AMARILLO, TEXAS - Former Great Bend High School Panthers head football coach Mike Zoffuto passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Zoffuto, age 65, will long be remembered for the mark he left on Great Bend.
Want to be sure you have the perfect March Madness bracket this year? Not possible.
Barton Community College will be closed for the college's spring break March 19-23. Barton's offices will remain open through March 21, but will be closed March 22 and 23. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 19-25.
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DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced Monday that entries are being accepted for the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "More Plants on the Plate," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The list of potential employees includes a part-time coordinator for the new Pharmacy Technician Program.
ELLINWOOD - Andrew L. Detmer, 88, died March 12 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1923, in Waterloo, he was the son of August Detmer and Anna Rohling Detmer. On Sept. 25, 1951, he married Marjorie M. Ziegler in Willowdale. She died on Sept. 14, 2011. A resident of Ellinwood for 39 years, formerly of Great Bend, Turon, Wichita and Willowdale, he was the owner of Electronic Center of Ellinwood for 35 years, and former owner of Andy's TV and Appliance in Great Bend.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 2407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Kristy Rupe and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dance to Limited Edition and enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day March 17 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Dinner begins serving at 5:30 p.m. and Limited Edition will kick of the music at 8 p.m. Dinner and dance is $15. Dinner only is $9. Don't forget to wear your green.
Atheists and non-believers are targeting military installations over religious accommodations and statements, advocacy groups and media sources report.
Boys will rarely if ever encounter a male teacher until they reach high school, a fact lamented by many both because teacher's serve as important role models and because the lack of gender diversity tends to turn the profession into a prestige ghetto.
The trial of Atlanta teachers accused of falsifying test scores to meet ambitious progress targets is now underway. Some teachers facing up to 35 years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.
A Great Bend couple has been taking advantage of a monthly event at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to become more familiar with ways to serve up nutritious meals.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a national not-for-profit organization that offers residents a cost effective option to lose weight and become healthier, and it is looking at expanding its membership locally, said Beverly A. Bednasek, a Kansas TOPS coordinator from Valley Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began reworking their injury-depleted defense Tuesday, signing former Denver Broncos tackle Kevin Vickerson amid a flurry of roster moves.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Julius Thomas' dad likes to remind his son where he got his great hands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the moments after a disheartening loss to Tennessee to open the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid seemed at a loss for why All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles went virtually unused.
DURHAM, N.C. - David Cutcliffe is getting ready to coach against a man he never really got the chance to work with - Charlie Weis.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.
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Kiwanis and the Great Bend Public Library invite community members to help a youngster get a Halloween costume. New or gently used costumes can be dropped off at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
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Jeanne Louise Schmitt, 70, died Sept. 6, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Aug. 31, 1944, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Raymond Chandler and Helen Ruth (Westin) Muret. On May 30, 1969, she married Terryl "Terry" Keith Schmitt in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 17, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Hoisington where she had lived since 1969, she was an Extension Agent in Belleville, then a dietician for the Clara Barton Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Central Baptist Church in Great Bend.
PAWNEE ROCK - Kimberly A. Hayward, 46, passed away Sept. 7, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 22, 1967, in El Cajon, Calif., she was the daughter of Howard M. and Dora Prince Hayward. A longtime area resident, she was a home health nurse.