Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters made three ambulance runs Wednesday At 6:09 p.m. they responded to 1306 Madison for a grill that was on fire. Upon arrival the fire was out and had been contained to the grill. At 12:48 a.m. Thursday they responded to 1715 Stone St., where a carbon monoxide detector was sounding. They found no CO in the structure, and determined it was the smoke detector that had malfunctioned and was ...
Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members HOISINGTON - On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Hoisington High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted nine new members. The ceremony was held at the Lee Dicks Auditorium at Hoisington High School with family and friends present. New members inducted were: Kelsey Brummer, Abbi Demel, Alyson Klug, Landon Harmon, Brad Reif, Lexi Sanders, Jessica Schauf, Garret Schneider, and Trent Schremmer. Current members Brandon Ball, Kagen Blackwell, Jordin Greer, ...
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Dear Editor, Having just celebrated Veteran's Day, it seemed appropriate not only to show gratitude to our nation's veterans, but to also acknowledge the freedoms that we have been granted by our Heavenly Father, affirmed by our founders, and ensured by the honorable service of countless veterans. The celebration, however, is diminished. Why? There is a sense of hopelessness and grief because we are leaving our children a country unworthy of the ultimate sacrifices of ...
Dear Editor, When you ask the public to keep an open mind about the Grain Belt Express, please consider the differences between the Interstate road system and railroads as compared to a privately owned transmission line, the formers bring Kansans a benefit and allows Kansas to use them for their own purposes. The latter's primary intended goal is to fatten the wallets of private investors, a private corporation and a select few landowners (some of ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.