LARNED - Adelaida Viegra Perez (Lile) (Abby), Larned, died Nov. 26 after a long and courageous battle with illness. Born in Garfield on Dec. 16, 1940, to Pasqual and Basilia Vieyra, Abby was a 1958 graduate of Garfield High School and lived all of her adult life in Larned.
NEW YORK (AP) - Houston's Andre Johnson and Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan each were fined $25,000 but avoided suspensions by the NFL on Monday, the day after slugging it out in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 20-0 victory.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stanford was the big winner in the latest BCS standings.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - No. 9 Oklahoma is headed back to the Big 12 championship game to face No. 13 Nebraska after winning a tiebreaker based on the Bowl Championship Series standings.
SEATTLE (AP) - Six years later, Matt Cassel got a chance to show Seattle head coach Pete Carroll firsthand how good he can be as a starter.
Chicago-based music duo Small Potatoes will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10, with advance reservations or tickets encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, by calling 792-3097, or reserved by e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick says, "Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15–12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m."
Join Alicia Westhoff from the Physical Therapy Department at Central Kansas Medical Center, to learn about a new rehabilitation program that is available for people in the community at CKMC and what needs to be done to be able to participate in the program. This informative program will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will hold its annual RSVP Holiday Appreciation Open House from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Great Bend RSVP office, 1026 Main St. This come-and-go event is for all volunteers who have worked throughout the year.
Great Bend Police are investigating several recent theft reports.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees will review a request that the college upgrade its Camp Aldrich facility, when the board holds its monthly study session this week. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on campus.
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Hillary Schartz, freshman in animal sciences and industry, Claflin, was one of seventeen pre-veterinary students to have been selected as Early Admission Scholars by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
The Claflin Independent Township Library will host a "Goodies by the Pound" fundraiser, with homemade cookies, candy and other treats. The cost is $6 per pound from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 4.
he Financial Aid and Scholarships office at the University of Kansas has announced the names of new students earning the university's merit scholarships for top graduates of Kansas high schools.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.