Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs last Wednesday, six Thursday, six Friday, eight Saturday and four Sunday. At 3:22 p.m. Wednesday they responded to True Value on K-96, where sparks started a display of hay bales on fire while a crew was working on the sign out front. On Thursday firefighters checked a smoke smell at 384 Washington Rd. at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. ...
Great Bend Police received several reports Sunday of thefts from homes and vehicles. Someone entered the residence at 2535 Forest Ave. and took several items. A Honda CRX at 1101 Kansas Ave. was broken into and stereo equipment was taken. Someone also broke the window on a 2001 Kia at 4820 10th St. and took stereo equipment. Loss on that case was reported at $1,400. There was also a ...
The Great Bend Police Department reports Charles Rupp was driving north on Patton Road at 4:43 p.m. Saturday and his vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Jasmine Velasco, who was westbound on 10th St. turning south onto Patton. Velasco was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where she was treated for injuries and released.
"Nurses: Trusted to Care" is the theme for the 20th annual Clara Barton Colloquium offered by Barton Community College. The event is set from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th Street.
Kindle, iBook, NOOK eReader. Technology has helped move reading along in many ways, but for Shelly Post, Early Childhood Education teacher at Helping Hands Preschool, there's nothing better for children than the printed page. "Books are so important for children to learn," Post said. She named a huge list of valuable skills, including how print is read left to right and top to bottom, turning pages one at a time, how to take care of ...
The youth of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School and Church are working to earn money to go to Broken Arrow Summer Camp. Students are available for jobs such as lawn, cleaning, cleaning flower beds and minor painting for $5 per hour. Spokesman Doris Reile-Kneller said money is paid to the treasurer, and money in each child's account will receive matching funds as they work toward the $210 camp fee. "We ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Africa," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Kay Hallenbeck will talk about her trip to Africa - the food, interesting facts and culture.
The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the North side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Sponsors said there will be lots of Easter eggs and prizes will be given for special eggs.
The Citizens Watchdog Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 16th and Main. Meetings are open to anyone who is concerned about the continuing burglaries in Great Bend. The speaker will be Barton County District Judge Mike Keeley, who will talk about sentencing guidelines in criminal cases.
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman will recommend the hiring of Trevor Rolfs as the next athletic director, when the BCC Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Heilman will review screening process as well. Other items on the agenda include hiring a customer service representative for the Fort Riley Campus, approval of the 2011-12 board meeting ...
Barton Community College will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Gallery also will be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 26.
BOSTON (AP) - Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest 26.2 miles in history to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Then his claim to a world record was swallowed up by the hills.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Barton Community College cheer and dance teams competed over the weekend at the 2011 NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship with both placing in the top 5 of their respective divisions. The cheer squad finished in fourth place at the National Cheerleaders Association's championships in the junior college division.
BOSTON (AP) - Toney Douglas played well the last time he filled in for an injured Chauncey Billups. There's much more at stake now.
The Great Bend High School baseball and softball non-conference games at Scott City that were postponed last Friday because of inclement weather have been rescheduled.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.
BUSHTON - Patricia Carlene Rolfs, 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatitis, with her husband, sons, and a host of close family at her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1954 in Ellsworth Co. to Carl and Velma Louise (Cruth) Hoelscher.
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The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.