OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tom Cable walked into the interview room with a big smile and proudly declared: "How was that for exciting?"
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's basketball team took to the road in just its second game of the 2010-11 season on Saturday, coming away with a hard-fought 85-74 win over Hesston College in a battle of NJCAA Region VI teams.
Great Bend police have arrested a man suspected of holding a man at gunpoint while others robbed him Sunday night, Lt. William Browne reported. Officers were summoned to a residence at 2507 11th St. at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, where they were told Tyler A. Martin, 18, had entered the home with a rifle and pointed it at the victim. Martin allegedly held the man at gunpoint while other unknown subjects took ...
Final accident report shows seat belt was worn Sheriff Greg Armstrong said the investigation on a rollover accident that occurred last Thursday is complete, and preliminary information reported to the Great Bend Tribune was incorrect. Byrl Wear, who was driving a semi-trailer that overturned, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance runs Friday, ...
Kim Thomas, the first African-American woman to serve as a mayor in the state of Kansas, will speak at the Great Bend NAACP chapter Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great bend. In addition to Thomas' speech, there will be entertainment and a dinner for a donation of $20.
Claflin EMS personnel were dispatched for three injury auto accidents, a breathing problem, a chest pain call, two "other" medical problems, a lifting assist, a fire standby, a false alarm and stood by for four football games.
The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 11th and Vine, will host a hunters' breakfast from 5 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Fellowship Hall.
McPHERSON – Nine members of the Great Bend High School KAYs and 15 KAYETTEs attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Friday, Nov. 5, at McPherson High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2009-2010 school year.
Editors Note: This is a blog by Katie DeWerff, former Ellinwood resident, who is working as an administator at Project Pepla in Haiti. It was posted on Saturday after cyclone Tomas. Her blog can be found at www.projectpepla.blogspot.com.
RUSSELL - Martha Eichman, 91, of Russell, died Nov. 7 at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born on July 6, 1919, in rural Hoisington, the daughter of Peter Schneider, Sr. and Lydia (Bender) Schneider. She grew up in the Hoisington area and attended country schools. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Theodore Eichman on March 27, 1938, in Barton County. Martha and Theodore were ...
NEWTON - William "Bill" Alexander, 59, died Nov. 7 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. He was born May 24, 1951, in Denver, Colo. He graduated from Mound City High School and went on to complete two years at Fort Scott Junior college. He served three years with the United States Navy. Following that, he wisely used the G.I. Bill to further his education and attended Wichita State University and achieved his ...
KELLER, Texas - Berneice Rachel Hillman, 85, passed away Nov. 2. She was born Berneice Rachel Nuss in Susank on Sept. 3, 1925. On Oct. 2, 1943, she married Frank Guy Hillman. Berneice is survived by her children, Sharon Berneice Hillman, Karen Rae and Richard Thomas Askay, Steven Guy Hillman, Shelly Irene and Billy Wayne Pritchard, and Michael Don Hillman; her grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Chandler, Shannon Rachael Pavek, Jeremy Allen Bell, ...
Nicole Becker and Lane Meyer were united in marriage on June 19 in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dick Ogle of Hoisington. Parents of the couple are Michael and Wanda Becker and Greg Meyer and Melinda Meyer, all of Great Bend.
The grandchildren of Hallie and Charley Baeumel held a family reunion on Oct. 16 at Bella-Luna in Wichita.
Mindy Nicholson wanted to make life easier for her Great Bend-area patrons and decided to take action. Her idea recently came full circle, when Sandstone Bridge Center opened in Great Bend.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course next week at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Classes run from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21.
History buff Joe Boley will give a program on greyhound racing at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Boley's free program explains how Great Bend is part of greyhound racing history.
A riding lawn mower stolen from Lang Diesel Inc. in rural Ellinwood was too heavy for two people to push up onto a trailer, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the mower was stolen from 15 SE 90 Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and 8 a.m. on Friday.
The Parkinson's Support Group will not have a meeting this month. Sponsors of this new group have decided to meet every other month, so the next meeting will be June 25. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December).
PAWNEE ROCK - An abandoned mobile home in Pawnee Rock was destroyed by fire Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The fire at 128 Rock St. was reported around 11:15 a.m. Great Bend Fire Department was called to assist the Pawnee Rock Fire Department, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said when they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. "The fire is suspicious in nature and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office was called," Bellendir said. ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School will hold a volleyball camp from 2-4 p.m. on May 28-31 at the old High School Gym. Registration deadline is May 28. Contact Laurie Feist or Sharon Gatton at 564-2750 or 564-3136.
Alzheimer's Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050. It is the major driver up the steeply rising health care cost curve. Given this context, the most important question for health policy is not the green eyeshade question of who-pays-how-much that has come to dominate ...
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
LARNED - Ulysses High School's boys' baseball team scored a run in the top of the first inning of a Class 4A regional baseball tournament quarterfinal game on Monday afternoon.