HOISINGTON - Edgar L. Reif, 77, died March 21. Born Nov. 1, 1933 in Hoisington, he was the son of the late Alfred A. and Clara (Polzin) Reif. A past resident of Osborne, he was the owner/operator truck driver at D & R Trucking in Pratt and Skillett Trucking in LaCrosse.
PHILLIPSBURG - Tamera Lynn Wagner, 38, of Phillipsburg died Tuesday, March 22 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Three artists who are ceramics students of Barton Community College art instructor Bill Forst are exhibiting their works in the display cases located outside the Shafer Gallery in the college's Fine Arts Building.
Great Bend Police Someone spray painted on a residence at 5943 Rosewood Drive, it was reported Tuesday. A car window at 2703 Forest Ave. was broken, it was reported Tuesday. A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday night. Barton County Sheriff A vehicle hit a deer on NE K-156 at NE 120 Ave. at 6:57 a.m. Tuesday. Kansas Highway ...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Great Bend is rasing money to restore the neon eagle sign outside the FOE social room at 1024 Main. One fundraiser will be a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Country Plus Band playing. The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 is celebrating spring and the return of American Legion Baseball with an all you can eat supper from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. The cost is $6 they will be serving vegetable beef, ham and beans, potato and chicken and noodles, plus a variety of desserts furnished by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Kansas Highway Patrol reports three people died Wednesday following a head-on collision at 1:55 a.m., five miles east of Wilson on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County. Joseph O. Pena, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup traveling west in the eastbound lanes. Kylie B. Jobe, 20, and Kyle D. Thornburg, 22, both of Wichita, were in the eastbound Chevrolet Equinox that collided with the pickup. Officers were ...
Dear Editor, One year ago today, President Obama signed "Obamacare," officially entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), into law. Unfortunately, a check of the facts proves the law isn't as advertised. It neither protects patients nor eases health care costs. For example, the $2.6 trillion legislation has forced many Americans to switch out of plans that they liked and pay higher premiums. It has reduced health care choices for patients of all ...
oe Colclasure, 25, was arrested and charged with robbing the bank located inside an Albertson's supermarket in Palm Desert, Calif.
Dear Editor, Since Dr. Mike Allison has been mayor of Great Bend the last 12 years, much has happened we can be proud of: • A 4.2 percent growth in population, when most rural communities saw a decline in population • A decrease in the mill levy from 45.09 to 42.33, which is a drop of over 6 percent, while most other taxes have gone up • Unemployment in Great Bend is currently 5.5 percvent ...
The question of fuel has life or death implications for more and more people on a rapidly quickening time frame. Both sides of the old argument, which seemed to either stake claims on no nukes, no oil or drilling everywhere there's a hint of oil and planting a lot of nuclear plants, are no longer feasible.
BCC booster club to hold member meeting The Barton Cougar Booster Club along with the Barton Athletic Department will host a general membership meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the courtyard area of the Best Western Angus Inn in Great Bend and will be catered by Delgado's. Members will be able to visit with Barton coaches. GB Rec Commission forming summer youth leagues The Great ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Fearlessly driving to the basket and making almost 60 percent of his shots, Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor is playing awfully well for somebody who was in danger of losing his job.
ATLANTA (AP) - Derrick Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Chicago Bulls move back in the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
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When should you give someone a mulligan? Should you give a former President a mulligan for a good chunk of his 8 years in office? Should you give a young broadcaster a mulligan when he doesn't realize his mike is on and he says words more suitable for a Chris Rock routine?
I've never sought the spotlight.
When our son Connor moved to Madison two years ago I was prepared for an introduction to all things Wisconsin. This was not entirely a blank slate - I was schooled on Fez and Red Forman from "That '70s Show," heard a little bit about their governor and some yelling that went on up there. But I didn't appreciate a food delicacy that has awakened taste buds left for dead long ago.
With temperatures dipping down into the 20's and snow and sleet falling from the sky less than two weeks ago, it is hard to believe the date on the calendar. For those who like to play in the dirt and plant a garden, you know that it is time to be planting certain vegetables or the heat of the summer will create another problem. Many peoples' past includes spending time working in the family garden. ...
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.
HAYS - Salina Central scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to an 11-4 victory over Great Bend on Saturday afternoon at Hays High School.
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, getting his first major league win in the Miami Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School girls' track and field team finished first at their home invitational on Friday evening.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School softball team swept a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader at Hays on Saturday, winning 8-2 and 10-1.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie ran his unbeaten streak to a club record 17 consecutive starts with a four-hitter in the Kansas City Royals' 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
After three straight days at Barton Community College's track complex, the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Championship wrapped up on Saturday.