Dear Editor, Growing up in a small town near Hays, I thought I lived in western Kansas - that is, until I came to teach at Garden City Community College. Driving west through Great Bend, my wife complained softly of the distance: another hour to grain-elevator Kalvesta; yet another to big-town Garden City. Wide-open spaces seemed wider yet as I worked my summer job with the Soil Conservation Service. Most days, nearly an hour's drive ...
Dear Editor, Within the last two legislative sessions I introduced two comprehensive medical marijuana bills to the Kansas House of Representatives to assist Kansans with debilitating medical conditions and severe pain such as cancer, AIDS, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C. The latest "Cannabis Compassionate Care Act" bill would legalize the use of medical marijuana for certain debilitating medication conditions, provide registration of patients and strong regulation of a compassion centers, allow a defendant ...
Dear Editor, Rising gas prices and recent events in the Middle East have demonstrated once again the importance of having access to an ample domestic energy supply which is both affordable and reliable. Higher fuel prices increase operating costs for Kansas businesses and are particularly challenging for those living in rural Kansas, who drive long distances each day to work and school. For the United States to remain competitive in the global market and to ...
Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo is still planning an Earth Day celebration on Friday, but it will not be showing a movie as announced earlier, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The zoo will reopen at 6 p.m. Friday for this after-hours event. This event is now free to the public. "We will still have crafts for the kids, and popcorn, but no movie," Gregory said, noting the zoo staff learned it could not ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon had two hits and stretched his hitting streak to 13 games and left-hander Bruce Chen went seven strong innings, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on a cold and blustery Tuesday night.Chen (3-0) beat the Indians for the fourth straight time. He stretched his personal winning streak, dating to last season, to seven games over 11 starts.
LARNED - Larned High School hosted its boys golf meet on Tuesday with Ellinwood, Hoisington and Pawnee Heights among the schools competing.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 33 points and 19 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 13 points and eight rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Atlanta Hawks 88-82 on Tuesday night.
BUSHTON - Joseph W. Porter, 85, died April 18 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. He was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Keota Okla., the son of Charles and Olvia Gray Porter. On Sept. 30, 1947, he married Norma Louis on Sept. 30, 1947. A resident of Bushton since 1991, formerly of Tulsa, Okla., he grew up in McCurtain, Okla. He was an oilfield worker and a barber.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Corbin Dean Edmisson, 22, died April 16 in Stillwater, Okla. Born April 23, 1988, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Robert Dean and Gina Jo (Gagnebin) Edmisson.
BUSHTON - Orland Lee Schulz, 84, died April 18 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born July 27, 1926, in rural Bushton, the son of John and Myrtle Beneke Schulz. A lifetime resident of the Bushton area, he graduated from Bushton High School. On May 5, 1949, he married Gloria Chesnut at Wichita Falls, Texas. She died on Feb. 2, 1985. He was employed by NCRA for 22 years, and was a lifetime farmer.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff During a 90-minute period Monday evening, three motorists reported hitting deer in Barton County. The first report at 8:27 p.m. came from the 1000 block of NE 100 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the second report, at 8:54 p.m. on SE 100 Ave. near SE 20 Road, south of Ellinwood. ...
Amanda F. VanSteenburgh 1919-2011 Amanda Frances VanSteenburgh, 91, died April 16 at Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. She was born May 27, 1919 in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Fred E. Summers and Mayme Clemmons. On July 24, 1939, she married George O. VanSteenburgh in Lexington, Mo. He died on Aug. 16, 1993. A Great Bend resident, formerly of Oklahoma, Slater, Mo., Chase and Ellinwood, she worked for Fuller Brush, where she retired in 1987 ...
Healing Hearts Ranch to begin evening worship services Healing Hearts Ranch, 155 SE 1st Ave., will kick off the beginning of summer cowboy-style services. Professional cowboy style poet Nyle Henderson and preacher John Paul will begin speaking at 7 p.m. on Saturday. It is part of a fundraiser that will occur during the day. Prior to the service, hot dogs will be served. The cost is a free will offering. After ...
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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