"Say, did I ever tell you the story about…?" And so would begin another exciting story as told by Bill VanSkike. At times there may have been a group of 10 or 12 people gathered around but it seemed Bill was just as content to have even one person listening to his story.
If you're even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season's first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.
Step back in time once again as Hudson will host its Old Fashion Christmas at 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Take a moment to enjoy a few simple things as you stroll around the town, ride the trolley or just come for an evening of soup and entertainment.
Dear Editor, The Healing Hearts Ranch staff would like to publicly thank all of those who have supported HHR this past year, which enabled us to continue to serve Barton and the surrounding communities including: Rice, Russell, Pawnee, Stafford, and even Pratt and Ellis counties. Your financial support and the love of Jesus Christ has enabled us to heal broken hearts, mend broken relationships and ultimately strengthen families. HHR is a 501(c)3 financially supported by ...
Dear Editor, To all the attendees of the Holiday Home Tour: Thank you for the appreciation that you showed to each of us who opened our homes, for the many compliments that you share, and for your support to "Friends of the Fair" and the fair board. To the event sponsors we want to thank you for renewing the Holiday Home Tour tradition. Everyone had a wonderful experience and are amazed at your detailed organization, ...
Dear Editor, 'Tis the Christmas season and we would like to thank the city of Great Bend for the banner across north Main Street. In some years, it has read, "Happy Holidays." This year it reads, "Merry Christmas." The city staff is to be commended for expressing the true greeting for the season and wishing all a truly "Merry Christmas." Wendell and Maxie Hinkson, Great Bend
Dear Editor, This is a big thank you to the nice crowd that attended John's "It's Not Easy Being Silly" show at the Crest Theater, Dec. 4. John delivered two solid hours of laughs, memories and stories of life in the broadcasting business. We were able to raise nearly $900 to help out with operational expenses at the Crest. An event cannot be successful without publicity, however, and we thank the local media for their ...
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? House Democrats erupted in anger at President Obama on Thursday over his tax cut extension and free trade deal and federal pay freeze. The liberals cursed his name in the Capitol. Ever since Obama joined the Ditto Heads he's become a man without a country. The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to keep the ban on gays in the U.S. military. Gay people want to be in ...
An Iowa administrative law judge ruled that former police officer William Bowker of Fort Madison deserved worker's compensation even though he had not been "laid off" but rather fired - for having an affair with the wife of the chief of police.
No. 1 Duke 84, Saint Louis 47 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half and No. 1 Duke routed Saint Louis Saturday for its 20th straight win. Kyle Singler added 21 points for the Blue Devils (10-0), who shot 53 percent, turned 22 turnovers into 31 points and took command with an overwhelming early run. Mike Krzyzewski moved within one victory of North Carolina's ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy - as if there was any doubt.
Several people were hospitalized Friday after a car crossed the center line on K-156 in Ellsworth County, and struck an oncoming car. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Janice A. Perkins, 53, of Ellsworth, was driving south at 2:50 p.m. when her car crossed the line and struck a car driven by Amy Nichole Rivera, 26, of Salina. Perkins was taken to Wesley Medical Center in ...
Barton County Jail Booked Dec. 9 Travis Deloach, Garden City - Here for court Anthony L. Johnson, Heizer - Probation violation Released Dec. 9 Matson Hatfield, Claflin - To Kansas Department of Corrections Charles Eatherly, Great Bend - $20,000 own-recognizance bond Maxine Wilkinson, Great Bend - $5,000 own-recognizance bond Jeffrey W. Chapman, Pawnee Rock - $1,500 surety bond and released to Corrections <p ...
MALVERN, Ark. - Brandon "Teddy Bear" Williams, 45, passed away at his home Nov. 27. He was born April 25, 1965, in Hastings, Neb., the son of Rickey and Connie (Oetken) Williams. Brandon had worked at Precision Industries for 20 years and was a member of the Reyburn Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
NEKOMA - John F. Jones, 85, died Dec. 8 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born June 27, 1925, in Cromwell, Okla., he was the son of Herbert and Lenora (Hibbard) Jones. He was a 1943 graduate of Stafford High School. A resident of rural Nekoma for more than 50 years, moving from Stafford, he was an agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and a farmer before his retirement.
Last week's Wall Street Journal featured a story about over-sharing - asking, "What triggers people to reveal too much?"
The question that I seem to get most often right now is why are my trees dying? Most of the time, the answer is the drought. Even though we have had some moisture recently, we are still in a severe drought. Driving around the county, you will even see old, big Red Cedars dying in the tree rows. That is because we have had two summers that were extremely hot and dry which baked the ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
HERINGTON - The Ellinwood High School girls' track and field team won a Class 2A regional championship on Friday, scoring 93 points to top Berean Academy, which finished with 88.
TOPEKA - With a 12th-place finish, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers did something no other swim team has done at the Class 5-1A state swimming championships.
The Larned High School boys' golf team will compete on Monday morning in the Class 4A state tournament at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
INDIANAPOLIS - Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
BALTIMORE - Matt Joyce hit a big two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore's franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
CHICAGO - In case they weren't aware already, the Chicago Blackhawks now know they're going to have to earn it if they want to get past Detroit.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State outfielder Tanner Witt scored on a bases-loaded passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the 18th-ranked Wildcats to their first Big 12 Championship in school history with a 6-5 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma Friday evening at Tointon Family Stadium.
Barton Community College has announced its 2012-13 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.