'Tis the season to spend more money than we have in our wallets.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Boston 112, Miami 107
LAWRENCE (AP) - One can only imagine how emotional Turner Gill's return to Nebraska will be.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - It's been a tough few weeks for Blaine Gabbert. The Missouri quarterback insists he's fine and says support from the coaching staff has not wavered.
Larned's City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 417 Broadway. Council members will review a Larned Housing Authority grant award for energy efficiency improvements. They will also review and prioritize projects to be funded by a Kansas Corporation Commission grant award; consider uses and the fate of the former National Guard Armory, now owned by the city; and hear a report from City Manager Don Gaeddert.
Tracey Christopher Smith, 43, of Great Bend, died Nov. 10 at his home. He was born June 10, 1967, in Great Bend, the son of Melba Jean (Foos) Smith. He was a police officer for the Great Bend Police Department and was administrator for Barton County Youth Care Girls' Home. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Donald A. Dreiling, 83, of Great Bend, died Nov. 11 at his home. He was born April 11, 1927, at Victoria, the son of Alexander John and Catherine (Brungardt) Dreiling. He married Nadine Moore on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chase. He owned and operated Don's Food Mart. He was a lifelong Great Bend resident, coming from Victoria.
SEWARD - Ricki Lee Walker, 57, died Nov. 11 at his home in Seward. Service arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
VALLEY CENTER - Lucille P. Hester, 84, died Nov. 9 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glenn and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. On April 18, 1946, she married Raymond J. Hester in Hoisington. He died Dec. 20, 1985. A resident of Valley Center since 1958, moving from Hoisington, she was a retired cook for USD #262 in Valley Center.
ELLINWOOD - Mary Eileen McQuade, 87, died Nov. 9 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born July 10, 1923, at Frontenac, the daughter of Joseph Charles and Anne Virginia Kelly Lavery. She had been an Ellinwood resident since 1958. She married Peter John McQuade on Feb. 19, 1945, at Frontenac. He died Oct. 31, 2003. She was a homemaker and worked at a munitions plant in southeast Kansas during World War II. She was a secretary for Mount Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg and for Kan/Colo Credit Union in Ellinwood.
Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
HOISINGTON - Dr. Dan Witt's nature photography is featured in the 2010 winter issue of Kansas Magazine and on the 2011 Kansas calendar. Dr. Witt resides in Hoisington and has provided the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway with numerous photos.
The Pawnee County Humane Society, Inc., will be breaking ground on their new animal shelter at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the shelter site location at the corner of West 8th Street and Highway 264. Representatives from the city of Larned, Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility and the Pawnee county Humane Society, Inc. Board of Directors will be present. Refreshments will be served.
Whether you are getting ready for the last bash of the summer or getting ready for the start of football season it's helpful to know what is on the road ahead. Before you get stopped by a big detour, check out the Kansas Department of Transportation's travel planning system.
Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started -- just like clockwork.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of a grant to provide toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation.
LARNED - The United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th.
Roberta Jo Carr, 59, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 11, 1954, in Fayette County, Ohio. Roberta was a resident of Great Bend since 1987, moving from Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She worked as a night auditor for Days Inn.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
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