GREAT BEND - Dorothy Ann Cannon, 60, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.
ELLINWOOD - Roger D. Berger, 53, submitted himself to God at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America of Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 23, 2013.
LYONS - Ralph H. Rogers, 77, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
MCPHERSON - Naomi June Stevens, 83, passed away on Feb. 25, 2013 while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 900-gallon fuel trailer from Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.
Great Bend Fire Department
The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education announces that Steve Woolf, superintendent of USD 112, is one of the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Award. Nominated by their peers, these individuals exhibit outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement, as well as collaboration and cooperation within and beyond the environmental education field.
"There once was a place called America," our children's children will one day write, "a bright and shining city on a hill, divinely placed by God to serve as a beacon of hope to the entire world. A land filled with generous-hearted souls who showered the needy the world over with their abundant blessings."
After President Obama left for a three day Florida golf vacation that included a round with Tiger Woods, the White House announced his latest immigration plan. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Obama threatened Congress that if it didn't introduce legislation to grant permanent residency and eventually citizenship to 11 million illegal aliens by March, he'd launch his own.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Gallery, 2021 Forest, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Judy Reed with greeters Allene Owen and Cindy Parr. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
HOISINGTON - A 27-point second quarter put plenty of distance between the Hoisington High School girls' basketball team and Phillipsburg in the first round of a Class 3A sub-state game on Tuesday night at the Hoisington Activity Center.
MINNEAPOLIS - Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press' poll has lost a game this season.
AMES, Iowa - Nobody was thinking about Kansas head coach Bill Self's 500th win or the Big 12 title when a loss to Oklahoma State kicked off a rare three-game slide for the Jayhawks.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Miguel Tejada acknowledges his best playing days are behind him, but the former American League MVP hopes to extend his career with the Kansas City Royals.
Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) will be the new location for the next series of monthly interactive televideo (ITV) presentations organized by Midwest Cancer Alliance.
Thursday, Feb 12
LARNED - Thirteen Quilting Bees members met on Feb. 2 in the quilting room at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
As February home openers go Wednesday afternoon couldn't have gone much better for the Barton Community College softball team.
If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that children be vaccinated even if the children's parents object. Sadly, the recent panic over the outbreak of measles has led many Americans, including some self-styled libertarians, to call for giving government new powers to force all children to be vaccinated.
With Valentine's Day upon us, female readers are again pummeling me with questions on how to woo the modern male.
In information released this week on election filings for the April 7 general election, Michael Urban was incorrectly listed as a candidate for Claflin City Council. He is in fact a candidate for Claflin mayor.
The Central Plains high school musicians are doing a Valentine Tour of area care facilities today. They will present a 25-minute program at each of the following locations: Plum Creek Plaza, Holyrood, 9:30 a.m.; Country Place Living, Hoisington, 10:30 a.m.; River Bend, Great Bend, 11:45 a.m.; Sterling House, Great Bend, 1 p.m.; Cherry Village, Great Bend, 1:45 p.m.