This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Connie Oetken and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School's junior varsity tennis team took first place out of four teams on Monday at a four-team JV meet.
CHICAGO (AP) - Two playoff games, two dramatic victories for the favored Chicago Bulls, and all is right in Carlos Boozer's eyes.
Everyone washes hair, but those who want a license to apply shampoo in Texas need 150 hours of training, with 100 hours in "theory and practice of shampooing," including a study of "neck anatomy."
Dear Editor, There's been a lot of uproar recently in the media about corporations such as GE, Boeing, etc. not paying their "fair share of taxes." These people are demonstrating their ignorance of how our economy works. When I took accounting, our instructor informed us that no corporation, or, as far as that's concerned, any other business pays taxes. Any monies levied upon them by the federal or state or any other governmental entities are ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The fiscal commission plan details how it will work and how it affects the population, and it has a realistic chance of being approved by both houses of Congress and the president. The budget proposal that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives does neither. The fiscal commission ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Round one in the showdown between unlikely AL Central leaders went to Cleveland.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James outscored Philadelphia's entire starting five in the first half by himself.
EL DORADO - The Barton Community College baseball team scored 49 runs in a four-game series with Butler over the weekend, winning three of the four games.
Bullies beware. That's the message USD 428 is serious about conveying. And to prove it, a three-day, anti-bulling workshop was held last week at the District Education Center for 35 school and other professionals. Using a train-the-trainer format, nationally acclaimed anti-bulling expert SuEllen Fried led the group in "empowerment sessions" that attendees will take back to their schools and businesses in order to continue spreading her anti-bulling message. "We want to empower the students to ...
Valeria J. Slankard 1925-2011 Valeria J. Slankard, 86, died April 16 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 11, 1925 in Mount Ida, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Ruth (Rogers) Gibson. On August 12, 1943, she married John Slankard in Great Bend. He died on April 12, 1993. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she worked for Gibsons Discount Store as a sales clerk. Mrs. Slankard was a member ...
Gerald F. Menges 1929 - 2011 ELLINWOOD - Gerald F. Menges, 81, died April 15 at Ellinwood District Hospital. He was the son of Fred Menges and Martha Watson, born on April 28, 1929 in Wichita. He has been a resident of Ellinwood since 1953. He retired as asst. director of maintenance at Barton Community College in 1994. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Ellinwood Area Enterprises, ...
Evelyn L. Tegarden 1921-2011 Evelyn L. Tegarden, 90, died April 16 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born March 10, 1921 at Stockton, Kansas, the daughter of Jessie L. and Lila (Fetterolf) Hulse. She married Glen O. Tegarden Dec. 17, 1949 at Russell. He died March 4, 2003. Mrs. Tegarden was a Great Bend resident since 1949 coming from Stockton. In 1949, she was the first female to work at the Great Bend Dairy ...
TOPEKA - Each year, 4.5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs and 885,000 of those require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. Children, because of their inexperience and size, are particularly prone to serious ...
On a recent afternoon visit to the Barton County Food Bank the volunteers were scurrying about trying to assist local residents who were overflowing the waiting room, many with children in tow, hoping for emergency food assistance. It clearly demonstrated the urgency of ongoing needs still existing for local families in Barton County as well as the critical commitment needed from the community for ongoing financial support for this worthwhile endeavor.
On Saturday May 4th the Great Bend Forensics squad traveled to Emporia High School for the 5A State Championship Speech Tournament. They competed in 16 events, which gave them a full entry. Placing 8th out of 25 schools, the team had five events break into semifinals.
If the 2010 elections weren't bad enough for Democrats, here comes the "six-year itch." With the exception of Bill Clinton's second term, the party that controls the White House loses seats in congress six years into a presidency. But there's a gathering sense among Democratic consultants who work on congressional campaigns that their party could buck the trend in 2014 for a number of reasons, not least because Barack Obama is finally fired up and ...
Online chat host: Good morning, cyber pals. As you know, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric "bible," is to be released this month. It will include "Internet-Use Disorder" - also referred to as Internet addiction - as a condition recommended for further psychiatric study. Our guest today is Dr. Adam Von Cybercruncher, America's leading authority on Internet addiction.
Power company and electrical contracting company crews were busy Wednesday morning cleaning up about a half-mile stretch of power poles north of Great Bend snapped and broken by violent winds that swept through the area Tuesday night.
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BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles usually like to slug their way to victory.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
Great Bend High School freshman forward Alondra Garcia kept her team from getting shut down completely on Tuesday afternoon against McPherson at Cavanaugh Soccer Fields.
Completely Kids announced the store will be combining efforts with The Gallery in downtown Great Bend, starting June 1. The new shop-within-a-shop will still carry all their customer favorites. "We want to thank our customers for 10 years of support," owner Dana Long said. "We hope that they'll enjoy the new combined shopping experience inside The Gallery."
Fitness should not be a chore. In fact, it can and should be fun, says Charise Oelger, Great Bend Jazzercise instructor. Kids can learn this valuable life lesson and channel their inner Bieber during the Junior Jazzercise "Kids Get Fit" program at the Jazzercise Great Bend Fitness Center, Saturday, May 11 from 9:30-10 a.m.
From left: Chandra Gray, Holly Foster and Kole Stiner team up at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center for the community-wide clean-up day May 1. The Great Bend High School Student Council helped organize the event as a community-service project.