Barton County has been chosen to receive $3,815 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Oct. 17 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
USD 495 calendar Tuesday - Garden City CC visit, Seminar; IEP Conference Room, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.; LHS Site Council, 5 p.m.; Phinney Site Council, 5:30 p.m.; Phinney PTO, 6:15 p.m.; Parents as Teachers Playground, LHS, 6:30 p.m.; National Honor Society Induction, Choir Room, 7 p.m. Wednesday - Spotlight Assembly, Seminar; Stuco, 7:30 a.m.; LMS, ALC Photo Retake, 7:30 a.m.; Phinney Photo Retake, 10:30 a.m. NHS Seminar, LHS. Thursday - IEP Conference Room, 1 p.m.; ...
Sunday, Oct. 21 An animal control officer responded to the 900 block of E,. 14th at 12:14 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 800 block of Corse at 11:52 a.m. Officers investigated a report of individuals driving without a license in the 1300 block of Broadway at 12:41 p.m. An animal control officer responded to Corse and 13th at 1:17 p.m. An animal control officer responded to the 800 block of Mann at ...
GREAT BEND - Thomas Allen Hermansen, 76, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson.
HOISINGTON - Edmund R. Billinger, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
JETMORE - Jack B. Stairrett, 77, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center. He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Winfield, the son of Leonard L. and Louisa M. Frusher Stairrett. On Sept. 3, 1955, he married Edna Green in Fayetteville, N.C. She survives. He was a farmer and stockman. Mr. Stairrett served in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 1952-1955. He was of the Christian faith. He was a member ...
HOISINGTON - Kenneth I. Sellens, 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
OTIS - Lee Ann Schneider, 58, died Oct. 21, 2011 at the Hays Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1952 in LaCrosse, the daughter of Harry L. and Alberta M. (Brack) Schneider. In 1970, she graduated from USD 403 Otis-Bison High School. She graduated from Barton Community College with an associate's degree. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a case manager in the health care industry. Miss Schneider was a member of ...
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rhonda Gayle Simmons was born May 12, 1952 in Great Bend, to Dwayne and Janis Deckert. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Pawnee Rock, and attended Pawnee Rock Schools, graduating in 1970. Rhonda lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. for the past 15 years and was owner/operator of Vintage Vaults Wine Storage, a company she created and incorporated with her interior decorating talents. She also was an ...
GREAT BEND – Wanda L. Morse, 77, died Oct. 22, 2011 at North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
Barton Community College students of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education group will create "The Haunted Asylum," to raise money for the Brit Spaugh Zoo from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday throughout the Fine Arts Building.
Musicians from Great Bend High School and the Great Bend area will pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the GBHS a cappella Choir in a concert set for 7:30 p.m. this evening in the high school auditorium.
Shaley White, Leoti, is not the typical college sophomore. Only 17 years old, White is in her second year of college and is a high school senior at the Kansas Academy of Mathematics at Science at Fort Hays State University.
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
Jay Kroulik, driving while suspended, continued to Jan 28