GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A few months ago, Tim Masthay looked like he might be the latest in a series of shaky Green Bay Packers punters. If he didn't pick up his performance, the team might not have been far from replacing him.
Great Bend Police
Between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2010, Bright Horizon-Buddy Program at 4811 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two Acer-brand notebook computers were taken. Loss and damage was $800.
Four vehicles were involved in an accident that occurred when a pickup lost its load of hay bales at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on K-96, about 1.5 miles west of Yoder in Reno County.
The location will be different but the menu will be the same at this year's 12th Annual Chili Challenge.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting enrollment for the winter and spring programs, program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said.
The date of the Barton County Spelling Bee has been moved from Feb. 12 to Feb. 5, and now is back on Feb. 12, a spokesman for the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis said. However, now the location has been moved. The spelling bee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium.
TIMKEN - Donald D. "Donnie" Holopirek, 72, of Timken, died Jan. 25 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born July 27, 1938, in Rush County, he was the son of Ralph and Blanche (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 15, 1965, he married Frances Herrman at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. A lifelong resident of Rush County he was a farmer, welder and a truck driver for the Rush County Highway Department before his retirement.
LINCOLN - Hazel May Broberg, 93, of Lincoln, died Jan. 26 at Lincoln. She was born Nov. 20, 1917, at rural Lincoln, the daughter of Clarence and Elsie Hall Broberg. She was a teacher.
Mary Frances "Dolly" Gabel, 84, died Jan. 23 at Warrenton, Mo. Memorial service will be at a later late and will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
Cecilia C. "Susie" Ward, 89, died Jan. 26 at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born Nov. 30, 1921, at Beaver, the daughter of Valentine and Anna M. (Feltes) Kramer. She married Leonard "Buck" Ward on June 14, 1962, at Miami, Okla. He died July 7, 1983. She was a retired bookkeeper, and co-owner of Ward Motel.
BY STEPHEN HAWKINS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In a surprising move, the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the NFL's longest-tenured coach.
ELLINWOOD - From Jan. 24-28 Ellinwood Grade School will be observing "No Name-Calling Week." This is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds in schools across the nation and thus helping to create safer and more affirming schools for all students. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled "The Misfits", by popular author, James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends who grow tired of the constant teasing in their school and decide to run for student council on a "No Name-Calling" platform.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the renewal of a farm lease at the Barton County Landfill, a cooperative effort to repair roads in Claflin and the proposed demolition of an historic bridge.
Keeping track of billions of dollars of equipment that's constantly on the move is one of the oil and gas industry's toughest challenges.
Approximately 107 calls for service and 93 officer initiated calls were received for the month of July. Officers responded to nine medical/fire calls. Three arrests were made and nine criminal summons were served in the month of July.
Football scrimmage to be held
Michael and Dana Peters of McPherson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Peters to Uchenna Nwude, son of Afocha Nwude of Wichita and the late Shirley Nwude. Her grandparents are Normal Ward and Darrell Peters.
A Hoisington man was injured in a rollover accident at 10:07 p.m. Thursday on K-4, about 2 miles west of Bushton in Rice County.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Since 1998 it has been prohibited by federal law for states and localities to tax Internet access. This policy, known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, has been extended three times with broad bipartisan support. But it is set to expire again on November 1, and some Senate Democrats appear willing, this time, to allow it to actually expire if they can't use it to leverage an unrelated tax issue. It's a dangerous game that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the digital divide by pricing some lower income Americans off of the Internet entirely.
A Kansas State University veterinarian is cautioning residents of Kansas and surrounding states about a highly contagious viral disease that affects horses and livestock - and can sometimes affect humans.
It takes a special kind of jerk to market fear and exploit public ignorance in the midst of a health emergency - and, sure enough, members of this repellent American subspecies are already flapping their yaps.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the FFY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) draft document.
Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.