Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Thursday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff Thursday reports: Mo's Place Grill & Brew Club, located at 1908 Elm St. in Beaver, was broken into sometime Wednesday night. Approximately $300 was stolen. The starter on a tractor at 702 NE 20 Road was damaged, and items were stolen from the garage. Items included car ...
HAYS - Roger A. Gray, 73, died Feb. 25, peacefully at his home with the loving care of his wife and Hospice of Hays Medical Center. He was born April 7, 1937, in Winfield, to Melvin and Ahwilda (Rogers) Gray. He married Virginia Newlin on July 1, 1955, in Winfield. He attended high school in Dexter, and furthered his education attending Cowley County Community College and Fort Hays State University, earning ...
KINSLEY - Marcielle Parker, 90, died Feb. 24 at Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. She was born Aug. 21, 1920, at Kinsley, the daughter of Charles E. and Eva Hildenbrand Countryman. She married Robert L. Parker in September of 1967 at Elkhart. He died Dec. 25, 2004. A resident of Kinsley, she was a teacher. Mrs. Parker was a member of KNEA, KPTA and the Oklahoma Teachers Association. Survivors include ...
This is Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings. On the evening of Feb. 14 or the morning of the 15th, Rejuvenation Day Spa and Salon, 503 E. Santa Fe, in Ellinwood was burglarized. Damage to the back door and loss of products and cash totaled $4,0893. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, call 792-1300 or the 24-hour number 620-603=3277. Remember we don't want your name, just your information.
KOC to hold poker tournament HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main, will hold a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at the KOC Hall. City to meet on Monday HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28. On the ...
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Judith Robl will be signing her new devotional gift book, As Grandma Says, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Town Square Emporium in Lyons, 110 West Commercial Street.
MCPHERSON -Virginia Edna Saling-Marx, 85, of McPherson, passed away Monday, Feb. 21 while in the company of family members at Hospice House, Hutchinson. Mrs Marx was born in Bazine on Oct. 14, 1925, the daughter of George and Lizzie (Dell) Stieben - Adolph. Virginia attended the Bazine grade schools and attended Bazine High School, Bazine, Kansas.
Harbey Fanshier, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 24, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 7, 1924, at Stafford County, the son of Charles and Martha (Fischer) Fanshier.
Late last year, outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist initiated pardon proceedings - granted in December - excusing now-deceased singer Jim Morrison of The Doors for his 1969 indecent-exposure conviction in Miami Beach.
Thuggish, "community organizing" politics showed up in Wisconsin after Commander-in-Chief President Obama, deployed his Organizing for America (OFA) troops to inject protestors into the Wisconsin budget debate Obama describes as an "assault on unions."
Dear Editor, Let's take a look at why I suggested the Smokey Hills be contacted for asphalt work. When the city did the work at the airport Smokey Hills' bid was several hundred thousand less that Ventur,e so Smokey Hills got the job. Then they sub-contracted Venture and Venture did the work. We know that both made money and the city and the taxpayers saved money. This time the city contacted Venture individually but not ...
The Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame will grow by five this year with the inductions of Tom Curtis, Trish (Gadberry) Wade, George Donley and Jim and Jo Ann Heaton. Those five will be inducted as the Class of 2011 during a 3 p.m. induction ceremony on Saturday at the Student Union on the BCC campus.
Marquette 74, No. 14 Connecticut 67, OT HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime Thursday night to lead Marquette to a 74-67 victory over No. 14 Connecticut, which played without coach Jim Calhoun on the bench. Jimmy Butler added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 8-7 Big East), who tied the game at 59 with 5.3 seconds left on a drive by Johnson-Odom. Kemba Walker led the ...
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 123 N. Main.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...