Great Bend native William Teater, who played a crucial role in the FBI investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, will return Tuesday to speak to law enforcement professionals and safety-conscious community members.
A 20-foot travel trailer located near the city of Albert was destroyed by a fire Tuesday night. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports arson is suspected and the case is under investigation.
GREAT BEND - Sheryl L. Mosiman File, 67, died Sept. 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 12, 1944 in Beatrice, Neb., the daughter of Royal A. and Lois E. (Knowles) Mosiman. She was a Great Bend resident for three years, coming from Beatrice, Neb. to be near her family.
GREAT BEND - Trevor Leroy Pelster-Owens, 1 day old, of Great Bend, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show, taking place Saturday and Sunday, will feature a Medallion Hunt for the second year, sponsors said.
LARNED - The one-room schoolhouse on the grounds of the Santa Fe Trail Center will be filled with the voices of children during the Tired Iron Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9.
LARNED - Larned High School students, staff, and community members gathered around the flagpole at Larned High School for the nationally recognized See You at the Pole gathering Sept. 28. The group gathered together to pray for their school, their community, and the world in which they live.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Maurice J. Hammeke of Maurice J. Hammeke, PA was elected President Elect of the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, Inc. (PAAK) and Patricia A. Pfannenstiel of Adams Brown Beran and Ball, Great Bend, was elected Director of the PAAK during the Annual State Convention held in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 21-24.
The Kansas Bar Association hosted a welcome reception on Sept. 30, to honor 190 new admittees of the Kansas Bar. The reception immediately followed the swearing-in ceremony, which was at the Topeka Performing Arts Center at 214 SE 8th Ave. KBA President Rachael Pirner, of Wichita, presented the newly admitted attorneys with a complimentary, one-year membership to the KBA.
The winning team of the Eagle Radio, Walnut Bowl United Way Mini Golf Tournament were presented with a check from Jim Mayberrry of Walnut Bowl. The team played for Wal-mart and over 30 teams played to help raise funds for United Way of Central Kansas and th 19 agencies it supports. JcPenney won for most teams represented and will receive a breakfast courtesy of Julie Smith director of United Way.
On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.
HOISINGTON -Kindscher's Mule Barn, to be located in the old Hoisington Duckwall's building, should be open March 1, 2012. It will offer hardware, and pet, agriculture and ranch items.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School debaters Montana Spires and Shannon Manka placed 8th and medaled recently at the Lyons Varsity Debate Tournament. They earned a 3-2 win record. Manka was debating for only the second time in her life.
HOISINGTON - The Pink Glove Dance is spreading … to Clara Barton Hospital and Clinic. More than 120 staff members at Clara Barton are starring in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video was submitted to a national competition to determine the best Pink Glove Dance video. The competition is sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the gloves and producer of the original Pink Glove Dance video.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
ARKANSAS CITY - Some nights it just isn't there.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.
MANHATTAN - Many stars refuse to admit they look at the players they're passing on the slow climb through the record books. They'll speak in platitudes about focusing on the team first, the individual second, and shrug off most of their achievements.