USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include textbook/resources adoptions and the purchase of a used pickup. GBMS Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon Thursday at Stoneridge to formally elect officers and approve the 2011 Budget
Gerald Maxwell, 39, a convicted burglar who was caught breaking into the same Sarasota, Fla., home he had broken into last year, quickly tried to explain his innocence to officers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Everybody sat back and waited for the 38-year-old quarterback who hadn't won as a starter since 2001 to make a critical mistake.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton and Auburn blew by Boise State into first place in the BCS standings.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Raymond "Bud" Duane Wamsley passed away Oct. 24 in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 78. Raymond was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Wichita to the late Robert and Isadore Wamsley of Conway Springs. Upon graduation from Conway Springs High School he attended and received degrees from Friends University and Wichita State University, both in Wichita, and later the University of Kansas, where he received his doctorate in Education in 1968. Raymond was a lifetime educator and administrator. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
(ARA) - In today's environmentally conscious times, it seems we're surrounded by the need to shop, act and live "green." Some of our choices are easy and small, while others can be big and costly. But one thing is for sure - each choice can make a significant difference. But as many of us know from experiences of trying to diet, the most successful long-term changes we make can't make us feel as if we are "giving up" the small pleasures that we enjoy.
Edward L. Koopman, 83, of Great Bend, died Oct. 22, He was born in Great Bend on Dec. 30, 1926, to Edward C. and Myrtle Pettit Koopman. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1944 and attended Kansas State University, where he played basketball. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, receiving a medical discharge in 1945.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the parking lot of the Willy J's bar at 12:34 a.m. Saturday, for the first of multiple reports that vehicles had been broken into. Items that were eventually reported stolen included two car stereos and a jacket.
A house fire at 178 SE 1 Ave. in Barton County was reported by a neighbor at 8:14 p.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find flames showing on the south side by the fireplace of the single-story house. There was heavy smoke coming from the soffit and attic vents.
The Great Bend Police Department received reports of burglaries over the weekend:
WACO, Texas - The Baylor Bears need to win every game they can to improve their NCAA tournament hopes.
HAYS - Put it down as a three-peat.
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NORMAN, Okla. - Isaiah Cousins has made it a recent focus to play aggressive on both ends of the basketball court and try to be more consistent. The result has been a boon for the Sooners.
MIAMI - Embattled former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is receiving treatment in the wake of the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Malcolm Brogdon talked before No. 12 Virginia's final home game about making it a success for seniors Joe Harris, Akil Mitchell and even former walk-on Thomas Rogers, the first building blocks in Tony Bennett's remaking of the Cavaliers.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
ARKANSAS CITY - The Barton Community College women's basketball team took to the road on Saturday afternoon, competing in a first-round game of the NJCAA Region VI Basketball Tournament against Cowley.
EL DORADO - The NJCAA Region VI Basketball Tournament opening-round game between the Barton Community College men's basketball team and Butler went down to the wire.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
LINCOLN - James William Grandy, 63, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on March 1, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina. He was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Great Bend, the son of the late Iva Mae (Vesper) and Harold Lee Grandy.
Barb Schumacher, 74, died Feb. 27 at the Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Ness City, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Pearlann (Reynolds) Petersilie. On Dec. 5, 1981, she married Ken Schumacher in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Bazine, she was co-owner and operator of Kansas Door, worked in several flower shops, was an administrative secretary at Fuller Brush and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, water sports and traveling, especially, wintering in Texas. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Neuell G. Nicolet, 91, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Feb. 27 in Augusta. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of the late Ed and Inez (Gaunt) Nicolet. In 1941, he graduated from Great Bend High School. He was a retired farmer.
WICHITA - The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey - No. 31.