A Great Bend Community Benefit Soup Supper for Shawn and Karen Crane and sons Jacob and Brandon will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th. Free will donations will be taken to benefit the family who lost their home to a fire.
"The Music of Christmas", a concert of traditional sacred hymns celebrating the birth of Christ, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday. This will be the 15th annual Christmas program by musicians Jenny Allford and Brad Shirer. Duets will feature the Sanctuary grand piano and the 1926 Austin pipe organ of First United Methodist church. The church, located on the corner of Forest and Stone Streets in downtown Great Bend, is handicapped accessible. This ...
Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore and appointed Reverend John B. Brungardt of Wichita as the sixth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's health care reform law was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday, setting back the liberal quest for government-run health care. There's a lot of confusion about ObamaCare. Democrats think it's a pill while Republicans think it's a suppository. Obama's health care reform provisions were deemed unconstitutional by a Virginia judge Tuesday. It's racial discrimination. When a black president slaps a tax on tanning booths it hinders a ...
Dear Editor, Should the taxpayers of the city of Larned and Pawnee County have a right to know where many thousands of dollars are spent and for what purpose? My case in point, the city of Larned and the Pawnee County Commissioners give the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission many thousands of dollars a year and we the taxpayers are at a loss as to where and how this money is spent. I have researched ...
Dear Editor, I've been listening to the news and reading the papers and magazines. It seems our governing bodies are not happy with our $7 to $9 trillion debt. They insist on adding more. I've heard: "Let the richest of the rich keep their tax break." "Raise the taxes on the poor and middle class workers." Never mind that most of these workers have their share of taxes taken out of every check. Also: "We ...
No. 13 Missouri 81, Oral Roberts 62 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and No. 13 Missouri avenged last season's defeat to Oral Roberts with an 81-62 victory Thursday night. Marcus Denmon added 16 points for the Tigers (9-1), who used an 18-2 run in taking a 13-point halftime lead. Missouri held Oral Roberts to 26 percent shooting from the field. Missouri lost 60-59 at Oral Roberts on Dec. 9, 2009 on ...
Celtics 102, Hawks 90 BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett had 17 points and 13 rebounds - one of three Boston players with a double-double - to lead the Celtics to their 12th straight win, 102-90 over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. Paul Pierce had 15 points and 10 assists and Glen "Big Baby" Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen scored 18 points and Nate Robinson had 14 for the Celtics (21-4). ...
MANHATTAN – Running back Daniel Thomas and defensive backs David Garrett and Ty Zimmerman were named Kansas State's 2010 offensive and defensive MVPs, while kick returner William Powell and long snapper Corey Adams took special teams MVP honors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The waiting is finally over for Josh Selby and all those Kansas fans who've been chanting "Free Selby" while the super recruit impatiently sat out the season's first nine games.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Brett Favre sounds like a quarterback who's thrown his last pass, at peace with the way his storied career could end on a blindside hit that slammed him to the turf and ended his all-time record durability streak.
LAWRENC E (AP) - No. 3 Kansas suspended guard Mario Little indefinitely Thursday after he was arrested on charges of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespassing following a pre-dawn fight with his girlfriend and others.
Great Bend Police Citations were issued Wednesday to Judith Evans, 46, and Jon Kubitscheck, 52, for battery domestic violence after the county attorney's office declined to file charges in district court. Both were originally booked for on aggravated battery charges; their bonds were reduced to $1,000 with charges filed in municipal court. Both were later released on their own recognizance. A vehicle driven by Anthony Larsen was eastbound on 10th St. and ...
Earlier this year, Stafford County Flour Mills and the Golden Belt Community Foundation launched the "Give an Acre for Hudson" challenge as a way to build a savings account for the Hudson community. Throughout the summer and fall the agricultural community stepped forward, along with Stafford County Flour Mills matching each donation, to help raise $14,531.48 toward the overall goal of $20,000.
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.