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Jennifer Gordy accepts funds and food donations for emergency food needs for the holidays, at Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine, 3715 10th St. Teresa Malone at Advanced Therapy reports the annual Give Back drive, held during the month of October in honor of National Physical Therapy Month, was a success. "We thank our patients, staff and community for stepping up to help."
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Tree Care For All Seasons" at noon today at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent, will discuss different tips and strategies for keeping trees healthy in all our seasons and changing weather.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission invites parents to bring their children to the Imagination Playground, which will be open Wednesday, Nov. 5, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity will be open from 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:30 -7:30 p.m. It is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a report of aggravated assault, and battery. Officers were dispatched to Charlie's Place, 1109 Main St., at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, where a woman said that Jacob Davis pointed a gun at her and several other people. The alleged victim also said a known woman had battered her.
RUSSELL - A Russell teenager was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Monday after the sport utility vehicle she was a passenger in overturned, 2 miles east of Russell on 187th St., or 0.2 miles south of Homer Road.
WINDOM - A tractor-trailer and a Ford Fusion collided at 5:41 p.m. Monday in McPherson County, resulting in injuries. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred on US. 56, less than a mile from Windom.
The Great Bend Police Department arrested a local man early Monday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Patton Mills was arrested at 2:01 a.m. at 1801 8th St. and booked in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Mills was also charged with interference with law enforcement - obstruction of official duty.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The way Jamaal Charles figures it, he's picking up where Priest Holmes left off.
DODGE CITY – The Great Bend Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams played in Dodge city this past weekend, racking several wins.
Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn held the top three spots in the second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon joining them in the top four Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Just imagine what the conversations will be like in the Lockett household around Thanksgiving dinner if Tyler Lockett can pick up a few more yards and score a couple more touchdowns.
Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., have a science-fiction theme.
SHERWOOD SHORES, Texas - Eva Mae Skinner, 88, died on Nov. 7, at Sherwood Shores (Lake Texoma), Texas. She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Great Bend, one of eight children of Isaac William and Ethel (Booze) Root. Her parents operated a feed and poultry store on Main Street in Great Bend. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1944 and was employed by the telephone company in Great Bend and later as a bookkeeper. She married Dewey Lee Skinner on May 19, 1946 in Great Bend. He was employed by Bell Engine Service and later ran his own ...
Pauline Wagner, 90, died Nov. 9, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Ellis, she was the daughter of Joe and Agatha (Gaschler) Weber. She married Gilbert Aloysius Orth Sr. He later died. On Sept. 13, 1968, she married Daylon John Wagner in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He died on March 26, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1969, coming from Hays, she was a beautician.
An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!"
A frustrating season for the Barton Community College volleyball team came to an end Sunday in the opening round of the Region VI Championships. Barton's season ended with a 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 loss to Colby at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson.
Saturday produced a very good win for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – a win over a Top 20 team. Friday, though, kept the Cougars from a perfect weekend and a 4-0 start to the season.
It was a rather mundane weekend for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. Mundane in a good way as the Cougars rolled to a pair of blowout wins at the Conquistador Classic in Dodge City.
At the Moundridge Invitational Debate Tournament the GBHS debate squad placed second in sweepstakes. In the open division the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath had a 4-1 win/loss record and placed 3rd. In the novice division the three man team of Urial Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4-1 win/loss record. Also in the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 8th with 3/2 win/loss record. Everyone on the team placed. The team plans to compete at KMC next weekend.
Find a trash can for that empty bottle.
Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918. Bells in a bombed-out church were still intact, ringing out the good news of the Armistice having been signed-on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Carroll was writing home on this historic day, a series of letters that chronicled his service-from boot camp to battlefield. My Uncle Carroll had a wry sense of humor, an eye for girls, and a strong sense of duty to family and country.
Wanda scanned the letter feverishly. Eventually, she would read it more carefully. No, that wasn't quite right. Eventually, she would memorize the letter. But for now there was only one thing she wanted to know.