ELLINWOOD - Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the Smoky Valley High School Invitational on Jan. 29. Though EHS only entered a few students into the 20-team meet, each of Ellinwood's speakers placed in the top six.
The Individual Retirement Account Charitable Rollover, first enacted by Congress in 2006, expired in 2009. However, in the new tax bill signed by President Barack Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been extended through 2011. This provision allows individuals 70 1/2 or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations, like Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, using funds transferred directly from their traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Beginning ...
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Middle and High School Bands will be holding the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Ellinwood High School Commons Area. Please note that this is a change of venue from past years. Tickets may be purchased from any middle or high school band member and will also be available at the door. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. Carry-out orders will be available.
There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
Roger and Wanda (Kitchen) Plautz will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts for the dinner will be their nieces and nephews.
Mack Holt of Loving, N.M. and Sandra Holt of Denver City, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Vickye Marie Holt, to William Christopher Kozlowski, son of Bruce and Stacie Kozlowski of Larned and Ruth Warren of Wichita.
Joe Kaiser of Claflin will celebrate his 95th birthday on Feb. 6 with a card shower. Joe Kaiser was born on Feb. 6, 1916 in Claflin. He has lived his life in the Dubuque and Claflin areas. On Aug. 30, 1938 he married Regina Debes. She died on Dec. 13, 2005. He is a retired farmer and stockman. He has six children, Corrine Finger, Ronald and Lucille Kaiser, and Marilyn Ricke, all of Hoisington, Marvin ...
Kelly and Rhonda Wheeler of Pawnee Rock announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Brown to Michael Richardson, son of Michael and Laurie Richardson of Springfield, Mo. and Tim Whitten and Brenda of Tulsa, Okla.
Sheryl Urzedowski, 38, was cited for DUI in Orland Park, Ill., after failing a field sobriety test to walk a straight line.
The American Conservative Union (ACU) and the granddaddy of all conservative conferences, CPAC, are endangered.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama in his State of the Union called for lower corporate taxes and a spending freeze and fiscal responsibility and no earmarks. He's certainly a changed man since the election. He sounds like he just spent 90 days at the Jerry Ford Center. Sen. David Udall convinced lawmakers to sit mixed together at the State of the Union. Everyone sat next to their opposite number. ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Thomas Robinson, two days after his mother's funeral, shook off a slow start and had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday to help lead No. 6 Kansas past Kansas State 90-66.
No. 23 Louisville 79, No. 5 Connecticut 78, 2 OT STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Peyton Siva scored 19 points, including two driving layups in the second overtime, and No. 23 Louisville upset No. 5 Connecticut 79-78 on Saturday. Terrence Jennings added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Preston Knowles and Kyle Kuric each added 15 points for Cardinals (17-4, 6-2), who have won four of five and took sole possession of second place in the ...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Jared Sullinger hit the second of two free throws with 3.5 seconds left Saturday night and No. 1 Ohio State overcame a furious rally by Northwestern to beat the Wildcats 58-57 - the unbeaten Buckeyes' 22nd straight victory.
Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance was on alert Saturday afternoon as several emergencies were reported at about the same time. A woman was pinned to a building by a vehicle at 1212 1/2 Holland St., at 3:50 p.m. Saturday. According to police, the women did not receive life-threatening injuries and the case was being investigated as an accident. An ambulance was dispatched to a rural Great Bend address around 4 ...
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
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ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
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LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth June Jaunt Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Veterans Memorial Park.