Barton County Sheriff A motorist drove left of center and struck a guard rail on a bridge in the 100 block of U.S. 281 at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday. The driver was not injured but was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Tuesday reports: ...
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 7 p.m. on June 21 and 8:45 a.m. on June 22 at the Great Bend Sears at 2515 10th St. Cash was stolen and the building was damaged during the break-in, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Loss was in excess of $1,000. Security cameras show a male entered the store and was out in four minutes. Anyone with information ...
LARNED - A memorial service for former Larned resident Laura Harrell Arbuckle will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday by the duck pond at Schnack Park in Larned. Mrs. Arbuckle died April 23 at Aurora, Colo.
There are a few openings in the July 7 Kansas Wetlands Education Center "Dancing Dragonflies" morning program for kids ages 4 to 7. The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Center. Call KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 by July 1 to register for the program or for more information.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will have a survey team surveying US-56/K-96 through the city of Ellinwood starting the week of July 5, to plan for possible future roadway improvements. The survey work is expected to be complete in about four months on this 1.65 mile area. KDOT asks drivers to be alert to the presence of the survey crew and drive cautiously.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with a special preview of the interior renovation of the Frizell Railroad Depot on the Trail Center's grounds. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot was relocated to the Santa Fe Trail Center from Frizell.
Activities July 3-July 9 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are ...
LARNED - Larned USD 495 presented University of Kansas Certificates of Service to those Kansas teachers who have taught 25 years, at a recent school board meeting. The following are approved minutes.
Sunday, June 26 Officers checked the welfare of a citizen in the 400 block of Broadway at 1:48 a.m. Officers investigated a driving complaint in the 600 block of Johnson at 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 600 block of Corse at 9:14 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Broadway at 11:22 a.m. An animal control officer checked welfare for an animal at Park and 12th at ...
FORT LARNED - During the weekend of July 2 through 4, the Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. My name is Timothy Kerr. I'm presently working for the USO (United Service Organization) here in Afghanistan. Prior to my employment with the USO, I was deployed with the Ohio Army National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January, 2008 until August, 2009, I returned home in August, 2009, applied for the USO and was hired in October, 2009, went to ...
Dear Editor, Since Super Bowl XLV, where Christina Aguilera flubbed some words, many Americans now seem to be very concerned about the singing of our national anthem. On the NFL website, within two days of the game, there were 55 pages of comments. Most people talked about the missed words but very few people addressed the many musical concepts such as phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. They were all atrocious. For some reason, producers seem ...
Just before my early morning run this morning, a young boy, three-foot-nothing, wearing shorts and a helmet whizzed past me on his scooter, and then abruptly stopped and backed up - when he saw me stuff a 20-pound terrier into my backpack.
At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens' needs.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
HAYS - It's always nice to start things off with a win.
HAYS - Great Bend High School's girls' basketball team led throughout the first half against Colby on Thursday afternoon during the Hays City Shoot-out.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster and Thomas Gipson scored 15 points each to lead Kansas State, and Marshall Henderson's go-ahead 3-point try with 2 seconds left missed everything, allowing the Wildcats to hang on for a 61-58 victory over Mississippi Thursday night.
It was a game that got everyone involved.
Joel Alcala-Reyes, driving while suspended/revoked, $326
HUTCHINSON - C. Jo Daniel, 76, died Dec. 2, at her home in Hutchinson. Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Mildred Alice (Ransopher) Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School. She retired as a retail clerk.
HUDSON - Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, died Dec. 3 at Thorn Care Center Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 14, 1916 on a farm northwest of Hudson in Stafford County. He was the son of Edward and Dena (Mindrup) Brensing, the youngest of their children. He started school at Clarksburg Country School going on to attend and graduate from Hudson High School in 1934. After high school graduation he attended Salt City Business College, ...
LARNED - Janet Y. Murphy, 66, died Dec. 5 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Nov. 24, 1947, in Compton, Calif., she was the daughter of Hubert and Lu Disney Hanes. On Sept. 9, 1967, she married Robert R. Smyth at Winfield. He died Dec. 5, 1992. On Nov. 27, 1993, she married Melvin M. Murphy Jr. at Larned. He survives. A longtime area resident, she was a program technician at the FSA office in Larned.
Ruth E. (Beardsley) Parker, 86, of Great Bend, and formerly of New York, N.Y., passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 26, 1927, in Auburn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Theodore R. and Ruth E. (Burden) Beardsley. On Aug. 12, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Parker at Skaneateles, N.Y. The couple made their home in Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to her retirement she became ...
David Nichols, 30, of Hoisington was seriously injured Wednesday in a rollover accident on West K-4 near NW 100 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Nichols was driving a Ford F-250 truck that slid on a patch of ice around 6:26 a.m. The truck slid into the ditch and rolled, ejecting the driver.
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HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."