Paul Turnbull, 81, went to meet Jesus Feb. 20, 2011. Paul, the youngest of 11, and his twin, John, were born in Elizabeth, Pa., in 1929. He attended Sterling College and served as Bushton Postmaster 42 years and on boards of USD 328 and Great Bend Center for Counseling. Paul loved gardening, swimming, family camping trips, making home-made ice cream, playing Boogaloo and Tennessee Turnbull Reunions.
November of 2010 marked a end to the third class of Leadership Golden Belt graduates who attended almost three months of leadership training in the Golden Belt region. Now, the dates for the 2011 session have been announced, said Christy Tustin, director of the Golden Belt Community Foundation which sponsors the program.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Legion steak night is on Saturday at the American Legion in Ellinwood. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $12 a plate and includes filet, baked potato, salad and bread.
Two Birger Sandzén paintings were returned to Hoisington USD 431 in late February, to the relief and surprise of Superintendent Bill Lowry. He was amazed at their appearance. The paintings were actually high-quality photographic reproductions of the original pieces that the district sold at auction last summer, along with a small Sandzén watercolor painting.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Smokey Hill Public Television at the Great Bend Chamber and E.D. Conference Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Lynda Jamison with greeters Julie Smith and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Murder suspect Earle Barranco, 24, was arrested in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks after allegedly killing a man in a New York City diner. Barranco was spotted at a Charlotte Bobcats basketball game, mugging for the arena's JumboTron while decked out in the distinctive jewelry he wore during the alleged murder. At the next Bobcats game a few days later, with police monitoring that same seat, Barranco was arrested. At least he had pride in his ...
Dear Editor, The board of directors, volunteers, auction committee, and staff of Central Kansas CASA, Inc., would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the residents of the 20th Judicial District (Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford counties) for their support of our 6th annual CASA Chocolate Auction, which was held Feb. 5 at the Highland Convention Center. This year's auction was our most successful yet! With the help of businesses and individuals who ...
Dear Editor, I disagree with the conclusions about Barton Community Colleges policy governance that Paul Unruh expressed in his recent letter to the editor. You don't have to look far in Kansas to find community colleges that suffered long-lasting damage from trustees who brought their personal agendas to the board and inflicted them on the college. Policy governance was not used in those instances but is designed to prevent them. When a volunteer board uses ...
CLASS 6A GIRLS DODGE CITY Sub-state A-Wichita Northwest 50, Goddard 41 Sub-state B-Maize 45, Dodge City 34 OLATHE Sub-state A-Olathe South 61, Lawrence Free State 41 Sub-state B-Olathe East 56, Olathe Northwest 43 OVERLAND PARK Sub-state A-SM West 62, Blue Valley West 55 Sub-state B-Blue Valley Northwest 31, Blue Valley North 23 TOPEKA Sub-state A-Wichita Heights 64, Manhattan 51 Sub-state B-Topeka Washburn Rural 74, Wichita Southeast 64 CLASS 5A BOYS PITTSBURG Sub-state A-St. Thomas Aquinas ...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech fired Pat Knight on Monday, ending a disappointing three-year run for a coach who failed to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA tournament after taking over for his famous father.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A three-game losing streak to end the regular season knocked Missouri out of the Top 25. Coach Mike Anderson blames the swoon on porous defense.
The Barton Community College baseball team swept a pair of games Sunday to cap off the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division weekend series winning three of its four games against Hutchinson at Lawson-Biggs Field in Great Bend.
Ohio State and Kansas are 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week.
STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS First-round games Boys CLASS 6A at Wichita Wednesday's games Dodge City (19-2) vs Leavenworth (16-6), 3 p.m.; BV Northwest (21-1) vs Wichita Northwest (15-7), 4:45 p.m.; Olathe East (19-3) vs. Washburn Rural (18-4), 6:30 p.m.; Wichita Heights (22-0) vs Blue Valley West (9-13), 8:15 p.m. CLASS 5A at Topeka Thursday's games Andover Central (16-5) vs St. Thomas Aquinas (13-9), 3 p.m.; McPherson (21-1) vs Bishop Miege (11-11), 4:45 p.m.; Kansas City Washington ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - After beating Colorado at home last week, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg praised his team for playing with passion and energy through loss after heartbreaking loss.
On April 30, the Great Bend Middle School track and field team finished up the 2013 track season by traveling to Hays and competing in a seven-team meet put on by TMP Middle School.
MIAMI - It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
LIBERAL - It was a fourth-place finish on Tuesday for the Great Bend High School golf team at the Liberal invitational.
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Barton Community College's 43rd commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Barton Gymnasium.
TOPEKA - Each year, 4.5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs and 885,000 of those require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. Children, because of their inexperience and size, are particularly prone to serious ...
On a recent afternoon visit to the Barton County Food Bank the volunteers were scurrying about trying to assist local residents who were overflowing the waiting room, many with children in tow, hoping for emergency food assistance. It clearly demonstrated the urgency of ongoing needs still existing for local families in Barton County as well as the critical commitment needed from the community for ongoing financial support for this worthwhile endeavor.
On Saturday May 4th the Great Bend Forensics squad traveled to Emporia High School for the 5A State Championship Speech Tournament. They competed in 16 events, which gave them a full entry. Placing 8th out of 25 schools, the team had five events break into semifinals.
If the 2010 elections weren't bad enough for Democrats, here comes the "six-year itch." With the exception of Bill Clinton's second term, the party that controls the White House loses seats in congress six years into a presidency. But there's a gathering sense among Democratic consultants who work on congressional campaigns that their party could buck the trend in 2014 for a number of reasons, not least because Barack Obama is finally fired up and ...
Online chat host: Good morning, cyber pals. As you know, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the psychiatric "bible," is to be released this month. It will include "Internet-Use Disorder" - also referred to as Internet addiction - as a condition recommended for further psychiatric study. Our guest today is Dr. Adam Von Cybercruncher, America's leading authority on Internet addiction.
Power company and electrical contracting company crews were busy Wednesday morning cleaning up about a half-mile stretch of power poles north of Great Bend snapped and broken by violent winds that swept through the area Tuesday night.
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