KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The cancer fight for Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar couldn't think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born March 2, 1938 at Barton County, the son of Edmund and Amelia (Wegele) Resner. Earl was baptized as an infant at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. He married Anita Marlene Robertson June 7, 1959 at Great Bend. She died July 26, 1970. ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State's baseball team scored runs in chunks on Friday afternoon - a rapid pace that would make their fellow Big 12-champion football program across the parking lot proud.
HUTCHINSON - Joy. J. Ballard, a longtime Hutchinson resident recently residing in Winchester, died June 1, 2013 at Hospice House following a battle with cancer. Survivors and arrangements will be provided by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
McPHERSON - The Wichita Children's Theatre brings a musical adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood" to the McPherson Opera House stage on Saturday, June 8, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. In this musical, Little Red Riding Hood learns not to talk to strangers, and the wolf learns not to trick people. Thanks to a grant from the Waldhauer Education fund, admission is free for all ages.
HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.
HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.
Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.
Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
HAYS - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. held its 56th annual meeting at Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc. in Ulysses on May 17. The board of directors received the annual report of the corporation, which is available on the Sunflower website, and elected officers for the upcoming year.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing its fall order for fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place an order by June 25 and the fruit will arrive in late August or early September. Available are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries which are sliced and sugared, strawberries whole without sugar, loganberries, red pie cherries, dark sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and red rhubarb. Also available is freezer jam and purees. ...
LINDSBORG - Bethany College honored 116 students May 19 who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year. Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. Area graduates, the hometowns and majors, included: Amy N. Klatt, Ellinwood, biology, chemistry, cum laude; Sarah Anne Peterson, Garfield, English, magna cum laude; Emily Jane Bowen, Larned, English teaching ...
LINDSBORG - Brianna Hoffman from Larned is one of nine Bethany College students selected by their peers to serve as officers in the Swede Government Association (SGA), Bethany's student congress, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Duties of executive council officers include representing student concerns and ideas, serving as points of contact for faculty members and administrators, overseeing distribution of student organization funds, and leading SGA meetings. Duties of class officers include voicing the concerns of ...
You've seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that "conservatives" like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship. Well, here is my solemn pledge to you: if you believe that, then I want to sell you an iconic ...
Liberals are slurping at a new yet familiar theme trough: Republicans are hypocrites because they're against NSA surveillance now but were all for it during the Bush administration.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Roadway Inn and Suites, 57 W. Kansas Highway 4 and 281 in Hoisington at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Marty Steinert and Matt Hiss. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Be Well Barton County, a advisory group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles countywide, has been awarded an implementation grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Healthy Communities Initiative worth up to $75,000 over the next three years. Be Well, one of 12 grantees in the state to receive this funding, will use the funds in support Complete streets and Safe Routes to school, nationally recognized programs that encourage local governments to consider bicycle and pedestrian traffic ...
The City of Great Bend Pit Bull Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The purpose of meeting is to hear comments from the public.
CLEVELAND - Pinch-runner Elliot Johnson scored from third base on a wild pitch by reliever Matt Albers in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's one down and three to go for Oregon State.
LEOTI - The Golden Belt Swim Squad finished second at a Leoti swim meet on Saturday.
George Veprus, 97, died June 16 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in Lithuania. He was a longtime resident of Great Bend.
Georgia J. Crosley, 75, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 15, at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend. Georgia was born on June 1, 1938 at Mountain View, Ark. to Harvey Andrew and Tolva Leona (Finch) Chatman, and had been a resident of Great Bend since 1992. In addition to being a homemaker, she provided in-home caregiver services for the past ten years to a number of individuals.
LA CYGNE - Kay George, 66, passed away June 12 at her home. Born on Dec. 4, 1946 in Parsons, she was the daughter of William and Ava Kinne George. Kay graduated from Emporia State Teachers College receiving her Masters in Mathematics. She taught briefly in Alma before moving to La Cygne where she taught for 32 years at the Prairie View High School, teaching math and computers. She was also a cheerleader sponsor, Senior ...
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington VFW Auxiliary met on June 12.
MIAMI - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.