PALESTINE, Texas - Students from the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy traveled to Palestine, Texas, to train at the Main Dojo (School) at a Summer Karate Camp July 20-22.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council met recently. Minutes were reported by Shelia Rodriguez, LJCF administrative assistant.
LARNED – The Pawnee County Commission met July 25 in regular session. The following are approved minutes supplied by Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk.
Larned Police Dept. Tuesday, Aug. 2 A suspicious person was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 An animal control officer responded to the 600 block of Edwards at 4:29 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 600 block of W. 11th at 1 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 1:21 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the ...
LARNED - Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Larned man Tuesday afternoon on K-156, one mile west of 180th Avenue and K-156. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Larned's Johnathan Lee Hopkins, 20, was operating a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on K-156 when the motorcycle traveled left of center for an undetermined reason. The accident report indicated the motorcycle traveled westbound into the south ditch before hitting a culvert. The patrol ...
Dear Editor, I was saddened to read in the news that the United States Postal Service has put out yet another list of 3,000 additional post offices nationwide being studied for closure. Granted, we are in tough budgetary times, and obviously some belt-tightening may be necessary in a few areas. However, I feel it is a dreadful shame that America can send millions of dollars overseas to foreign countries such as Pakistan in foreign-aid, but ...
Dear Editor, What is a hero? Like art, heroism is in the eye of the beholder. As law enforcement officers and firefighters, we are fortunate to work with the American Red Cross and meet heroes every day. Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Barton County have teamed up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. The Firemen have proved they ...
Dear Editor, Recently the news media has reported, "the University of Kansas will have what it says is the smallest four-year medical education site in the country when eight students begin taking classes on Monday on a satellite campus in Salina. The move is in response to a shortage of rural doctors in the United States." How will this "satellite campus" "effect" rural Kansas? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces, Rural ...
Officials in the northern Swedish city of Angermanland temporarily shut down the operator of a colonic cleansing service, and issued fines because it was not up to code.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - The Eagles agreed to contract terms Tuesday with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins.
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 ...