Between 1840 and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a quarter million people crossed the great plains on foot or in wagons as they moved west to begin new lives. This summer, 77 youth (14 to 18) and 44 adults (acting as chaperons) went on a three day trek with the Sooner Cattle Company in Pawhuska, Okla. to experience a little of what they went through. The Sooner Cattle Company runs these treks from spring through fall. The youth, all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) came from Concordia (5), Great Bend (5), Hays ...
Friday, July 22
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By Jim Misunas
Sometimes coincidences can really dampen your spirits.
Apparently, the federal government failed to foresee that fighting two wars simultaneously, with historically high wound-survival rates, might produce surges of disability claims.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be host the free program "Agriculture Around the World," at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Rena Berrett, Barton County Extension intern, will share some of the experiences she has had with agriculture through her exchange program.
Barton County Sheriff
LE MONETIER-LESBAINS, France (AP) - Andy Schleck led a daring attack in the Alps to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, putting him within seconds of the yellow jersey and quashing Alberto Contador's hopes of a fourth title.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn't vote, leaving the country's most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.
Harold Allen Piper, 82, died July 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 11, 1929 in Great Bend, he was the son of James Jacob and Helen Ann (Tucker) Piper. On April 16, 1948 he married Shirley Ruth Young in Honolulu, Hawaii. She died Aug. 10, 2002. A resident of Great Bend since 1962, coming from Pratt, he worked in the oilfield and was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
Betty Lorraine Garner, 86, died July 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1924 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Lucy (Kendall) Johnson. On Dec. 31, 1947 she married Dink Everett Garner in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she worked in surgery, the nursery and as a ward secretary at Central Kansas Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - For the first time since 2007, the city of Hoisington will once again start having softened water.
ELLINWOOD -At its meeting on Monday, the Ellinwood District Hospital Board said they will continue to hold further meetings on the improvement project determining feasability and viability of the project, said Richard Kimple, president of the board. The board is considering upgrades and renovations to the hospital and clinic.
Structural and other changes at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will result in a more convenient and modernized facility that will continue to house current and new services, Senior Vice President Leanne Irsik said. Re-construction and remodeling will begin this fall.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
The Barton Community College volleyball team opened the 2014 home season Wednesday night at the Kirkman Activity Center, losing in four sets to Seward County.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - With over 100 more entries than last year, an unprecedented 340 cars will race in the biggest event yet when HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2014 starts Sunday, Sept. 7.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Thursday-NHS Recycle, Seminar; LHS JV Tennis at Dodge City, 9 a.m.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
GREENSBURG - Gene Kile, 84, died peacefully at his home in Pratt, Aug. 26, 2014.
The teenager's behavior had become vexing. It seemed she was always on the verge of a small explosion, frequently argumentative and sometimes overly emotional. Her mom described her as frequently frustrated and said her grades were slipping, which they'd never done before.
Elizabeth Campbell said she took a break from things of the spirit when she first arrived at the sprawling University of Missouri campus in Columbia three years ago.
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
Sixth-graders who turned off the TV and stepped away from other screens for a few days were much better at reading other people's emotions than those engaged with media during that same time, according to a new study published in Computers in Human Behavior.