TIMKEN - Jeanette Holopirek, 27, died Aug. 13 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born June 22, 1985 at Great Bend, the daughter of Terry and Alice (Penka) Holopirek. She was a longtime resident of Timken. Ms. Holopirek was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Timken and a 2003 Otis-Bison High School graduate. She was active in Rush County 4-H.
LYONS - Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kennedy, 93, died Aug. 14 at Sunflower Estates, Lyons. She was born Sept. 6, 1918 in Guthrie Okla. the daughter of Carl and Hazel Del (Smith Madden). She lived in Lyons since 1940 and is the former owner of Porter Abstract of Lyons.
HOLYROOD - Vernon K. Bednasek, 85, died Aug. 14 in Salina. Born June 8, 1927 in Ellsworth County, he was the son of John and Rose A. (Borecky) Bednasek. A lifetime resident of the Holyrood area, he was a retired farmer and stockman. On May 20, 1956, he married Alice Wachs in Ellsworth. She survives.
EUREKA - Junior Raymond Watts, of Eureka, died at his residence on Aug. 13, at the age of 84. Born in Quincy on Feb. 3, 1928, he was the son of Charlie Otho and Ruby Marie (Crouch) Watts. Junior was raised in Quincy and attended school there. After his schooling, he went to work in the oil fields as a truck driver. His truck driving nickname was "Big Iron." He retired in 1990, due to poor health.
Muriel Belcher, 78, died Aug. 14 at her home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on the "DASH Diet," at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Linda Black said the DASH diet is physician-recommended because it is a balanced plan, proven to improve health.
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TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Monday numerous appointments to boards and commissions, and two area residents are among those named.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Darren McFadden needed one series to show he's in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short.
LONDON (AP) - LeBron James stood with both arms in the air, then hugged Kevin Durant before they headed to the bench.
LONDON (AP) - The USA track team came up just short.
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Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Barton County, and a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Russell County.
Two more photos from the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis 75th anniversary celebration.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include reviewing and approving the 2013-14 audit. The college reports it has received a clean audit for the period.
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Nov. 28. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 1.
Wednesday was National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas took it very casually. The UWCK sponsored a Dress Down the Town benefit for raise funds for the 2015 campaign.
In just one week, millions of Americans will be on their way to the first of what will be many holiday festivities filled with family, friends and, perhaps the most sought-after companions, food.
Women are often said to be more emotional than men, and a new study shows why that may be.
NEW YORK CITY - When science and music come together, it can be a beautiful sight.
NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.
War is hell, but that's not the message most players would get from playing combat games like "Call of Duty."
Bill Cosby was widely known for his ridiculous sweaters, his ability to make people laugh and his famous "zip zop zoobity bop" sounds.
It's not hard to tell when the Christmas shopping season is officially in full swing because my children's cartoons become shorter along with the days. Instead of regular programming, their 30-minute show is crammed with 20 minutes of commercials telling my kids why they absolutely can't live without and must have a stuffed animal that magically transforms into a backpack or a bed or a three-bedroom ranch with optional den.
PITTSBURGH - The "Normal Barbie" is now available for purchase, and children can soon add stretch marks, acne and a touch of cellulite to their dolls.
Your normal life is already busy so it's no wonder when you add in extra demands for the end-of-year holidays, stress levels skyrocket.
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Sheahon Zenger, the athletic director at the University of Kansas, is between a rock and a hard place. He's up that well-known creek without a paddle. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.