The Barton County Spelling Bee, originally scheduled for the morning of Feb. 12 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium, has been rescheduled to Feb. 5. Sponsors said the date was changed because there was a conflict with the use of the auditorium.
Senior Citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies.
Travis Nagel and 4-year-old Jacob Garrett take advantage of warm weather Monday afternoon to have fun with a remote-control motorcycle. Since it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there was no school, they also had plenty of room in the Great Bend High School parking lot. The temperature was in the upper 50s; the rest of this week will only have highs in the 20s and low 30s.
Great Bend Police Theft of a decal from a car at 5501 Apache Road was reported Friday. Someone entered the residence at 708 Coolidge St. and damaged property, it was reported Friday. A Great Bend resident reported someone using his identity in Illinois. Vehicles driven by Kay Delaney and Leslie Hopkins collided at 10th and McKinley at 6:56 p.m. Friday. A citizen and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer both ...
WICHITA - Eugene D. Bentley, 86, died Jan. 17 at Wichita. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
LYONS - Edna Manke, 98, died Jan. 15 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. Born Jan. 22, 1912, in rural Ellinwood, she was the daughter of William A. and Henrietta Lantermann Koch. A resident of Lyons since 1967, formerly of Bushton, she was a homemaker. She graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1928. On June 12, 1929, she married Leo F. Manke in Ellinwood. He died September 27, 1994.
ELLINWOOD - Robert B. Reser, 89, died Jan. 16 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 1, 1921, at Caney, the son of Frank Byron and Mattie Fern Condor Reser. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1940. He married Betty Lou Elliott on April 23, 1944, at Denver, Colo. She died Sept. 21, 1992. A longtime Ellinwood resident, formerly of Bushton, he was owner ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Don't believe Brett Favre is finally done? Well, NFL's all-time leader of almost every major passing mark has at least filled out the forms. Favre has made another move toward leaving the game for good by filing retirement papers with the league, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. This is merely a procedural matter, to start the clock on a player's pension and Hall of Fame eligibility. It's worth noting, too, that ...
The original Great Bend High School Memorial Stadium was razed last summer, but not before an important part of its history was preserved.
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers know better than to make vacation plans for the latter part of January, because they fully expect to be playing football through the end of the month.
The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - All that trash talk didn't stop the Jets from winning. So why not keep it going? Soon after New York stunned the New England Patriots with a 28-21 upset Sunday, they were already wagging their tongues at the next team standing in the way of their Super Bowl goal, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jets will go for their third straight road win this postseason when they face the third ...
There are several new books available at the Ellinwood Library. They are: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox. Celebrity Michael J. Fox draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "it all goes skidding sideways," and shares anecdotes of how he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus through survival in the entertainment world. "Unbroken" by Laura ...
ELLINWOOD - Amy Metro has been rehired by Unified School District 355, Ellinwood, as a part-time kindergarten teacher beginning Feb. 1, the school board decided at its regular meeting on Monday. She will work in the afternoon.
Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David Karst, on Sept. 8. He is the little brother of Cody.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
Great Bend High School freshman forward Alondra Garcia kept her team from getting shut down completely on Tuesday afternoon against McPherson at Cavanaugh Soccer Fields.
Completely Kids announced the store will be combining efforts with The Gallery in downtown Great Bend, starting June 1. The new shop-within-a-shop will still carry all their customer favorites. "We want to thank our customers for 10 years of support," owner Dana Long said. "We hope that they'll enjoy the new combined shopping experience inside The Gallery."
Fitness should not be a chore. In fact, it can and should be fun, says Charise Oelger, Great Bend Jazzercise instructor. Kids can learn this valuable life lesson and channel their inner Bieber during the Junior Jazzercise "Kids Get Fit" program at the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center, Saturday, May 11 from 9:30-10 a.m.
From left: Chandra Gray, Holly Foster and Kole Stiner team up at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center for the community-wide clean-up day May 1. The Great Bend High School Student Council helped organize the event as a community-service project.
Wichita - Ninety-three volunteers across 80 counties were honored by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland recently at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Annual Meeting.
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People looking for full- or part-time work will have an opportunity to meet employers during Job Fest 2013, taking place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.
According to the Barton County Engineers Office, L&M Contractors of Great Bend will begin bridge repair work on NE 10 Ave. (or North Frey Street), north of the Club at StoneRidge on Friday. Barricades will be placed at the intersection North and South of the structure, allowing access to local traffic only for about three weeks.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington High School forensics team brought back eight medals from 3A State Forensics in Wichita on Saturday (May 4). Every Cardinal earned at least one medal and Olivia Lowry earned two.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 4.
LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position ...
LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.
LAWRENCE - Charles L. Curtiss, 61, concluded his battle with cancer May 6, at his home. Born on July 30, 1951, in Lawrence, he was the son of Earl and Oma Lee (Coleman) Curtiss. In 1983, he married Debra Nichols. They divorced in 1994. He was an employee of Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Charles was intensely interested in genealogy tracing his own family back hundreds of years and also ...