OTIS - Kenneth R. "Mert" Straub, 67, died Jan. 8 at his home in Otis. Born April 27, 1943, in Claflin, he was the son of Raymond and Helen (Zecha) Straub. On Dec. 21, 1968, he married Doris Bartonek in Olmitz. She survives. A longtime resident of Otis, he was the owner of Straub Construction and an employee of BOC gases of Otis for 25 years. After retirement he was a custodian for Otis-Bison High School.
GARDEN CITY - James L. Keller, 81, died Jan. 7. Born April 29, 1929, in Seward, he was the son of Charlie and Lucille Keller. He grew up on a farm south of Great Bend. He attended Catholic school in Seward, before graduating from Great Bend High School in 1947. He attended the University of Kansas where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Fraternity. After college, he served as a Corporal in ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Having six of this year's playoff teams on next year's schedule will probably make it impossible for the Kansas City Chiefs to repeat their six-game improvement of 2010.
Great Bend Police Theft of a silver 2010 Dodge Caravan from 1724 10th St. was reported Friday. It was located Saturday afternoon. Someone broke the glass on the rear door of 308 Chestnut St. and entered the residence, it was reported Friday. A criminal damage to property case was taken. Someone cut the tires on a pickup on 19th St., it was reported Friday. Loss was $500. Jaelyn Luce was ...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65) 15-0 1,625 1 2. Ohio St. 16-0 1,549 2 <p ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bitter feuds from the AFC North and East will break out again in the playoffs.
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the CBH Turnbull Safe Room.
ELLINWOOD - Nurses who need access to affordable health insurance or who can't afford to keep theirs under COBRA after losing their jobs can find relief from the Independent Nurses Association.
CLAFLIN - Last month Clalfin Emergency Services personnel were dispatched for: four fall victims, two cardiac arrests, a patient who had a seizure, an asthma patient, a basketball injury, an injury auto accident and an inter-hospital transfer.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Marcus Morris scored 22 points, and No. 3 Kansas outlasted Michigan 67-60 in overtime Sunday to remain undefeated.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ray Lewis knows a championship defense when he sees one. Now the Kansas City Chiefs do, too.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - David Lighty scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State survived a scare when Austin Hollins' 3-pointer came up short in the final seconds, allowing the Buckeyes to remain unbeaten with a 67-64 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Lacey Jo Moore and Hunter Ryan Farris were united in marriage on June 19 at the First Christian Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. William Johnson. Parents of the couple are Lane and LaDonna Moore of Great Bend, Debbie McLain of Spring, Tx., and Neel and Karen Farris of Center, Tx.
Matt Vainer and Magen Wynn were united in marriage on Sept. 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Andover in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Mike Baldwin. Parents of the couple are Dave and Pam Vainer and Pryor and Sherry Wynn. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Irene Blackwell will celebrate her 100th birthday with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her c/O Karen Johnson, 5325 Cherrywood Lane, Johnstown, CO 80534, or email a congratulation to email@example.com.
Thursday, May 23
The Tomy trains will roll again at the Stone Church in Luray this week-end. Station doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, giving railroad enthusiasts of all ages another chance to play with a large collection of battery-operated trains on loan from Bruce Libal; the last run of the day on both days is at 4 p.m. Free rail passes will be issued at the door, and concessions will be ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Hoisington announces trash pickup for holiday
City of Ellinwood trash pickup schedule
At some point, we need to stop believing in miracles, at least in education. While we're still getting over the RICO indictments handed down in the Atlanta cheating scandal comes the revelation that the success Michelle Rhee achieved as the "no excuses" superintendent of Washington, D.C.'s public schools was the product of massive cheating. Those asking why Rhee isn't under indictment just like her former colleague in Atlanta are missing the bigger question: If she's ...
A tornado developed six miles southwest of Rozel at 7:18 p.m. and moved one mile west of town before turning to the northwest and dissipating about three miles northwest of Rozel at 7:47 p.m. Five farms were damaged by this tornado, including one farm house that lost most of its roof and some of its exterior walls. The tornado intensity has been rated as high as EF4 based on measured winds of 165 to 185 ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) reported the poll results from the monthly telephone town hall his office conducted Tuesday for constituents.
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