HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Daylight Savings Time took effect Sunday, robbing people of one hour's sleep in exchange for an extra hour of sunlight. Chaos ensued. Millions of Californians forgot to set their clocks ahead and were late to the drugstore Sunday in the scramble for iodine tablets. President Obama prompted anger Saturday for playing a round of golf while Japan exploded and Libya imploded. What happens to these guys in ...
Dear Editor, Just a brief note to thank you for your support of the Sunflower Spelling Bee. My family and I very much enjoyed our day in Great Bend and at Barton Community College. The event was well-organized and exciting. Just a note on return on investment, since that it always an issue when hosting an event: yes, we spent money in Great Bend, and we'll have good things to say about the community. Dick ...
Dear Editor, When our son, Brandon, was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. We made the decision when he was 6 years old that I would put my college career on hold for me to stay at home with him because of the many issues he faced and needed help with. When Brandon was 10 years old, we were having issues with Brandon running away every chance he got. He ...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Matt Dickey and the Bulldogs were quite an opening act on the NCAA tournament's expanded stage, one that has more teams in the brackets and - so far - the same March drama on the court.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Had enough of the he-said, he-said rancor between the NFL and players? Don't expect it to go away anytime soon.
Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there's a team, maybe a couple that stand out as the ones to beat.
Great Bend Police An individual called police at 5:40 p.m. Monday to report a male had been at the skateboard park, 2251 Williams, offering money to kids at the park. A burglary at 2421 Sixth St. was reported late Monday. Someone reportedly broke into the residence and stole money. Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Monday/early Tuesday. There were four fire ...
. Barton Community College's instrumental music department will present the Barton Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. The orchestra and jazz ensemble are conducted by Steven Lueth, Barton's director of instrumental music activities. The orchestra will present the Minuet and Trio from "Symphony No. 39 in Eb" by Mozart; Rondo from "Sonatina in C" ...
with photo Lela Moore, 97, of Great Bend, died March 13 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. Born April 17, 1913, at Ada, Okla., she was the daughter of John Andrew and Susie (Denny) Williamson. She married Clyde Willis on Sept. 9, 1933, at Ada, Okla. He was employed by Pete Brown Drilling Company. Two years later they were blessed with a daughter. They were then ...
ELLINWOOD - Oliver Bryant Jr., 86, died March 15 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1925, in rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Oliver Ray Bryant and Rosa W. Burchart Bryant. He graduated from Ellinwood High School. On Sept. 2, 1949, he married Patricia Joelene Cossman in Larned. A lifetime resident of rural Ellinwood, he was a retired farmer. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Immanuel United ...
BLACK CREEK, Wis. - Jerry A. Williams, 55, died March 3 in Black Creek, Wis., after a long battle with cancer. A former resident of the Great Bend and Ellinwood area, Jerry was born on Nov. 9, 1955, in El Dorado, the son of Vernon and Delores (Tharpe) Williams. He married Diane L. (Paulson) Murray on Aug. 6, 1999. Williams was employed as a diesel technician in the Appleton, ...
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex in Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Gavin Klug, Jacketing Helper/Operator, was named the 4th Quarter 2010 STAR Employee and was recently treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
The seven communities on the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway will look to find the best in each other and learn more about the amenities that each community offers on March 29 and 30.
WICHITA - EagleMed air ambulance announced it has leveraged technology to further enhance its safety and service capabilities while conducting night rotor wing air medical operations.
Date changed for diabetes support group meeting
BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.
"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
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MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Thursday, May 2
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Monday afternoon, finishing at a combined 313.
It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at the S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this past weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig, who was the runner up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.
LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.