CLAFLIN - Kenneth H. Praeger, 94, died Aug. 10, 2012 at his residence in Claflin.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is now collecting items for the live and silent auctions during its annual fundraiser for cancer patients. Proceeds will benefit people treated at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, which St. Rose owns.
CINCINNATI - Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much to his Jets debut.
Jim Johnson originally planned on the Invest in Kids Membership drive being completed at the end of July. But because the fundraiser is still about $8,500 shy of its goal and more federal funds were cut recently, it will continue through the end of this month.
Six members of Rosewood Services' AKTION Club, along with two sponsors, participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) Conference at the end of July in Topeka.
Barton Community College and Sterling College recently signed an articulation agreement, which makes it easier to transfer credits from BCC to SC.
Great Bend Fire
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the contract for next year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
OLMITZ - Duane Steinert, 65, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
LAS ANGELES (AP) - At long last, Dwight Howard got what he wanted.
Barton County deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover injury accident around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. They arrived to find a 1999 BMW driven by Great Bend-area resident David Lazarof, 22, in a ditch at NE 10 Ave. and NE 30 Road.
The Better Business Bureau of Kansas wants to alert consumers of a Bank Card scam. Consumers who are receiving calls on their cell phones start with a recorded messages the first part of the message is hard to understand. But then, becomes much clearer to tell you your "bank card has been locked, please press one to proceed."
Approximately 94 calls for service and 109 Officer initiated calls were received for the month of July. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls and worked two non-injury accidents. Two arrests were made and 613 criminal summonses were served in the month of July.
City of Hoisington council to meet
Labor Day marks the traditional start of the autumn campaign season, and the biggest question is whether President Obama will sink his party. Since the fight for the Senate is being waged largely in the red states - where Obama has always been deemed toxic - it's no wonder that Democratic candidates are behaving as if he has a communicable disease.
ELLINWOOD – The Ellinwood Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors kicked off their first session with a field trip to Ellinwood's 1894 Hotel Wolf which housed Starr Antiques and has been a cornerstone business in Ellinwood for over 35 years. The Hotel is directly over a portion of the old Ellinwood Underground World and has a rich history of Ellinwood.
COFFEYVILLE – After a scoreless first half, the Barton Community College women's soccer team dominated play in the second half and got out of town with a 2-0 win at Coffeyville Wednesday evening in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action.
COFFEYVILLE – It was one of those early-season battles that could play big later in the season.
DODGE CITY – The Barton Community College volleyball team may be struggling outside the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West division, but in conference Barton is still right in the mix early on.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.