As we celebrate our nation's birthday today, I've started to consider what the words "freedom" and "independence" mean to the modern American.
A traffic infraction early Thursday ended in a drug arrest, according to Lt. William Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
Lisa M. Woods, 42, of Great Bend, passed away at the Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, early on Thursday morning, July 3. Born July 9, 1971, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Allen L. and Margaret (Sanders) Smith. In 1989, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On July 11, 1999, she was united in marriage to Kurt E. Woods in Great Bend. She was employed as a CNA for many years through Allstaff Chartered nursing service in Great Bend, and had been a stay-at-home mom for the past nine years. Her favorite pastimes were fishing, camping, and any ...
LARNED - Cecil Merle Rose, 82, passed away July 3 at his home in Larned. Born May 5, 1932, in Haviland, he was the son of William and Elisa Smith Rose. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired foreman for the Pawnee County Road Department.
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TOPEKA - Gov. Sam Brownback once called Obamacare "an abomination," and with the federal health reform law now four years on the books bad-mouthing it has become a conservative Republican ritual.
Fuller Industries of Great Bend is the recipient of the annual Kansas Water Environment Association's Gold Pretreatment Compliance Award, Mike Bader, City of Great Bend Waste water Treatment Plant manager announced this week.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the establishment of a Born Learning Trail in Great Bend, a sewer line hook-up request, a joint effort with Barton County on the 10th Street bridge and a Rural Housing Incentive District for the Reserves at Trail Ridge.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an update on the Treasurer's Office, Golden Belt Veterans Memorial engravings, the county's mobile command vehicle and the purchase of a new vehicle by the Health Department.
LARNED - The Larned city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Agenda items include considceration of a rtental housing management agreement and a moderate income housing application.
Jeremy Lamb, no insurance, dismissed - proof shown
Over the weekend, game wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) participated in Operation Dry Water, a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). The three-day enforcement effort was conducted from 12 a.m. June 27, to 11:59 p.m. June 29. In addition to enforcing wildlife laws and regulations, game wardens are responsible for patrolling the waters of Kansas, conducting boat accident investigations, boat safety inspections, BUI checks, safety programs, education classes and other boating related activities. Many factors contribute to the way alcohol ...
HOLLYWOOD - Happy Thursday, everybody, and God bless America.
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.