On July 6, 2009, Great Bend Regional Hospital celebrated the birth of its first baby functioning as a full service hospital. Parents, Matt and Krysten Watkins, as well as big sister, Reese, welcomed Grant Matthew Watkins into their family. On Aug. 9, the hospital celebrated an equally exciting event, with the delivery of its 500th baby. Caden Lee Lohmann, was born to Jonathan Lohmann and Christina Kaspar of Hays. Dr. RogerMarshall had the privilege of ...
Teachers took a running start on getting ready for school to start in just a week by attending a highly motivational, week-long class offered by USD 428.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Steve Stricker had a shot at history. Tiger Woods set the wrong kind of mark at the PGA Championship. Stricker missed a 10-foot birdie putt at his final hole Thursday, failing to become the first player to shoot 62 in a major championship. But he had no complaints about settling for a 7-under score and the opening-round lead at Atlanta Athletic Club. "I realized it was for 62 but didn't ...
Dear Editor, Most people will scoff at the following statements but I firmly believe that everything that has happened in the United States since 9-11-2001 is God's judgment against our nation. God has seen the wickedness of our nation and has decided to slowly turn up the heat of judgment until we cave in and repent of our evil ways. Since our nation will not acknowledge God He has abandoned us to our foolish thinking, ...
Dear Editor, Eleven years ago we moved to Ellinwood from Dodge City when our son Chase was 1 1/2 years old. We moved because of a job opportunity and we were encouraged to consider Ellinwood for our residence by our neighbors in Dodge. They had grown up in Ellinwood and said that there was a good school system and a friendly community. We are definitely glad that we heeded their advice. Our son Chase was ...
Dear Editorm I would like to thank the members of the Great Bend Beautification Committee for their hard work and financial contributions to enhance the streets and city property throughout Great Bend. The new statuary and landscaping at the library, the flower pots on the corners of Main Street, the circle garden at the courthouse, the flower gardens at the tennis courts, Veterans Park and the library, all enhance the quality of life here. The ...
Dear Editor, On August 6, 450 athletes from USD 428 received free athletic physicals. This tradition for more than 30 years has served the community of Great Bend well. More than 13 local physicians, four nurses, and over 25 athletic coaches and personnel volunteered their time for this activity saving the parents of Great Bend thousands of dollars in medical costs. I have visited with many school administrators throughout the State of Kansas about this ...
In May, following near-record floods in fields south of Montreal, Quebec, farmer Martin Reid made sure to apply for his fishing license because he had learned the hard way that when his land gets flooded, he cannot remove the fish washed onto it unless he is a licensed fisherman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, can lift his arms and legs and respond to commands, his family said on their website.
MIAMI (AP) - At this rate, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn't mind sending Dan Uggla down to the minors for a day.
High School fall sports practices for Great Bend High School, along with area schools, begin on Monday at various locations in the Golden Belt.
The Barton Community College volleyball team is ranked No. 16 in the recently released NJCAA Division I preseason poll.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was thinking about what he could have done different as his team entered the bottom of the ninth trailing by four runs. Turned out that a big comeback made it all wasted thoughts.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been reluctant to put pads on his players the first two weeks of training camp, unsure what kind of condition they arrived in after the NFL lockout wiped away the offseason. He scrapped any sort of scrimmage prior to their first preseason game for the same reason.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - After the NFL lockout wiped away most of the offseason, resulting in a most unusual training camp, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli believes things are finally getting back to normal.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' basketball team picked up their pace in the second half to put away Kiowa County on Tuesday night at the Seventh Annual Gene Keady Basketball Classic 67-40.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 Republican primary election.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
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The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.