TOPEKA – At a news conference Wednesday in Topeka, Richard Smalley, marketing manager of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Division, announced the winners of the Yellow Brick Road Trip Sweepstakes. Carolyn Aviles of Colwich, Richard Castleberry of Inman, Amie Linenberger of Great Bend, and Charles Mohney of Meriden won prize packages from Coleman, Bushnell, the Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association, BikeSource, AAA Allied Group and Dillons.
LARNED - June Alene Berglund, 87, died Nov. 9 at Larned Healthcare Center, Larned. She was born June 29, 1923, in Sanford, the daughter of Harry L.S. and Marie Henrietta Detzen Meckfessel. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, she was a homemaker and worked as an office clerk for the Pawnee County Treasurer's Office for 17 years.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church and School has been a part of the Great Bend community for many years. However, after a fire burnt down the school in the early 1990s, it has taken a lot to keep things afloat. "The local church was originally founded in 1948 at 12th and Madison," says board chairperson Doris Reile-Kneller. "Then in the early 80s, we moved to our current location west of town and added the school."
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Boutique, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend, recently celebrated their second anniversary under new ownership. Jennifer Klepper, owner of the women's clothing and bridal shop, bought the existing business from Chari Miller in 2008 and has made a few improvements since that time. "We've changed little things cosmetically within the store and have expanded our product lines," Klepper says. "We've added more brands, expanded our selection of women's clothing and girls' prom dresses, and stepped up our window displays. We just want to combine big town style with our small town ...
Liberals and their Democratic Party allies are frightened out of their halfwits by the re-emergence of the dreaded tea party, which began in Boston Harbor in December, 1773, when colonists dressed as Indians dumped shiploads of tea into the water, helping to set off what eventually became the American Revolution.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Convicted Pennsylvania embezzler Lanette Sansoni pleaded guilty and agreed to reimburse the victim the remaining $200,000 of the $475,000 she had stolen.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett stood behind a lectern for his first news conference as the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That alone sent the message there's a new way of doing things around America's team.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado will pay coach Dan Hawkins around $2 million to go away. His replacement might not get that much to fix the Buffaloes' broken football program.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Markieff Morris had 14 points and nine rebounds and Thomas Robinson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 7 Kansas to a 90-59 rout of Division II Emporia State Tuesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School football team faces a two-headed offense on Friday night at 7, when it hosts Ashland in the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Simple math says the Kansas City Chiefs misused Jamaal Charles in a 23-20 overtime loss to Oakland on Sunday that cost them an opportunity to seize control of the AFC West.
"Time Management: Time Is Life - Make the Most of It" is the focus of Barton Community College's Continuing Nursing Education set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the college's Fine Arts Building Seminar Room, F-30. Speaker will be Jenni Reling, M.S., B.S.
Commission on Aging, Barton County Farm Bureau and the Recreation Commission are sponsoring a Defensive Driving Class from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The class is taught by Steve Billinger, an officer of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class, sponsors said.
A Veterans Affairs service officer will be at Great Bend's VFW hall, 504 Washington St., on Saturday, to help veterans and their families with Veterans Affairs claims. The representative will be available starting at 9 a.m. This is a drop-in service; no appointment necessary.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
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NIMES, France - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
BOSTON - Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later.
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year.
Ray and Linda Everhart of Gypsum, announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea C. Everhart, to Brad J. Birzer, son of Steve and Brenda Birzer of Ellinwood.
John and Edna Klema of Great Bend will celebrate their 65th anniversary on July 26, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Chris and Carla Emerson of Hays announce the birth of their daughter Megan Anne Emerson on Jan. 24 at Hays Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister, Elizabeth and two big brothers, Adam and Mason.
Keith and Carol Fieler of Schoenchen and Kevin Mauler and Sheryl Mauler of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Dawn Fieler and Trenton Scott Mauler. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gene Karlin and Jim and Jean Fieler, all of Hays and the late Thelma Karlin. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Doyle and Gwen Cook and Gerald and Lois Mauler, all of Great Bend.