LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology activities scheduled FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will host archeology activities for children ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society, "Puzzles from the Past, Problem Solving through Archeology," will be on display and available for exploration. Kansas Archeology Association member Norman Dye will lead a field activity consisting of flagging and examining artifacts and other "finds". ...
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Barton Community College is hosting the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which started on Thursday and continues through Saturday
CHICAGO - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
An established national speaker, comedian, musician and budding author, Tony Wolf will be at Community Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The church is located at 253 NE 30 Road, Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – "Why are you helping me?" The woman said to Captain Nathan Algren, from Hollywood's block buster film The Last Samurai. She was carrying some items and the Captain came to help. In her surprise she commented that "Japanese men don't help with things like this."
Correction This page was updated on May 6, 2013. Derrell J. Cox was charged with criminal threat, and not criminal theft as originally reported. Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a vehicle parked at 3515 Broadway Ave. on Wednesday. Theft of a purse from a vehicle at 1427 Ninth St. was reported Wednesday. Unauthorized charges were made on the victim's debit card. An injury accident on 10th St. was reported at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday. ...
Sheriff Brian Bellendir said a new traffic safety program aims to reduce accidents, especially at problem areas. The first effort will take place between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. 281 from the Great Bend city limits to milepost 108. "As spring and summer approaches, there will be more traffic on central Kansas roads and highways," Bellendir noted. The Barton County Sheriff's Office is initiating this traffic safety program to help ensure ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session on container and small space gardening" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Alicia Boor, agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Barton County, will be the present information about ways to garden ...
Barton Community College will host its sixth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 8 and 9 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.
Recycled Memorial Day flowers are being sold by Volunteers in Action. They are available week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1025 Main, Room D 114, Great Bend, and at the RSVP thrift shop in Hoisington, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. These flowers have been fluffed by RSVP volunteers and will be sold at bargain basement prices. There are ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rain started to fall at first pitch, and by the time the Kansas City Royals' game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Thursday afternoon, Kauffman Stadium resembled a snow globe.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will begin the 2013 Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 5. The Program's theme this summer is "Dig Into Reading". In addition to the hundreds of kids' books on the shelves in the Library, Summer Reading participants will be able to choose from 67 new books that were recently donated by The Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon.
People looking for full- or part-time work will have an opportunity to meet employers during Job Fest 2013, taking place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.
According to the Barton County Engineers Office, L&M Contractors of Great Bend will begin bridge repair work on NE 10 Ave. (or North Frey Street), north of the Club at StoneRidge on Friday. Barricades will be placed at the intersection North and South of the structure, allowing access to local traffic only for about three weeks.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington High School forensics team brought back eight medals from 3A State Forensics in Wichita on Saturday (May 4). Every Cardinal earned at least one medal and Olivia Lowry earned two.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 4.
LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position ...
LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.
LAWRENCE - Charles L. Curtiss, 61, concluded his battle with cancer May 6, at his home. Born on July 30, 1951, in Lawrence, he was the son of Earl and Oma Lee (Coleman) Curtiss. In 1983, he married Debra Nichols. They divorced in 1994. He was an employee of Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Charles was intensely interested in genealogy tracing his own family back hundreds of years and also ...
BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.
"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
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