"Grandma," said a young man when my mother answered her phone last week, "I'm in trouble."
Oklahoma City bomber-helper Terry Nichols, serving a life sentence at the "Super Max" federal prison in Colorado, recently ended what he said was his third hunger strike of 2010 to protest food quality.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Abe Lincoln was repeatedly described as a man of the people Saturday at a socialist rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Actually he was a rich railroad lawyer. If Abe Lincoln were a man of the people, he'd have sat with them in the theater and served two full terms. President Obama told voters Thursday his recovery plan will begin yielding new jobs soon. That's a ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Last year, the New York Yankees christened their billion-dollar ballpark with a World Series title.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has allowed two 100-yard rushers in the first four games of the season.
Prosecutors ask for 11.5 years in Garden City holdup WICHITA - Henry L. Scott, 23, Garden City, has pleaded to threatening a clerk with a gun when he robbed a convenience store. Scott pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wichita Monday to one count of robbery and one count of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. In his plea, he admitted that on Jan. 29 he robbed ...
Command Spanish for the Community, a course offered by Barton Community College, will provide a quick and easy way to learn limited amounts of everyday Spanish.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "The Deer Of Kansas," today and Friday. Educator Eric Giesing with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center/Fort Hays State University will be the presenter.
Beautiful Beginnings store in Great Bend also provided clothing that was modeled Monday at the Senior Center's fall fashion show.
JETMORE - Norman Olson, 64, died Oct. 4 at his home in Jetmore. Born Sept. 29, 1946, in Dodge City, he was the son of Carl and Velma Anderson Olson. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer.
MCPHERSON - Mrs. Margaret Ann Reese, 71, of McPherson, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 4, while in the company of family members at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. She was a homemaker and through the years she worked for Farmers Alliance Insurance Company as a clerk, Alliance Insurance Company as a secretary and for McPherson College, all of McPherson.
HESSTON - Thebe Jahay, 89, passed away Oct. 5 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston. She was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Daniel and Fatima Adul Hamway. She worked at Hesston Child Care for 15 years.
Crime Stoppers Sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and noon on Sept. 27, a garage at 1715 Park Ave. in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports many Hilti- and Dewald-brand power tools were taken. Loss and damage totaled $2,400. Anyone with information about this crime or any Barton County crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 792-1300 or 888-305-1300 for toll-free calls outside of Great Bend. <p ...
KOC to hold breakfast feed ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110, W. 2nd in Ellinwood. A free will donation will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit people with Intellectual Disabilities. Sausage will be available for sale. To order sausage in advance contact Jerome Huslig at 620-564-3318. ...
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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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.