The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "What Do You Really Know About the Courthouse Square?" at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Joe Boley will present historical facts and notes about the band shell, monuments and other significant features of the Barton County Courthouse.
Students who complete Barton Community College's Network Specialist Program will now be able to add "Information Systems Security Professional" to their list of credentials, thanks to a recent certification the program received from the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood City Pool will have a summer Olympic Day at the pool from 9 a.m. to noon on July 19. There will be swimming and other water related non-athletic contests based on similar Olympic competition.
A timeless tale of speaking up for what one knows to be true is the choice for this year's youth summer theater production by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
ELLINWOOD - According to the Ellinwood Rotary Club, there is still time to enter the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Parade, which will be at 10 a.m. on July 21.
Leonard E. Miller Jr., 61, died July 8 at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 12, 1950 in Great Bend, he was the son of Leonard Jean and Edna (Kathman) Miller. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a siding installer for Southard Corporation, worked at EQ Muffler and was a handyman for Joe Mayers.
WICHITA - John O. Dick, 71, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on July 8. John spent his working career in the oil and gas industry, along with Boeing where he retired as a facilities engineer. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors.
KANOPOLIS - Terry Raymond Kowalsky, 69, died July 7 at his home in Kanopolis. Born Nov. 15, 1942 in Great Bend, he was the son of Leo Joseph and Hilda Margaret (Heinz) Kowalsky. He was a resident of Kanopolis since 2009, coming from Redding, Calif. where he had been a longtime resident. He operated a machine shop in Redding, Calif. and also farmed and raised cattle. He was involved in area dirt track racing in the 1960s and 1970s.
DODGE CITY – Clarence E. McConnaughy, 69, died July 9 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. Born Oct. 8, 1942 in Great Bend, he was the son of Clarence E. McConnaughy Jr. and Martha (Kutnick) McConnaughy. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Marsha Hoge in Great Bend. A resident of Dodge City since 1966 moving from Great Bend, he worked for Skaggs, George-Nielson Motors and Dodge City International.
LA CROSSE - Terra Maryha Helm, 37, died on July 8 at her home. Born March 28, 1975 in Bath, Maine, she was the daughter of Mark A. and Katherine M. (Steadman) Helm Fisher. She moved from her birthplace of Bath, Maine, at an early age. A former resident of Great Bend, Hays and Wichita, she was a resident of La Crosse since her high school graduation from La Crosse High School in 1993.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It's been 19 years since George Brett retired, and he remains the face of the Royals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Much has changed since the All-Stars last pulled into town in 1973. Then again, it seems like much of baseball has been turned upside down since the final out of the crazy World Series last October.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.
Leonard E. Miller, Jr., 61 died July 7 at his home in Great Bend. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Snowfall totals reached a surprising six inches in portions of eastern Barton County, western Rice County and Ellsworth County. About two to three inches of snow had been forecast by the National Weather Service.
BY JIM PUZZANGHERA
Another Barton County injury accident was reported by the Kansas Highway Patrol at 9:97 a.m. Thursday, when a 1998 Ford pickup slid into a ditch 1 mile east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56 and struck a Hesston swather that was legally parked.
Much like those fabulous Kansas City Royals ... we hit our own homeruns with new companies such as Central National Banka, Plains State Bank, and Almost Home.
If you believe the recently released Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, you might be tempted to conclude that the CIA lied to the press and the public and to Congress about the extent and effectiveness of its torture campaign. And that conclusion would be correct, sir.
Would police have harassed Eric Garner or his wife if the government had no financial interest in the selling of taxed cigarettes?
In a game of runs the Larned Indians boys had the biggest and last run of the night as they edged by the Hutchinson Trinity Celtics, 57-53.
HIGHLAND, Ill. - Pawnee Rock graduate Lawanda M. "Peggy" Fansler, 85, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Faith Care Center.
The Shafer Gallery at Barton County Community College is closed for the holidays, and the quilt exhibit has been sent to Harlingen, Texas, where it will be on display next at the Harlingen Heritage Museum. A recent press release erroneously stated Dec. 20 was the final date for the exhibit, gallery administration said, offering their apologies for the error.The gallery will reopen Jan. 16 with the show, "Prairie Pulse," featuring works by Christina Lamoureaux. More information will be available closer to the opening, including details about the opening reception.
Great Bend Fire Department
The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
As the end of the year approaches, it's likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you're an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous.
The annual America's Health Rankings report today ranked Kansas the 27th healthiest state in the nation, falling from our peak at 8th healthiest in 1991. Kansas' ranking dropped in 19 of the total 30 measures in the report and experienced a double-digit drop in rankings (falling behind 10+ states) in measures such as cancer deaths, children living in poverty, cardiovascular deaths and more.