Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.
Kenny and Terry Vink recently purchased a long-time Great Bend business and one of the first goals has already been achieved - a smooth transition for customers and employees, Kenny said.
When Mark Fesen, M.D., was invited to serve on a nationwide health-care advisory committee, he jumped at the chance. What better way to learn more about new health-care issues and share his real-world input with national lawmakers.
Four Rice County residents were injured when a car was rear-ended Saturday afternoon in Reno County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Donna N. Thompson, 85, died March 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
John D. Cargill, 95, died March 22 at Sterling House, Great Bend. Born Feb. 14, 1919, he was the son of John P. and Decie (Crosby) Gargill.
STAFFORD - Bonnie Tennant Dudrey, 78, died March 20 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, in the presence of those who loved her. Born March 1, 1936, she was the daughter of Ira Weldon "Tex" and Elizabeth Hafford in Kansas City, Mo. After completing her Associate's Degree from Kansas City Community College she received her Home Economics degree from Kansas State University in 1958. Later that year she began her married life with Jay Richard Tennant with whom they had two children,Kevin Tennant and Janice Marie. After Jay's death in 1972, Bonnie joined the Kansas Wheat ...
Martha Lu (Johnson) McKown, 84, died March 20, 2014, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
ABILINE - Harold Stanley Debenham, 87, died March 20. Born Oct. 5, 1926 in Junction City, he was the son of Charley Earnest and Elsie Mable (Dibben) Debenham.
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ST. LOUIS - Bill Self gathered his team around the bench late in Friday's game against Eastern Kentucky, one that had grown a bit too close for comfort for the second-seeded Jayhawks.
ST. LOUIS - The 35-0 record stands out in bold face.
ST. LOUIS - Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein got a whole lot of grief from his teammates for a comment he made ahead of his team's game against Kansas State, when he brazenly said the No. 8 seed Wildcats intended to "shock the world" in the NCAA tournament.
There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.
Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is holding an art contest to determine the artwork for 10 Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. This contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
HUDSON - Harold Jerome Bauer, 85, died April 8, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. He died peacefully in the presence of his family.
ELLINWOOD - Velma Ann Wornkey, 75, died April 7, 2014 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1939, in Menlo, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Mannebaugh) Moos. On Aug. 31 1957, she married Jerry Wornkey. A lifetime resident of Kansas, she was employed in multiple clerical jobs along with being a good and loving mother.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, 2014 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born March 27, 1915 in Susank, she was the daughter of Peter and Katrina (Bitter) Eichman. In 1942, she married William E. Orr in Wichita. He died in 1956. A Great Bend resident since 2000, living in California from 1970 to 2000, she was a beauty operator.
If you have a seventh grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.
According to a new UN report, there's good news and bad news about global warming. The good news- it's worse than we thought. Yeah. That's the good news. The bad news- you don't want to know. Because then there's worse news and ultimately, "holy moley, is that an asteroid the size of a mini-mall crushing my house" news.
Be Well Barton County and its Earth Day 2014 partners are hosting the first-ever "Ride for the Planet" bicycle fun ride starting at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. The ride is one of more than a dozen Earth Day activities and exhibits offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the zoo to celebrate Earth Day.