OXFORD - Russell Junior Craven, 80, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Russell "Junior" was born on a farm in Slate Valley on July 20, 1934 to Russell and Ora Mae Craven. Junior attended high school in Oxford. He worked at various oil rigs. He started his trucking career driving for A.V. Davis Van Lines. He retired with United Van Lines after 37 years of cross country driving. He later went to work for Price Trucking in Winfield. He was a member of Oxford First Baptist Church.
Two people were injured Sunday morning when a Chevy Malibu missed a curve at SE 40 Road and SE 150 Ave., hit a tree and caught on fire.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The final weekend in the Big 12 will illustrate both the risk and reward that come with the league's decision to do away with its title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs had 66 yards of offense through three quarters Sunday night. Their defense was gashed for 168 yards by unheralded running back C.J. Anderson. And when they finally made Denver punt, a gaffe by one of their players gave the Broncos the ball back.
Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The brutal defeat that Kansas State endured two years ago at Baylor is not in the back of the Wildcats' minds. More like front and center, every day of every week.
Two more games and two more wins. A pair of wins for the Barton Community College men's basketball team over the weekend pushed the Cougars winning streak to eight as Barton has bolted out of the gates to a 10-1 record.
Sometimes in November for college basketball teams it is about how you respond. From that aspect, the Barton Community College women's basketball team earned an A for the weekend. From the wins and losses perspective it may not be as high of a grade.
A clerk at Cerv's convenience store, located at 10th and Main, reported being robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.
Bernard and Lisa Seiwert announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie Seiwert, to Devon Austin Degenhardt, son of Louis Degenhardt and Sheryl Degenhardt.
Kerry and Tracy Grattan of Sedgwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Grattan to Luke Fanshier, son of Randy and Angie Fanshier of Great Bend.
Ken and Jennifer Cason of Thornton, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Ann Cason on Nov. 7th. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.
It only takes a look to the sky during this time of year to see one of (or thousands) of our avian winter visitors. Barton County plays host to thousands of geese every winter, and many people wonder what these geese are doing when we see the huge flocks overhead daily.
Darlene M. Creacy, 80, lifelong Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at Leisure Homestead Care Center at St. John. Born on July 9, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ira and Inez (Davis) Thomason. She attended school in Great Bend. She worked as a cook in several area restaurants, including at the Jayhawk Cafe, the Highland Hotel, and Holiday Inn, and was cook and former owner of the Zarah Cafe in Great Bend for many years. Darlene coordinated and cooked for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Great Bend for 17 years, and also ...
Snowfall totals reached a surprising six inches in portions of eastern Barton County, western Rice County and Ellsworth County. About two to three inches of snow had been forecast by the National Weather Service.
BY JIM PUZZANGHERA
Another Barton County injury accident was reported by the Kansas Highway Patrol at 9:97 a.m. Thursday, when a 1998 Ford pickup slid into a ditch 1 mile east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56 and struck a Hesston swather that was legally parked.
Much like those fabulous Kansas City Royals ... we hit our own homeruns with new companies such as Central National Banka, Plains State Bank, and Almost Home.
If you believe the recently released Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, you might be tempted to conclude that the CIA lied to the press and the public and to Congress about the extent and effectiveness of its torture campaign. And that conclusion would be correct, sir.
Would police have harassed Eric Garner or his wife if the government had no financial interest in the selling of taxed cigarettes?
In a game of runs the Larned Indians boys had the biggest and last run of the night as they edged by the Hutchinson Trinity Celtics, 57-53.
HIGHLAND, Ill. - Pawnee Rock graduate Lawanda M. "Peggy" Fansler, 85, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Faith Care Center.
The Shafer Gallery at Barton County Community College is closed for the holidays, and the quilt exhibit has been sent to Harlingen, Texas, where it will be on display next at the Harlingen Heritage Museum. A recent press release erroneously stated Dec. 20 was the final date for the exhibit, gallery administration said, offering their apologies for the error.The gallery will reopen Jan. 16 with the show, "Prairie Pulse," featuring works by Christina Lamoureaux. More information will be available closer to the opening, including details about the opening reception.
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The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
As the end of the year approaches, it's likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you're an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous.