Dear Editor, I was shocked to hear about the recent firing of Debbie Warren the long time cheer and dance coach of Barton Community College. After 27 years of service to students and the community of Great Bend I could not imagine what would prompted the president and athletic department to make this drastic decision. Deciding to go online to research I was surprised by what I found. Nothing, well nothing but articles and links ...
Dear Editor, It seems to me with the firing of 27 year Cheerleading Coach Debbie Warren that there is a double standard at Barton Community College. A coach who has been at the college for 27 years and is one of the faces of the college in the community and the nation in her profession can be terminated. Yet a basketball player can have numerous fights in basketball practice with his teammates and coaches and ...
Dear Editor, I am the special projects coordinator for The Arc of Sedgwick County. Every year we run over 300 programs for individuals with disabilities. All of our programs are aimed at giving our clients new experiences so they may increase their socialization skills. One of our programs is called "Mini Tours." Essentially we have 27 activities that travel around the United States. This year we traveled to Great Bend for our Holidays In Kansas ...
Russia's finance minister publicly urged citizens to step up their smoking and drinking, in that the government's new "sin" taxes mean more revenue.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all.
No. 14 Purdue 77, IPFW 52 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - JaJuan Johnson had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 14 Purdue beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 77-52 on Tuesday night. D.J. Byrd scored all 15 of his points in the second half, E'Twaun Moore had 11 points, six assists and five steals and Lewis Jackson had eight points and eight assists for the Boilermakers (11-1). Purdue has won six straight and allowed just 51.8 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There's nothing like a brutal loss to bring out the best in the Kansas City Chiefs.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be head coach of the Ducks they offered him the job before it came open.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Only Brett Favre could get hurt in a game he was supposedly too beat up to play in.
CLAFLIN - Menta A. Hofmeister, 88, died Dec. 20 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 7, 1922, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Reynolds) Eahart. On Oct. 12, 1947, she married Elmer Hofmeister in Parsons. He died Feb. 11, 2005. A long-time Claflin resident, she was an elementary teacher and a homemaker.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. - Esther Fehrenbach, 90, of Scottsbluff, Neb. died Dec. 18 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Esther was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Ramona, to Roy and Hattie (Brumfield) Kellogg. She received her education in Hodgeman County and graduated from Hodgeman County High School. She married her husband, Paul A. Fehrenbach on Feb. 16, 1941. To this union two daughters were born, Gerry M. and Nancy E.
Richard Morgan Edwards, 80, of Great Bend, died Dec. 8 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 30, 1930, at Spring City, Pa., the son of Morgan and Margaret Edwards. He married Marilyn Spruill Standish on Feb. 14, 1975, at Reno, Nev. A Great Bend resident since 1972, coming from Kentucky, he was an engineer for O'Neill Tank.
For the second year the Great Bend Public Library held its "Food for Fines" program to benefit the Barton County Food Bank.
Great Bend Police Luis Salcido-Jujan was driving east in the 700 block of Fifth St. at 4:32 a.m. Saturday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Cupertino Leyve. A hit-and-run vehicle was eastbound in the 1400 block of Ninth St. and hit a car, a pickup and a fire hydrant at Ninth and Frey, it was discovered Saturday morning. Theft of a wallet from 725 10th St. No. 43 was reported Saturday. ...
The Great Bend Fire Department played host to the 11th annual Firefighters Run for MDA on Saturday at Fire Station #1.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.
John Carmon Ellison of Allen, Texas, 57, passed away on May 30, 2013. He was born on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fort Stewart, Ga., the son of John and Dee Ellison. On Nov. 28, 1995, John married Phyllis Taylor in Great Bend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. John was also very proud of his police work; he started the SWAT program in Great Bend. John loved barbecue and cooking out, but most of all, he loved his family. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Cemetery employees request that all arrangements and grave decorations on the ground and not at the head of the grave be removed to allow for maintenance of the grounds by Monday, June 10.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Foundation, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The City of Great Bend's newly formed committee to study the banning of pit bulls will hold an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the City Council chambers, 1209 Williams. The meeting is open to the public.
Since the Obama administration has confessed to spying on journalists at the Associated Press and Fox News, have you noticed there are more stories about the Obama scandals in the news?
As amateur news hounds gain power and influence through social media, the definition of "journalist" has ripened for philosophical debate. But now it's becoming a legal issue – one that could hamper efforts to protect the news profession at the very time federal lawmakers are awakening to the need to do so.