Approximately four acres of wheat stubble were burned in a field fire Tuesday afternoon. Great Bend Fire Department dispatched trucks to a field 3.5 miles south of town on U.S. 281 around 4:55 p.m. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a hot bearing on the combine started the fire.
Great Bend police were in pursuit, briefly, of a car driven by a 19- or 20-year-old man at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday. The driver and a juvenile passenger were picked up after the car struck a light pole on the northwest corner of Eighth and Elm.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement received a report that a man who was driving toward Great Bend was intoxicated and threatening family members. It was also reported there were three other passengers in the car, including a 4-month-old child.
LARNED - The Larned USD 495 school board finalized personnel decisions for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school year in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the May 9 meeting.
LARNED - Ready to take an imaginary trip in your arm chair? Children were invited to the Jordaan Memorial Library's June Book Club on Tuesday. The theme was "Books Take You Places." Fiction and nonfiction books were featured.
LARNED - USD 495 Fort Larned schools, in collaboration with the Larned Pride committee, were awarded a $3,500 grant from the Golden Belt Foundation to help provide educational, field trip, and expansion opportunities out at Camp Pawnee. Camp Pawnee is four miles west of Larned on 8th Street from downtown Larned.
Reading Al Gore's comments on Mitt Romney we were reminded of all of the reason's we don't trust the man: "Good for Mitt Romney though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis. While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party."
June 22, 2011|
Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wily Mo Pena hit his first major league home run in nearly three years, Joe Saunders pitched seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Tuesday night.
GARFIELD - Naomi L. Converse, 76, went to Heaven on May 10, at Via Christi Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Born Dec. 11, 1938, in Larned, she was the daughter of Vernon Henry and Ella Angela Wilson Meckfessel. A lifetime area resident, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, nana and aunt. She farmed alongside her husband, Alan, for 58 years. She loved harvesting crops especially wheat. No one touched her combine! Most of all, she loved her husband and family. Her grandchildren filled her life with joy watching them dance, act, sing, and play sports. She made family time ...
Great Bend police received reports of criminal damage to property at two locations on Saturday morning. Someone threw paint on the side of the house at 1208 Morphy St., and someone spray painted the Funtime Bingo building at 2805 Ninth St.
A 20-year-old man told Great Bend police he was battered by someone carrying a knife, around 9:46 p.m. Friday in the area of 19th and Holland St. He did not know the subject. An aggravated battery case was taken.
Girl Scout Brownies in Troop 11142 recently conducted a sweet community service project at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend. They made and delivered 50 chemo kits filled with journals of inspirational pictures and quotes, along with pens, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, lotion, candy and mints. They also made special kits with toys for children.
S.R.C.A Dragstrip will host Thunder on the Plains on May 15-17 at 455 W. Barton County Rd.; 2½ miles west of Great Bend on the old Air Force base. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism staff are hosting a series of informational meetings to hear public input on duck hunting zone boundaries in the Kansas Low Plains Early, Late and Southeast Zones.