LACROSSE - Leona M. Leiker, 88, died Oct. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 20, 1924, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1942 graduate of Bison High School, she was a clerk for the United States Postal Service before her retirement in 1979. On Feb. 6, 1945, she married Ralph J. Leiker at St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2005.
HOISINGTON -Middle school band students Rheanna Spires (7th grade), Krista Schneider (7th grade), Kirk Reisner (7th grade), and Madison Pata (7th grade) were selected to perform in the Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital invites you to join us as we wish Dr. Josh Durham and Ashley Durham, Pharm-D, good luck on the next step in their personal and professional lives, as they move away from the Hoisington area. Dr. Durham and Ashley have been providing healthcare services for the Clara Barton community since 2008.
The No. 19-ranked Barton Community College women's soccer team scored four first-half goals and coasted for a 5-0 victory over Garden City on Monday evening at the Cougars Soccer/Track Complex.
TOPEKA - Macy Moyers became the first Great Bend High School freshman to medal at the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament, taking 12th place on Sunday at Kossover Tennis Center.
DODGE CITY - At least part of a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference title is in the bag for Barton Community College's women's golf team.
EMPORIA - Maddie Werth and McKenna Mauler worked their way around Emporia Municipal Golf Course on Monday, competing individually at the girls' Class 5A state golf tournament.
TAMPA, Fla. - Ronde Barber is getting older, but no less valuable to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
AMES, Iowa - The upcoming matchup between Kansas State and West Virginia was supposed to break up the tie between the Wildcats and Mountaineers for first in the Big 12.
LIBERAL - There were highs and lows throughout on Saturday afternoon at the Western Athletic Conference volleyball championships.
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EDWARDS COUNTY - An Edwards County woman was flown from the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Thursday, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
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Most people tap their feet when they hear music, but some people make music by tapping their feet. As its second concert of the 2012-13 season, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "TAP – The Show," celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the globe.
A fund has been established to assist with the medical expenses for 10-year-old Kadin White, Great Bend, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and will undergo two years of chemotherapy. He is the son of Dustin and Briana White and has two younger sisters, Kynslee and Kambryn.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster thinks Kansas State can compete for the Big 12 title. So the dynamic sophomore guard isn't paying much attention to any of his October accolades.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs seemed to have figured out their running game, which remains centered on Jamaal Charles. However, faced with critical third-and-shorts in the waning minutes against the 49ers, coach Andy Reid abandoned the run in favor of passes that kept falling incomplete.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School volleyball team split games at a home triangular on Tuesday evneing.
COFFEYVILLE - Make that 3-for-3.
Great Bend High School girls' golf team hosted the Western Athletic Conference schools for a golf invitational on Tuesday.
The upcoming Elvis Tribute concert at Great Bend's American Legion will feature Frank Werth & the Vibrations. An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune said the backup group would be on tape. While the soundman uses tracks for the instrumentation, the Vibrations is a four-person vocal group that joins Werth for a live show known as Frank's Attribute To Elvis, or F.A.T.E. The benefit concert will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Robert J. "Bob" Tittel, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Ness City, he was the son of Benhardt and Hildegard Frieda Emma (Schettler) Tittel. In 1976, he graduated from Ness City High School, and that same year he moved to Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for many years as a cable technician for CableVision in Great Bend until health issues prevented him from working. Bob was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and enjoyed many activities, including auto body restoration.
James W. Herren, 92, died Oct. 6, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Born June 24, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of George L. and Minda (Knighton) Herren. On July 10, 1978, he married Beverly A. Barnes in Wichita. She preceded him in death. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a supervisor for Kansas Foundation for the Blind.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
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On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:
Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.