In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor's technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements. One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides will return to the table for court-ordered mediation today with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending. NFL executives met with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday for five hours the day before ...
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place on Monday at the Hesston Country Club in fifth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet of the season.
The Barton Community College softball team put together a seventh-inning rally Monday afternoon in its opener with Pratt at Cougar Fields but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles didn't feel he was in a funk. Even at 0 for 18, he didn't consider that long enough to be a slump.
The Great Bend High School softball junior varsity team bested Liberal in both games of its doubleheader on Tuesday.
Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch 1923 - 2011 DORRANCE - Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch, 88, of Dorrance, died on April 10, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. Born March 13, 1923 in Wilson, she was the daughter of Wenzel and Albina (Soukup) Janda. She grew up and attended school in the Wilson area as a child. Later she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Guy Robert Hoch on March 5, ...
Waylon Wages 1977 - 2011 PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo. Born July 12, 1977 in Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages. He currently lived in Princeton, Mo., moving there in 2005 from Great Bend. Waylon was raised in Theodosia, Mo., and was a 1996 graduate of Lutie High School. He was employed by Premium Standard Farms in Princton, ...
Pauline Julia Thomason 1918-2011 GREAT BEND - Pauline Julia Thomason, 92, died April 12 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born December 26, 1918 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Libby (Bridwell) Ward. She married Solomon Leedy Thomason October 15, 1935, at Ponca City, Okla. He died July 4, 1994. Mrs. Thomason was a Great Bend resident most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a ...
Mildred J. Schenk 1924-2011 HOISINGTON - Mildred J. Schenk, 86, died April 13 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. She was born November 5, 1924 at Ness County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy and Martha (Corrigan) Ludington. She married Clifton Helt in 1943 at Great Bend. He died July, 1976. She married Bill Daniel, May 9, 1970, at Hoisington. He died March 1, 1979. She married Robert Schenk, December 10, 1988. He died March 8, ...
ELLSWORTH - Larned High School, Quivira Heights, Claflin and Ellinwood competed in a track and field meet in Ellsworth on Tuesday.
Carol J. Bradford 1942-2011 HOLYROOD - Carol J. Bradford, 69, died April 12 at the Salina Regional Hospital. She was born March 27, 1942, at Great Bend, the daughter of Jules F. Warlop and Agnes Louise Stumps Warlop. She was a rural Holyrood and Bushton resident since 1975, formerly of Winfield and Kansas City, Kan. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Winfield State Hospital. She was employed at Mosaic in Ellsworth. She ...
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team took first place at the Garden City swim meet on Tuesday.
The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is again presenting its triennial Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Saturday at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend.
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 ...