On Feb. 25, the American Legion Riders Post 180 in Great Bend hosted a "welcome home" for two soldiers, Sgt. Shawn Littrell and Spc. 4 Ben Kolas. Both were National Guard, 161st Field Artillery and 35th Military Police, from Great Bend. They recently returned from a one year deployment at Cape Horn, Africa. They were welcomed by family, friends and the Legion Riders. Pictured in the photo are American Legion Riders Director Chris Krueger, Kolas, Littrel and codirector Roy Titsworth.
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RICHMOND, Va. - Janice Flenner, 72, died March 16, 2012 in Midlothian, Va.
GREAT BEND - Crystal Colleen Shearer, 52, died March 15, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
LARNED - Lorraine Ann Woods, 85, died March 17, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
GREAT BEND - Margaret A. Shauers, 68, died March 17, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - Pairlee Ann Lewis, 58, Great Bend, passed away on Saturday morning, March 17, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center.
Throwing open the windows on the first warm day of the year is a great feeling. Many people also find the urge to give their house a good once over, getting rid of all the dust, dirt and clutter that have accumulated over the winter. This year, it will be easy to keep your annual scrub-down as green as possible with these tips:
Hoisington commodities to be distributed
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The messages were flying in the Kansas locker room at halftime.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - John Henson proved he was healthy again, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots in his return from a wrist injury that seemed perfectly timed for North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green grabbed a mop in the final minute and helped sweep sweat off the floor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been a long time since North Carolina State was mentioned in the same breath with the elite programs in the nation - let alone its own state.
Orley "Chip" Taylor, University of Kansas Monarch Watch director, accepts a $612 check from Friends of Cheyenne Board members Karen LaPierre, Kristy Rupe, Marcia Westhoff and Wanda Peters (left to right) on Feb. 26 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms raised funds for monarch butterfly habitat restoration by raffling a butterfly quilt made and donated by the Central Kansas Thread Benders Quilt Guild. Quilt Guild member Eloise Winkelman made a wall hanging of one of the butterfly quilt blocks, which was also presented to Taylor.
Great Bend High School Panther card sales will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9. High school student athletes will be canvassing the community beginning on that date to raise funds for the athletic department.
Free physicals for USD 428 high school and middle school athletes will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.
Enrollment dates are quickly approaching for USD 428 schools.
There is a simple means to determine whether the surge of Central Americans illegally crossing our border is, as the Obama administration maintains, a result of high crime rates and gang violence, or if, as the Guatemalan ambassador said, "Violence is not the reason," but instead they are economic migrants "trying to reach the American dream." Look at a map.
Teens not working doesn't work for America
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-13 to prepare for the upcoming marching season. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check out a school instrument meet at the high school at 7:45. The schedule has few days, but longer times this year so the Panther Pride Marching Band will be prepared for the many fall activities. The entire freshman band will start playing at 8-11:30 a.m. and also from 1-3 p.m.
With a new head football coach, Great Bend High School is also trying out a new event.
RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has waited patiently for his opportunity to excel in a secondary loaded with talent.
MIAMI - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.