HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? South Carolina saw its first White Christmas Saturday when blizzards swept the South. Everything's iced over. It was so cold in South Carolina that civil rights demonstrators were demanding that Admiral Byrd's flag be lowered at the state capitol. New York completely shut down Monday after a driving blizzard closed all three airports. The canceled flights stranded everybody. Airline employees went through the terminal with 40,000 blankets ...
Delete - Merge MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly will miss four more games after committing a secondary NCAA violation while buying clothes at a Manhattan department store. Athletics Director John Currie announced Tuesday that the NCAA accepted Kansas State's recommendation that Kelly sit out six games and repay the value of the benefit he received to a charity. Kelly already sat out two games last week. Kelly, who is averaging ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris, the scoring leader for No. 3 Kansas, has lost his starting job after getting kicked out of the last game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - If this was Russell Wilson's football finale, he sure made the most of it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.
ee Stadium isn't accustomed to digging out for anything. The ballpark in the Bronx is usually dormant this time of year, the sweet sounds of spring still months away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Scott Pioli and Todd Haley arrived, most Chiefs fans had written off Dwayne Bowe a coach killer, Glenn Dorsey as a first-round bust and Tamba Hali as merely average.
Registration for the next weekly Story Time sessions at the Great Bend Public Library starts Monday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. Parents are invited to bring children to the library, 1409 Williams St., for story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Jan. 18. They will hear stories, do a craft, sing songs and have fun at this free program.
SEWARD - Judy Ann Getman Crump, 61, of Seward, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays after a long illness.
Gordon L. Young, 69, died Dec. 28 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He was born March 12, 1941, at Pratt, the son of LeRoy Franklin and Phylotis Iona (Chance) Young. He married Donna Jean McGrath on March 12, 1961, at Sun City. A Great Bend resident since 1966, coming from Pratt, he was a salesman for Log-Tech Inc.
TOPEKA - Donald R. Haberman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Dec. 27. Don was born on May 14, 1944, in Great Bend, the son of Alex and Augusta (Koriel) Haberman. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1962, from Fort Hays State University with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and with his master's degree in industrial arts in 1969. Don was united in holy matrimony to Rosanne Horning on July 18, 1970, in Ransom.
RUSSELL - Gerald E. "Jerry" Boomhower, 76, of rural Russell, died Dec. 27 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Jerry was born April 21, 1934, in Hoisington, the son of Glenn and Florence (Goodheart) Boomhower. He grew up on the family farm in south Russell County and graduated from Hoisington High School in 1951. On May 25, 1957, he was united in marriage to Virginia Tauscher in Hoisington. This union was blessed with ...
Drivers treated and released More information has been released on an injury accident that occurred at 1:40 p.m. last Thursday on 10th St. Drivers Melvin Loreg, 82, and Britani Whitman, 17, both of Great Bend, where both transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital where they were treated and released. Loreg complained of chest pains and Whitman had leg pain. Airbags in both vehicles deployed. According to the Great Bend Police Department's report, ...
Dear Editor, Well, here I am again. Seems like I write lots of letters, but this one really makes me mad. My husband and I got our Social Security letters last week. Our checks are really small the way it is and then they tell us, no increase in our checks, since the cost of living has not went up since 2008. I really would like to know who those dumb people are ...
Dear Editor, There's a new dawning today with education in Kansas. People are going to have to come to the realization that the current way of funding education in Kansas isn't working. Drastic tuition hikes and the elimination of state funding is going to be a reality. The sooner you come to grips with it the better off you'll be. Things like free school lunches and spending tax money on non-education programs in schools such ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the April and May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Wrapping up the 12th year of the annual ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $6,910 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area. Since the inception of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower has contributed $52,038 to schools and students in the Great Bend and Ellinwood area.
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.
The Scheuerman Reunion will be held at 12.30 p.m. on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall on Hwy 96 in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be held and everyone is asked to notify family members and bring table service. Drinks will be furnished. Bring pictures and paper clippings to share.
Last week's Wall Street Journal featured a story about over-sharing - asking, "What triggers people to reveal too much?"
The question that I seem to get most often right now is why are my trees dying? Most of the time, the answer is the drought. Even though we have had some moisture recently, we are still in a severe drought. Driving around the county, you will even see old, big Red Cedars dying in the tree rows. That is because we have had two summers that were extremely hot and dry which baked the ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
HERINGTON - The Ellinwood High School girls' track and field team won a Class 2A regional championship on Friday, scoring 93 points to top Berean Academy, which finished with 88.
TOPEKA - With a 12th-place finish, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers did something no other swim team has done at the Class 5-1A state swimming championships.