YouthFriends at Riley School sponsored a breakfast last Tuesday morning to show appreciation for their volunteers and their student matches. YouthFriends director Michelle Daniel said that CPI provides time off for nine employees to volunteer at Riley. "They are the best volunteers," Daniel said.
Pictured are the American State Bank West Branch employees with the 2010 Mitten Tree. Pictured are: front row: Lonna Mead and Monica Galvez. Back row: Leslie DeWeese, Dee Bleeker, Vicki Spina, Sandy Smith and Krista Smith.
Dear Editor, I was driving home from my parent's house on Christmas Eve where our family gathered to celebrate Christmas. While driving I heard a Christmas song on the radio. I believe, in this one Christmas song, I have found the perfect portrayal of the confusion that I see in our world today. People are void of a solid foundation from which to build their life experience. Without a foundation we are all seeking and ...
The city government in Seoul, South Korea, warned in October that the local delicacy "octopus head" contains toxic amounts of cadmium and recommended a two-head-per-week maximum.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? South Carolina saw its first White Christmas Saturday when blizzards swept the South. Everything's iced over. It was so cold in South Carolina that civil rights demonstrators were demanding that Admiral Byrd's flag be lowered at the state capitol. New York completely shut down Monday after a driving blizzard closed all three airports. The canceled flights stranded everybody. Airline employees went through the terminal with 40,000 blankets ...
Delete - Merge MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly will miss four more games after committing a secondary NCAA violation while buying clothes at a Manhattan department store. Athletics Director John Currie announced Tuesday that the NCAA accepted Kansas State's recommendation that Kelly sit out six games and repay the value of the benefit he received to a charity. Kelly already sat out two games last week. Kelly, who is averaging ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris, the scoring leader for No. 3 Kansas, has lost his starting job after getting kicked out of the last game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - If this was Russell Wilson's football finale, he sure made the most of it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.
ee Stadium isn't accustomed to digging out for anything. The ballpark in the Bronx is usually dormant this time of year, the sweet sounds of spring still months away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Scott Pioli and Todd Haley arrived, most Chiefs fans had written off Dwayne Bowe a coach killer, Glenn Dorsey as a first-round bust and Tamba Hali as merely average.
Registration for the next weekly Story Time sessions at the Great Bend Public Library starts Monday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. Parents are invited to bring children to the library, 1409 Williams St., for story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Jan. 18. They will hear stories, do a craft, sing songs and have fun at this free program.
SEWARD - Judy Ann Getman Crump, 61, of Seward, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays after a long illness.
Gordon L. Young, 69, died Dec. 28 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He was born March 12, 1941, at Pratt, the son of LeRoy Franklin and Phylotis Iona (Chance) Young. He married Donna Jean McGrath on March 12, 1961, at Sun City. A Great Bend resident since 1966, coming from Pratt, he was a salesman for Log-Tech Inc.
TOPEKA - Donald R. Haberman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Dec. 27. Don was born on May 14, 1944, in Great Bend, the son of Alex and Augusta (Koriel) Haberman. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1962, from Fort Hays State University with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and with his master's degree in industrial arts in 1969. Don was united in holy matrimony to Rosanne Horning on July 18, 1970, in Ransom.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' basketball team picked up their pace in the second half to put away Kiowa County on Tuesday night at the Seventh Annual Gene Keady Basketball Classic 67-40.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 Republican primary election.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
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The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.