All students enrolled in Unified School District 428 drivers education must meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1., in the Great Bend High School auditorium. At this time, driving instructors will assign driving times and driving partners. This will take approximately one hour to an hour and a half.
Larned Police Dept. Tuesday, May 24 Officers responded to an alarm in the 1000 block of Broadway at 1:20 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 200 block of W. 17th at 5:51 a.m. Monday, May 23 Officers investigated a criminal damage to property in the 500 block of W. 5th at 9:31 a.m. Officers investigated a hit-and-run accident in the 300 block of W. 14th at 2:31 p.m. Officers investigated a theft report in ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Trailing by 15 points with only 5 minutes to play in one of the NBA's rowdiest arenas, the Dallas Mavericks were just wishing and hoping for the best.
Washington, D.C., resident Nicole Pugh, arriving at her polling station in November with the sole intention of casting a vote for mayor, noticed a line on the ballot asking her choice for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, even though no candidates were listed.
Dear Editor, Just because someone is working for good doesn't mean his intentions are right. Glenn Beck has revealed his religious hand and has been found to be holding a full-house built upon an antichrist spirit. Glenn believes that he is doing a good work joining together leaders from many different religions in a "Black Robe Brigade" to bring about peace and a religious America. What he is doing, in an attempt to unite people ...
Dear Editor, Isn't it truly amazing that the city could stall of on doing anything at all at Broadway and Harrison - for years! - and then decide to tear up the intersection, interrupt local traffic, just one week before school gets out for the year? And since they are too cheap to put up stop lights, why can't they at least put put up four-way stop signs? I have yet to hear a good ...
Dear Editor, While running for office, President Obama promised that if elected, he would get us off OPEC oil within 10 years. Two years are gone and we still don't have a plan. In fact, there is some evidence that we're going in the wrong direction. In July, 2010, we imported 388 million barrels of oil. That's the single largest import month since President Obama was inaugurated. The NAT GAS Act will create jobs, clean ...
MIAMI (AP) - All the Chicago Bulls say they need to do now is something they've already managed 71 times this season, more than any other team in the league.
EMPORIA - The St. John High School boys' golf team took sixth place in the team standings, led by a sixth-place finish by Bryce Garner at the Class 1A state golf meet at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
SALINA - Larned High School's Tague Conrad tied for 11th place at the Class 3A state golf meet at Salina Municipal Golf Course.
TOPEKA - Fighting a two-hour, 40-minute lightning and tornado delay, the Great Bend High School girls' swim team had two state qualifiers make it to Saturday's finals of the Class 5-1A state meet.
CLAFLIN - Robert E. Hickel, 81, went to be with our Lord Saturday, May 21. He died at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in rural Barton County, the son of Robert Anthony and Emma (Zecha) Hickel. He married Betty J. Lawrence on May 28, 1951, at Hoisington. A lifetime Claflin resident, he was a retired farmer/stockman and oil producer.
HOISINGTON - Robert "Bob" K. Littrell, 83, died May 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 7, 1928, at Hoisington, he was the son of George D. and Gladys M. (Vandenberg) Littrell. He married Betty Arlene Durand on June 20, 1950, at Hoisington. She died May 22, 2001. A lifetime resident of the Hoisington area, he worked for Terra Resources as a production superintendent, retiring in 1982.
Great Bend Police A burglary at 1723 Baker Ave. was reported Friday. Someone entered the home and took items; total loss was $20. Two cars using the same pump left 2302 10th St. without paying for $94.50 worth of gas, around 1:45 p.m. Friday. A violation of a stalking order was reported. A possible prowler in the 2500 block of Forest Ave. was reported at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Theft ...
LURAY - LaVona Jean Bowen, 68, died May 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born July 28, 1942, at Gorham, the daughter of Miles V. and Maudie (Jones) Anthony. She married Ronald N. Bowen July 27, 1958, at Alva, Okla. He died May 27, 2008. A Luray resident for 26 years, coming from Inman, she was a homemaker.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.
Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.
BUSHTON - Patricia Carlene Rolfs, 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatitis, with her husband, sons, and a host of close family at her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1954 in Ellsworth Co. to Carl and Velma Louise (Cruth) Hoelscher.
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The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).