Heartland Cancer Center's monthly Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. This will be a sharing meeting. Cancer support meetings and activities are open to all individuals currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors, or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the cancer fight. For more information call Dana Foss, 620-793-5811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barton County Jail Booked July 8 Rachel Kelley, Larned - Probation violation Leonardo Torres-Saloman Jr., Great Bend - Serve sentence Tashina Diaz, Great Bend - Serve sentence Randy Dent, Great Bend - warrants for possession of anhydrous ammonia and probation violation; he was also booked for flee and elude, reckless driving, basic speed rule, fail to yield at stop sign, left of center and no turn signal Malcolm ...
ELLSWORTH - Robert Dale Nienke Sr., 77, died July 11, 2011, in Ellsworth. Born Mar. 14, 1934, at Ellsworth, he was the son of Reinhart H. "Rein" and Pauline C. (Zorn) Nienke. A former resident of Salina, he had lived in Ellsworth for six years. He was retired from Enron Corporation and was a United States Army veteran. On Aug. 5, 1956, he married Elaine McCarty in Holyrood. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2009.
WICHITA - Dr. Robert D. Smith, 59, met his Heavenly Father on July 8, 2011. Bob was the son-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Reinhardt of Great Bend. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 6, 1951, to DH and Patricia Smith. He leaves behind his wife, Roxie, son, Dr. Brian Smith (Emily) of Wichita, and daughter Abby Andrus (Adam) of Denver, Colo.
PHOENIX (AP) - Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field. "That was my favorite one I'm going to have that in my mind for the next two or three weeks. I wonder how far could it be, that ...
PHOENIX (AP) - When Prince Fielder came to the plate in the Home Run Derby, he was showered with boos.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Aleene Owens and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
They came home tired, but energized nonetheless. Three Great Bend High School business students – Dylan Dreiling, Colton Lagerman and RJ Seidel – recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. The conference was designed to sharpen students' core business skills and expand their networks while they participated in business and business-related competitive events. "I just cannot put into words how valuable the experience was," said Cody Lee, FBLA ...
PAWNEE COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Transportation will complete the final asphalt seal on the surface of U.S. 183, between the intersection with U.S. 56 and the intersection with K-156 in Pawnee County.
Larned Police Dept. Sunday, July 10 Officers investigated phone harassment in the 1000 block of Johnson at 12:15 a.m. Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the 100 block of Broadway at 1:04 and 2:55 a.m. Officers responded to a parking complaint at Santa Fe and 9th at 10:36 a.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout in the 1300 block of W. 7th at 3:22 p.m. Officers investigated an unattended death in the 400 ...
"Go ahead and shoot me," said Rodney Gilbert, 57, who was embroiled in a domestic tiff with his girlfriend Kimberly Gustafson in Ocala, Fla.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Sunday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .354; Bautista, Toronto, .334; MiYoung, Texas, .323; Konerko, Chicago, .319; Ellsbury, Boston, 316; VMartinez, Detroit, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .312; MiCabrera, Detroit, .311. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 25; Teixeira, New York, 25; Konerko, Chicago, 22; NCruz, Texas, 20; Reynolds, Baltimore, 20; Ortiz, Boston, 19; Ortiz, Boston, 19; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17. RBI-AdGonzalez, Boston, 77; Beltre, Texas, 71; Konerko, Chicago, 67; Teixeira, New York, ...
The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, were swept by Pratt on Monday night, losing the first game 7-3 and the second, 14-10.
HAYS - The Golden Belt Swim Squad remains undefeated after six meets this summer, their most recent triuumph coming at Hays on Saturday. The local team is now 5-0 in the Western Kansas Swim Club League.
PHOENIX (AP) - Pitching has again become the dominant force in baseball over the past couple of years, the hitters not standing much of a chance against all those arms.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.