Russell Snyder and Debbie White announce the birth of their daughter, Brylee Mae Snyder, on Oct. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 in. long. She has a 2-year-old big brother, Brayden Lee Snyder.
Fern (Ellis) Nairn will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 22 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to her at 2010 29th Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Eric and Stephanee Juno of Otis announce the birth of their daughter, Rowyn Lorraine Juno, on Oct. 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has two big brothers, 5-year-old Eston and 2-year-old Kelson.
Donald and Nancy Carroll will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, Forest and Stone in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children and their spouses, Jaime and Brant Harms and John and Kitt Carroll.
Don and Kathy Pedigo, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a card shower.
Dear Editor, Surrendered Family Ministries will be hosting the fofth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference on Feb 5 at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room in Great Bend. Admission is free and the event will be held from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. with a lunch break being taken. The day will include encouraging worship music, special music, and teachings by Dottie Dozier from Great Bend, Mary Jones from Larned, and Gina Gaxiola from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask voters to support legislation to enact the recommendations of the report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. We have a great need and even greater responsibility to solve our federal debt problem and the fiscal commission plan is our best chance to do so. For 10 years we have chosen to make our individual interests more important than managing our finances. And in 10 years ...
Dear Editor, Great Bend Military Moms On behalf of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron currently deployed in Afghanistan, thank you for taking the time to pack and mail out the care packages! It means a lot to us that people still support and have not forgotten us during this special holiday season. On behalf of Courtney Barnett, thank you! Capt. Peter Tran, USAF, Afghanistan
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Thanks so much for the great care packages you sent! My crew of six rifled through the boxes like kindergarteners. It is obvious that you spent much effort and money in finding items that deployed people need. Thank you for your time and effort. We boxed the remaining items and dropped them off at Forward Operating Base Salerno near the Pakistan border. We assume the FOBs have less ...
Acting on a citizen complaint, officials in Plymouth, England, ruled that army cadets (ages 12 to 18), who practice precision drills with their rifles, could not handle them during the public parade on Britain's Remembrance Day (Veterans Day).
Dear Editor, Congratulations to Senior Center Executive Director Rosy Tomlin and her excellent staff upon receiving a state award for an outstanding senior center. The center offers dietitian and nutritionally planned meals for $3. Take-out meals and frozen dinners are also available. Local seniors visit the center at various times of the day, and play cards, dominoes and socialize. Also, some card clubs meet regularly at the center. Programs are offered throughout the month and ...
Dear Editor, It is with considerable forethought that I write this letter condemning the recent termination of Debbie Warren from her long-term employment with Barton County Community College. As a local student who, along with my twin brother, graduated with honors from Great Bend High School, we had many options. Due in no small part to our father's devotion to the local community, and his desire to continue to support it in any way he/we ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - As if this thing needed more hype. Rex Ryan said this about the New England Patriots during his final news conference before Sunday's AFC divisional playoff: -The Jets respected them but didn't fear them; -The game ranks right behind the Broadway Joe Super Bowl win in 1969; -And, yes, the Jets would win. No expletives. "I think it'll be huge," the coach said Friday. "This one will probably be the ...
No. 1 Duke 76, Virginia 60 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith scored 29 points and No. 1 Duke bounced back from its first loss in 10 months by pulling away to beat Virginia 76-60 on Saturday. Andre Dawkins added 12 of his 14 points after halftime, Kyle Singler finished with 13 points and Mason Plumlee had a career-high 16 rebounds for the slow-starting Blue Devils (16-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They trailed by 10 ...
Okay, you all know the tune to "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," so sing along with me. Do you know the way to Tallahassee? You can also substitute Lexington or Chapel Hill as the destination. A funny thing happened on the way to those places Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins took a left turn on the experts and declared his song would sing, "I Know The Way To Lawrence."
NEW YORK - Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
HUGOTON - The Larned High School Indians had their season close in a Class 4A regional baseball tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
ULYSSES - Things just wouldn't go right at the plate for the Hoisington High School softball team on Wednesday afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) - A fast start and faster finish were enough to send the Miami Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals.
ODIN - Mathias "Matt" Boor, 94, died May 15, 2013 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
ROCKPORT, Texas - Ralph Marion Winkelman, 94, died on May 9. He was born on Feb. 27, 1919. In 1938, he graduated from Chase High School. He entered the United States Army during World War II and served with the 13th Airborne Division in France, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. After the war he worked for Kaw Pipeline in Kansas and in 1963, transferred to Houston and worked for the pipeline division of Texaco.
Barton Community College freshman Aaron Gile was recently named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention baseball team.
CHICAGO - LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
INDIANAPOLIS - George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82 and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.
Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.
Great Bend Fire Department