COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
Sterling College recently recognized 87 students for their accomplishments for the 2010-2011 academic school year. These students were presented with their honors at the annual Honor's Convocation held on April 29. Area students who received awards and scholarships are: Lyons- Jessica Brayton-Carl Dudrey Scholarship, Timothy Kerr-Best Freshman Expository Essay Award, Jenny Linville-John Knox Presbyterian Church Scholarship, Vance Stegma-Dr. John Clark Scott & Virginia Huffman Scott English Award; Sterling- Ryan Corwin-Clayton Campbell Memorial Award, First Bank of Sterling & Lyons Scholarship, Pamela Holderness-Maxine Robinson Endowed Scholarship, Megan Walker-Aleta J. Matthews Endowed Scholarship, Emily Walker-Julie Lynn Ray Memorial Scholarship; Great Bend- Kelly Curtis-Crouse ...
Dan Dolechek and Dorothy and Gene Batt, all of Hoisington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Renee Dolechek, to Eric David Schmidt, son of David and Patricia Schmidt of Claflin.
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Marvin and Dianne Cope of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary today with a family dinner at Montana Mikes. Hosts for the event will be their children, Tom Cope of Hudson, Tonya Cope of Great Bend and Gerry and Dorelle Cope of Olathe. The couple has three grandchildren, Landon, Charlie and Brianna.
Morrison McFadden VFW Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host the 91st Dept. of Kansas VFW Convention
Warren "Swanee" Johnson will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception/open house from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 N. Fritz Ave., in Ellinwood.
LaRaine Whelan McLeland, of Great Bend, celebrated her 90th birthday last weekend in Wichita with a family dinner.
Fred W. Meyer, of Ellinwood, celebrated his 87th birthday on May 28. His family requests a card shower.
John and Stephanie Hixson (Call), announce the birth of their son, Luke David Hixson, on Jan. 23 in Fort Carson, Colo. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, John Call Hixson "Jack" who is 2 years old.
The Otis Rural High School all school reunion will be held July 29-31 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Great Bend. The years that will be attending are from 1925-1969. After 1969 the school became unified with Bison. Reminder post cards were sent in April. If you would like to attend, call 793-8023 for details and reservations. The cost is $55 a couple and $27.50 for singles. After June 15, a $5 late charge will need to be
Martin Mattison and Lanette Weese announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Mattison, to Kyle Schmidtberger, son of Ron and Susan Mohr, and the late Steve Schmidtberger.The bride-elect is a graduate of Otis-Bison High School. She graduated from Barton Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Science degree. She is a stay-at-home mom of three children.
Helen Mayers Blado of Great Bend, will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 5 with a card shower.
Mary Jo Schenk will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. today with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 3801 McKinney Dr. in Great Bend.
Mark and Scarlett Hill of Hoxie announce the engagement of their daughter, Cori Rae Hill, to Cody Jack Younkin, son of Randy and Donella Younkin of Oakley. Grandparents are Marilyn Selby of Colby and the late Bruce Selby, Bill and Mary Hill of Great Bend, MaryAnn Racette and Lyla Younkin, of Oakley, the late Luke Racette and the late Floyd (Jack) Younkin.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.