Dear Editor, As lifetime residents of Great Bend, my husband and I have been huge supporters of Barton Community College and Cougar athletics. All three of our children have attended Barton and our two sons were both student athletes. We have been to countless basketball games, baseball games and volleyball games and always looked forward to watching Debbie Warren's cheer and dance teams perform! We never could believe our eyes when we watched them and ...
EDINBERG, Minn. — Brett Favre was fined $50,000 by the NFL for failing to cooperate with its investigation of inappropriate messages and lewd photos he allegedly sent to a former Jets game-day employee.
PHILADELPHIA - Eagles coach Andy Reid says he hasn't decided if Michael Vick's leg bruise will keep the quarterback out of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
DeleteNEW YORK - It's been almost 50 years since a bowl game was played in the Big Apple.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski moved past longtime rival Dean Smith into second place on the men's all-time wins list Wednesday night when the No. 1 Blue Devils routed North Carolina-Greensboro 108-62.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Offensive lineman Logan Mankins played just eight games and still made the Pro Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Forty-seven years ago, at the height of his Hall of Fame career, Jim Brown set an NFL record that's in danger of falling to a backup running back.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a local man's report that he was hit in the head and knocked unconscious Tuesday in the area of 10th and Kansas. Lt. Bill Browne said the victim was allegedly attacked around 7:15 p.m. and contacted law enforcement about 30 minutes later from a private residence. "He was riding a bike," Brown said. The man said he didn't get a good look at who ...
Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a vehicle parked at 5625 10th St., it was reported Tuesday. A vehicle driven by James Bartonek was southbound on K-96 at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and struck a vehicle driven by Arther Lind that was westbound on Broadway. A mattress that was causing a traffic hazard was removed from the roadway on 24th St. at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday. Someone cut a vehicle topper ...
YouthFriends at Riley School sponsored a breakfast last Tuesday morning to show appreciation for their volunteers and their student matches. YouthFriends director Michelle Daniel said that CPI provides time off for nine employees to volunteer at Riley. "They are the best volunteers," Daniel said.
Pictured are the American State Bank West Branch employees with the 2010 Mitten Tree. Pictured are: front row: Lonna Mead and Monica Galvez. Back row: Leslie DeWeese, Dee Bleeker, Vicki Spina, Sandy Smith and Krista Smith.
Dear Editor, I was driving home from my parent's house on Christmas Eve where our family gathered to celebrate Christmas. While driving I heard a Christmas song on the radio. I believe, in this one Christmas song, I have found the perfect portrayal of the confusion that I see in our world today. People are void of a solid foundation from which to build their life experience. Without a foundation we are all seeking and ...
The city government in Seoul, South Korea, warned in October that the local delicacy "octopus head" contains toxic amounts of cadmium and recommended a two-head-per-week maximum.
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.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?