Will the Republican Party's 2012 national rout have an impact? Will it become more a moderate (excuse the "dirty" word) conservative party that tries to inch back to George W. Bush's stated goal of a more "compassionate conservatism" that would appeal to growing, Democratic-inclined demographics? As Tony Soprano said: "Fuhgeddaboudit!"
ELLINWOOD - The St. John High School Lady Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, jumped ahead 21-4 in the first quarter.
WICHITA - The Great Bend girls' and boys' bowling teams dominated Wednesday afternoon's competition hosted by Wichita Collegiate.
MANHATTAN - After nearly a month out of the water, the Great Bend High School boys' swim team finished third at a Manhattan meet on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK - No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else.
LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore came around a screen set by Travis Releford, took a pass from Elijah Johnson and then let a 3-pointer rip from well beyond the arc as the final seconds ticked away.
Cory A. Little, Great Bend, was arrested early Tuesday following a pursuit that started at NW 20 Ave. and NW 70 Road, and ended in the 3000 block of Broadway Ave. in Great Bend. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. After reaching speeding over 90 mph in the county, the driver reportedly ran stop signs and avoided tire spikes and was traveling 60 mph in town until the vehicle went into a ditch at 18th and Jackson. Little ran on foot and was caught by ...
The preliminary hearing for the woman suspected of stealing funds from the now defunct Central Prairie Honor Flights program has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Barton County District Court. With no judge available on Jan. 3, the preliminary hearing for LaVeta Diane Miller could not take place as scheduled. Miller is charged with two counts of theft between $25,000 and $100,000, from Central Prairie RC&D in Great Bend, which administered the nonprofit program that provided World War II veterans with free trips to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C ...
ELLSWORTH - An Ellsworth woman was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after the sport utility vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by a pickup on K-156 and Kunkle Drive in Ellsworth.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend in a vehicle outside the bar at 206 North U.S. 281, north of Great Bend.
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GREAT BEND - Taylor Rae Langen, 18, died Jan. 8, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
OTIS – Maxine (Richardson) Bitter, 85, died Jan. 7, 2013 at her residence in Otis.
HAYSVILLE – Michael W. Willms, 52, passed away Jan. 5, 2013.
PAWNEE ROCK - Wesley L. Belden, 73, died Jan. 9 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 7, 1939, at Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Helen (Cobb) Belden. He married Judy Smee Dean on Aug. 29, 1992, in Hoisington.
WOODWARD, Okla. - Carole Willcut, 78-year-old Woodward, Okla., resident, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gregory Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
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SALINA- A perfect conference season is in the books. The Barton Community College women's golf team made it 6-for-6 in winning Jayhawk Conference tournaments this season. The final leg was completed with another easy win at the Salina Municipal Golf Course Monday and Tuesday.
Rand Paul's prospects of ever being president are on a par with the Philadelphia Phillies' odds of winning the pennant. If he somehow makes it to the Oval Office, I will personally climb Mt. Everest and chisel his curly locks into the rocks.
Texas stereotype shattered. Texas stereotype confirmed.
At his Rice County Town Hall in Lyons on Thursday, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), recognized the winners of the 2015 First Congressional District Art Competition including Alastair Brillart, the overall winner for his piece "Mind of an Artist."
Starting around Monday, April 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-56 Highway in Rice County. The survey area will include the section of US-56 highway 1,200 feet east and 1,200 feet west of the US-56 bridge over the overflow channel for the Little Arkansas River located 1.1 miles east of the US-56 highway intersection with K-46 highway. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.
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ODIN – Mary M. Wondra, 92, died April 12, at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Odin, she was the daughter of Joseph V. and Frances M. (Tinkel) Jenisch. She graduated from Odin High School. On April 29, 1946, she married William Wondra in Odin. He died Nov. 13, 1996. A lifetime resident of the Odin and Claflin area, she was a homemaker.
LARNED - Cynthia Kay Mull, 78, died April 11 at Diversicare of Larned.
CLAFLIN - Maxine L. Riemann, 93, died April 12 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born March 25, 1922 at Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Carl H. and Alice Bell (Hoadley) Schmidt.