USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th. Items on the agenda include bid approval for HVAC/lighting project, electronic communications policy, and Shady Grove property. Jefferson Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson Elementary School.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Sunflower Bank presented its annual donation – more than $200 – to the Barton County Children's Miracle Network, an amount determined by customer usage of Sunflower Bank's Health Care Professional debit card.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Seemingly invincible for so long at Owen Field, No. 3 Oklahoma finally proved fallible at home.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Germany's Green Party temporarily transcended mainstream environmental goals and specially demanded that the government begin regulating sex toys.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Albert Pujols simply let his bat make all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud.
SALINA - Head coach Kelsey Perry knew that her Great Bend High School volleyball team had a difficult task entering Saturday's Class 5A sub-state volleyball tournament at Salina Central.
Friday's high school district scores (Oct. 21)
ST. JOHN - The No. 1-ranked St. John High School volleyball team earned the chance to defend its Class 1A Division-I state title on Saturday, winning its sub-state tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tennessee muted the chatter about that Alabama-LSU showdown for a half, at least.
No. 5 Boise State 33, Air Force 26
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas State's Bill Snyder preaches to his players to treat every game the same, no matter the opponent, the place or the circumstance.
The AP Top 25 Fared
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School cross country team achieved its goal on Saturday at the Class 5A regional meet in Newton.
Peggy Lynn Crowe, 58, died Sept. 16 at her home in Great Bend. Born May 4, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Johnnie Douglas and Marie (Griffith) Crowe. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was an occupational therapist at Clara Barton Hospital.
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas this Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By the time the Kansas City Chiefs failed to get into the end zone on fourth down, trailing by a touchdown in Denver, they weren't just on the brink of another loss.
TCU, West Virginia and Iowa State weren't expected to do much in the Big 12 this season.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team finished tied with Western Athletic Conference rival Hays on Monday.
STERLING, Colo. - Sometimes improvement can be obvious.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership held the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Members of the task force said the event was well attended and thanked the community for its participation and support for suicide prevention.