LARNED - Amil A. Hanson, 95, passed away Sept. 25 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Born April 18, 1916, in rural Pawnee County, he was the son of Axel and Mae Nelson Hanson. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/stockman. On Oct. 1, 1950, he married Berniece M. Nuttelman at Great Bend. She survives.
The line is long at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. The annual fundraiser attracted a good turnout, with a lot of familiar faces and many newcomers.
Balloons are released at the Heartland Cancer Center's 8th anniversary celebration Sunday. The HCC's Support Group sponsored the event.
A Barton County motorist was injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a deer, 0.4 miles north of SE 50 Road on SE 100 Ave. The accident occurred around 4 a.m.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to a Methodist cemetery located northeast of Hoisington on NE 10 Ave. and NE 120 Road.
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Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter times. Rogers was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.
The annual Zoo Society meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. President Penny Quinn will host a slide show presentation to update members on activities and answer questions.
GREAT BEND - Betty J. Marsh, 84, died Sept. 25, 2011 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School Cardinals volleyball continued their winning ways on Sept 22, hosting a triangular with Phillipsburg and Dodge City Sacred Heart. The HMS A and B teams won both their matches on the day to raise their records to 6-1 and 7-0 respectively. The C-1 team was victorious over Phillipsburg to raise their record to 3-2 and C-2 lost to Dodge City and fell to 0-3. The C-1 team traveled to Central Plains for a tourney on Saturday and the entire team hosts Ellis next Thursday, Sept 29.
PHILADELPHIA - With Michael Vick knocked out of another game, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldn't let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.
Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.
Barton County Historical Society will provide a program at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Bob Parrish will entertain with "Great Bend-The First Hundred Years. Fiction and Facts from Bob's Almanac".
Barton County 4-H was well represented at the Kansas State Fair.
Poets, guest speakers, theatre productions and comedians will come to campus for Fort Hays State University's Office of Diversity Affairs "Super Sweet Diversity Week," Oct. 10 to 14. All events, at all locations, begin at 7:30 p.m.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.
In late April, news hit American audiences that the 300 girls at a Nigerian school had been kidnapped by the now-notorious terrorist group Boko Haram, and outrage ensued - headlines, hashtags, celebrity outcry.
With 10 teams playing a round-robin schedule and no championship game, the Big 12 is emphasizing its unique standing in the new playoff era.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.