The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold a dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Senior Heritage Center.
Walter "Wally" Straub, 79, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Born Aug. 4, 1931, at Claflin, he was the son of Tony and Mary (Kimpler) Straub. He married Barbara Jane Schartz Dec. 27, 1952, at Wichita. She died May 13, 1973. He then married Elizabeth L. R. Hickey May 31, 1974, at Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School students celebrated Kansas Day with a couple of hands-on activities. The first activity was making homemade whole-wheat yeast rolls for the entire student body. Students from Susan Lowry's and Tina Johnson's classes made four batches of yeast rolls.
Freshman Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host 14 town hall meetings across the First District of Kansas the first week of February. He will be in Great Bend from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St.
By The Associated Press Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami, 74,059 New Orleans 0 6 10 15-31 Indianapolis 10 0 7 0 -17 Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The Colts took a 10-0 lead in the first with a 38-yard field goal by Matt Stover and Peyton Manning's 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre ...
How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term? Late-night comics know better than pundits. Let's start with some of their earlier jokes: • Jay Leno - "President Obama plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" • Jimmy Fallon - "In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama said he has Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and the ...
Dear Editor, Nearly every Kansan knows that on January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the ranks of statehood. The Sesquicentennial (or 150th anniversary) of such an event is indeed an important milestone. A few days ago, I drove to Washburn University to hear special remarks on this occasion delivered by former Kansas Gov. John W. Carlin, who served as the state's chief executive from 1979 until 1987. What made it even more meaningful or ...
Introduced at a New York food fair - and planned for U.S. distribution later this year - Great Scot International's potato-like chips in the "flavor" of Scotland's "national delicacy."
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Duncan's championship credentials will someday mandate a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Ohio State, the lone remaining unbeaten team, is a unanimous No. 1 in the men's college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Video cameras and cowboy hats were in style as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers arrived Monday at the Super Bowl.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Warnings About Facebooking," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Detective Heather Smith from the Great Bend Police Department will discuss the dangers of social networking and tips on how to keep online experiences safe. GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick says technology is an excellent tool in today's society, but it can ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, five Saturday and three Sunday. At 10:17 a.m. Friday they responded to a field fire at 200 South Washington, and at 8:16 p.m. they checked out a smoke smell at 101 Hickory St. There were two false alarms on Friday. They responded to a grass fire at 670 West Barton County Road at 11:18 a.m. Saturday. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...
Virginia R. Musser, 86, of Great Bend, died Jan. 31 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1924, at rural Lahoma, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Anna (Brackage) Decker. She married Charles J. Musser on Dec. 24, 1943, at Hondo, Texas. He died Aug. 27, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1983, coming from Enid, Okla., she was a bookkeeper for Everitt Lumber. Mrs. Musser ...
Joseph L. Lapka Sr., 82, of Great Bend, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
RUSSELL - The 2nd Annual Ride for Disabled American Veterans will be held on Saturday, June 22, in Russell. Registration will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Fierce Pride, 826 N. Maple in Russell. The poker run will be from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. A barbecue and street dance will follow at the Swingin' Door Saloon, 8th and Main. Contact Angie at 785-324-1291 for more information or visit the website, davpakerrun.com.
Danielle Ricklefs, educator at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present the program at the next Barton County Historical Society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24.
WICHITA – A registered sex offender has been charged with producing child pornography while he was committed to a sexual predator unit at Larned State Hospital, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Wednesday.
MIAMI - LeBron James started to get up out of his chair after the postgame press conference, and it took him three tries to do it.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Senior Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, titled, "Fall Prevention". This program will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town. Rick Schaffer, South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...
Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
By a 82-15 vote, the Senate has taken up comprehensive immigration reform. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised an "open as possible process" for amendments, which means creating a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants still hasn't cleared two formidable roadblocks in Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, who respectively are insisting upon a totally secure border and no path to citizenship. Like the Texas Republican Party, Cornyn and Cruz have ...
Children with cancer want to do all the fun things that healthy children do – exploring the outdoors, swimming, hiking, fishing, playing games, singing around the campfire, creating arts and crafts, playing ball, and more.
WICHITA - Wichita State's new head baseball coach says he'll make it a goal to recruit the best prospects in Kansas to the Shockers.
Life can take some sudden changes, as found out by former Barton Community College baseball player Federico Castagnini.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.