Robert "Bobby" Kasper Jr., 34, died March 18 in Barton County. Born Oct. 16, 1976, in Wichita, he was the son of Robert Wayne and Peggy (Lietzke) Kasper Sr. A resident of Great Bend since 1980, coming from El Dorado, he was a truck driver for Sioux Tank Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing, motorcycle riding and automotive work.
Fort Dodge - Dale E. "Gene" O'Connor, 75, died Feb. 27 at Fort Dodge. He was born Jan. 12, 1936, at Hoisington, the son of John William and Nola (Colhour) O'Connor.
ELLINWOOD - Marlene K. Robl, 79, died March 20 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 27, 1931, at Spearville, the daughter of Wilbert "Bill" and Irene (Kern) Schawe. A homemaker, she had been an Ellinwood resident since 1956, coming from Great Bend.
John A. Foos, 67, died March 19 at the Ellsworth Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Ellsworth. Born March 2, 1944, in Bazine, he was the son of John B. and Esther (Foos) Foos Jr. A longtime resident of Great Bend, coming from LaCrosse, he was a truck driver.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than three years after he was indicted, Barry Bonds' perjury trial started Monday with 40 jurors quickly getting dismissed from a prospective jury pool of slightly more than 100 people. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston excused one juror because of a death in a family. A second person was dismissed because of his allegiance to the San Francisco Giants. "I'm a Barry Bonds fan ...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - After a year of endless reminders about an early exit a season ago, maybe Kansas has some good karma ahead as this year's NCAA tournament takes the Jayhawks back to where they last won the national title.
THURSDAY (all times CST) 6:15 p.m. CBS - Connecticut vs. San Diego State 6:27 p.m. TBS - Florida vs. Brigham Young 8:45 p.m. CBS - Duke vs. Arizona 8:57 p.m. TBS - Wisconsin vs. Butler FRIDAY 6:15 p.m. CBS - North Carolina vs. Marquette 6:27 p.m. TBS - Kansas vs. Richmond 8:45 p.m. CBS - Ohio State vs. Kentucky 8:57 p.m. TBS - ...
CHICAGO (AP) - Bernard James scored 14 points, Michael Snaer added 13 and Florida State showed there's more to its game than defense with a 71-57 upset of second-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday night that put the Seminoles in the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993.
Butler is at it again. So are the boys from Tobacco Road. The Bluegrass State has a team and the Cheeseheads have two. There's room for four double-digit seeds but only two from the not-so-spectacular Big East. And, of course, there's The Jimmer. The second week of the NCAA tournament will be sprinkled with the typical blend of favorites and bracket busters, the familiar and the obscure, with a notable lack of Big East ...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - One year ago, Kansas' players covered their heads in towels, drooping in the locker room after an upset loss that seemed unfathomable. Now, they're jumping for joy. In a bracket filled with upsets, the Jayhawks are the last favorite standing after a 73-59 win Sunday night against Illinois ensured they wouldn't make an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. "Those guys have been reminded of ...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Darius Johnson-Odom started the party on the court. Buzz Williams took it into the stands. Johnson-Odom's 3-pointer with 27 seconds left snapped a tie and gave Marquette a 66-62 win over Syracuse on Sunday night that put the Golden Eagles into the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the first time in eight years. The 11th-seeded Golden Eagles (22-14) had the winning basket set up by one of Syracuse's 18 turnovers. ...
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Don't buy that car. Shorten that vacation. Eat at home. Whatever they do, NFL players have been warned for years about the need to save and the importance of budgeting their money in case of a work stoppage. Well, the lockout is here. "We've been hammering the point home for two years that you have to be careful and you have to be prepared," Browns linebacker Scott Fujita said. "Guys ...
CHICAGO (AP) - The question is no longer whether Virginia Commonwealth belongs. Instead, it's: Who can stop the Rams?
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Arizona didn't forget how to advance in its one-year absence from the NCAA tournament. Derrick Williams' three-point play with 9.6 seconds remaining lifted the Wildcats to a 70-69 win over Texas in the third round of the NCAA tournament Sunday night. The Wildcats (29-7) led by as many as 13 points in the first half and were up for most of the game before J'Covan Brown's jumper put the Longhorns ...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Once Ohio State's Jared Sullinger declared it was over, it was over.
SAN ANTONIO - Across three NBA championships and more than 100 playoff victories together, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have built a bond most teammates will never share.
Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Adrian J. Polansky announced today that the nomination period for local FSA county committees begins on Monday, June 17th.
API offered two special scholarships this year to students majoring in either Geology or Engineering. API is trying to retain some students to graduate and work in the industry. The winners of these two scholarships were Anthony Cannata and Jonathan Schotte. These recipients were not required for one of their parents to be employed in the oil or gas industry.
It's that time of year again when everything is growing, and people are looking forward to be rewarded for all of their hard work in the garden. With the unseasonal low temperatures this year, your garden might be a little behind normal, but with our recent rains, the weather warming up, and a little bit of care right now, your garden should be getting into the full swing of things.
For Kansans June, July and August are months when some of us return to our roots and visit family in rural communities across the state. Some go back to help with wheat harvest, others go home to spend time visiting with friends they have grown up with. For all it's a time to reflect and remember.
The annual reunion of the descendents of Adam and Clara (Hanslick) Hejny was held on June 2 at the Great Bend Recreation Center. A pot luck lunch was served. Hosts for the occasion were Leonard and Luanne French with help from cousins.
Barton Community College has named 234 students to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
The USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 will hold a reunion on Oct. 2-Oct. 6 at the Hilton in Branson, Mo. Contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46815-4505; 260-486-2221 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time; email-Hope4391@frontier.com.
Golden Sheaf Chapter #226, Order of the Eastern Star, Great Bend, hosted an official visit of the Worthy Grand Matron of Kansas, Dolores (Dee) Smith, and Worthy Grand Patron, Larry Swain, also of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, on May 20, at the Masonic Hall in Hoisington. The purpose of the official visit was to honor Barbara and Warren Tindall and Ruth Herman, with their 50 year pin presentations. JoAnne Massey was not present. Also ...
Albert and Therese Lobmeyer of Leoti announce the engagement of their daughter, Anita Lobmeyer, to Joey Bahr, son of Cherie Bahr of Great Bend and the late Ron Bahr.
Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.
David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.