The Big Bend Bike Rally Poker Run, sponsored by Bikers of Central Kansas, will be held on Sunday. The run will begin at 10 a.m. with the last bike in at 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per hand or $25 for three hands. After drawing the first card, poker run participants will leave the Great Bend Expo Complex and enjoy a scenic ride around beautiful Lake Wilson heading to the K-18 Cafe. From the K-18 ...
HUTCHINSON – While visiting the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, Keith and Tammy Bell of Great Bend stopped by the Kansas Lottery Building to try their luck at winning a "muscle car" in a second-chance drawing. Although they didn't win the car, they did walk away with a $5,000 cash prize playing a $5 Muscle Car Money instant scratch ticket.
NEW YORK (AP) - Representatives for NBA owners and players will meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would have to be postponed without a new labor deal. Staffs from both sides will meet Wednesday without leadership from either side, a person with knowledge of the plans said Tuesday. Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, union executive director Billy Hunter, president Derek ...
'Boom' right back at ya According to a bailiff, convicted car thief Thomas Done, 33, spent almost a half-hour at his sentencing "shucking and jiving" Ogden, Utah, Judge Michael Lyon before finally finagling probation - instead of 15 years in prison - by expressing parental love for his young daughter and blaming his recidivist criminality on his girlfriend's infidelity. However, literally seconds after Judge Lyon announced probation, Done, noticing his girlfriend in the courtroom, made ...
Dear Editor, There have been numerous debates over the U.S. Postal Service losing immense amounts of money. Back when my late dad was growing-up at Gretna in Phillips County, that village had a post office (it no longer does). But mail back in the 1917-era was carried principally by trains. In smaller places: a large "mailbag" or "mailsack" might be dropped on a steel rod or spike by a passing train that never stopped. Mail-carriers ...
Generally speaking, generals do not tell lies. Nor are generals in the practice of concocting stories before congressional committees.
KINSLEY - The Macksville High School volleyball team split matches at the Central Plains League triangular in Kinlsey on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer went 5 for 5 with a three-run homer and Luis Mendoza got his first major league win in more than three years in the Kansas City Royals' 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
OTIS - The St. John High School volleyball swept the competition at the Otis-Bison triangular on Tuesday.
CONCORDIA - With four minutes left in the second overtime period, Barton Community College soccer player Jonson Shaad scored the winning goal to beat Cloud County on Tuesday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the Big East tries to figure out a survival strategy, the Pac-12 is nearing a decision on whether it wants to stretch farther east.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Todd Haley is finding success to be just as fleeting as all the goodwill that comes with it.
ELLINWOOD - Harold Edward Boepple, 70, died Sept. 19 at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.
HUTCHINSON - Stephen Joe "Steve" Bowman, 50, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
Activities Dec. 8-Dec. 14 Carry In Dinner - Sunday 12:30 p.m. Bring some food and enjoy visiting and dinner with friends. Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. There is a $2 fee for each individual to participate. Blood Pressure check - Monday 11:30 a.m. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand waxing - Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. ...
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - It's hard to prepare students for life after high school, but Larned High School is taking the right steps by offering opportunities for students to take online college courses when their schedule permits.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Hoisington city auditorium at 1st and Main Streets in Hoisington.
NORMAN – Okla. - Nina Mae Hale passed away on Nov. 30, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Hazel and George Merten. She grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 7, 1952 she married Kenneth Hale in Great Bend. They raised two daughters and two sons. In 1972, the family moved ...