Tim and Shari Karst announce the birth of their son, Luke David Karst, on Sept. 8. He is the little brother of Cody.
Russell Snyder and Debbie White announce the birth of their daughter, Brylee Mae Snyder, on Oct. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a 2-year-old big brother, Brayden Lee Snyder.
Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 2010 29th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will be hosting the fofth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Feb 5 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room in Great Bend. Admission is free and the event will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with a lunch break being taken. The day will include encouraging worship music, special music, and teachings by Dottie Dozier from Great Bend, Mary Jones from Larned, and Gina Gaxiola from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. We have a great need and even greater responsibility to solve our federal debt problem and the fiscal commission plan is our best chance to do so. For 10 years we have chosen to make our individual interests more important than managing our finances. And in 10 years ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend Military Moms On behalf of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan, thank you for taking the time to pack and mail out the care packages! It means a lot to us that people still support and have not forgotten us during this special holiday season. On behalf of Courtney Barnett, thank you! Capt. Peter Tran, USAF, Afghanistan
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Thanks so much for the great care packages you sent! My crew of six rifled through the boxes like kindergarteners. It is obvious that you spent much effort and money in finding items that deployed people need. Thank you for your time and effort. We boxed the remaining items and dropped them off at Forward Operating Base Salerno near the Pakistan border. We assume the FOBs have less ...
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
Dear Editor, Congratulations to Senior Center Executive Director Rosy Tomlin and her excellent staff upon receiving a state award for an outstanding senior center. The center offers dietitian and nutritionally planned meals for $3. Take-out meals and frozen dinners are also available. Local seniors visit the center at various times of the day, and play cards, dominoes and socialize. Also, some card clubs meet regularly at the center. Programs are offered throughout the month and ...
Dear Editor, It is with considerable forethought that I write this letter condemning the recent termination of Debbie Warren from her long-term employment with Barton County Community College. As a local student who, along with my twin brother, graduated with honors from Great Bend High School, we had many options. Due in no small part to our father's devotion to the local community, and his desire to continue to support it in any way he/we ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - As if this thing needed more hype. Rex Ryan said this about the New England Patriots during his final news conference before Sunday's AFC divisional playoff: -The Jets respected them but didn't fear them; -The game ranks right behind the Broadway Joe Super Bowl win in 1969; -And, yes, the Jets would win. No expletives. "I think it'll be huge," the coach said Friday. "This one will probably be the ...
Monday, May 6
Sunday, May 5
MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Thursday, May 2
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Monday afternoon, finishing at a combined 313.
It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at the S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this past weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig, who was the runner up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.
LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.
Robert D. Allen, improper backing, $25 Rogelio Ayala, parking in alley, $25 Roberta S. Barlow, seat belts (18 and older), $10 Santana Angel June Barnett, seat belts (18 and older), child safety restraint system, $131 Tyler James Base, no proof insurance, $557 Bret D. Bauer, inattentive driving, $111 Zachary Paul Bealer, improper backing, $111 Danny R. Boone, inattentive driving, $111 Benjamin C. Bruce, battery domestic violence, $622 Sandra Calderon-Medina, violate traffic control sign, seat belts ...
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review management staff contracts and administrative contracts during the next board study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. They will vote on renewals at the next business meeting.
A Great Bend man was allegedly battered by four other people, Saturday night or early Sunday at the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating after viewing a surveillance video of the altercation. Two officials from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a member of the BCSO Reserves and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer all went to the convenience store around 2:05 a.m. Sunday, but the GBPD eventually took the ...
ELLINWOOD - The Six Pack Volleyball Club finished their long season with not one, or two, but three of their teams on the top of the region that spans from Goodland, to Liberal, to Kearney, to St. Louis.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School Pipeline Yearbook staff had a successful state competition. All five members of the staff received recognition for their work at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's State Contest in Lawrence this past weekend.