Barton County Sheriff A Chevy Blazer driven by Garrett Hayes was northbound on SE 110 Ave. at 7:40 a.m. Thursday when he reportedly ran the stop sign, hitting a van driven by Cassandre Batchman, who was westbound on SE 30 Road. No ambulance was dispatched, but Batchman sustained a small cut to her thumb and the van went in the ditch. A BCSO patrol car struck a deer in the 1300 block ...
CENTRALIA, WASH. - Centralia resident Kelly Jean Phelps died at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., on March 9, after a long battle with breast cancer.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Christopher Louis Divis was born July 31, 1984, at Sioux City, Iowa. He was confirmed April 26, 1998, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa. Chris attended Maple Valley Anthon-Oto High School and graduated in the class of 2002. While in high school, he worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide, and most recently was training to become a Licensed Practical Nurse at Western Iowa Technical Community College. Employed at ...
WICHITA - Randall Eugene Oliver, 89, passed away March 11 at Lakewood Senior Living Center in Wichita. He was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Madison, the son of Willis Monroe and Amy Freelove Holland Oliver. He graduated from Madison High School in 1939. He retired from the U. S. Navy and had served during World War II in the Pacific.
The Soroptimist Club of Great Bend recently awarded two local women with $500 scholarships in recognition of their efforts to better their lives and give back to the community. "There are two different types of scholarships that Soroptimists award each year," said club President Jennie Gordy. "In addition to the many charitable activities our club takes part in each year, this is one of the ways we support local women."
Myers ran his first campaign for mayor on the platform that streets were in the deplorable condition, a problem he said has since been remedied. He said he also pushed for additional safety features at Brit Spaugh Zoo, features that are now in place.
ELLINWOOD -During Homecoming Week this year at Ellinwood High School, the student council decided to change things up. Instead of the typical red and blue adorning the hallways, things looked a bit pink. Pink for Breast Cancer, that is.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has some new books. They are:
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - Feb. 22 Joshua Fellers, speeding 43/30, fine $48, court costs $55.50 Lauren Feist, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, pled not guilty Shadai Harris, improper passing of school bus, fine $300, court costs $55.50 Lauren Feist, driving in violation of restrictions, pled not guilty Michelle Moore, speeding 44/30, fine $54, court costs, $55.50 Logan Farber, speeding 44/30, failed to appear Jessica Williams, speeding ...
Dear Editor, I was in town for work and tried to get on the Internet with my lap top and ran into a problem with the wireless connection. After contacting my company IT people, I needed a cable connection so they could restore my computer. The hotel was wireless. So I called the Great Bend Library and spoke with Cara Negaard. She helped me to get set up with an ethernet line so I could ...
Dear Editor, American economist and scholar Milton Friedman accurately stated, "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results." Those are important distinctions when attempting to measure the true value of Barton Community College to its students, stake holders and our community as a whole. Forty-six years ago, the college was founded on good intentions with the grass roots effort and desire of our community to ...
Dear Editor, Have you ever thought much about authority? We are all under some form of authority. Who have you allowed to have authority over your life? When you stand to declare your thoughts and opinions, what is the authority from which you established your foundation? In the world we live in people justify their opinions and thoughts by that which they know. Where did you acquire your knowledge to base your opinion? Many of ...
Among the Major League Baseball players - average salary: about $3.3 million - who spent time on the disabled list in 2010: Kendry Morales (Angels), who broke his leg jumping on home plate after hitting a home run; Brian Roberts (Orioles), who was out a week with a concussion when he smacked himself in the head with his bat after striking out; Chris Coghlan (Marlins), who needed knee surgery after giving a teammate a playful ...
Helen Hickel, fail to yield, court costs $55.50
KOC to hold breakfast buffet
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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