Nothing brings out the scammer bottom-feeders like an emotional tragedy. The Aurora, Colo., theater shootings are a case in point. Charity fraud is a very real danger for those who are moved to contribute to such causes. The Better Business Bureau is warning that givers should use care to be sure they are helping this very worthwhile cause rather than putting money into the hands of charity fraudsters.
LONDON (AP) - London, blow our minds.
LONDON - Former Barton Community College track and field athlete Tabarie Henry has been granted a rare honor by his native country Virgin Islands.
DERBY - The Bowling Proprietors Association of America International Family Tournament concluded the state finals in Derby with several teams from Great Bend placing.
NEW YORK (AP) - In an offseason marked by Junior Seau's suicide and scores of lawsuits over brain injuries, the NFL on Thursday launched a comprehensive wellness program for current and retired players - including a confidential mental health phone line.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Take a look back at the roster the Chiefs trotted out for their season finale last year, and then slide it up next to the roster they're expected to field this season.
First-year Kansas Jayhawks head football coach Charlie Weis will hold a press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to open preseason camp in Mrkonic Auditorium at the Anderson Family Football Complex.
TOPEKA - A McPherson County man has been charged with using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday.
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High school students are now eligible for tuition-free career technical education courses, under a bill recently signed by Gov. Sam Brownback.
From new bathrooms to shiny, automatic sliding doors, Barton Community College's Student Union has received multiple major renovations over the past several months and the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and enjoy refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Student Union.
The Teen Department at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will have its final party for summer reading at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The party is open to anyone in grades 7-12.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Collin Raye concert date has been changed to Sept. 20. This Golden Belt Community Concert Association programs was originally set for Sept. 29.
LARNED - At the Larned Church of the Nazarene, a month with five Sundays means it's time for a musical celebration. On this fifth Sunday in July, the church will feature the musical talents of Jill Christensen Smith singing songs of encouragement and worship. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this free event at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The church is located at 1024 Broadway, the corner of Broadway and East 11th St.
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Student in Great Bend High School technology teacher Jake Hofflinger's mass production classes are getting a chance to gain some real-world insight.
It took a while for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to get things going Tuesday night but in the end it was an easy win for the Cougars. Barton returned home for the first time in five games and rolled to an 88-59 win over the Sterling JV at the Barton Gym.
It didn't take long for the outcome to no longer be in doubt. After a slow start the Barton Community College men's basketball put the pedal to the floor, rolling by the Sterling JV 114-43 at the Barton Gym Tuesday night.
The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It begins with Columbus Day. No mail and the banks are closed. Much is to be said for starting slow. Then the downward hurtle is set off by Halloween, when people toss about candy, free, incognito.
Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose "crony capitalism" or "cronyism." Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek to use the legislative process to help special interests.