Lillian Marie Stremel, 81, died March 29 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Mildred A. Sayler, 91, died on March 30 at Sterling House in Great Bend. She was born July 7, 1919 on the farm in Banner Township, Rush County, the daughter of John and Frances (Smisek) Serpan.
ATCHISON - Virginia L. Jones, 93, of Atchison passed away March 25 in Miami, Fla.
Roxanne Sexton of Albert took home the $750 first-place prize in the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em tournament. Yvonne West of Great Bend won $300 for second, and Craig Grauerholz of Kensington won $150 for third. Winners of fourth through eighth places and their prizes were: Steven Kaeberle of Claflin, $75; Jay Hrabik of Lyons, $50; Alan Clark of Great Bend, $40; John Svaty of Ellsworth, $30; and Ken ...
Join Mary Jo Cunningham for an informative and amusing program on the War of 1812, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the war from the Niagara Valley to the Old Northwest.
DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "Every day I walk through the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Complex and see students' artwork from across the country adorning the walls," Huelskamp said. "It ...
Members of the Bikers of Central Kansas and the staff of Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice give a thumbs-up on the success of the 12th Annual Chili Challenge. BOCK raised $914 for hospice patients.
ATCHISON - Virginia L. Jones, 93, of Atchison passed away March 25 in Miami, Fla. Virginia was born in Hoisington on January 7, 1918, the fourth of five children to John M. and Agnes Wildgen Lewis. She married Patrick D. Wilds in 1943 shortly before he was shipped overseas as a World War II medic. After the war the couple took over the family hardware business and lived in Hoisington. At ...
A selection of paintings by Cally Krallman is currently featured at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main Street, Great Bend. Admission is free and the gallery is open weekday afternoons until 5:30 p.m. Krallman has been painting in the Midwest, primarily Kansas, for over 20 years. Despite having traveled to many places throughout the world, she is still drawn to the simplistic beauty of Kansas. "Many people ...
Post Rock Radio, LLC, the owner of KKDT FM and KCNC FM, has announced the promotion of Glen Hoyt to Managing Partner of the company. Hoyt, a LaCrosse native, had been General Sales Manager for the stations.
The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends March 31, and Kansans who are delinquent on their electric and natural gas utility bills are subject to having their service disconnected. The rule, in effect Nov. 1 through March 31 each year, provides protection to residential customers having difficulty paying their utility bills from companies under the Kansas Corporation Commission's (KCC) jurisdiction, but that protection ends Thursday.
Kansas Highway Patrol A Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Derek James Varner, 20, of Russell, was eastbound on Interstate 70 in Ellis County, 8.4 miles east of Hays, at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday and swerved to miss an animal in the roadway. The car went off the road and into the ditch, then struck a barbed wire fence. The driver was not injured, but passenger Krysal Ann Varner, 19, of Hays was taken to Hays ...
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. - Velma Eloise "Toots" Cooper, 94, of South Sioux City, Neb. died March 24, 2011 at a Sioux City hospital. Toots was born July 3, 1916 in Anthony, the daughter of Robert Forrest and Nora Mae (Potter) Jones.
GREAT BEND - Steven Oliver Warner, 58, died March 28 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born September 2, 1952, at St. Louis, Mo., the son of Kenneth Morris and Rubye Estes (Young) Warner. In October 1974, he met his future wife, Cindy Rasmussen. They were married eight months later on June 21, 1975. They had three children in St. Louis before moving in 1983 to their longtime home in Great Bend. He was ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana plans to give the ball from his 100th career win to his mother.
NEW YORK - Two full games, plus two more innings. A total of 561 pitches. And when it was finally (FINALLY!) over, the worst team in baseball had its 17th win of the season.
EUGENE, Ore. - A dropped baton cost the Texas A&M men an outright NCAA outdoor track and field team title.
Paula Brozek, Great Bend, thought it was an "opportunity too good to pass up." And she was right.
Best Western Angus Inn has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies the Best Western in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.
Q. What do you get when you add 6,800 bierocks and 3,500 cinnamon rolls?
To say Barry and Monica Bowers have a history with Barton Community College might be a bit of an understatement. Not only did both graduate from Barton in the early '80s, both were students there when they went on their first date.
Joel Alcala-Reyes, improper stop or turn signal, $323
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will discuss the time line for next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also hear information on the Imagination Playground, Sunflower Community Habilitation Contract, summer program enrollment and the seasonal and part-time employee information handbook.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer the following programs in June: • Summer Reading activities begin Monday, June 10. Registration for all ages will open that day. The children's department will have its kick-off party at 3:30 p.m. Dan Dan the Magic man will perform a magic show that fits in with the Dig Into Reading! Summer Reading Club theme. Students in grades 7-12 can register for the Beneath the Surface Teen ...
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NEW YORK - Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
PARIS - Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.