Great Bend police received reports of several burglaries on Tuesday morning.
Great Bend Police Scott Keeler was backing a Ford F-150 in the grass at 4800 17th St. Terrance at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday and struck a water fountain. Vehicles collided at 23rd and Lincoln at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A vehicle driven by Jason Zink backed into a parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Eigth St. at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday. An employee at Travelers Budget Inn, 4200 10th St., ...
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph Parish School of Religion students shared a class with a special visitor, newly ordained Bishop John Brungardt, the sixth Bishop of Dodge City Diocese. A soft-spoken man with encouraging words and provoking thoughts for all ages, Bishop shared a story of the prodigal son, a familiar Bible story to some. "What do you see on the Fathers face in this picture 'shown above'?" the Bishop asked the students. Student answers ...
First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend will hold its annual St. Patrick's Irish Stew meal on St. Patrick's Day, member Earl Fox reports.
Barton Community College's Music Department will present its 27th annual Vocal Masterclass on Saturday, featuring Dr. Holly Swartzendruber, an adjunct vocal music instructor at Tabor College and Hesston College.
STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES First-round games BOYS CLASS 6A At Wichita Wednesday's results Dodge City 55, Leavenworth 53, 2 OT; BV Northwest 55, Wichita Northwest 34; Olathe East 60, Washburn Rural 53; Wichita Heights 55, Blue Valley West 33. CLASS 4A ...
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is getting away with murder because the president of the United States refuses to take action when that's exactly what is called for.
Police in Hyderabad, Pakistan, recently arrested a doctor for the increasingly suspect crime of insulting Islam - after he merely tossed away the business card of a man who happened to have the last name "Muhammad."
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama rolled out his new motto, "Winning the Future," on the campaign trail this week. The administration is beset by unemployment and mounting debts. As Lincoln once said, it's a government of Charlie Sheen, by Charlie Sheen and for Charlie Sheen. A White House memo noted a shortage of high schools seeking President Obama as a graduation speaker Tuesday. The security is such a hassle. The ...
HAP Dumont baseball tryouts The Central Kansas Baseball League tryouts for the NBC Hap Dumont baseball competitive traveling team will be on Sunday at Barton Community College's Kirkman Activity Center - from 3-5 p.m. Players need to bring their own baseball gloves and bats, if they have one. Baseballs and batting helmets will be provided. Players will be evaluated on their batting, fielding and baserunning. This is an indoor tryout, so players should wear tennis ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Brittany Chambers scored 20 points and Jalana Childs added 14 to lead fourth-seeded Kansas State to a 56-53 victory over Iowa State, sending the Wildcats to the Big 12 women's tournament semifinals against top-seeded Baylor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cade Davis scored 24 points and Oklahoma hit nine 3-pointers en route to an 84-67 victory over short-handed Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night at Sprint Center.
NEW YORK - No. 17 St. John's, despite not making a field goal over the final 4 minutes, got some of its Madison Square Garden magic back Wednesday with a wild 65-63 victory over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East tournament.
The United Way of Barton County opened the campaign with veteran participants JC Penney in Great Bend and a denim fund-raiser and ended with first-time presentation at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It also concluded with the new name – United Way of Central Kansas.
Royal Dean Henbest, 69, died March 9 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Ryan and Katie Thurman announce the birth of their son, Grady Ryan Thurman, on March 24 in Lawrence. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students 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.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.