Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 2010 29th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will be hosting the fofth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Feb 5 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room in Great Bend. Admission is free and the event will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with a lunch break being taken. The day will include encouraging worship music, special music, and teachings by Dottie Dozier from Great Bend, Mary Jones from Larned, and Gina Gaxiola from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. We have a great need and even greater responsibility to solve our federal debt problem and the fiscal commission plan is our best chance to do so. For 10 years we have chosen to make our individual interests more important than managing our finances. And in 10 years ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend Military Moms On behalf of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan, thank you for taking the time to pack and mail out the care packages! It means a lot to us that people still support and have not forgotten us during this special holiday season. On behalf of Courtney Barnett, thank you! Capt. Peter Tran, USAF, Afghanistan
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Thanks so much for the great care packages you sent! My crew of six rifled through the boxes like kindergarteners. It is obvious that you spent much effort and money in finding items that deployed people need. Thank you for your time and effort. We boxed the remaining items and dropped them off at Forward Operating Base Salerno near the Pakistan border. We assume the FOBs have less ...
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
Dear Editor, Congratulations to Senior Center Executive Director Rosy Tomlin and her excellent staff upon receiving a state award for an outstanding senior center. The center offers dietitian and nutritionally planned meals for $3. Take-out meals and frozen dinners are also available. Local seniors visit the center at various times of the day, and play cards, dominoes and socialize. Also, some card clubs meet regularly at the center. Programs are offered throughout the month and ...
Dear Editor, It is with considerable forethought that I write this letter condemning the recent termination of Debbie Warren from her long-term employment with Barton County Community College. As a local student who, along with my twin brother, graduated with honors from Great Bend High School, we had many options. Due in no small part to our father's devotion to the local community, and his desire to continue to support it in any way he/we ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - As if this thing needed more hype. Rex Ryan said this about the New England Patriots during his final news conference before Sunday's AFC divisional playoff: -The Jets respected them but didn't fear them; -The game ranks right behind the Broadway Joe Super Bowl win in 1969; -And, yes, the Jets would win. No expletives. "I think it'll be huge," the coach said Friday. "This one will probably be the ...
No. 1 Duke 76, Virginia 60 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 29 points and No. 1 Duke bounced back from its first loss in 10 months by pulling away to beat Virginia 76-60 on Saturday. Andre Dawkins added 12 of his 14 points after halftime, Kyle Singler finished with 13 points and Mason Plumlee had a career-high 16 rebounds for the slow-starting Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They trailed by 10 ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris and Tyrel Reed hit free throws in the final seconds and No. 3 Kansas erased a 10-point second-half deficit to remain unbeaten with a 63-60 victory Saturday over Nebraska.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.
Unique artwork and ceramics will be shown at a gallery opening at 7 p.m. Friday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. The show features the work of Darnel Row, Joshua Garret and Lili Vialacres.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.
"It will create a bureaucracy with the efficiency of the Post Office, the frugality of the Pentagon and the compassion of the IRS."– Mantra of those who opposed HillaryCare in the 1990s.
"We have a large government," political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast." And yet, thanks to Axelrod and Obama, we now stand on the precipice of the largest expansion of government power in almost half a century: Obamacare, officially known as the Patient ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.