TOPEKA - Fighting a two-hour, 40-minute lightning and tornado delay, the Great Bend High School girls' swim team had two state qualifiers make it to Saturday's finals of the Class 5-1A state meet.
CLAFLIN - Robert E. Hickel, 81, went to be with our Lord Saturday, May 21. He died at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in rural Barton County, the son of Robert Anthony and Emma (Zecha) Hickel. He married Betty J. Lawrence on May 28, 1951, at Hoisington. A lifetime Claflin resident, he was a retired farmer/stockman and oil producer.
HOISINGTON - Robert "Bob" K. Littrell, 83, died May 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born April 7, 1928, at Hoisington, he was the son of George D. and Gladys M. (Vandenberg) Littrell. He married Betty Arlene Durand on June 20, 1950, at Hoisington. She died May 22, 2001. A lifetime resident of the Hoisington area, he worked for Terra Resources as a production superintendent, retiring in 1982.
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LURAY - LaVona Jean Bowen, 68, died May 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. She was born July 28, 1942, at Gorham, the daughter of Miles V. and Maudie (Jones) Anthony. She married Ronald N. Bowen July 27, 1958, at Alva, Okla. He died May 27, 2008. A Luray resident for 26 years, coming from Inman, she was a homemaker.
It didn't take a record number of shooters this year to raise a record amount of net proceeds for the Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, held April 17 at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, Russell. Barton Community College's Foundation raised net proceeds of $9,864, bolstered by a larger number of sponsorships for this year's event compared to previous years. This year's event attracted 146 shooters, 14 fewer than last year's record turnout, but this year's event netted nearly $730 more than a year ago.
An Ellinwood man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle collision in Reno County.
Great Bend police have received several reports at various times that beer was being sold out of a home in the southeast part of town on Sundays. At 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, police arrested Ismael Domingez-Monlanez, 63, at his 405 Walnut St. residence, where evidence was seized.
OLMITZ - Joyce Ann Bitter, 70, died May 23 at her home in Olmitz.
LARGO, Fla. - Tonda Lee McAvoy, 59, died May 18 at Hospice House at Largo, Fla.
There was little doubt the player to watch at the fourth annual Central Kansas All-Star Game was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kansas – Dean Wade.
For the first 20 minutes of the Central Kansas High School All-Star Game Sunday it was the Rachel Doll show. The Ellinwood High School senior dominated the opening 20 minutes and with that led her team to a 93-87 win at the Barton Gym on the campus Barton Community College.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.
It was a weekend of almost for the Barton Community College softball team. The Cougars almost won three of the four games at the BUCO Bash at Butler Community College. They almost lost all four.
The weekend series provided a chance for the Barton Community College baseball team to gain some ground on one of the conference leaders. But the Cougars continued at the .500 mark in the Jayhawk West after yet another split.
The incongruous way media have chosen to cover the physical punishment in boxing and mixed martial arts on the one hand, and football on the other, is enough to give anyone who cares about sports a serious headache.
Senator Barack Obama excited his liberal base by passionately reciting scathing polemics against individualism, soaring verses about some vague oceans calming and undecipherable humblebrag about "we are the ones we've been waiting for."
EMPORIA – It was like a five month layoff never happened. The Barton Community College women's golf team rolled through the first three Jayhawk Conference meets in first place during the fall.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Finally a pretty clean doubleheader. While the Barton Community College softball team has been putting together one of its best seasons in several years some sloppy play at times has limited the team from hitting full stride.
Joyce M. Bray, 68, died March 28 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Nov. 13, 1946 at Garden City, she was the daughter of William James and Ruth (Schulz) Bray