As Leonard Bunselmeyer celebrates the end of an era with his recent retirement from a 41-year career, 34 of which were at Barton Community College, he looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren and taking advantage of volunteer opportunities. Free time might be something of a new concept to Bunselmeyer, as he has become accustomed to a fast-paced environment. "The first thing I'm ...
A restraining order, to keep away from Sarah Palin and her family, was extended against Shawn Christy, 19, of McAdoo, Pa., by a magistrate in Anchorage, Alaska. Christy has admitted to traveling to Alaska to meet Palin, to making numerous telephone calls to her, and to once threatening to sexually assault her.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - On this lovely, but exceedingly hot, Sunday afternoon, with computer-in-lap, I am enjoying the benefits of wireless Internet technology as I sit in the passenger's seat of my five-year old SUV purchased from CarMax.
WILSON - In 1874, a caravan of covered wagons brought men, women and children to the rugged prairie.
Mark Lessard, Larned High School's head tennis coach, captured first place in the men's singles competition of the Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - About 30 years ago, a youngster who ate, drank and slept football had a poster of Jim Zorn. The kid was a rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but thought the creative, left-handed Seattle quarterback was cool.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Barry Richardson signed his restricted free agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, while the team added free agent linebacker Brandon Siler to help shore up the defense.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA talks have started again and are apparently going nowhere. A downcast Commissioner David Stern said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement after a 2 ½-hour meeting Monday between owners and players, the first to include leadership from both sides since the lockout began exactly a month ago. "I don't feel optimistic about the players' willingness to engage in a serious way," Stern said. Stern added nothing had changed since the ...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - If Kansas City Chiefs fans could make a wish, they should probably plead for Matt Cassel's continued good health.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Randy Moss is calling it a career after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen.
Richard J. "Dick" Stevens, 70, died July 31, 2011, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 17, 1941, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of R.J. and Janet (Ewing) Stevens. On Sept. 13, 1985, he married Marie Smith at Hugoton. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Hugoton, he was in law enforcement, and was a meat cutter, having co-owned Dick and Marie's Venture Foods in Hugoton. He ...
HERINGTON - Elaine V. Talbot, 87, of Herington, died July 21, 2011, at the Medicalodges of Herington. Born July 5, 1924, in Bloomfield, Mo., she was the daughter of Linord E. and Grace M. (Hopkins) Caldwell. On July 12, 1946, she married E. Ray Talbot at St. Louis, Mo. She received her associate degree with William & Jewell University. She was a homemaker and a Nurses Aide.
ELLINWOOD - Gladys T. Muller, 94, died July 30, 2011, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in rural Seward, she was the daughter of Wilbert William Dewey and Josephine Sims. A resident of south Great Bend, moving to Ellinwood in 1938, she was a homemaker and Certified Nurse Aide at Ellinwood District Hospital for over 20 years. On Aug. 6, 1938, she married Adolph Muller at Howard. He died Feb. 5, 1989.
Ronald J. Karlin, 74, died July 30 at Hays Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1936, in Hays, he was the son of Henry W. and Evelyn M. (Rupp) Karlin. On June 7, 1958, he married Virginia Dufford Wysong in Larned. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1943, coming from Hays, he was an area salesman for Frito Lay, retiring after 21 years. He was an avid golfer and gardener and enjoyed his ...
Melvin Clay Simpson, 94, died July 31, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 17, 1917, at Newby, Okla., the son of William Thomas and Sara (Davis) Simpson. He married Frances Elizabeth Jackson on March 13, 1934, at Osceola, Mo. A Great Bend resident since 1941, coming from Eaton, Colo., he was owner and operator of Murray-Simpson Casing Crews.
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Another week down, and two more pounds lost. Thanksgiving presented a slight challenge when it came to sticking with the rules. As a refresher, my self-written rules are simply no seconds, no dessert, no soda, and no snacking. With cheese balls, cashews and snack trays (oh my!) displayed on every surface during the holidays, it can be hard to resist the temptation to constantly munch on the salty and sweet goodies that abound when we ...
EL DORADO - Butler Community College wasted no time taking a lead against the Barton Lady Cougars on Wednesday evening.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LARNED - Put away the leftover turkey and put away the pigskin. It's Basketball Time!
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
RUSSELL - Clifford Franklin Kopke, 88, died Dec. 1, 2013 at a Littleton, Colorado assisted living facility. Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Emporia, he was the son of William C. Kopke and Sophia Adaline Van Deren Kopke. In 1943 graduated from high school in Emporia. On Feb. 28, 1948, he married Margaret Dorothy Back in Wichita, living in Hoisington before relocating to Russell. She died on Aug. 27, 1983. He was employed by a tent ...
RUSSELL - Harry Lee Hunsley III, 82, died Dec. 1, 2013 at his residence in Russell. Born Nov. 3, 1931, in Larned, he was the son Harry, Jr. and Ann (Bishop) Hunsley. He grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. On Aug. 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Joan Marie Wilkerson, in Russell. She preceded him ...
HOISINGTON - Richard Lee Evans, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.
WINFIELD - Ida Funk, 82, died Dec. 3, 2013 at her home in Winfield. Born March 18, 1931, in Raymond, she was the daughter of Arch and Alma(Ash) Cain. She was raised and attended schools in Great Bend and Raymond. On Dec. 1, 1960, she married Paul Funk in Great Bend. He passed away July 7, 1999. She was employed at F. W. Woolworth in high school and during World War II at Beech Aircraft. ...
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.