St. Michael Catholic Parish of La Crosse will celebrate its centennial on Sept.18. The parish extends an invitation and welcome to all to join in this celebration.
C&V Home Improvement of Great Bend has hired Sarah Flipse's for customer relations and sales.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. onTuesday, Sept 13 at the Jazzercize Hall, 1409 Main St, Great Bend. The caller will be Karen McGown of Colb.
Welcome to the 6th edition of Marsh Musings. Today we are going to write about a common, yet often overlooked bird found around Cheyenne Bottoms and surrounding farmlands. Cattle egrets are very plentiful around Kansas, but we often take things in our own backyard for granted, including having the largest inland wetland in the U.S. right here in Barton County. This edition is dedicated to the many animals we overlook everyday.
HOISINGTON - HMS Volleyball got off to a great start on Tuesday when they traveled to Hays and faced Hays Kennedy, Dodge City Sacred Heart and Larned in a Quad on the campus of Hays High School. After too weeks of practice the Lady Cards came away with a slew of victories. The A team and B team both finished with 3-0 records accentuated by some fantastic serving. The C team fought hard and finished with a 1-2 record by defeating Larned and falling to Hays Kennedy and Dodge City. According to Coach Joe Cotten," The girls competed very well for ...
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Club at Stone Ridge on Friday, Sept. 2, at 11:30 a.m. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and welcomed four guests, Leonard Gales, Toni Rice, Carol Lanich and Scott Gregory. A total of 48 members were present. Kelly led the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. The minutes of the May 6, 2011, meeting were approved as printed and the treasurer's report was approved as read. Dues of $20 for 2012 are now payable to treasurer Danelda St. Aubyn.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - As far as Aaron Rodgers is concerned, that should just about silence any further questions about why the Green Bay Packers didn't work out as a team during the lockout.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts thought they'd suffered a big blow when they ruled their four-time MVP quarterback out for the season opener. Now they may have lost Peyton Manning for the entire season.
"Science does not trump the testimony of individuals," said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office's decision to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
If you have the sort of face that only a mother could love, you may not be surprised by the ugly truths documented by Daniel Hamermesh.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team came out on top of a physical game against Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division foe Coffeyville on Thursday afternoon.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The offensive scheme that Kansas put in place last Saturday night against McNeese State seemed like that of a high school team: Run early and often, and occasionally chuck it deep.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team opened up the Coffeyville defense for 10 goals on Thursday in a 10-0 shutout.
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Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas this Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By the time the Kansas City Chiefs failed to get into the end zone on fourth down, trailing by a touchdown in Denver, they weren't just on the brink of another loss.
TCU, West Virginia and Iowa State weren't expected to do much in the Big 12 this season.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team finished tied with Western Athletic Conference rival Hays on Monday.
STERLING, Colo. - Sometimes improvement can be obvious.
The Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership held the "Golden Belt Glow for Life" Walk and competitive 5K Run at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Veterans Memorial Park in Great Bend. Members of the task force said the event was well attended and thanked the community for its participation and support for suicide prevention.
TIMKEN - Ernest "Ernie" Bucl, 88, died Sept. 14 at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse. Born April 15, 1926 at La Crosse, he was the son of Lucian and Frances (Havelka) Bucl.