VALLEY CENTER - Competing in a season-opening wrestling meet in the Valley Center Duals, Great Bend High School captured second in the Gold Pool with a 4-1 record, good for third place overall out of eight teams.
LARNED - Adolfo Ibarra led four Macksville High School basketball players in double figures on Monday afternoon at the Gene Keady Classic.
NEW YORK - Johnny Manziel and Manti Te'o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history.
OSBORNE - Hoisington High School got the wrestling season started off right with a first-place finish at a tournament in Osborne.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Kansas State's Collin Klein has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the nation's top upperclassman quarterback.
MANHATTAN - In his most impressive performance of the young season, Kansas State's Rodney McGruder showed a glimmer of the ability that made him an early candidate for the Naismith and Wooden awards.
LARNED - The Great Bend Middle School basketball teams made a clean sweep of host Larned last Thursday, winning 43-30 in the "A" game, 45-41 in double overtime in the "B" game and 24-0 in "C" action.
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The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Men in Black 2" on Teen Movie Monday, Dec. 10. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. and is free to all students in grades 7-12.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 2009 movie, "The Ben Carson Story," at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Note this is a change from the date previously announced. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
A Hoisington man died Sunday night or early Monday when the motorcycle he was driving went off NW 30 Ave. in Barton County.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, in Barton County as the result of a motorcycle accident. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Pearl Corrine Birzer, 93, died Nov. 28 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo. Born April 3, 1919 in Hoisington she was the daughter of Frank and Liva Della (Sharp) Eveleigh. On Aug. 11, 1943 she married Leonard Andrew Birzer in Great Bend. He died on July 29, 1995. A lifetime resident of Barton County, moving to Cody, Wyo. in 2007, she was a bookkeeper for Rice Engineering and retired in 1986 from the Great Bend Job Service Center.
LARNED - The memory of Larned's First Christmas will be celebrated from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the historic Little Red House at 2nd and State Streets.
On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...
The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.
An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.
Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.
There is little doubt it wasn't a typical opening round game for a high seed. So to say it was a huge upset might be a bit of an over statement.
It didn't take long for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to squash thoughts of an upset to start the post-season.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of October, November, and December, 2014. These individuals were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; nominees are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.
ELLINWOOD - Betty R. Standlee, 88, died Feb. 28, at Leisure Homestead in St. John. Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Russell, she was the daughter of Carl W. and Beatrice S. (White) Kastrup. On Nov. 28, 1942, she married R. D. Standlee in Russell, He died on Dec. 31, 2007. A resident of Ellinwood since 1971, coming from Bristow, Okla., she was a homemaker.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1. Funeral arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
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GREAT BEND - Wanda Jo Simmons, 61, died at Great Bend Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015.
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