Former Barton Community College track and field athlete Tyson Gay finished fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool are benefitting from three grants that are earmarked for early intervention programs and playground enhancements. Both entities are owned and operated by Sunflower Diversified Services.
TOPEKA - Kansas Department of Transportation is running tests of pavement strength this week in Rush County, and will begin a paving project in Pawnee County later this week.
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ELLINWOOD-Ambrose Wendel, 95, died August 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 6, 1917 at rural Ellinwood, he was the son of Frank and Magdeline Wendel (Breitenbach).
LONDON (AP) - Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.
It's a classic case of one thing leading to another, and in this instance, Heartland Cancer Center patients are the beneficiaries.
Mark Mingenback will be the guest speaker when the Touched by Cancer Support Group meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. He'll be sharing information about the upcoming foundation auction and golf tournament.
Great Bend High School Class of 1957 reunion committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard, 2920 10th St. The reunion,scheduled for September 28-30, is less than two months away and class members' input would be appreciated, said Dana Foss. For more information contact Foss, email@example.com or 620-793-5811.
Mark and Rhonda Rightnour announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Rightnour to Jeremy Smith son of Mark and Marcie Smith.
Brittni Day announces the birth of her daughter, Emma Marie Day, on June 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.
Shawn Allen Adams and Audrey Shae Barnard announce the birth of their son, Dash Carter Adams in on May 13 in Great Bend. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Dr. and Mrs. Mohammad and Fakhry Hosni of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Mina Hosni to Tanner Austin Marshall, son of Paul and Debbie Marshall of Great Bend.
Jeff and Shari Williamson of St. John announce the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle Williamson to Aaron Roach, son of Marc and Michelle Fischer of St. John and Shannon and Melissa Roach of Great Bend.
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Three Stafford County residents were injured Wednesday evening when a car on U.S. 50 rear-ended a pickup that was making a left turn on 140th Ave., approximately 4 miles west of Sylvia in Stafford County.
Kylie Miller puts her horse Paint through the paces in the Western Pleasure class during the Pawnee County 4-H Horse Show.
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LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. July 28 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - Over the past several weeks, the youth residents of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) enjoyed the opportunity to participate in various activities which helped them release typical teenage energies while enjoying their summer break from school.
In conjunction with Adams Apple Fest on Aug. 23, there will be several Art Activities in the Grassroots Art Center Courtyard in Lucas.
Get this: Low expectations are the key to happiness.
The problem with a lie-even one that everyone agrees with-is that eventually you can't ignore the truth. Enron can't paper over debt and crashes. The housing bubble pops. Now, as the rush towards using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers turns into a retreat, it might be time to face that standardized tests are a lousy way to hold schools accountable.
ELLINWOOD - Mike Strobl, 78, died Aug. 8, 2014 at his home in Ellinwood. Born on March 18, 1936, in Great Bend, he was raised by Nick and Alice Klepper of Ellinwood. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married Jeanie Brown in Phoenix, Ariz. A lifetime Ellinwood area resident, he was co-owner of Strobl-Yarmer Construction.
HACKENSACK, N.J. – Legislators from New Jersey and other Atlantic Coast states are pushing the Obama administration to reverse a decision to allow geologic exploration of the ocean floor from Florida to Delaware as a step toward seeking underwater oil and gas reserves.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES - Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was shot down Wednesday by a California appeals court.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of what could be in store for unsuspecting quarterbacks this season.