Canada hospital for not making her 1993 childbirth pain-free.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team captured second place at the Class 3-1A state meet on Monday.
ROZEL - The Pawnee Heights High School volleyball team swept the competition at its home triangular on Tuesday.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Carson Palmer went to bed a retired football player resigned to the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals would never grant his wish to be traded.
HAYS - Junior Maddie Werth carded a 107 and sophomore McKenna Mauler finished at 110 for Great Bend High School on Monday during the Class 5A state golf tournament at Smoky Hill Country Club.
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
Time's up, Mr. President.
At age 12, I earned a rather unusual distinction: I was the most experienced funeral altar boy at St. Patrick's parish. And with my kid brother Marty as my wingman, we became a pretty reliable one-two tag team for many funerals in the early '70s. If there were a teen version of funeral crashers, I was Owen Wilson.
The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use...an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's. John Popp, from USD 428, will present the program "College Career Readiness Standards."
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.
The State Fair is in high gear and today is Sept. 7. A strong cold front moved through this past Friday and parts of the area have received fairly significant amounts of precipitation over the last week. Much of the immediate area was listed under the Moderate Drought category last Thursday but parts of eastern Barton, Rice, and Ellsworth Counties are a bit better and rated as Moderately Dry. Some producers question this since they are dealing with fields too wet for equipment while other missed out on the rains. It's almost time to plant the 2015 winter wheat ...
LARNED - It was an old-fashioned, bone-jarring slugfest of a football game at Earl Roberts Stadium Friday evening as the Larned High School Indians handed Hoisington's new head coach, Zach Baird, a loss in his coaching debut, 21-20 in two overtimes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team defeated Medicine Lodge on Thursday evening 24-6.
NEW YORK - Obtained by the Yankees from Arizona in separate July trades, Brandon McCarthy and Martin Prado are doing their best to keep alive New York's slim playoff hopes.
AMES, Iowa - For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
LAWRENCE - Everything went so perfectly for Kansas in the first quarter Saturday night that Charlie Weis openly wondered whether things might have gone too well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first inkling Dexter McCluster had that Ryan Succop was joining him in Tennessee came from a posting on Instagram. McCluster didn't know anything for certain until he walked into a meeting.