The March 1 snowstorm didn't chill the spirits of Sunflower Diversified Services supporters. They came out in force and donated a record $60,000 to people with disabilities at the non-profit agency's ninth annual Charity Gala, said Connie Oetken, Sunflower director of development.
The Barton Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - With the deadline fast approaching to get health coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace plans, a final push is on across Kansas, Missouri and other states to get people signed up.
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TOPEKA – Although a modest change, the Kansas unemployment rate ticked downward in January, the Kansas Department of Labor reported this week. The KDOL update also noted that the state should start to see some job growth.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State freshmen Marcus Foster and Wesley Iwundu have never played Kentucky. They hadn't even seen the scouting film on the SEC powerhouse that was being put together by their coaches.
STORRS, Conn. - UConn guard Ryan Boatright didn't watch the NCAA tournament last year. It was too painful.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Now that Nebraska has made it back to the NCAA tournament, the next challenge is to win there.
MILWAUKEE - Jordan Aaron has been wearing a net around campus these days.
ELLINWOOD - At the USD 355 School Board meeting last week, the board decided to allow sixth grade girls from Ellinwood Grade School to participate in middle school basketball, according to the unofficial minutes.
HAYS -The purchase of green energy will soon be possible for Midwest Energy electrical customers. Solar panels will be for sale by Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective in a cooperative solar farm at a location that is yet undetermined.
CLAFLIN - Marie Lillian Thomas, 78, died March 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (Brown) Rigat. She attended grade school and graduated high school in 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a secretary at a corporate law firm in New York until she met and married William P. "Bill" Thomas who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. They were married on Aug. 8, 1954, at Our Lady of Miracles Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. They left New York on ...
WILSON - Patricia A. Stiles, 90, died Sunday, March 16, in Little River. She was born July 27, 1923.
HOISINGTON - The Chamber Board of Directors and the Labor Day Committee announces the winner of the "Name Our Labor Day!" Contest! The winning submission of "Homegrown-Hometown-Hoisington!" came from Darlene Demel, and she has been awarded with the $50 Hoisington Chamber Gift Certificate.
While Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin have the attention of the vast majority of news writers, there is another Republican with even greater credentials for the 2016 Presidential race.
Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.
Great Bend musicians and music educators Kurtis Koch and Steve Lueth will perform with The Diamonds Thursday night for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the season. On Tuesday, they traveled to Liberal to play with the legendary band in that community's concert series.
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Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.
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Perry Lee Isley, jailed in Ford County, $100,000 C/S bond; arrest warrant, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery
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LARNED - Larned High School named its March Spotlight Students - Jorghialyn Kimble, Academics; Danni Chilcott, Fine Arts; Easton Palmer, Leadership/Service; and Jessica Johnson, Athletics.
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LACROSSE - Joel H. Ficken, 60, died March 29, at his home. Mr. Ficken was born April 14, 1953, in Ellis County, the son of Wayne R. and Victoria "Vicki" (Stremel) Ficken. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County. A 1971 graduate of LaCrosse High School, he was a farmer, and previously a Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor. On Nov. 30, 2002, he married Debra S. "Deb" Burton at the United Methodist Church in Bison.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Maxine Wyatt, 86, passed away on March 29, at Highlands Health Care in Bella Vista. She was born June 14, 1927 to George and Margaret McCoy in Norton. She graduated from Norton High School and went to work for Southwest Bell Telephone Company. In 1947, she married Ray Wyatt. In 1953, they moved to Great Bend. She worked at American State Bank for 36 years and retired. She did volunteer work at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church. The couple then moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She loved ...
Great Bend High School has something to crow about: The new head football coach has been named.
HOISINGTON - Three Hoisington High School students traveled to Larned for the regional solo and ensemble festival on March 29.
The Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Club recently went to Topeka for the state conference. Hannah Billinger who will compete at the national level the end of June in Nashville.