The Seventh-grade Great Bend Panthers WKFL team earned first place in the league by completing an undefeated season.
It is "Crane Season" in Kansas!! We have the sandhill cranes and whooping cranes both migrating through Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira Refuge. Sandhills are congregated in large numbers, and the whoopers give us a quick view of very special birds in the process (we hope) of re-establishing available population. Lots of money has been spent in support of the Whooping Cranes. One of the major concerns about their survival is the small number of birds and the limited DNA availability for the successful breeding and survival of the species. Inbreeding in a species has generally led to a weaker offspring ...
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Jones Kithuka, senior manufacturing engineer, was named the third quarter 2011 STAR Employee and will be treated to a luncheon in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Sterling House in Great Bend after a long life filled with love for her family and devotion to the land from which she came.
NEWTON - Larry Mann Hesed, 66, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at his Newton residence.
LARNED - Hugh E. Snyder, 74, died November 3, 2011, at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust announced the promotion of Amy L. Hofeling to vice president. Hofeling has been a part of the bank's lending department since coming to Farmers Bank in September of 2007. She specializes in mortgage lending, including conventional, rural development and first time homebuyers loans. In addition to mortgage lending, she assists customers with consumer and commercial loans.
Regardless of the location across Kansas, this fall has served up ideal harvest conditions. Many producers report they are ahead of schedule with the 2011 harvest. Seldom are the temperatures this mild, the humidity this low and the weather this dry during this time of year.
MANHATTAN – The Conservation Reserve Program will be the topic of a presentation by a Kansas State University agricultural economics researcher for the department of geography colloquium series.
The human brain has been a magnet for attention in the past and this year promises to be no exception. The brain will be displayed and discussed as part of the sixth annual "Sixth Grade Health Smarts" at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Jim Grabbe has been in the business for four decades and now is sharing that experience with customers at Office Products Inc. Grabbe is the new supply sales manager for OPI, which has stores in Great Bend, Larned and Russell.
Jared Chansler has joined Al & Mary's Hair Styling, located at 1235 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend as the new barber.
Patients at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center may never cross paths with Lance Kellenbarger, but they benefit in many ways from his work behind the scenes.
Josh Trimmer likes the idea of combining two interests in his life. As a client at Rosewood Services Inc., he loves riding horses at Rosewood Ranch; he also enjoys the ceramics program that Rosewood began nine months ago. It's fitting that he and other clients at Rosewood are able to combine aspects of both programs to create something truly innovative: Custom horsehair pottery.
Correction: No battery reported at Eagles
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Fresh vegetables (in season) available. All bakers, craftsmen, artisans and more are invited to come to sell and showcase.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Food Bank volunteers and board have been named as the 118th Annual Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals, the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week.
ELLINWOOD - Sentinel Gallery will present an Art Opening for the exhibition Who Knew? Art Exhibition Showcasing Art with Ellinwood Roots, taking place at 201 South Main on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning July 22- 25. It will reopen on July 28.
Star of Hope is proud to announce the dedication of the new church building in Hesse, Haiti. The original church building was rendered useless and unsafe by the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. On June 28, more than 250 people gathered in the new mountain church to dedicate it to the use of the people in the area. The church is located next to the new Hesse School also rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake. In addition to being used for church services it will also be used by the school for assemblies.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.