DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Members of the Bikers of Central Kansas and the staff of Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice give a thumbs-up on the success of the 12th Annual Chili Challenge. BOCK raised $914 for hospice patients.
ATCHISON - Virginia L. Jones, 93, of Atchison passed away March 25 in Miami, Fla.
A selection of paintings by Cally Krallman is currently featured at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main Street, Great Bend. Admission is free and the gallery is open weekday afternoons until 5:30 p.m.
Post Rock Radio, LLC, the owner of KKDT FM and KCNC FM, has announced the promotion of Glen Hoyt to Managing Partner of the company. Hoyt, a LaCrosse native, had been General Sales Manager for the stations.
The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends March 31, and Kansans who are delinquent on their electric and natural gas utility bills are subject to having their service disconnected. The rule, in effect Nov. 1 through March 31 each year, provides protection to residential customers having difficulty paying their utility bills from companies under the Kansas Corporation Commission's (KCC) jurisdiction, but that protection ends Thursday.
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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. - Velma Eloise "Toots" Cooper, 94, of South Sioux City, Neb. died March 24, 2011 at a Sioux City hospital. Toots was born July 3, 1916 in Anthony, the daughter of Robert Forrest and Nora Mae (Potter) Jones.
GREAT BEND - Steven Oliver Warner, 58, died March 28 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - M. Doolen "Dooley" Edman died March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GORHAM - Alverta R. Bosch, 95. died March 24, at Smith County Care Center in Smith Center. Born on June 28, 1915 near Galatia, she was the daughter of Sam and Martha (Brack) Moore. She was a farm wife.
GREAT BEND - Garin Dean Arnold was born at 7:09 p.m. March 18 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He weighed 3 pounds 8 ounces and was 16 inches long. After meeting his mommy and daddy, Garin went directly to the NICU. In his time, he was amazingly cared for by his nurses and doctors.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
For thousands of years, the Passover meal has been celebrated by the Jewish people in commemoration of the Old Testament account of their escape from Egyptian slavery, the beginning of their long trek towards "the promised land," and their hope in a Messiah who would deliver them from bondage forever.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team hosted a swim meet on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
PREP TRACK & FIELD
The invitation to this year's Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
It will take more than a couple of bitter, one-run defeats in Motown to make the Kansas City Royals feel any less optimistic about what could be a watershed season.
DETROIT - Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have a chance to use every position player on his roster before too long - no sense letting backups become rusty at the beginning of the season.
TOPEKA - The State Library of Kansas announces the First Annual Talking Books Traveling Art Show, "Through Different Eyes: Achieving a New Perspective," featuring artwork created by Kansans with visual and/or physical impairments. The exhibition will be at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., from Saturday, April 5, through April 20, with free admission.
Margaret L. Prosser, 92, died April 3 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Pryor, Colo., she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary (Fabiney) Vigna. On Nov. 22, 1945, she married Joseph D. Prosser in Beaver. He died on Sept. 12, 1982. A Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from Pryor, Colo., she was a homemaker.
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