Thirty-two years ago this month, Mark Bitter partnered and began a home-building business in a tiny shop north of Great Bend. Today, that former home-building business has evolved into a one-stop location for home décor sales and service, providing 6,000 square-feet of showroom space and servicing customers across half the state.
HOISINGTON- This past weekend, the Hoisington Middle School Wrestlers competed in the Larned Mertens wrestling tournament.
Eldon Reif of Hoisington has been selected as a winner in the America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Reif has designated Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, located in Hoisington, to receive the donation.
In its sixth concert of the season, the Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the world-famous and much-loved classic American folk ensemble, the New Christy Minstrels. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium. The concert is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted for a $5 donation at the door. The auditorium, located at Lakin and Stone, ...
Great Bend Police Thursday reports: A theft at 811 Maple St. was reported. A vehicle driven by Maritza Martinez was backing west in the 1500 block of 10th St. at 3:22 p.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Jeff Hock, who was also backing. Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Tuesday, two Wednesday and three Thursday, plus one standby on Tuesday. ...
A generous donation of equipment to Barton Community College's Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Program has given a substantial boost to the program and its students. Randy Suhm of Suhm Consulting from Sweetwater, Texas, a supporter and mentor of Barton's Natural Gas Program from the beginning, has donated $26,696 worth of equipment to the program. The gift comprises a total of 22 pieces of equipment, including a Nilsson Pipe/Cable Locator, Weston ...
Barton Community College has announced additional recipients of scholarships awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation. The recipients, listed by scholarship and hometowns, include:
Courtesy Photo Melissa Braymer has joined Shear Expressions, 1715 Patton Road, after completing cosmetology school at the Hays Academy of Hair Design. She specializes in hair cuts, colors, highlights and waxing. She is available Monday through Saturday, and for evening appointments are available. Call 793-7510 an appointment.
If there is one thing Linda Farthing could shout from the rooftops, it would be this: Emergency services will remain the same when Central Kansas Medical Center's name changes to St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in May. As CKMC's chief nursing officer, Farthing wants to reassure the community that emergency physicians and specially trained nurses will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, along with Donna Krug, FCS Agent at Barton County Extension office, will host a Walk Kansas informational meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The public is invited to attend and learn about Walk Kansas, an eight-week program where teams of six form to collectively walk 423 miles - the distance across Kansas. During Wednesday's program ...
A 43-year-old Russell man was injured after wrecking a motorcycle while fleeing police at 2 a.m. Saturday. Jeffrey Carl Searles was taken to a hospital in Wichita. A Via Christi Health spokesman said he remained in critical condition Saturday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Searles passed the Russell Police Department at a high rate of speed while driving a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. A Russell Police Department ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith have arrived for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator.
THURSDAY'S GAMES Bulls 109, Spurs 99 CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 42 points and the Chicago Bulls headed into the All-Star break with an impressive 109-99 victory over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Luol Deng had 19 points and Carlos Boozer finished with 15 for Chicago, which shot 54 percent to win its fourth straight. The Bulls are 38-16 after winning 41 games last season. ...
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"Dr." Berlyn Aussieahshowna, 37, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, and charged with practicing medicine without a license after she convinced at least two women to let her fondle their breasts under the guise that she was performing a breast "exam."
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
LAWRENCE - Kansas and Hawaii will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1985 when the Warriors travel to Lawrence in 2016 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
MANHATTAN - For the first time in program history, all available public football season tickets have been sold as department officials announced Monday that Kansas State football fans have stepped up in record fashion for the Wildcats' 2013 eight-game home schedule.
Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an EF5 tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the Oklahoma City area on May 20.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Washington, D.C., is in the grip of scandals, the economy is stumbling and a host of other challenges are weighing me down - which is why I prefer to dwell on more obscure subjects, such as a battle raging behind the scenes over the 2020 Olympics.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.
MANHATTAN - The NCAA and ESPN have announced the Super Regional schedule for this weekend as Kansas State's best-of-three series at Oregon State will be played Saturday through Monday at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.
The Great Bend Fire Department played host to the 11th annual Firefighters Run for MDA on Saturday at Fire Station #1.
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State.
NEW HOPE, Pa. - Colleen Ann Houser of New Hope, Pa. passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 27, 2012.
John Carmon Ellison of Allen, Texas, 57, passed away on May 30, 2013. He was born on Sept. 3, 1955, in Fort Stewart, Ga., the son of John and Dee Ellison. On Nov. 28, 1995, John married Phyllis Taylor in Great Bend. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. John was also very proud of his police work; he started the SWAT program in Great Bend. John loved barbecue and cooking out, but most of all, he loved his family. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
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