Forget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter. Ditch the parka and pull out the windbreaker. Stash the boots and burn the long underwear. Trust me. Burn the long underwear.
HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?
Helene Dixon celebrated her 80th birthday on April 5 at the Eagles. Married to Gerald Dixon for 49+ years, she has three children, Ruth Williams of Boise Idaho, Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and the late Albert Dixon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Larry and Donetta Marston will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family trip to be held later this summer.
Jeremy and Mandy Keil of Great Bend announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Madilyne Keil on Jan. 14 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 1/4 in. long. Welcoming her home is her big sister Tori.
Martin and Kelley Korb of Overland Park announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Danielle Korb to Michael John Remmert, son of John Remmert and Lana and Kevin Lichter of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Don and Doris Keeler of Great Bend and the late Bob and Irene Remmert.
Travis and Lisa Starr of Olmitz announce the birth of their son, Brett Anthony Starr, on March 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a 3-year-old big brother, Marcus Joseph Starr.
Rosalyn "Aunt Rosie" Borchers will celebrate her 70th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 13 at 108 W. 11th in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her nieces and nephews, Kim Roseland, Alan Brauer, Christene Woodward, Megan Rome, Brandon Sessler and their families. No gifts are requested.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: congratulations to GBHS state wrestlers; special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidate, Marla Davidson, congratulations to re-elected BOE members, Joyce Carter, Dr. Larry Kutina and Kevin Mauler; approval of 2013-2014 handbooks; approval of health textbook adoption; first reading of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; schedule for Curriculum Day on April 22; project updates on GBMS gym construction and HVAC at Riley Elementary School; review sample plaque for GBMS gymnasium; computer department ...
Billions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter last Sunday, but not our media.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday April 11th to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
How do you really know spring has arrived? Beyond the obvious signs like wheat greening up, daffodils blooming and springing forward, the Great Bend area has its own particular way. Next week from April 10-12 at the Expo Center the second annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo takes place and promises to put an exclamation point on the start of the spring farming season. Farmers and ranchers love looking at new technology, state of the art equipment, maybe snagging a bargain and catching up with people they may only see once a year. That's why the agricultural community ...
LAWRENCE - Ervin Francis Huslig, 67, and Mary Ann Huslig, 62, died April 20, 2015. Ervin was born August 17, 1947, in Kingman, the son of Anton Frank and Louise (Maneth) Huslig. Mary Ann Huslig was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Hays, the daughter of James M. Hart Sr. and Cecilia (Sack) Hart.
Barton Community College Community Student Organization members construct care packages for soldiers around the world. Barton CSO collected 930 items, largely donated by Barton faculty and staff. They had enough for 70 care packages. CSO Sponsor Kathy Boeger said she is proud that Barton employees have such big hearts.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting the 2015 NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on April 25-26th .
Severe weather is possible on Friday with storms developing in the afternoon. Scattered storms with large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats across the entire area, however a few of the storms could produce very large hail and a tornado or two. Please stay tuned for further updates and additional information.
Dayton Moore became general manager of the Royals on June 8, 2006, and he was charged with rebuilding a once-proud small-market franchise that was in the midst of a playoff drought that would last 29 years.
It has been a very good regular season for the Barton Community College softball team. Perhaps it didn't end the way the Cougars would have liked Wednesday afternoon at the Great Bend Sports Complex but it is now time look to the post season.
"And They're Almost Off." Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and the snack bar adjacent to the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame gift shop. Horseshoes and mirrors.
Last week two prominent Ukrainian opposition figures were gunned down in broad daylight. They join as many as ten others who have been killed or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances just this year. These individuals have one important thing in common: they were either part of or friendly with the Yanukovych government, which a US-backed coup overthrew last year. They include members of the Ukrainian parliament and former chief editors of major opposition newspapers.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.
KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.