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Doris L. Kisner, 95, died Feb. 23 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 30, 1918 in Hardy, Ark., she was the daughter of Marion and Charity (Sears) Richardson. In 1935 she married Forrest Ferguson in Hardy, Ark. She later married Earl Hilliard and Al Kisner. A resident of Great Bend since 1957, coming from Hoisington, she was a homemaker and a clerk at various department stores. She was a seamstress making many dolls and quilts.
LARNED - Marjorie R. Vratil, 93, died on Feb. 20 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.
Memorial service for Antonio M. "Tony" Guajardo has been postponed from 10:30 a.m. today to 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Charter Funerals in Great Bend.
Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.
Due to inclement weather, high school sub-state basketball games originally scheduled for Monday were postponed.
JOHANNESBURG - His head shrouded by a sports hoodie, the young man walked unnoticed through a bustling crowd outside the gates of the Olympic village in London last year. When he got close, I saw a familiar face smiling at me.
COLBY - An early scoring explosion by sophomore guard Blair Bloomfield put the Barton Community College Lady Cougars in the driver's seat on Sunday afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS - Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu thought he hit rock bottom when Les Miles kicked him off the team last August for failing multiple drug tests.
A burning car in front of the apartments at 5210 10th St. Monday morning was suspicious in nature, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. The state fire marshal is expected to investigate as soon as weather permits.
DAYTONABEACH, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson went two years without a title and suddenly became an afterthought at the Daytona 500.
COLBY - Al Key kept making big play after big play on Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has now closed several roads in southwest Kansas at the Kansas-Oklahoma state line at the request of Oklahoma. The following roads are closed southbound at the state line, but remain open in Kansas:
I thought he was exaggerating when my friend called and said he had snakes in large numbers in a water trap in his front yard. I grabbed the camera and drove out to his farm. I was amazed when he lifted the iron cover to expose the mass of reptiles inhabiting that small area. Practically every crevasse housed a serpent. They were mainly Bull Snakes with some King Snakes and Rat Snakes. The temperature was in the 70's, and the snakes were lively and active. There were no venomous snakes that I could discern. We agreed that the large ...
Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.
Barton County was host to Regional 4-H Day at Great Bend High School on March 13th. Regional 4-H Day participants are the top presentations selected at their local county 4-H Day. The counties represented in the Heart of Kansas 4-H Day Regional are Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Russell, Stafford and Barton.
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 10. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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 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.
Each day, farmers and ranchers pull on their boots, roll up their sleeves and go to work outside rural communities across Kansas. They perform a litany of chores – feeding and doctoring livestock, cultivating their crops, pulling maintenance on machinery, paying bills – you name it and farmers and ranchers do it.
When we were teenagers, my "the South's gonna do it again" younger brother bought into some weird conspiracy theory that Gen. Robert E. Lee didn't really surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. Lee supposedly thought he was merely handing his sword over to someone for cleaning. (The deniers who concocted the theory apparently also believed that Europeans never really landed in the New World but just filmed it out in the desert somewhere.)
Ah, springtime has finally arrived in Washington, D.C.
A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.
It's Easter weekend and this past Thursday night saw some fairly severe weather in the area complete with power outages. Spring is really here, especially after the extremely warm temperatures this past week. Today is April 5, so area producers should have wrapped up side dressing the 2015 wheat crop and corn planters are being readied to begin planting shortly. Alfalfa is greening up and in some parts of the state, including some fields here, wheat producers are assessing winter survival. Since not a great deal is going on just yet, let's catch up on what is known.