With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next project, the nonprofit organization is hosting its 2nd Annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater this Saturday, with hopes for raising at least $15,000. These funds will be acquired through a combination of ticket sales, table sponsorships from local business and freewill donations at the event, said Habitat cochairman Rachel Mawhirter. "This ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Tuesday. At 1:26 p.m. they responded to an automatic fire alarm at Washington School, 2535 Lakin. There was no fire; the alarm was set off by cooking. At 3:57 a.m. Wednesday they responded to a false alarm at 3213 25th St. Great Bend Police A motorist was driving east in the 4000 block of Broadway ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Sarah Palin was blamed by liberal activists Sunday for an unstable young man's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot. To blame her is ridiculous. She can prove that at the time of the shooting she was in Arkansas campaigning against blackbirds. Jared Loughner's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot Saturday started a media frenzy on cable news channels. At first CNN blamed it on political ...
In the tragic Arizona shooting that has left six people dead\ - including a 9-year-old girl, and 14 people wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - there is only one person to blame: Jared Loughner.
Stacey Herald, 36, of Dry Ridge, Ky., is 28 inches tall, with a rare condition called Osteogenisis Imperfecta, which causes brittle bones and underdeveloped organs - provoking doctors' warnings that childbirth could cause the fetus to crush Stacey's lungs and heart (and produce a baby susceptible for life to broken legs and arms).
No. 10 Connecticut 67, Rutgers 53 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Alex Oriakhi had 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as No. 10 Connecticut returned to Big East play with a 67-53 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker finished with 18 points. He has led UConn in scoring in every game this season. The Huskies (13-2, 2-2 Big East), coming off a 82-81 overtime win at No. 12 Texas on Saturday, won ...
A look at the five unbeaten and two winless teams remaining in NCAA Division I basketball (through Jan. 10):
LAWRENCE (AP) - Mario Little, the senior forward for No. 3 Kansas who missed six games after being charged in a fight, has been cleared to play.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan picked San Diego State's Brady Hoke as its new football coach on Tuesday, hours after LSU said Les Miles would be staying in the Bayou.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have entrusted Ron Rivera with turning around the NFL's worst team, making the San Diego defensive coordinator the second Latino head coach in NFL history.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ten hours after winning the national title, Auburn coach Gene Chizik was typically intense and businesslike, already saying the time to celebrate was over.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here's a scary thought for Michael Vick's opponents: He could play even better next year. Delete - Merge Vick had the best season of his career and led the Philadelphia Eagles to an NFC East title without the benefit of practicing as the starting quarterback until Week 2 of the season. There's no telling how well he would've played had he spent the entire offseason, all the organized team activities, minicamps ...
PAWNEE ROCK - Beulah M. White, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and school teacher for 17 years at Pawnee Rock, passed away Jan. 10 at Life Care Center in Andover. She was born Oct. 4, 1915, at Ford County, the daughter of Robert Channing and Maude Ethel (Alexander) Brink. She attended Bresee Theological College and Fort Hays State College to earn her teaching degree. She married Walter Reford White Dec. 31, 1945, ...
BURDETT - Donald Lee Rodebaugh, 67, died Jan. 11 at Good Samaritan Village, Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 23, 1943, at Denver, Colo., the son of Wilbur "Bill" and Fern VanHorn Rodebaugh. A longtime resident of Burdett, he was an auditor, painter, carpenter and Environmental Services Employee at Larned State Hospital, Larned. He belonged to United Methodist Church, and Sons of American Legion, both of Burdett. Survivors include his mother, ...
SCOTTSVILLE, Va. - Robert L. Rebein, 80, of Scottsville, Va., and formerly of Springfield, Va., passed away peacefully Jan. 9, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ellinwood on Dec. 4, 1930, to life-long residents Joseph and Louise Rebein. A native of Ellinwood, Bob graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952 with a BA in Accounting and in 1954 with a JD in Law. During law ...
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Ethan Kaufman, Russell High School, Taylor Fry, Great Bend High School and Conner Birzer, Ellinwood High School, were selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka.
Andy and Joanie Wise of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Wise to Nathan Humphreys, son of Robert and Lori Humphreys of Sterling.
Ruth (Shook Pound) Hoard will celebrate her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Derek and Angie Linden announce the birth of their son, Connor Michael Linden, on April 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, 7-year-old Jordan Alexander Brough and a big sister, 3-year-old Hayden Elizabeth Linden.
Rodrigo (Kino) Adame and Nakita Fischer announce the birth of their son, Kacen Rodrigo Adame, on March 18th. He weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Jessica Pearson and Robert (Jake) Johnson were united in marriage on Jan. 26, in an outdoor service in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Parents of the bride are Linda and Clayton Pearson of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are John and Peggy Johnson of Wichita.
Ryan and Katie Thurman announce the birth of their son, Grady Ryan Thurman, on March 24 in Lawrence. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.