SOCHI, Russia - Stroking a Persian leopard sprawled on his lap, tough-guy President Vladimir Putin showed his softer side Thursday as he prepared to welcome the world to his budget-busting Winter Olympics.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson has stepped in for the injured Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder have continued to roll.
DENVER - Terrance Knighton summed it up for so many Broncos fans when he sat stone-faced after Seattle's 43-8 drubbing of Denver in the Super Bowl and said, "It doesn't feel real. It almost feels like a nightmare."
There are bakers and there are cooks. It takes a chemist's love of precision to be a baker. Me? I'm a cook.
(BPT) - As the largest organ of the body, the skin should be well cared for and protected. Winter can pose a host of challenges for those who typically experience dry skin at this time of year. Between dropping and fluctuating temperatures and low humidity, it is easy for skin to feel the negative effects of the season.
Great Bend Public Library is now offering a basic computer class in Spanish, Marketing Director/YA Librarian Jennifer King said.
WICHITA - Alleda M. Hickel, the Claflin woman injured in a two-vehicle accident last Saturday in McPherson County, was in fair condition Tuesday, a spokesman at Wesley Medical Center said.
A Rozel woman was injured Monday after the car she was driving went off a Pawnee County road, two miles south of Rozel on 280th Road.
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A person identified as "A Bellevue Mom" on social media site SuburbanTurmoil.com praised Glenn Mull as a hero for avoiding a collision with the YMCA. The letter (http://suburbanturmoil.com/to-the-friends-and-family-of-glenn-mull/2014/02/04/#sthash.JTAR7cR6.dpuf) is printed below:
The Great Bend High School boys' and girls' basketball games schedule for Tuesday night against Hoisington have been postponed.
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club Ham and Bean Supper that was scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled. It will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Meals are $6, which includes drink and dessert; carry-out available.
Pawnee Rock farmer and business owner Glenn Mull; his wife, his wife, Elaine; their daughter, Amy Harter; and granddaughter Samantha Harter have been identified as the victims of a plane crash in Tennessee. Mull owned Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock.
ELLINWOOD - Chad Langen, current Ellinwood resident has transitioned his love for writing stories to writing reviews of movies on his website Cinema Blaze, which gets thousands of hits per month.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
Christy Smith, 49, died Feb. 22 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 22, 1964 at Travis U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., she was the daughter of Wendell H. and Mary (Brocher) Smith. A Great Bend resident since 1971, Christy was employed as a residential home care provider for Rosewood Services. She enjoyed animals, movies, reading, and sharing her wonderful wit and sense of humor. She particularly enjoyed helping others, always identifying with those in need.
Maxine R. Heueisen, 80, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1933 in Stafford County, she was the daughter of Earl and Jesse (Ballinger) Carr. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Charles Heueisen in Larned. He died on April 17, 1979. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Larned. She was employed in the admissions department at Larned State Hospital, previously employed as the activities director at the Great Bend Manor and served as a case worker for the Center For Counselling. She had also previously operated the Meals on Wheels program ...
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Kansas State University researchers met with representatives from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Kansas Wheat Alliance, and Kansas Crop Improvement Association, on Feb. 17-18. They presented updates on current research projects and outlined requests for future project funding.
Ned and Lynne Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Oak to Sierra Thorne, daughter of Sue Funk and the late Harry Thorne III.
Edmund F. Martinez will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel in Great Bend. Friends, family and the public are invited to attend.
On Feb. 13 the TLC Twisters 4-H Club delivered bird feeders they made to Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation residents. They were made from combining gelatin and bird seed and forming them in cookie cutters in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day.
With the warmer weather this past week, my thoughts turned to spring and the upcoming growing season. Right now, you can get a head start on your garden by planting frost-susceptible vegetables indoors. The seedlings can then be transplanted into the garden when weather permits.
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.
The following meals will be served Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. 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.