Kansas State University alumni in the Great Bend area are planning a tailgate party for local alumni and prospective K-State students Thursday, Sept. 23, at The Front Door, 1615 Tenth St. High school students interested in learning more about K-State are encouraged to attend.
TLC Twisters 4-H Club met on Aug. 29. Sayler led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the
Nex-Tech Wireless would like to announce the second quarter results for the Holy Family Great Bend School district with a donation of $102.85 and a donation of $50.57 for the Central Kansas Christian Academy School district, from the School Rebate Program. The School Rebate Program, offered exclusively by Nex-Tech Wireless, was created to assist local schools in raising additional funds to be used as determined by the participating school. The program, which was launched in the fall of 2006, has donated over $100,000 to local schools throughout the Nex-Tech Wireless service area.
A special day for Sunflower Diversified Services will begin with an open house at its Comfort Zone therapy center, 1521 K-96. The event will be held simultaneously with the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
HUTCHINSON - Congressman Jerry Moran announced Thursday that he is now accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2011.
Widely-feared Jamaican drug king pin Christopher "Dudus" Coke was arrested this summer and extradited to New York City, after being picked up wearing women's clothes and a 1970s-style Afro wig - too small for his head, with a pink wig on standby.
Renie' Kristi Smith and Todd Alan Puckett announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis and Margaret Smith. The prospective groom is the son of Maxine and the late Kelly Puckett.
Three missing girls found
TOPEKA (AP) - After seven years on methamphetamine, and beset by paranoia and schizophrenia, David Parnell in 2003 decided it was time to end his nightmare of a life.
BRANTFORD (AP) - Audrey Kalivoda often takes back roads home to Washington County and instantly renews her love for Kansas.
The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
HOISINGTON - The results of the Hoisington Labor Day contests were:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis says his players would be disappointed if they didn't win "significantly more games" than a year ago, when they stumbled to a 3-9 finish.
There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.
GREENSBURG - The Macksville High School volleyball team won two out of three matches at the Kiowa County quadrangular on Tuesday evening.
Betty J. Kramer, 84, died Aug. 31 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born April 6, 1930 at Otis, the daughter of Julius and Amelia (Georg) Muth.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. ESPN reported the violation had to do with amphetamines.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt couldn't sleep on Monday night after agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Houston Texans.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos.
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Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven't received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information – if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.