A semitrailer driver from Pawnee Rock was among four people who received possible injuries Monday morning in Rooks County, when another semi attempted to pass as he was making a left turn on U.S. 183, three miles north of Stockton. Both drivers and their passengers were taken to the Rooks County Health Center.
Most people experience a little forgetfulness now and then but for those who believe it has gone beyond that, a memory screening may be in order. And thanks to Sunflower Diversified Services, the screenings will be offered locally this month.
Since volunteers can play a crucial role in supporting families caring for hospice patients, a local faith-based agency has scheduled training sessions for those willing to help.
It is crunch time for holiday table decorators as they plan and prepare for this weekend's Holiday Tables Spectacular at Rosewood Furniture Gallery in downtown Great Bend. Approximately 20 tables will be decorated for the come-and-go event. Holiday Tables Spectacular is slated from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Furniture Gallery, located at 1607 Main Street.
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Hickory St. at 9:57 a.m. Monday. There was light smoke damage. They made 10 Emergency Medical Service calls Friday, three Saturday, eight Sunday and seven Monday. On Friday they also did one smoke detector check and one electrical wiring checking after a resident called in about a smoke smell. Great Bend Police A motorist left Casey's General Store, 1315 10th St., ...
Parents are invited to bring toddlers to the Imagination Playground, which will be set up from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or send email to email@example.com.
Jean Aycok with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present "The Plight of Prairie Dogs" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. These free one-hour Stop 'N Learn sessions are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
No, this is not The Onion. No, this is not a rip-off of The Onion. This is not satire. This is the plea from Iraq's Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Defense and the Minister of National Security Affairs. All of whom happen to be the same person: Nouri al-Maliki.
President Obama "didn't know" his IRS was targeting conservative groups, successfully impeding their ability to promote policies he opposes.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Ken Schwamborn and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Central Plains High School football team has strolled through the regular season. Riding an offense that has scored 40 points or more in seven of their nine games this season, the Oilers have reached an 8-1 record. Their one loss? A 66-28 setback against undefeated Victoria, which is ranked No. 4 in Eight-Man Division-II. Now, the Oilers are set to host Coldwater-South Central tonight at 7 in the first round of the Eight-Man D-I ...
Mike Keeley, a graduated standout wide receiver for the Washburn football team, was recently inducted into the university's Hall of Fame.
It doesn't matter by how much you win, just that you win. That is the mantra of teams in the postseason. And that was the case on a windy Sunday afternoon at the Barton Sports Complex as Barton Community College held on for a 2-1 win over Neosho in the opening round of NJCAA Region VI men's soccer action. The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the region, jumped out to a 2-0 ...
The semifinal matchup everyone wanted to see is now set. The Barton Community College women's soccer team did their part on Saturday afternoon, surviving the always dangerous opening round with a 2-0 win over Allen County to start the postseason at the Barton Sports Complex. The win moved Barton to semifinal action in Topeka on Thursday, where Barton will meet up with Johnson County. Both teams finished tied for second in the Kansas Jayhawk Community ...
The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.