Elizabeth (Betsy) Knapp 1912-2011 CASPER, Wyo, - Memorial services for Elizabeth (Betsy) Knapp were held June 29, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Debra Cato officiating. She was born in Buffalo, New York on October 17, 1912, the daughter of Dr. John Oppie and Irene T. McCall. On September 2, 1937, she married Dr. George M. Knapp in Larchmont, N.Y. The family moved to Casper in 1947. She was a member of the ...
In 2002, News of the Weird mentioned a theme park near Mexico City in which potential emigrants to the U.S. could test their survival skills in an obstacle course mimicking the rigors one would endure sneaking across the border.
Dear Editor, I read the article in the Great Bend Tribune: "Detective warns against dangers of youth sexting," June 28. While the saying "kids will be kids" implies that some young adults will invariably make "youthful indiscretions," it continually amazes me how many teens and 20-somethings will send nude (or semi-nude) photos of themselves to their boyfriends/girlfriends. While they seemingly are comfortable with modern technology, their brains haven't matured along with their hormonal impulses. Young ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Wednesday) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .356; MiCabrera, Detroit, .336; Bautista, Toronto, .329; VMartinez, Detroit, .329; Konerko, Chicago, .322; MiYoung, Texas, .318; Peralta, Detroit, .313. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 24; Teixeira, New York, 24; Granderson, New York, 21; Konerko, Chicago, 21; NCruz, Texas, 18; Quentin, Chicago, 17; Ortiz, Boston, 17; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17. RBI-AdGonzalez, Boston, 71; Teixeira, New York, 62; Konerko, Chicago, 61; Beltre, Texas, 57; MiCabrera, Detroit, 56; Granderson, ...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Wednesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Wednesday reports: A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 1300 block of Main St. Another hit-and-run was later reported in the parking lot at 1438 24th St. A television and a sofa were stolen in a burglary at 3201 28th St. A man was ...
The penalty for driving under the influence in Kansas got tougher today, with offenders required to use devices on their vehicles to prevent them from driving while intoxicated. The Kansas Department of Transportation reports these highlights for the new law: • Failure of a breath test with a result between .08 and .15, on the first occurrence, is a 30-day suspension followed by six months of ignition interlock device if ...
A Great Bend woman suffered possible injuries to her face, hip, knee and foot after reportedly being pushed from her boyfriend's moving car Wednesday afternoon. Great Bend Police Department is investigating the domestic call that turned into an alleged aggravated battery.
Etta "Jane" Akings, 84, died June 28 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 9, 1926 at Barnsdall, Okla., the daughter of John Oliver and Julia Ava Anthony. Jane married Landon Fletcher Akings July 29, 1944. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Akings was a resident of Great Bend since 2003, coming from Olathe. She and Landon owned the Oxford Place Steak House in Olathe for 30 years. She was also a cook for the Galatia school district from 1955 to 1964.
Roger N. Berry, 61, died June 29 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Sept. 3, 1949 at Hoisington, the son of Everette and Daisy (Million) Berry.
CLAFLIN - Magdaline G. Reif, 89, died June 28 at Larned Health Care Center. Born July 15, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Wurm) Hirsh. On July 18, 1939 she married Frank J. Reif in Ellinwood. He died on Aug. 17, 1989. A longtime resident of Claflin, coming from Ellinwood, she was employed by Ell-Kan in Ellsworth and Fuller Brush in Great Bend.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.