laflin High School junior Tim Demel was selected second principal oboe chair in the Kansas Music Educators Association State Symphony Orchestra.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, nine Saturday and four Sunday. There was one false alarm on Friday. At 5:03 p.m. Saturday a grass fire at 31 SE 10 Road involved several salvage cars and threatened a home close by. There was a small grass fire at 702 Odell St. at 8:42 a.m. Sunday. At 8:51 a.m. Sunday they were dispatched ...
(ARA) - When the weather keeps children inside, clever moms need to get creative to keep toddlers and preschoolers from going stir crazy. Experts agree that screen time is not the answer: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children younger than 2 years old watch no television and that those older than two watch no more than one to two hours a day of quality programming.
TOPEKA- Placing a crib, changing table or even a chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but be careful – window falls can happen to anyone and in some cases, can be deadly. Safe Kids Kansas recommends that adults actively supervise their children when around open windows. Toddlers have been known to fall out of windows open as little as five inches.
Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts will be a part of history. Kitts and Dickinson County Judge Benjamin Sexton will be sitting with the state Supreme Court in its ground-breaking session April 13 in Salina as it hears appeals of four matters on the Court's docket. The hearing marks the first session in which the Supreme Court is presiding at a location other than Topeka. The sessions, which will be conducted beginning at 1:30 p.m. ...
HOUSTON (AP) - After their latest win on the road to an unlikely spot in the national title game, Connecticut's players talked about shocking the world. Butler's talked about unfinished business. That's what it comes down to in the closing act of a college basketball season turned upside down - a national final between a "power team" with one of the best players in the country that feels like an ...
HOUSTON (AP) - The list of great players at Connecticutis long and illustrious, from Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton to Caron Butler and Emeka Okafor.
HOUSTON (AP) - College basketball's biggest party was once an exclusive affair, such a stretch for small schools there might as well have been "No Mid-Majors Allowed" signs plastered on the locker room doors at the Final Four.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, May 7 through June 11. Clinicals will take place at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Classroom sessions will be at KansasWorks, 1025 Main. Participants must be Certified Nurse Aides to enroll. Instructor is Mary Boman. Pre-registration is required. Students are required to complete a reading assessment and make pre-payment for the ...
Barton Community College has announced enrollment times for its summer 2011 outreach courses. The college's summer bulletin of classes lists all outreach courses and workshops. Bulletins are available at area libraries and high schools. Enrollment for outreach classes in Russell is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Russell High School. Courses include English Composition I (ITV), Introduction to Sociology (ITV), English Composition II and College Algebra. These outreach classes will ...
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, will show free movies this week, and will serve free popcorn. The monthly After School Movie will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday. In the movie, Lucy and Edmund Pevenside return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace, where they meet with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Trader. Friday is also Family Flick night. At 7 p.m. ...
Many people have a strong fear of snakes. However, some people get excited every time they encounter one of these misunderstood critters. One such person is herpetologist Joseph Collins of the Center for North American Herpetology. Collins has many stories about encountering snakes in the wild. He also has recently co-authored a revised edition of the "Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas."
February Marriage Licenses Omar Pulido Orona, Great Bend and Jasmine Marie Adame, Great Bend Dalton Robert Wirth, Ellinwood and Kari Ann Beck, Claflin Tyler Whitney Swank, Great Bend and Shonita Lynn Fox, Great Bend Corbin Eujean Kern, Great Bend and Ana Karen Dominguez, Great Bend Bruce Bentley Mellor, Great Bend and Amy Joan Mellor, Great Bend Dustin Lee Hawkins, Great Bend and Chelsea Zenitha Bieberle, Great Bend Nyle Justin Reinert, Great Bend and Glenna LaChelle ...
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Progress Club - at the home of Mary Dikeman. A representative of Red Barn Dog Food will give the program Tuesday Noon Lions Club - noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club - noon ...
PRATT - Larned High School's returning Class 4A state qualifier Kaiden Reed placed runner-up in the Pratt Wrestling Tournament. Reed lost 1-0 to Buhler's Jon Yates in the 285-pound division finals. Reed won two of three matches.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' basketball team picked up their pace in the second half to put away Kiowa County on Tuesday night at the Seventh Annual Gene Keady Basketball Classic 67-40.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 Republican primary election.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
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The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.