Robert L. Grubbs 1930 - 2011 LARNED - Robert L. Grubbs, 81, died March 30, at his home, Larned. He was born Feb. 15, 1930 in Jean, Texas, the son of George Washington and Ida Pearl Brooks Grubbs. A longtime area resident, he was a farmer and rancher and owner of Lonestar Tank Truck and Bob's Well Service. On June 29, 1947, he married Mary Alice Heilman at Wichita Falls, Texas. They later divorced. Mr. ...
Dwight Young formally announces his candidacy for the USD 428 School Board. Young's first involvement with the Board of Education started when he Co-chaired the Building Excellent Schools Together (B.E.S.T.) Committee and was appointed to the Board for the 1996-97 school year. That process demonstrated the importance of maintaining the districts structures for future use. Young pledges to care for the infrastructure of the district as well as the students, staff and patrons that utilize ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks say Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkiins was attacked by a fan after their victory over the Orlando Magic.
Get this: Rich folks aren't feeling very rich. Reuters reports that a Fidelity Investments survey found 42 percent of more than 1,000 Americans who have at least $1 million in assets aren't feeling very wealthy. They say they'd need to have at least $7.5 million to feel they're well-to-do. As ridiculous as that may sound to some, it makes perfect sense to me. There is every indication that America could enter a hyperinflationary period not ...
Mark Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City is the most recent con man to seek care givers to attend to him intimately as he dresses in a diaper, feigns autism and claims to require constant care.
If President Obama's address to the nation the other night was meant to keep the American people up-to-date on the situation in the Middle East, it missed its mark, leaving us in a state of confusion.
BCC athletics rescheduling Barton Community College's home softball game against Butler scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m. The Cougars will now be playing Butler in El Dorado today at 3 p.m. Hoisington High School athletics postponement The Hoisington High School baseball game against Russell originally slated for Monday has been rescheduled for April 21.
The game still haunts DeMarcus Cousins a year later. Whenever the former Kentucky center's mind wanders to last year's dismal 73-66 loss to West Virginia in the NCAA tournament's East regional final, Cousins tosses and turns as images of missed shots and missed opportunities replay in his mind. "When I think about it I can't sleep at night because we should have won that game," said Cousins, now a rookie center for the Sacramento Kings. ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall bristles when he hears the term "mid-major" applied to his team, even though he understands where people are coming from.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Everywhere he looks, Kansas coach Bill Self sees nothing but question marks.
Maurice Doolen "Dooley" Edman, 85, died March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1926 in Great Bend, he was the son of Maurice J. and Martha Lois (Doolen) Edman. He graduated from Great Bend High School and attended the University of Washington in Seattle Wash., majoring in Civil Engineering. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from McPherson, he worked for Evans-Rondeau engineering firm, Hallibutron Oil Well Cementing Company and was ...
RUSSELL - James Lacey Brown, 86, of Russell, died March 27, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 28, 1924 on the family farm outside of Russell, he was the son of John A. and Dorothy Ruth (Lacey) Brown. He grew up in Russell County and graduated from Russell High School in 1942. On Dec. 28, 1947 he married Marjorie Anne Moore. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2010. A farmer and ...
Lillian Marie Stremel, 81, died March 29 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Mildred A. Sayler, 91, died on March 30 at Sterling House in Great Bend. She was born July 7, 1919 on the farm in Banner Township, Rush County, the daughter of John and Frances (Smisek) Serpan.
ATCHISON - Virginia L. Jones, 93, of Atchison passed away March 25 in Miami, Fla.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.
"It will create a bureaucracy with the efficiency of the Post Office, the frugality of the Pentagon and the compassion of the IRS."– Mantra of those who opposed HillaryCare in the 1990s.
"We have a large government," political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast." And yet, thanks to Axelrod and Obama, we now stand on the precipice of the largest expansion of government power in almost half a century: Obamacare, officially known as the Patient ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.