Great Bend Police Monday, July 18 Someone damaged a tire on a vehicle at 1714 Stone St. A vehicle driven by Bobbi Grieb was eastbound in the 1700 block of Broadway at 10:58 a.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Reggan Reynolds, who had stopped suddenly to avoid a pedestrian. A parked vehicle at 2602 Williams St. was hit by a hit-and-run vehicle. Barton County Sheriff <p ...
With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Neuforth said the air conditioning stopped working some time ago at the center, located at Forest and ...
A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County. Aracely Martinez was taken to Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita following the 4:30 a.m. accident on U.S. 54, 11 miles east of U.S. 282. She died later that morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, she was driving east in the westbound lane when her vehicle, ...
"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up. Freshman band camp has been set for Aug. 1-5 from 8-11:30 a.m. daily at the GBHS band room. This is for all freshmen who will play in the band, section leaders and drum majors. Band camp will continue the following week, Aug. 8-12. Freshmen will meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and varsity band members will meet from 9:30-11:45 a.m. daily. ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
ELLINWOOD - On July 2, Police Chief Art Keffer of Ellinwood, Adam Berhends of Great Bend and Brett Wondra of Overland Park competed in the Kansas 4th of July Spectacular Powerlifting Championships held in Salina.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27. The library will reopen on Thursday, July 28 at 9 am.
Due to the triple digit heat, the joint Quivira Chapter / Cottonwood Chapter Santa Fe Trail Association tour of historic Rice County sites scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled later in the year when the temperature cool down. Information will be published when a new date is set.
Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list? You see, as part of the 2010 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the authority "to regulate marketing and promotion of tobacco products and to set performance standards for tobacco products to protect the public health." Though the law does not automatically apply to cigars, the FDA can issue new regulations that make cigars subject to the ...
Dear Editor, With $14.3 trillion worth of debt, annual deficits in the trillions, long-term obligations that threaten to bankrupt our nation, and continued threats of downgrade by credit institutions, America has a choice. We can continue to allow reckless and unsustainable borrowing and spending, or we can enact measures that will force Washington to get its habits under control. Only the latter ensures prosperity, freedom, and survival of the American Dream. If we are to ...
Jacob Barnett, 12, an Asperger's-syndrome-fueled math genius who maxed out on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and is now enrolled at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), told an Indianapolis Star reporter that his next project is about proving the Big Bang theory all wrong.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.