Fences will be erected around the upper-level parking area at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on Monday, Sept. 12, when the parking lot construction project will begin. But patients and their families will still be able to use the regular main entrance to the facility.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made seven ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police A vehicle driven by Vila Rodrigues was westbound on 12th St. at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday and struck a vehicle driven by Stachi Haynes, who was northbound on Odell St. At 2:43 p.m. Tuesday an officer attempted to stop a known person for driving with a suspended license in ...
TOPEKA - Russell County residents will have access to part of a $100,000 grant to help families in northwest Kansas securing safe, affordable housing. The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation announced Tuesday than 10 non-profits and public housing authorities statewide will receive approximately $1.1 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).
LARNED - Joseph Meier, 79, died Sept. 6, 2011 at Larned Healthcare Center. He was born Jan. 24, 1932 in Hays, the son of Edward and Pauline Leiker Meier. A resident of Larned since 1966, he was a retired custodian at Phinney Elementary School in Larned. On Sept. 13, 1961, he married Coletta M. Ostrander. Mr. Meier was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned. Survivors include a son, Dennis Meier and ...
HOISINGTON - Megan E. Escalante, 30, died Sept. 6, 2011 in Reno County. She was born Jan. 13, 1981 at Russell, the daughter of John M. and Catherine R. (Munk) Debes. She married Chris Escalante July 19, 2008 at Topeka. She worked for Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington as a medical lab scientist. Megan grew up in Hoisington and lived in Topeka for 11 years before returning to to Hoisington in 2010. She was a ...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Rob Ryan expected to be an NFL head coach by now, just like his twin brother Rex and their father Buddy before them.
A fund has been established for 19 year old Breanne Julian of Hutchinson, who recently underwent an evasive surgery to remove a large tumor from her liver. The tumor was pressing against several of Bre' s vital organs. Breanne is the daughter of Rick Julian, granddaughter of Dick Julian and Pat Julian, and step-daughter of Erika Julian.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at CPI Annex, 1809 24th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Erin Powers and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
'Really, I don't want them back!' Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., apologized and paid the bill in June for exhuming the body of the recently deceased Kenneth Manis. The man who had shared Mr. Manis' hospital room during his final days had reported that his dentures were missing, and the hospital determined that they had been mistakenly buried with Mr. Manis. Bet their dads would help him out Toshihiko Mizuno, 55, was arrested in ...
Dear Editor, So a congressman from a small community endorses cuts to medical care for older people, and that makes him a hit in Washington within his inner circle, but what about when he has to go back to his home state for a vaycay? It's just like a really bad, cheesy movie the way our representatives conduct their duties. Apparently Tim Huelskamp flew back from D.C., and got into his limo and let the ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - As you enter this city of 58,566 two hours from the Colorado-Utah border you can swear you almost see facial images in the red rock and gorges carved and gouged by Mother Nature.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Cassel is banged up. Tight end Tony Moeaki is done for the year, and nobody knows when wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin will be back from a thumb injury. The offensive line is at turns old, inexperienced and lacking any depth.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School soccer team opened the Titans Classic on Monday with a victory over Circle (Towanda).
Kevin Damein Gilbert, 18, died Sept. 5 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 18, 1992 in Wichita, he was the son of Scott Gilbert and Betsy Murphy. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he lived with his grandparents. He was employed recently for Hendrick's Exotic Animal Farm. His passions included golfing, fishing, chess, four-wheeling, and target shooting.
CLARKSTON, Mich. - Lou Ann (Weeks) Hinze, 56, died Sept. 3 at her residence. Born Oct. 15, 1954 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Glenn E. Weeks and Beulah (Woodyard) Weeks. On June 15, 1984, she married Charles Hinze in Troy, Mich. He survives. A Clarkston, Mich. resident since 1984, she was formerly of Russell County.
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.