GREAT BEND - Leonard George Gerritzen, 84, died Sept. 7 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Maxine Foster will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sept. 13 with a card shower.
Al Schmeidler will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 16 with his family. He was born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Severin. Cards may be sent to him at 5961 Aspen, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Norbert and Cheri Moeder of LaCrosse, along with Jeff and Marla Copper of Hays, announce the engagement of their children Cameron Scott Moeder and Maggie Michelle Copper. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gary and Lela Eller of Hays, the late Meldean Moore, and Don and Francie Copper of Smith Center. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Emma Moeder and Roya Zimmerman both of LaCrosse, the late William Moeder and the late Larry Zimmerman.
OTIS - Otis-Bison High School senior running back Dylan Wissman had another monster game, rushing for 307 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cougars past Central Plains 40-14.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - All-Star ace Stephen Strasburg is done for the year after the Washington Nationals decided to end his season following a shaky start, costing him a chance to possibly pitch in the playoffs.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Trailing by two points with only a couple of minutes to go, Rice quarterback Taylor McHargue saw kicker Chris Boswell look him confidently in the eye and say, "Get me to the 45 with this wind and I've got it."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron passed for 219 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 35-0 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Turns out Collin Klein can throw the ball a bit, too.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the high-powered Atlanta Falcons offense surely must be salivating when they imagine visiting Kansas City today.
Barton Community College will offer health-care professionals a chance learn valuable skills from industry leaders that will help them in their day to day jobs, as well as fulfill continued education requirements, at the 21st annual Clara Barton Colloquium from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th St., Great Bend.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group has revised its September schedule, spokesman Dana Foss said.
ABILENE - ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCS) announced operating results for its second quarter ended July 29, 2012.
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas this Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.