Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.
Chamber coffees set LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce has scheduled coffee hour the next three Thursdays. For information, call 620-285-6916. • April 25, 9:30 a.m. A coffee hour will feature Sen. Mitch Holmes and Rep. John Ewy April 25 at the Chamber office, 502 Broadway. • May 2, 9:30 a.m. A coffee hour will feature the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial Committee and the American Legion Riders May 2. An update will be provided ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.
Due to the winter-like weather, organizers decided Tuesday to postpone the first-ever Great Bend High School Community Service Day that was scheduled for today. The new date is Wednesday, May 1.
Barton Community College's Kara Koepplin won her first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet on Monday at StoneRidge Golf Cub.
On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.
FORT DAVIS, Texas - Charles Bruce Colvin, 69, formerly of Ellinwood, died on April 23 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Robert Rugan and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? The Boston bombers were revealed to be two Chechen brothers Friday. The Chechens are Muslim and white. This allows Republicans to blame the Democrats for being soft on al-Qaeda and the Democrats to blame the Republicans for turning a blind eye to the Klan. Boston police tracked down and killed one of the two bombing supects Friday as the brother got away. It was a long night. The cops ...
A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win."
Dear Editor, Many of you may be aware of the recent budget cuts the Kansas Senate and House have proposed placing upon the higher education in the state of Kansas. With the projected budget cuts, the administration of the University of Kansas has proposed closing our campus in Salina. This would be a huge loss to the state as a whole. KU School of Medicine-Salina is committed to producing quality physicians who will return to ...
Dear Editor, The organizers of Shoot for No Malaria would like to thank everyone who helped with the free throw shootout Sunday, April 14th. We appreciated USD 428 for the use of the Panther Activity Center and their equipment. A big thank you goes to the members of the Barton womens and mens basketball teams who helped with the event. The volunteers from Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist were a blessing for giving ...
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
WaKEENEY - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team rolled to a Class 3-1A regional championship on Friday evening at a tournament hosted by Trego Community.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler May 1, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
ROZEL - Pawnee Heights students and teachers dazzled the audience with pictures and graphics during the school's second annual Academic Fair and Open House.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Joyce Fae Nye, 86, joined her family in heaven on March 5, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Born in Oakley, she was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Verner Fechner and Thelma Irene Walker Fechner. Joyce loved to read and as a child spent many hours rocking a cradle with her foot while losing herself in the pages of her favorite books. She met her future husband, Harold R. Nye, ...
With the recent events that occurred in Boston during the marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Great Bend Regional Hospital wanted to show its support for the individuals who may have been impacted by these events. Chief Human Resources Officer Robert Bilak joined the organization six months ago from JetBlue Airways in New York, N.Y. Boston, Logan International Airport is one of their main bases with an employee population that is one ...
With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great ...
Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.
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