TOPEKA – In an effort to address community needs statewide, the Kansas Volunteer Commission has re-opened the 2015-2016 application process for potential AmeriCorps Kansas programs.
SALINA - Sunflower Bank partnered with Yellow Ribbon Fund for the last three months of 2014 to raise funds and awareness for injured service members and their families. Sunflower had a goal to raise $50,000.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a board retreat this Thursday and Friday, in lieu of its regular study session.
The Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire at 6000 10th St. at 2:55 p.m. Monday. Chief Mike Napolitano said the fire was burning near a tin shed and had also moved north to the adjacent neighbor's property.
Michael Anthony Munsch, 58, died March 9, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. Born May 17, 1956, in Russell, he was the son of Ben and Bernice (Schiable) Munsch. On Nov. 6, 1982, he married Jennifer Arnall in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend, he was a tong operator for Tom Brown Casing Crew and a cementer for Allied Cementing. He enjoyed four-wheeling, watching WWE, and attending his sons' sporting events.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
After weather pushed the opening of the Jayhawk West season back a week, the Barton Community College baseball team started conference play this past weekend with a split at Lawson-Biggs Field.
Lydia Mato has had a decorated career for the Barton Community College women's track team.
For the first time this season the Barton Community College softball team broke free from the routine of doubleheaders competing in the Cloud County Invitational this past weekend.
The final event of the meet was the best one for the Barton Community College men's track team. It was in that relay the Cougars crowned a national champion at the 2015 NJCAA National Indoor Championships.
On Feb. 13, Valentine parties were held at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Dillons and their customers provided roses to all residents. Walt Pennington serenaded the residents.
The rule of law is in grave danger, as federal regulators use ever thinner legal pretexts to enable vast public policy changes without votes by our elected representatives.
The Lady Panthers finished in 6th place at the 5A-1A State Tournament on Thursday at North Rock Lanes in Wichita. Sophomore Allie Brodrick was the lone medalist for the Panthers. Brodrick rolled games of 168, 236, 160 for a 564 series which earned her the 12th place medal. The Lady Panthers State Team members include: seniors, Addie Soukup and Abby Rose; and sophomores, Allie Brodrick, Kylynn Keeler, McKenzy Black and Elsi Miller. Junior Hanna Pfeifer and freshman Jordan Vsetecka were alternates.
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.