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AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State basketball recruit Tyrus McGee has earned junior college All-American honors.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Frank Haith has heard the criticism that Missouri settled for a safe choice rather than a home-run hire for its new head coach.
HOUSTON (AP) - Seen as little more than a one-man novelty, Connecticut wasn't given much chance in the brutally tough Big East. A national title contender? Please.
Barton County Sheriff There was a non-injury accident three miles west of Claflin on K-4 around 12:07 p.m. Monday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Great Bend Police Monday reports: A car window was damaged at 1709 Williams St. Loss was $250. Money was allegedly stolen at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St. Graffiti was discovered at 1444 Second St. and 920 Walnut St. ...
Young girls will receive royal treatment when they wear their favorite princess costumes to the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Prince Tea Parties on Friday. Open to children 3-5 years old, tea parties are at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the spring sessions of exercise classes. All classes start Monday, April 11, and continue until Memorial Day. Classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick provided the following course descriptions: Talaya Schwartz leads Noon Body Shaping over the lunch hour. This is a fun, strength and flexibility exercise program to tone and firm. This class ...
Great Bend Municipal Court March convictions and fines Christopher Shawn Adams, no driver license, $376 Emily M. Adams, loud music from vehicle, $96 Joshua Ryan Anderson, driving while suspended/revoked, no proof insurance, $1,426 Kenneth Paul Appleby Jr., battery, $211 Genevieve M. Bartonek, violate traffic control signal, $111 Eugene Vann Black, battery, $561 Todd Eugene Bowers, battery. $276 Antonia Burrow, dog at large, vicious dog, ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at contracts and other issues when it meets for the monthly study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Contract renewals for faculty and for head coaches are coming up and are on the agenda. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present a financial statement, and board chairman Dr. Paul Maneth will review "reporting formats." ...
The City of Claflin met at its regular meeting on March 14. Below are the unofficial minutes.
Barton Community College art students and their instructor, Steve Dudek, had their work accepted in Sterling College's 37th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition. The exhibit is continuing through mid April. Dudek received a first-place award for his watercolor painting of Japanese koi fish titled "Gridded Koi." Barton art student Diane Engle, Great Bend, earned a Merit Award for her watercolor painting, "Faith ...
The Barton Community College Foundation anticipates another growth spurt for its Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which has attracted more and more participants each year since the first event in 2008. The clay shoot is a fund-raiser to provide mini grants for Barton faculty to enhance student learning, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. This year's event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, ...
The City of Great Bend Cemetery Rules and Regulations Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cemetery office.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 19th and Hubbard, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Barry Bowers with greeters Shay Kasselman and brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1947 movie "Monsieur Vincent" as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.