Dear Editor, I want to preface this letter by saying that I am the chief financial officer at Central Kansas Medical Center. Recently, I had a colonoscopy at CKMC and want to tell you about my experience. My procedure was scheduled for 8 a.m. and the Day Surgery Department asked me to arrive at 6 a.m. Five days before my arrival the Patient Access (Admitting) Department called and I pre-registered over the phone; this took ...
By Janice Kneisley Larned‑ Greta Bauer was both anxious and happy when in the 13th round of spelling at the recent Pawnee County Spelling Bee, she was given the word "economist" to spell. For Bauer, an 8th grader at Pawnee Heights, had been practicing for weeks and felt confident she could correctly spell the word. One of two final contestants in the competition, she only had to spell this last word correctly to win first ...
BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers on Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, Reggie Miller, sat courtside working the TV broadcast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations to prevent an NFL lockout took a grim turn Thursday with the cancellation of the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy upstaged the world's top three golfers with a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, four shots better than No. 1 Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer and six ahead of an inconsistent Tiger Woods.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - AL MVP Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers agreed Thursday to a $24 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers was among the 400 ticketholders forced out of the stands at the Super Bowl because their seats weren't safe.
As many Americans continue to face economic hard times, there is no reason to compromise the welfare of your family's diet. The cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. It does require strategic shopping however.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School wrestlers took part in the Hays Kennedy Middle School Invitational this past Saturday, and had a very good showing for the teams' first match of the year. The team placed 10 out of 13 varsity wrestlers in the top four, and three out of four placed in the top three for the junior varsity.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 School Board and the Hoisington Recreation Commission held the annual joint meeting on Monday night.
The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team earned a third place team sweepstakes trophy in a 13-team meet at Sterling on Feb. 5. Every EHS student competing in the meet placed in the top six.
The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. The cost is $10 per person and will be held at the Heritage Center, 103 N. Main.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made one ambulance run on Wednesday and performed two carbon monoxide checks. Barton County Sheriff A white Monte Carlo was abandoned in the southbound lane in the 300 block of North Washington St. It was towed around 9:30 a.m. Attempted illegal use of a financial card was reported Wednesday. Barton County Jail Booked Feb. 9 no bookings ...
By SUSAN THACKER email@example.com Regional track and field championships may one day return to Barton Community College, coaches said recently. With all but the finishing touches done on the new track and soccer field, coaches took time at the last board of trustees meeting to thank the administration and college trustees. Bryan Sailer, head women's soccer coach, called the new facility "awesome," and David Schenek, head track ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.