Notorious killer, Jon Venables, convicted in 1993 at age 11 of the torture-murder of a 2-year-old Merseyside boy, was held until age 18 and then released on conditions and with a new identity to protect him from harassment.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
Kim Grossardt will present Santas Around the World at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the history of the Santas and have information on the upcoming Christmas events that will be held in Great Bend.
Senior citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Senior Center Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide the ice cream and cookies.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is expected to hire eight new employees during the November business meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Five of the new staff members were on the October agenda, but the board was unable to take action due to lack of a quorum. None of the new hire are teachers; the list includes a security officer, customer service representatives and other staff.
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Former Lyons resident Karla Bauer has released a Christmas CD titled "Hope is Alive." Bauer, who now resides in the Kansas City area, will perform at Hutchinson Hastings Entertainment from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday. Her program is free and open to the public.
The Hoisington High School Chapter of National Honor Society is holding a coat and glove drive now through Dec. 15. If you have coats/gloves that you no longer need and you would like to see them go to a new home, drop them off at the following locations: Hoisington High School, Hoisington Dairy Queen, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Activity Center Office.
The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main. Santa slated to arrive at 5:45 p.m. Come by and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and a hayrack ride. Register to win Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates.
Barton Community College will present "Mass Appeal," its BCC Theatre fall production, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
LARNED - Kenneth Eugene Ellis, 61, died Nov. 15 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Inc., Larned.
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Professional development workshops to be held
Kenny Lewis' story illustrates the many benefits of a new Sunflower Diversified Services program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
CIMARRON - Johnna Franks, 65, died Oct. 8, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City. Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Independence, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Norma (Marlett) Carroll. She graduated high school in Fredonia. She was a convenience store manager for 30 years. On June 28, 1970, she married Larry Franks in Fredonia. She and Larry moved to Cimarron from Great Bend, and spent the last three years RVing full time. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.
LA CROSSE - Viola Mae Yost, 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 7, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born Viola Mae Wimmer on July 25, 1915, in Harlan, she was the daughter of Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. She graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College for two years, then finished her teaching education at Fort Hays State University. She enjoyed a long and successful teaching career to include Alexander (for 31 years), Nekoma, and Heizer. Additionally she served as a substitute teacher for McCracken and La Crosse. She served as ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports stopping an alleged burglary and theft in progress at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.