Rand Paul wants to party like it's 1998. The big question is why.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Golden Belt Community Foundation – Prairie Godmothers at the Front Door, 1615 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Matt Hiss and Allene Owen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2014 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on Feb. 2, and is organized by Ramsar, the organization that has designated Cheyenne Bottoms as a "Wetland of International Importance." The theme for 2014's World Wetlands Day was "Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth." The coloring sheet, featuring ducks and geese, was colored by 2nd grade students from 11 schools in Barton County. The best coloring sheet from each classroom was chosen; each winner received a certificate, a Top 20 Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms identification card ...
HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – A proposal to start the Kansas State Fair on Labor Day weekend wasn't popular with people who responded to a survey.
LAWRENCE - No. 8 Kansas should have its full complement of players for the first time in a couple of weeks when it visits Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
Freshman Justin Hersch pitched a no-hitter and the Barton Community College baseball team went 3-0-1 over Western Nebraska this weekend.
SCOTT CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' basketball team faced a rough test on Saturday night.
NEW ORLEANS - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.
HOISINGTON - Frieda L. Callaway, 92, died Feb. 17 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born Feb. 15, 1922, at Galatia, she was the daughter of David and Marie (Reichert) Herbel. A lifelong resident of Hoisington, she was a homemaker. On Sept. 25, 1942, she married David "Cab" Callaway. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1970. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, and spending time with her family.
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ELLINWOOD - Janice Louise Wolfkill, 63, died Feb. 15 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1951, at Hays, she was the daughter of Eugene and Thecla (Graf) Hammersmith. An Ellinwood resident since 1977, she was a secretary at HI-LA Engine and manager of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
LARNED - Grace Lucille Baugher, 101, died Feb. 16 at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 19, 1912, at Burdett, she was the daughter of John Ora and Ida Bauer Line. A lifetime area resident, she was a cook for USD 495 and she loaded 20 mm shells during the war. She also loved to dance and play cards. On Nov. 23, 1931, she married Dillwyn Shay Baugher in Dodge City. He passed away Sept. 13, 1981.
LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Joel Embiid briefly flirted with a triple-double and No. 8 Kansas trounced No. 19 Texas 85-54 Saturday night to seize control of the Big 12.
Saturday night, Feb. 22, the 2013 Business Person of the Year and Business of the year were announced at the 92nd Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at the Great Bend Convention Center.
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A motorcyclist was taken to the Lyons Hospital with possible injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon in Rice County.
At their Feb. meeting, 17 members of Great Bend Garden Club learned of the far reaching legacy of the legendary Johnny Appleseed during a program given by Alice Young.
Evelyn Anna Hochstatter, 96, died Feb. 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. Born Feb. 25, 1917 at Holyrood, she was the daughter of John and Katie A. (Schmitt) Ehler.
Doris J. Nitzel, 86 years, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2014 at the Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Doris was born on Oct. 21, 1927 at Fairbury, Neb. to Moses G. and Grace (Eilts) Williams. She graduated from Endicott High School at Endicott, Neb. in 1946, and was united in marriage to Robert Dale Nitzel on Feb. 9, 1947 at Endicott. Doris was an Accounting Clerk for various businesses for many years prior to her retirement. She was an active volunteer for RSVP, and delivered Meals On Wheels ...
TRES PIEDRAS, N.M. - Carl Don Nicholas Bradley, Sr., 65, died Feb. 20 at his ranch in Olmitz, Kans. Born Dec. 6, 1948 at Santa Fe, N.M., he was the son of John Carver and Winifred (Wright) Bradley.
OLATHE - Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, died Feb. 19. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. To view the full obituary and to leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.