Tuesday was a difficult day at the office for everyone involved at Rosewood Furniture Gallery, located in downtown Great Bend. The Gallery's one and only manager Sandy Smith was saying goodbye on her final day there before retiring. Tears fell like rain as the manager and her client-employees grasped the magnitude of the moment. It was the end of a mentor-employee relationship that began more than 11 years earlier for some at the Gallery.
On Feb. 16th Barton County 4H hosted the Barton County Winter Classic Air Rifle match at the Expo grounds west of Great Bend.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 12 at the home of Cindy Meitler. President Jeri Brozek led the meeting.
Twenty young livestock producers from across the state met in Topeka Feb. 18-19 for the first installment of the 2013 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health once again is partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A series of four seminars will be held throughout the year in various locations in Kansas.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.
LAWRENCE - Bill Self didn't show Kansas any extra video from its previous game against TCU.
AUSTIN, Texas - Week by week and win by win, No. 13 Kansas State keeps inching closer to something not experienced by the Wildcats in a generation: a conference basketball championship.
HAYS - In two straight years, Hoisington High School's Brandon Ball has won a Class 3-1A state wrestling title - albeit in different weight classes.
PARK CITY - It was a familiar situation for Great Bend High School senior wrestler Chris Burley.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest beat No. 2 Miami 80-65 on Saturday to snap the Hurricanes' 14-game winning streak.
HAYS - Former Barton Community College and current Fort Hays State University standout Dwayne Brunson was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday, Feb. 18.
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Like locusts ravaging fertile crops, gasoline prices are soaring again and eating away at the purchasing power of ordinary Americans. And again, financial speculators appear to be a big part of the story.
HAYS - Hoisington High School has two wrestlers still contending for Class 3-1A state tournament titles at Gross Memorial Coliseum after Friday's competition.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team has advanced four athletes to today's Class 5A state tournament semifinal round.
On Feb. 15, Justin and Amber Clark have opened a liquor store at 4006 10th St. in Great Bend they've dubbed On the Rocks.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.
Drive-cam video shows distraction a factor in 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes
DODGE CITY- Taking care of business when it mattered most. That is what the Barton Community College softball team did Wednesday afternoon in a sweep of Dodge City.
The President of the United States of America announced a peace deal with Iran. It's been so long that American leadership in the world sought peace through diplomacy I forgot we had it in our foreign policy tool box. The last time that occurred to me was on a Spring Break trip to Arkansas, which, granted, is also not an idea that occurs to many people.
When I came to, I was on my back on the floor of my accountant's office.
Ellinwood High School Prom 2015 will be held at Ellinwood High School on April 11th. Prom decorations may be viewed by the public from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Promenade will begin at 6 p.m. on the east side of the high school. The prom theme for this year will be Candy Land. The dance will end at 11 p.m. Transportation to After Prom will be on the north side of the high school.
Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.
GREAT BEND - Pam Jackson, 62, died April 7, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.
Hilda Chakir, 98, died April 7 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born April 8, 1916, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Gustav "Gus" and Matilda (Liese) Kasselman. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Theodore Richard "Dick" Griffith in Great Bend. He died on April 25, 1977. She then married Norman William Chakir on March 10, 1981, in Miami, Okla. He died on Dec. 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Barton County she was a homemaker. She was a former 4-H Leader, and enjoyed her family, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going to dances.
A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Booked April 6
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.
HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.