HUTCHINSON - Stephen Joe "Steve" Bowman, 50, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Dale E. Carr Jr., 74, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Helen Mae Frees, 86, died Sept. 20, 2011, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Mo.
ENTERPRISE - Robert Leroy Reynolds, 47, of Enterprise, formerly of Great Bend, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Memorial Health Systems in Abilene.
Bob Parrish will present "Great Bend - The First Hundred Years. Fiction and Facts from Bob's Almanac," during the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Robert "Bob" Parrish was educated in Great Bend, graduating from the local high school. He is a veteran of World War II. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he returned home to enter in business. He owned and operated Parrish Motor Company ...
Detective Rick Popp from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will talk about crime prevention and safety at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host this free program. Popp will cover home safety, how to prevent break-ins, scams, identity theft, and safety while shopping and driving. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or e-mail ...
Barton Community College's Performing Arts Departments have announced auditions for the college's spring musical, "L'il Abner," based on the book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and the characters created by Al Capp. The auditions are set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. College students and community members are invited to audition. The cast calls for a large number of principal and secondary roles ...
Great Bend High School wants its students to be successful. And to prove it, the administration and staff is offering one more way for that to happen. The Panther Enrichment Program started this week as a way to help all students succeed at their highest level, not just those who may be struggling. "We hope to help students achieve," said John Popp, GBHS assistant principal. "Whether that is from an F to a D or ...
Barton County Sheriff A non-injury accident that occurred three miles east of Albert on K-96 last Thursday was reported Monday. A vehicle hit a deer. A "use of force"case was taken after a disorderly conduct issue Monday morning at the jail. Criminal use of a financial card was reported Monday. Cole Archer, 18, and Jamie Stroud, 19, both of Great Bend, were injured in an all terrain vehicle accident at ...
Urgent care will be the featured topic when St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center personnel talk with visitors at this weekend's Big Bend Bike Rally at the Great Bend Expo Complex.
Farmers Bank to sponsor ice cream social Sept. 28 LARNED - Farmers Bank & Trust NA, 102 W. 6th St, Larned, will sponsor an Ice Cream Social for their Club 50 members and their guests at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. Everyone is welcome to stop by. Larned USD 495 calendar Wednesday - LHS Stuco, 7:30 a.m.; See you at the Pole, 7:30 a.m.; TAC Seminar; School dismissed, 1 p.m.; Faculty meeting, 3:20 p.m. Thursday ...
GREAT BEND - Ryan Joseph Bealer, 21, died Sept. 20, 2011 at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend consumers and especially persons at high risk for listeriosis to not eat cantaloupes marketed from Jensen Farms in the Rocky Ford region of Colorado due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious illness.
BUSHTON -The Central Plains Middle School in Bushton Renaissance Council was selected during the first week of school. The Renaissance program emphasis academics and positive interactions.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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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