Moles and pocket gophers can be among the most destructive pests to home landscapes.The Barton County Extension Office in Great Bend gets many calls annually from homeowners with holes, tunnels and mounds on their property which disrupts mowing and plant growth. Recently, Charlie Lee, Kansas State University wildlife damage control specialist, came out on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 4, to the Jim And Marlies Stevens property southeast of Great Bend with Rick Snell, ...
KOC holds centennial celebration On Nov. 12, 1910 the Hoisington Knights of Columbus was chartered, and on Dec. 12, 2010, the council celebrated its centennial with a social hour and dinner. The Council had a class of 94 charter members. The council has been active in both civic and parish affairs. The council membership has always worked hand in hand with the pastor of St. John Parish in lending added strength to any ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Elementary Parents Association is once again in the final planning stages for the annual school carnival which will be held Feb. 5 at the Hoisington Activity Center.
ARKANSAS CITY - Russell Allen Davis, 79, of Arkansas City died Dec. 30 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center ICU in Arkansas City. Russell was born Nov. 1, 1931, to David and Lena (Hester) Davis on a farm in Galatia. He was reared and educated in Galatia.
MALVERN Ark. - Agatha M. (Esfeld) Cuzick Reeves, 91, died Dec. 29 at The Crossing in Malvern, Ark. She was born March 9, 1919, at Great Bend, the daughter of Fred, Sr. and Frances (Monger) Esfeld. She married Glenn E. Cuzick on Aug. 17, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1969. At the ripe old age of 83, she married Donald Reeves, and he preceded her in death in 2003. ...
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) recently celebrated its building debt retirement with a Mortgage Burning held on Nov. 21, with its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner that followed.
The City of Larned regular session council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include funding for the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission, fees for mowing services on private property, grant award and request for EMS Supervisor's vehicle, request to replace water utility pickup, allocation of costs for City Wide Clean-up Day, request to increase late charge for utility bills, and grant award for fishing pond outhouse.
Will visit with area residents in Burdett Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Pawnee County on Jan. 3 during his annual Listening Tour. As Senator-elect, Moran is traveling to communities in each of the 105 counties in Kansas to visit with area residents. Moran will meet with residents in Burdett, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Burdett Senior Center, located at 203 Elm Street. Area residents are encouraged to attend. The issues ...
After her fourth-grade son was allegedly slapped by his teacher at a Kansas City, Mo., elementary school - son, black; teacher, white - Lisa Henry Bowen submitted a 40-page list of reparations she expects from President Obama and two dozen other officials.
Ah, New Year's Eve. What a great night to revisit the past year. Though I'd rather revisit 1999. The unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 1999. Dot-com stocks were still creating lots of paper millionaires. The U.S. deficit for that year was $1 billion - that's right, "billion" with a "b," a far cry from the $1 trillion to $2 trillion it is nowadays. Things were going so well, we had to make up crises, ...
We're almost at the end of 2010, which means it's time for some new year's predictions.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford really does have UConn's number.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL fined the New York Jets $100,000 on Thursday for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a punt return earlier this month.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's rookie rushing leader is an undrafted free agent with a penchant for hurdling defenders in the open field.
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 ...