Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2011-2012 season, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Performance dates are Dec. 1-4. There are roles for three to four men and two to three women; ages can vary. Director Sally O'Connor said ...
Great Bend Police are investigating an incident that reportedly ended with shots being fired into the air in the southeast part of town. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Pine Street at 8:45 p.m. Monday. A man said he had been standing in his front yard, arguing with a man he knew, who was on a bike in the front yard by the fence. The first man said he had ...
While the weather prediction for today is warm and sunny, the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state, said Kansas Department of Transportation spokesperson Barb Blue.
By Mildon Yeager U.S. Naval Reserve Sea Bee Battalion LARNED - It all started when I was a senior in high school. A Navy recruiter came to visit with students who were interested in maybe joining the Navy. I was very interested, because I knew in April, I would be 18 years and would be on the wanted list at our draft board and I was not interested in going into the Army. So I ...
USD 495 calendar Wednesday -Seminar, FCA Core Team; Seminar, TAC; LHS Stuco, 7:30 a.m.; Play practice, 6 p.m. Thursday - LHS Cross Country at Sterling, 4 p.m.; LMS Football at Pratt, 4 p.m.; Play practice, 6 p.m. Friday - LHS Regional Tennis at Abilene; FCA, 7:30 a.m.; LHS Football at Hoisington, 7 p.m. Saturday - LHS Regional Tennis at Abilene; LHS Golf at Lakin, 9:30 a.m.; LHS Debate at Hays, 8 a.m.; LHS Fr. Volleyball ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Erin Powers and Rebecca Ford. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
"Hundreds" of blondes paraded through Riga, Latvia at the third annual "March of the Blondes" festival designed to lift the country's spirits following a rough stretch for the economy.
Dear Editor, If the Democrats want to avoid an election slaughter in 2012 maybe they should move for the immediate repeal of Obamacare. The majority of our population wants it repealed and resent the manner in which it was passed over their loud objections. Democrats need to stop acting as though that big stink doesn't exist. Maybe they should also avoid Obama and his cronies like the plague. Byron Maduska, Leavenworth
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Esther Dunham, 89, died on Dec. 2 at Golfcrest Health Care Center in Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 in Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. On June 9, 1945 she married Jack Dunham in Hays. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J.C. Penneys and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
Lewis DeWitt, 69, died on Dec. 2 at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 12, 1943, in Cass Lake, Minn., he was the son of Fred F. and Katherine (Gaubatz) DeWitt. On Nov. 17, 1962 he married Dennie Lou Short at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. He moved to Kansas in 1962, residing in Lyons. Lewis and Dennie moved to Hutchinson, where he worked for International Harvester in Hutchinson. In ...
HUDSON -Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, passed away Dec. 3, 2013 at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
SALINA - Wanda Lee Funk, 75, passed away on Dec. 1, at Kenwood View Rehabilitation & Health Care. Born on Feb. 8, 1938, in WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Hannah and Horrace Hobbick. She worked as a housekeeper.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation executed two search warrants late Monday and early Tuesday in Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said suspected methamphetamine was found and five suspects were arrested on drug charges.
ELLINWOOD -Star of Hope has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals-to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.
Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.