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.
LAKE CHARLIES, La., - Norma Lee Garrett, 82, died Dec. 4 at Christus Saint Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, La. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
LARNED - Keith Eugene Rolo, 84, died Dec. 9 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born Jan. 18, 1926, at Larned, the son of Francis and Mary Bowman Rolo. A longtime resident of Pawnee County, he was a retired farmer and custom harvester. He was a graduate of Zook High School class of 1943.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth June Jaunt Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Veterans Memorial Park.
DODGE CITY - The Ellinwood High School boys' golf team finished seventh after a playoff against Ness City in the Class 2A state golf tournament at Mariah Hills Golf Course on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
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Work on the bridge north of the Club at StoneRidge has been completed and the road is open, according to the Barton County Engineers Office.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.