Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff During a 90-minute period Monday evening, three motorists reported hitting deer in Barton County. The first report at 8:27 p.m. came from the 1000 block of NE 100 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the second report, at 8:54 p.m. on SE 100 Ave. near SE 20 Road, south of Ellinwood. ...
Amanda F. VanSteenburgh 1919-2011 Amanda Frances VanSteenburgh, 91, died April 16 at Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. She was born May 27, 1919 in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Fred E. Summers and Mayme Clemmons. On July 24, 1939, she married George O. VanSteenburgh in Lexington, Mo. He died on Aug. 16, 1993. A Great Bend resident, formerly of Oklahoma, Slater, Mo., Chase and Ellinwood, she worked for Fuller Brush, where she retired in 1987 ...
Healing Hearts Ranch to begin evening worship services Healing Hearts Ranch, 155 SE 1st Ave., will kick off the beginning of summer cowboy-style services. Professional cowboy style poet Nyle Henderson and preacher John Paul will begin speaking at 7 p.m. on Saturday. It is part of a fundraiser that will occur during the day. Prior to the service, hot dogs will be served. The cost is a free will offering. After ...
Check It Out! New videos are available at the Ellinwood Library BY SHARON STURGIS There are new videos available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The classic fantasy series based on the books of C.S. Lewis continues when Lucy and Edmund are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia. They join King Caspian ...
Hoisington Public Library to close Friday The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. The Library will reopen at noon on Saturday.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on May 9 at the SRS Building on Patton Road.
Just Dance Performance Company under the direction of Kelley Scott successfully competed at DANCEAMERICA Competition on March 4 and 5 in Kansas City, Mo.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Connie Oetken and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School's junior varsity tennis team took first place out of four teams on Monday at a four-team JV meet.
CHICAGO (AP) - Two playoff games, two dramatic victories for the favored Chicago Bulls, and all is right in Carlos Boozer's eyes.
Everyone washes hair, but those who want a license to apply shampoo in Texas need 150 hours of training, with 100 hours in "theory and practice of shampooing," including a study of "neck anatomy."
Dear Editor, There's been a lot of uproar recently in the media about corporations such as GE, Boeing, etc. not paying their "fair share of taxes." These people are demonstrating their ignorance of how our economy works. When I took accounting, our instructor informed us that no corporation, or, as far as that's concerned, any other business pays taxes. Any monies levied upon them by the federal or state or any other governmental entities are ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The fiscal commission plan details how it will work and how it affects the population, and it has a realistic chance of being approved by both houses of Congress and the president. The budget proposal that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives does neither. The fiscal commission ...
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?