GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - Willis Carmen Grizzell, LCDR, USN, retired, 95, of Garden Grove, Calif., died on Oct. 31. He was born on Aug. 16, 1915, on the family wheat farm in rural Claflin. Willis was the son of Robert Martin and Maude Johnson Grizzell, the fourth of eight children. Willis attended grade and high school in Claflin, graduating with the Class of 1934. Intrigued by the U.S. Mail Planes flying over ...
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is preparing for its holiday citrus fruit order. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are from the Indian River area of Florida and are picked, packed, and shipped for rapid delivery. This allows for the
"Dedicated to serving" and "making a difference." These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood's latest "Shining Stars." Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Desiree Halseth and Teresa Wilson were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the month of October.
This holiday season, Great Bend residents can give thanks with their hearts to local military families by making a donation to the Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry™. Now through Jan. 1, the Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend invites customers to donate to the Wish Registry, either in-store or online at www.sears.com/heroesathome, and give thanks to the men and women who serve the country and our community every day.
With Barack Obama tip-toeing around the meaning of jihad Sunday, on Monday, the Muslim cleric behind the attempts to blow up U. S. bound planes and the underwear bomber, set the record straight on the meaning of jihad when he once again issued a call for jihad to kill Americans.
Notorious killer, Jon Venables, convicted in 1993 at age 11 of the torture-murder of a 2-year-old Merseyside boy, was held until age 18 and then released on conditions and with a new identity to protect him from harassment.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama returned from his 10-day trip to Asia on Sunday. It didn't go so well. Obama traveled to India, Indonesia, North Korea and Japan and he wasn't able to reach a currency agreement, obtain a free trade deal, or find his birth certificate. Obama stood in silence before the great Buddha statue in Tokyo Sunday. He celebrated Hinduism in India, Islam in Indonesia, and Buddhism in ...
MANHATTAN (AP) - Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked No. 3 Kansas State to a 73-57 victory Tuesday afternoon over No. 22 Virginia Tech.
Kim Grossardt will present Santas Around the World at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the history of the Santas and have information on the upcoming Christmas events that will be held in Great Bend. This is a Stop N' Learn program of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, 793-3755.
Senior citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Senior Center Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide the ice cream and cookies. For more information call 792-3906.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is expected to hire eight new employees during the November business meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Five of the new staff members were on the October agenda, but the board was unable to take action due to lack of a quorum. None of the new hire are teachers; the list includes a security officer, customer service representatives ...
Great Bend Police Insurance papers were stolen from a parked car at 1014 1/2 Stone St., it was reported Monday. Theft of a cell phone from 900 Williams St. was reported Monday. Christmas decor was stolen from the yard at 2600 Gano St., it was reported Monday. Officers reported finding several strands of lights that had been spread out in the roadway in the 2200 block of Williams St. at ...
Former Lyons resident Karla Bauer has released a Christmas CD titled "Hope is Alive." Bauer, who now resides in the Kansas City area, will perform at Hutchinson Hastings Entertainment from 4-6 p.m. this Saturday. Her program is free and open to the public.
The Hoisington High School Chapter of National Honor Society is holding a coat and glove drive now through Dec. 15. If you have coats/gloves that you no longer need and you would like to see them go to a new home, drop them off at the following locations: Hoisington High School, Hoisington Dairy Queen, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and Hoisington Activity Center Office.
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Barton Community College is hosting the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which started on Thursday and continues through Saturday
CHICAGO - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.