Take a group of highly recognizable people – some with actual talent and some with just a talent for being a good sport – dress them up, turn up the music, let them feel the beat and wait for the fun to begin. I
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State basketball recruit Tyrus McGee has earned junior college All-American honors.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Frank Haith has heard the criticism that Missouri settled for a safe choice rather than a home-run hire for its new head coach.
HOUSTON (AP) - Seen as little more than a one-man novelty, Connecticut wasn't given much chance in the brutally tough Big East. A national title contender? Please.
Barton County Sheriff There was a non-injury accident three miles west of Claflin on K-4 around 12:07 p.m. Monday. Kansas Highway Patrol responded. Great Bend Police Monday reports: A car window was damaged at 1709 Williams St. Loss was $250. Money was allegedly stolen at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St. Graffiti was discovered at 1444 Second St. and 920 Walnut St. ...
Young girls will receive royal treatment when they wear their favorite princess costumes to the Great Bend Recreation Commission's Prince Tea Parties on Friday. Open to children 3-5 years old, tea parties are at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the spring sessions of exercise classes. All classes start Monday, April 11, and continue until Memorial Day. Classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick provided the following course descriptions: Talaya Schwartz leads Noon Body Shaping over the lunch hour. This is a fun, strength and flexibility exercise program to tone and firm. This class ...
Great Bend Municipal Court March convictions and fines Christopher Shawn Adams, no driver license, $376 Emily M. Adams, loud music from vehicle, $96 Joshua Ryan Anderson, driving while suspended/revoked, no proof insurance, $1,426 Kenneth Paul Appleby Jr., battery, $211 Genevieve M. Bartonek, violate traffic control signal, $111 Eugene Vann Black, battery, $561 Todd Eugene Bowers, battery. $276 Antonia Burrow, dog at large, vicious dog, ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at contracts and other issues when it meets for the monthly study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Contract renewals for faculty and for head coaches are coming up and are on the agenda. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present a financial statement, and board chairman Dr. Paul Maneth will review "reporting formats." ...
The City of Claflin met at its regular meeting on March 14. Below are the unofficial minutes.
Barton Community College art students and their instructor, Steve Dudek, had their work accepted in Sterling College's 37th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition. The exhibit is continuing through mid April. Dudek received a first-place award for his watercolor painting of Japanese koi fish titled "Gridded Koi." Barton art student Diane Engle, Great Bend, earned a Merit Award for her watercolor painting, "Faith ...
The Barton Community College Foundation anticipates another growth spurt for its Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which has attracted more and more participants each year since the first event in 2008. The clay shoot is a fund-raiser to provide mini grants for Barton faculty to enhance student learning, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. This year's event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, ...
The City of Great Bend Cemetery Rules and Regulations Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cemetery office.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 19th and Hubbard, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Barry Bowers with greeters Shay Kasselman and brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
Monday, Dec. 2
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Another week down, and two more pounds lost. Thanksgiving presented a slight challenge when it came to sticking with the rules. As a refresher, my self-written rules are simply no seconds, no dessert, no soda, and no snacking. With cheese balls, cashews and snack trays (oh my!) displayed on every surface during the holidays, it can be hard to resist the temptation to constantly munch on the salty and sweet goodies that abound when we ...
EL DORADO - Butler Community College wasted no time taking a lead against the Barton Lady Cougars on Wednesday evening.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LARNED - Put away the leftover turkey and put away the pigskin. It's Basketball Time!