LACROSSE - Leona M. Leiker, 88, died Oct. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 20, 1924, in Pfeifer, she was the daughter of Casper and Mary (Schmidt) Jacobs. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1942 graduate of Bison High School, she was a clerk for the United States Postal Service before her retirement in 1979. On Feb. 6, 1945, she married Ralph J. Leiker at St. Michael's Catholic Church in La Crosse. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2005.
HOISINGTON -Middle school band students Rheanna Spires (7th grade), Krista Schneider (7th grade), Kirk Reisner (7th grade), and Madison Pata (7th grade) were selected to perform in the Southwest District Middle School Honor Band.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital invites you to join us as we wish Dr. Josh Durham and Ashley Durham, Pharm-D, good luck on the next step in their personal and professional lives, as they move away from the Hoisington area. Dr. Durham and Ashley have been providing healthcare services for the Clara Barton community since 2008.
The No. 19-ranked Barton Community College women's soccer team scored four first-half goals and coasted for a 5-0 victory over Garden City on Monday evening at the Cougars Soccer/Track Complex.
TOPEKA - Macy Moyers became the first Great Bend High School freshman to medal at the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament, taking 12th place on Sunday at Kossover Tennis Center.
DODGE CITY - At least part of a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference title is in the bag for Barton Community College's women's golf team.
EMPORIA - Maddie Werth and McKenna Mauler worked their way around Emporia Municipal Golf Course on Monday, competing individually at the girls' Class 5A state golf tournament.
TAMPA, Fla. - Ronde Barber is getting older, but no less valuable to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
AMES, Iowa - The upcoming matchup between Kansas State and West Virginia was supposed to break up the tie between the Wildcats and Mountaineers for first in the Big 12.
LIBERAL - There were highs and lows throughout on Saturday afternoon at the Western Athletic Conference volleyball championships.
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EDWARDS COUNTY - An Edwards County woman was flown from the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Thursday, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
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Most people tap their feet when they hear music, but some people make music by tapping their feet. As its second concert of the 2012-13 season, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "TAP – The Show," celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the globe.
A fund has been established to assist with the medical expenses for 10-year-old Kadin White, Great Bend, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and will undergo two years of chemotherapy. He is the son of Dustin and Briana White and has two younger sisters, Kynslee and Kambryn.
LARNED - Dale Otte, 76, passed away Oct. 17, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 4, 1938, in Great Bend, he was the son of Wilmer and Leah Dorfshaffer Otte. A longtime area resident he was a farmer/stockman. On Sept. 16, 1956, he married Karen Rice in Great Bend. She survives.
Which is more deadly, rumors or the Ebola virus? In the U.S. there has been three patients with the disease. Reading the headlines one gets the impression that the whole nation is overrun with this horrific modern day plague. Sadly, we know that Ebola kills at a frightful rate. Unfortunately we overlook the danger of rumors.
A researcher who has spent four years calculating the calorie burn that juice, soda and other "treats" would entail believes people would make better food choices if they knew the truth: If you drink a soda, then you'd need to run for 50 minutes to burn the calories off.
One day after news that Houston city attorneys had subpoenaed sermons and emails from church leaders presumably opposed to a local human rights ordinance, the civil liberties questions remain.
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Dan Stecklein, American Senior Service Inc. representative, will give a presentation on True Freedom Home Care service contracts at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24th, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. True Freedom plans offer a solution for seniors who have waited too long to secure a traditional home care insurance plan and now cannot qualify because of health underwriting, or it is too costly. Caregivers and seniors can learn more about the five different plans available.
Zoo Education Coordinator Sarah Cruz will compare common household products to their "green" alternatives during the program, "Green Cleaning and Hygiene – From Toxic To Tender," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.
SAN DIEGO - Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.
Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.
Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.
Central National Bank is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, to formally announce the grand opening of their newest bank location inside the Walmart Supercenter on 10th Street in Great Bend.