A tour of the GBRC Activity Center is on the agenda for the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The purpose of touring the new facility at 2715 18th St. is to consider adding instructional indoor soccer walls.
This photo was submitted by Coleen Suchy, who reports the truck caught on fire around 4 p.m. on Thursday, south of Claflin K-156. "The driver said the truck started missing out and then just lost all power. The next thing he knew it was on fire."
LARNED - E. Ross McBee, 71, died on Feb. 11 at St. John. He was born Nov. 26, 1939, at Fowler, the son of Cecil Frank and Virginia Gene Beaver McBee. A resident of Larned since 1962, he was retired from the Larned State Hospital.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Joy Amalie Deighton passed away on Feb. 10 at age 92. She was born in Rosetown, Saskatoon, Canada on Aug. 5, 1918, to Joseph and Josephine Suchy, who moved from Kansas to homestead in Canada in the early 1900s. While in Canada, Joy and five sisters were born before the family returned to Kansas.
Donal Lee Kelly, 76, of Great Bend, died Feb. 11 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Services are pending and will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Great Bend Police Thursday reports: Vehicles driven by Rogelio Torrez and James Queen collided at 8:35 a.m. on Washington and Broadway. Tires were cut and paint scratched on a truck on Broadway. The GBPD K-9 was called to assist the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in the 500 block of North Elm Street in Hoisington at 1:22 p.m. Thursday. Vehicles driven by Esmeralda Romero and Mary Dumler collided at 10th ...
A 16-year-old male from Great Bend was booked into the Barton County Jail on Thursday on charges of: Felony possession of stolen firearms, conspiracy to distribute meth, conspiracy to distribute stolen firearms, using a telecommunications device for distribution of stolen firearms and meth, burglary of an unoccupied non-dwelling, possession of cocaine, and eight counts of criminal possession of a firearm. He was taken to Reno County Youth Services.
A Great Bend man was arrested Friday after a pursuit on U.S. 56, Undersheriff Larry Holliday said. The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Pawnee Rock at 2:30 p.m. after Chris Ketch, 26, reportedly drove away from a domestic dispute but clipped a family member with his vehicle. Deputies driving to the call met Ketch on the highway. After he passed them, they turned around and gave pursuit. After the ...
The Rooster Booster Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 17th-annual banquet Saturday, March 12, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7:15 p.m. Youth tickets for those 17 and younger are $20 each and include a chance to win a youth gun. Adult tickets are $80 each before March 5 (they are $100 ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about break-ins at Venture Corporation, at both the home office, 214 South U.S. 281, Great Bend, and the plant at Dundee. Copper wire was stolen at both locations, and both buildings had damage. Property loss and damage are estimated at $30,000. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings asks anyone with information about these crimes or any other crime to call Crime ...
GOODLAND - Northwest Kansas Technical College announced the Fall 2010 Honor Roll Students. Dr. Ed Mills, president of the college, congratulated all of the students as outstanding, hardworking individuals of the college. To be on Honor Roll, the students must obtain a 3.5 GPA or greater. Central Kansas students on the list include Angela M. Lambert, from Victoria, Medical Assistant (Hays Campus), and Dustin L. Thacker, from Offerle, Respiratory Therapy I.
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year at Barton. Students earning certificates are (listed by hometown): Albert Daniel Schenk, Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Technician Certificate Claflin David Yager, Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Technician Certificate Ellinwood Karen Herrenbuck, Medical Coding Certificate ...
Barton Community College has announced its summer and fall 2010 graduates. Graduates are: Summer 2010 Graduates: Baldwin City Wendy Murphy, A.A.S. Barnes Frannie Vathauer, A.A.S. Colby Desirae Redetzke, Cert.2 Ellinwood Keith Baker, A.A.S. Lisa Baker, A.S. Baily Zimmerman, A.A.S. Fort Riley Ann Marie Anway, A.A. Stephanie Banks, ...
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic achievement and merit. These scholarships are given by the Barton Community College Foundation. The following students, listed by high school, are recipients of these endowed scholarships: Bennington High School Chance Glavin, a 2010 graduate of Bennington High School, is a freshman at Barton majoring in criminal justice/business. He is a recipient of the Helen ...
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
Jay Kroulik, driving while suspended, continued to Jan 28