Dear Editor, In the 1980's when Randy Myers became a police officer in Great Bend, we had a population of over 16,600 people. We now have a population of 15,345. Since that time we have lost two major employers and several small businesses. We had more police officers on the street and less in the office, as the captain oversaw the patrol and they did not have a patrol lieutenant. All of the city departments ...
Dear Editor, Lately I have received quite a few calls from senior citizens who have fallen victim to e-mail or telephone scams. These schemes are getting increasingly more complex, creative and devastating when successful. Some use personal information gleaned from the Internet to manipulate seniors. They prey off your compassion and may even claim to be a family member or friend in need of urgent assistance. Almost always they ask for some kind of payment ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Japan's nuclear plant workers tried to stop the plutonium seepage at the Fukushima nuclear plant Monday. It's affecting the economy. There's a shortage of sushi in Japan and in California, mainly because all the seafood caught in the ocean has been pre-cooked. President Obama hailed the spread of democracy in the Middle East Monday. We are doing everything we can to keep the Arab rulers from passing ...
"Ashley," attacked at age 15 by a counselor in a New York City lockup, finally received justice when the counselor pleaded guilty to that assault and two others.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Patience has been a necessary virtue for Jamie Skeen since he transferred from Wake Forest to Virginia Commonwealth University three years ago.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPION Butler Indianapolis, 27-9. Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Brad Stevens. Conference: Horizon League. Bid: Horizon champion. Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 8. Tournament Record: 17-10, 11 years. Last appearance: 2011. Scoring: Team (72.1); Matt Howard 16.7; Shelvin Mack 15.9; Andrew Smith 8.8; Shawn Vanzant 8.1. Rebounds: Team (34.7); Matt Howard 7.7; Andrew Smith 5.4; Shelvin Mack 4.3. Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.2/11.1); Shelvin Mack 3.6/2.4; Ronald Nored 2.5/2.1. 3-pointers: Team (.355); Shelvin Mack 78; Matt Howard 52; ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Maya Moore is headed to the Final Four with a chance to pad perhaps the most impressive resume in the history of women's college basketball with yet another championship.
DALLAS (AP) - Sydney Carter and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor - when it mattered most.
When Shaka Smart found out his social studies teacher was also a basketball coach, the seventh-grader would hang around his desk every day, talking about Magic Johnson or the latest move he was perfecting on the playground.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ever since Darryl Motley caught Andy Van Slyke's deep fly to right for the final out of the 1985 World Series, Kansas City has been shut out of the postseason.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Marshall has always believed that his team belonged in the NCAA tournament. He sees two teams in the Final Four that Wichita State nearly beat, then considers how well the Shockers have played to reach the NIT championship game.
DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "Every day I walk through the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Complex and see students' artwork from across the country adorning the walls," Huelskamp said. "It ...
Great Bend Police A trailer and two four-wheelers were reportedly stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime on the night of Tuesday, March 22. Someone keyed a vehicle at 2917 10th St., it was reported last Wednesday. A vehicle driven by Mary Guy was southbound in the 1300 block of Main at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by LaDonna Lytle that was stopped in traffic. This was reported as ...
In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.
The Barton Community College baseball team put together an impressive Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field through some unimpressive weather. The Jayhawk West series Seward County was capped off by a combined no-hitter for Barton – highlighted by Tayler Davis – to earn a sweep of Seward on Saturday. That came after the Saints swept Barton Friday afternoon as the two teams spilt the West series. The split kept Barton in the hunt for the West ...
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
Sunday, May 19
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.
The following meals will be served May 20 through May 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Ethan Kaufman, Russell High School, Taylor Fry, Great Bend High School and Conner Birzer, Ellinwood High School, were selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka.
Andy and Joanie Wise of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Wise to Nathan Humphreys, son of Robert and Lori Humphreys of Sterling.
Ruth (Shook Pound) Hoard will celebrate her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Derek and Angie Linden announce the birth of their son, Connor Michael Linden, on April 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, 7-year-old Jordan Alexander Brough and a big sister, 3-year-old Hayden Elizabeth Linden.
Rodrigo (Kino) Adame and Nakita Fischer announce the birth of their son, Kacen Rodrigo Adame, on March 18th. He weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Jessica Pearson and Robert (Jake) Johnson were united in marriage on Jan. 26, in an outdoor service in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Parents of the bride are Linda and Clayton Pearson of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are John and Peggy Johnson of Wichita.