Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 1 at the CPI Annex. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.
On March 5, The Parnassus Club held its annual vocal and piano auditions at Barton Community College Fine Arts Building. The 1st place piano award was given to Hannah Mosier of Great Bend, 2nd place piano award was given to Taylor Fry of Great Bend, and 3rd place piano award was given to Hannah Wilborn of Hoisington. Tiffany Harms, piano instructor at McPherson College and formerly of Great Bend judged the piano contestants. Piano teachers ...
Continuing their record setting season, the Sterling College Debate team successfully hosted the State Collegiate Championship Tournament on Feb. 18-19, and captured yet another state title. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Sterling Debate team has captured either the individual or team title in parliamentary debate. In addition, Emily Graham of Hutchinson, and Nolan Chaney of South Hutchinson, were named the top two speakers in the tournament.
Women from all walks of life will have the opportunity to join together for an entire day focused on them at the Kansas Women's Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 1, on the Fort Hays State University campus.
CLASS 6A STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT At Wichita Koch Arena BOYS Championship Wichita Heights 58, Blue Valley Northwest 51 Consolation Olathe East 64, Dodge City 63 Semifinals Blue Valley Northwest 48, Dodge City 44 Wichita Heights 70, Olathe East 62 GIRLS Championship Wichita Heights 53, Shawnee Mission West 51 Consolation Olathe East 40, Topeka-Washburn Rural ...
CLASS 3A At Hutchinson Sports Arena BOYS Championship Scott City 55, Minneapolis 53 Consolation Wichita-Collegiate 62, Effingham-ACCHS 50 Semifinals Scott City 62, Collegiate 59 Minneapolis 56, Effingham 55, O GIRLS Championship Wichita Collegiate 43, Winchester-Jefferson County North 41 Consolation Hillsboro 53, Thomas More Prep-Marian 27 Semifinals Collegiate 39, Hillsboro 29 Jefferson Co. ...
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? NPR asked its audience to call Congress and fight GOP efforts to end federal funding Friday, saying NPR gets criticized as often for being too conservative as they get criticized for being too liberal. The phones rang off the hook. The FBI had just issued a warning asking Americans to watch out for anybody using fertilizer for anything besides lawn care. President Obama held a press ...
Fortunately for police, disguising his e-mail address did not occur to him. Kyle D. Gore, 23, of Naperville, Ill., was arrested for allegedly downloading child pornography on his computer. Police identified Gore as the man trying to find people online who could help him have encounters with children, using the address "email@example.com." It was an unimaginative identifier for someone of Gore's initials and born, as Gore was, in 1987. Are those shoes in your ...
Watching Charlie Sheen's outbursts is a great entertainment for Americans. Here is a guy who has it all, fame, fortune, a great career and it is all crashing in on him because of addiction. We all know that Charlie Sheen is one 911 call from the morgue. He has made the ambulance trip before, and he doesn't see it coming. Denial is a classic symptom of drug addiction. Here is Charlie in his own words ...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Nolan Smith refused to let a toe injury stop him. Virginia Tech couldn't do it, either.
No. 1 Ohio State 68, Michigan 61 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 1 Ohio State boosted its bid for the NCAA tournament's top overall seed with a 68-61 victory over rival Michigan in the Big Ten semifinals Saturday. The regular-season league champions and defending tournament champs will play in a record-tying third straight championship game Sunday against sixth-seeded Penn State. Illinois also played in three ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The loudest, heartiest cheers of the night were for Thomas Robinson, even though five of his Kansas teammates scored more points.
HAYS - Playing for third place at the Class 1A-Division II basketball tournament is a hollow feeling.
Barton Community College Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Darnell Holopirek and Hoisington USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry show the Sandzén reproductions that the district recently received to take the place of the original pieces sold at auction last summer. These high-quality photo reproductions take the place of the originals, sold for $170,000. Artist Birger Sandzén painted the original watercolors and donated them to the school. Money raised will be used for scholarships. Two plaques ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.