LAWRENCE - Everyone figures to become a fan of Kansas basketball next summer.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The headline from the World Cup, Day 6: Big favorite Brazil is vulnerable.
Father's Day has passed and it left a bundle of stories on dads in its wake.
It isn't easy being a poor, working American.
TOPEKA – In a statement released Tuesday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminded Kansas voters about changes in election law and party practice that will impact the primary election on Aug. 5.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More people around the world are reporting experiencing negative emotions, according to a new survey.
Weldon Brozek, 73, died June 16 at Newton Medical Center, Newton. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
4-H Family Fun Night will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, located at 12th and Stone. Extension interns, Priscila Aguero and Patricia Lugan, along with local staff will lead 4-H activities. The activity is free and open to everyone.
Great Bend Eagles No. 646 will hold a barbecue cook-off on Saturday, June 21, with a live band in the evening. The contest will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dance with Ronnie and the Rockets will run from 7 to 11 p.m.
The City of Great Bend will show the movie "The Outsiders" at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in Jack Kilby Square. The movie is free and free refreshments will be provided by the city and Waters True Value.
The Great Bend Public Library parking lot will be closed all day Wednesday. Parking is available on side streets.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat at noon Thursday, June 19, in the conference room of the Administrative Building. This meeting replaces the monthly study session and is for planning purposes. No action will be taken.
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ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 School District approved Chad Petz to the Ellinwood Recreation Board for four years at its regular meeting last week. Steve Billinger and Bob Baker interviewed three candidates for the position. They presented their recommendation of Chad Petz to the Board, according to the unofficial minutes.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA.- Esther Dunham, 89, died Dec. 2, 2013 at Golfcrest Health Care Center, Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 at Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. She married Jack Dunham June 9, 1945 at Hays, Kan. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J. C. Penney and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
ELLINWOOD--Joyce Marie Fullbright, 83, passed away in Ellinwood on July 10. Born Oct. 1, 1930 in Georgetown, Ark., she was the daughter of Briles and Myrtle (Chambers) Andrews.
Connie Rosalie Peacock, 91, died July 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Feb. 21, 1923 at WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Pete and Antonia (Solowski) Gregorcyk.
Larry Randall Miller, 55, died May 31, in San Diego, Calif. Born March 10, 1959 at Great Bend, he was the son of Harold S. and Dorothy J. Miller. He joined the Coast Guard in 1978, working as a corpsman and was awarded a letter from President Ronald Reagan for saving a life. He attended Wichita State University on the GI Bill and later worked as a respiratory therapist and cardiology technician. He married Bernadette Alison December 31, 1990 at San Diego.