HOISINGTON - Bradley Livingston Kasper, 33, died at home in Hoisington on Oct. 3. He was born Sept. 8, 1978, at Hutchinson. He married Evelyn Barnett on Dec. 15, 2008, at Hoisington. He worked for D & S Casing and Murray Casing Crews. Mr. Kasper had been a Hoisington resident since he was 3 years old, coming from Hutchinson.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers with power tools have been busy at 19th and Hubbard St. in Great Bend, bringing the non-profit organization's next construction project to life.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA canceled the remainder of the preseason Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday.
Barton Community College volleyball player Juliana Melo de Barros has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference volleyball co-player of the week.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas has seen this story line before: A top-ranked offense against its bottom-of-the-barrel defense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Le'Ron McClain posted a bold tweet a little over a week ago after another tough loss to the San Diego Chargers had dropped the Chiefs to 0-3.
KEARNEY, Neb. - The NHRA West Central Division Summit Racing Series picked up the action for the Race of Champions this past weekend at Kearney Raceway Park in conjunction with the Division's National Open event. The event was postponed due to bad weather at Brainerd International Raceway back on Sept. 18.
Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2011-2012 season, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.
Great Bend Police are investigating an incident that reportedly ended with shots being fired into the air in the southeast part of town.
While the weather prediction for today is warm and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state, said Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Barb Blue.
By Mildon Yeager
USD 495 calendar
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Erin Powers and Rebecca Ford. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - DeAndre Kane scored 17 points, Georges Niang added 13 and No. 16 Iowa State rallied to beat Baylor 74-65 on Saturday night to win its first Big 12 tournament title since 2000.
NEW YORK - Even before meeting with him, Knicks players like Phil Jackson's hiring to run their franchise.
SURPRISE, Ariz.- James Shields is already in opening day form.
BY CURTIS TATE
HOISINGTON -Seven members of the Hoisington high school FCCLA chapter along with advisor, Karla Reisner and principal, Meg Wilson traveled to Topeka on March 12 for FCS day on the hill.
It is just a antelope. I went with my friend to New Mexico for a few days. He is originally from that state. For the 20-plus years that I have known him, he has dreamed of spending a significant part of his life close to his roots. His urge to do that seems stronger than for most folks. His relatives live in that area, and it was a true pleasure to see his eyes soften and feel his heart thump peacefully while we were there.
ARNED - Debra Gayle Harbert, 51, died March 14 at her home in Larned. She was born Jan. 17, 1963, in Larned, the daughter of James Edward Sr. and Virginia Lee Woelk Smith. A longtime area resident, she was the co-owner and manager of Guy's Liquor Store. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Larned. On June 20, 1992, she married Guy Harbert in Larned. He survives.
Elverta Marie Yahne Lawrence, 89, died March 14, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 12, 1924 at Barton County, the daughter of Roy and Lillie (Mische) LeRoy.
AURORA, Colo. - Earl Wesley Burroughs passed away on March 12, in Centennial, Colo. Born on Feb. 9, 1933, in Lyons, he was the son of Merle Burroughs and Ruth Burroughs. On June 7, 1956, he married Betty June Phipps.
PAWNEE ROCK - Margaret Cooper Blackwood, 81, of Benton, Ark., died March 11. Born June 22, 1932, in Larned, she was the daughter of the late Durward F. and Gladys Holopirek Cooper. Her family moved to Jonesborow, Ark., when she was 14. She attended Mississippi College for Women (the "W") for one year before transferring and graduating from Arkansas State College where she was a member and president of Alpha Gamma Delta. On Aug. 30, 1953, she married the late Thomas W. Blackwood, and in 1964, moved to Benton, Ark. She had a passion and true talent for painting in oils ...
The obituary for U.S. manufacturing has been written many times. But as Mark Twain famously informed the New York Journal after various newspapers had reported that he was dead or dying, reports of manufacturing's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
A new study has underscored just how little is known about the health consequences of the natural gas boom that began a decade ago, when advances in high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and directional drilling allowed companies to tap shale deposits across the United States.
The Kory Brunson Band presented a concert to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Friday evening, March 7 at the Crest Theater. Brunson, a native of Great Bend now living in Thornton, Colo., made the trip home to donate his time and talent to the local organization that provides assistance to families in Barton County living with cancer.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center's monthly Pickin' Jam Session starts at 3:30 p.m. today. Music lovers are invited to bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come and enjoy listening to others play.
The framed picture that was delivered to Kansas lawmakers displayed a brief message. It was: