Dear Editor, My name is Katie Hruska and I am a Barton County Community College alumni and former employee. I attended BCCC and was a member of the dance team from 1999-2001. I was the assistant dance coach under Debbie Warren from 2004-2006. I know Debbie on many different levels including coach, boss, role model, and friend. Debbie taught me countless lessons through my two stints at BCCC, but one sticks out above all others. ...
Dear Editor, I was shocked to hear about the recent firing of Debbie Warren the long time cheer and dance coach of Barton Community College. After 27 years of service to students and the community of Great Bend I could not imagine what would prompted the president and athletic department to make this drastic decision. Deciding to go online to research I was surprised by what I found. Nothing, well nothing but articles and links ...
Dear Editor, It seems to me with the firing of 27 year Cheerleading Coach Debbie Warren that there is a double standard at Barton Community College. A coach who has been at the college for 27 years and is one of the faces of the college in the community and the nation in her profession can be terminated. Yet a basketball player can have numerous fights in basketball practice with his teammates and coaches and ...
Dear Editor, I am the special projects coordinator for The Arc of Sedgwick County. Every year we run over 300 programs for individuals with disabilities. All of our programs are aimed at giving our clients new experiences so they may increase their socialization skills. One of our programs is called "Mini Tours." Essentially we have 27 activities that travel around the United States. This year we traveled to Great Bend for our Holidays In Kansas ...
Russia's finance minister publicly urged citizens to step up their smoking and drinking, in that the government's new "sin" taxes mean more revenue.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all.
No. 14 Purdue 77, IPFW 52 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - JaJuan Johnson had 24 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 14 Purdue beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 77-52 on Tuesday night. D.J. Byrd scored all 15 of his points in the second half, E'Twaun Moore had 11 points, six assists and five steals and Lewis Jackson had eight points and eight assists for the Boilermakers (11-1). Purdue has won six straight and allowed just 51.8 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There's nothing like a brutal loss to bring out the best in the Kansas City Chiefs.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be head coach of the Ducks they offered him the job before it came open.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Only Brett Favre could get hurt in a game he was supposedly too beat up to play in.
CLAFLIN - Menta A. Hofmeister, 88, died Dec. 20 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 7, 1922, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Reynolds) Eahart. On Oct. 12, 1947, she married Elmer Hofmeister in Parsons. He died Feb. 11, 2005. A long-time Claflin resident, she was an elementary teacher and a homemaker.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. - Esther Fehrenbach, 90, of Scottsbluff, Neb. died Dec. 18 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Esther was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Ramona, to Roy and Hattie (Brumfield) Kellogg. She received her education in Hodgeman County and graduated from Hodgeman County High School. She married her husband, Paul A. Fehrenbach on Feb. 16, 1941. To this union two daughters were born, Gerry M. and Nancy E.
Richard Morgan Edwards, 80, of Great Bend, died Dec. 8 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He was born Oct. 30, 1930, at Spring City, Pa., the son of Morgan and Margaret Edwards. He married Marilyn Spruill Standish on Feb. 14, 1975, at Reno, Nev. A Great Bend resident since 1972, coming from Kentucky, he was an engineer for O'Neill Tank.
For the second year the Great Bend Public Library held its "Food for Fines" program to benefit the Barton County Food Bank.
Great Bend Police Luis Salcido-Jujan was driving east in the 700 block of Fifth St. at 4:32 a.m. Saturday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by Cupertino Leyve. A hit-and-run vehicle was eastbound in the 1400 block of Ninth St. and hit a car, a pickup and a fire hydrant at Ninth and Frey, it was discovered Saturday morning. Theft of a wallet from 725 10th St. No. 43 was reported Saturday. ...
The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
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When should you give someone a mulligan? Should you give a former President a mulligan for a good chunk of his 8 years in office? Should you give a young broadcaster a mulligan when he doesn't realize his mike is on and he says words more suitable for a Chris Rock routine?
I've never sought the spotlight.
When our son Connor moved to Madison two years ago I was prepared for an introduction to all things Wisconsin. This was not entirely a blank slate - I was schooled on Fez and Red Forman from "That '70s Show," heard a little bit about their governor and some yelling that went on up there. But I didn't appreciate a food delicacy that has awakened taste buds left for dead long ago.
With temperatures dipping down into the 20's and snow and sleet falling from the sky less than two weeks ago, it is hard to believe the date on the calendar. For those who like to play in the dirt and plant a garden, you know that it is time to be planting certain vegetables or the heat of the summer will create another problem. Many peoples' past includes spending time working in the family garden. ...
Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance.
HAYS - Salina Central scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to an 11-4 victory over Great Bend on Saturday afternoon at Hays High School.