When you are 52, your dad is 30 years older and still works every day, Father's Day is already special. Still, if I had a dream day as a dad, it would go something like this:
Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.
Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission. "Never underestimate the power of one good habit!" Krug says. "These seemingly simple habits, when adopted one after the other - at a pace that works ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made one ambulance run on Thursday. At 2:25 a.m. they responded to 133 Locust St., where a smoke detector had been activated by cooking. There was no fire. At 9:09 a.m. they responded to 96 SE 40 Road, were lighting had struck the house of Richard Stalcup, causing damage. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said the owner would contact an electrician to check the electrical system for ...
Great Bend police are investigating a report of an aggravated battery. The alleged victim told police Thursday even that two males battered him at 2100 Broadway Ave. and stole $120 from him.
There are only a handful of Kansans from Great Bend to the Colorado border who have completed Autism Specialist training. And three of them work at Sunflower's Early Education Center.
The floor space may be smaller, but the merchandise is almost the same at the Gifts from the Heart gift shop at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It also is still conveniently located on the first floor.
Historian to talk Tuesday LARNED -- Local historian David Clapsaddle will explore the history of the Santa Fe Trail during a talk at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Larned Country Place Senior Living Center at 710 W. 9th Street. His work is sponsored by the Fort Larned Historic Site. Anyone is welcome. Clapsaddle will bring a trunk of historical treasures to illustrate his presentation.
Welcome Inn What Nots Activities June 19-25 Father's Day Sunday - Enjoy! Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Tea time - 3 p.m. Tuesday. Bring finger food. Tea is furnished. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. ...
Larned Police Dept. Friday, June 17 Officers investigated a complaint of an unwanted vehicle parked in a private carport in the 700 block of E. 1st at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, June 16 Suspicious activity was reported in the 400 block of W. 15th at 5:26 a.m. Officers investigated a theft from a vehicle in the 100 block of E. 16th at 7:14 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 100 block of W. 15th ...
LARNED - The reading program, "One World Many Stories," has started. Sixty-one young readers have signed up, including 16 middle-school readers.
Larned Pride's Community Market opens Saturday! This year the market will be open EVERY Saturday from 7:30-10:30. Don't forget cofee is always free! The market is located across the street from Carr Auction and features several vendors from produce and crafts to jellies and soap. There is no charge to have a booth and anyone interested in selling at the market may call Angie Murray at 620-804-1346.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.- Alice Marie Willcut, 80, resident of Bartlesville, Okla., died June 11. Born Aug. 1, 1930 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Lowell E. and Elizabeth (Whittig) Willcut. She was raised and received her education in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1948. She attended Kansas City Business College for two years, then moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company until her retirement. ...
Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs that will begin July 7 and run through July 28.
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Here's hoping everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Last week Alicia Boor, Barton County Extension ANR agent, wrote a column regarding soil testing and soil pH. This column discussed different tasks good producers perform during the winter. One of these was soil sampling reviewing the 2013 yield results and making adjustments for 2014. Some problems can be corrected quickly and immediately with good results, others require long-term planning, time, and patience. The soil environment ...
Thanksgiving weekend is here, and I know at least in my house, we go around the table saying what we are thankful for. When you are young, you are thankful for the toy you received for your birthday, or that raggedy old stuffed dog that has given you comfort as long as you can remember. (Mine was named "Puppy", and my son's is" Fluffy") As you get older, you become more thankful for the family ...
Betty Adee celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 19 with her husband Richard Adee and her three daughters, Sharon Adee, Julia Jilek and Lynne Weiser. Betty and Richard had their first date together 70 years ago on her birthday. Friends and family helped celebrate her birthday with cards, letters and phone calls.
Jessica Folk and Crawford Brantley were united in marriage in Great Bend on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nash Norris, cousin of the bride, of Colorado Springs. Parents of the bride are Bob Folk and Curtis and Shelley Robinson, all of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.