Dear Editorm I would like to thank the members of the Great Bend Beautification Committee for their hard work and financial contributions to enhance the streets and city property throughout Great Bend. The new statuary and landscaping at the library, the flower pots on the corners of Main Street, the circle garden at the courthouse, the flower gardens at the tennis courts, Veterans Park and the library, all enhance the quality of life here. The ...
Dear Editor, On August 6, 450 athletes from USD 428 received free athletic physicals. This tradition for more than 30 years has served the community of Great Bend well. More than 13 local physicians, four nurses, and over 25 athletic coaches and personnel volunteered their time for this activity saving the parents of Great Bend thousands of dollars in medical costs. I have visited with many school administrators throughout the State of Kansas about this ...
In May, following near-record floods in fields south of Montreal, Quebec, farmer Martin Reid made sure to apply for his fishing license because he had learned the hard way that when his land gets flooded, he cannot remove the fish washed onto it unless he is a licensed fisherman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, can lift his arms and legs and respond to commands, his family said on their website.
MIAMI (AP) - At this rate, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn't mind sending Dan Uggla down to the minors for a day.
High School fall sports practices for Great Bend High School, along with area schools, begin on Monday at various locations in the Golden Belt.
The Barton Community College volleyball team is ranked No. 16 in the recently released NJCAA Division I preseason poll.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was thinking about what he could have done different as his team entered the bottom of the ninth trailing by four runs. Turned out that a big comeback made it all wasted thoughts.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been reluctant to put pads on his players the first two weeks of training camp, unsure what kind of condition they arrived in after the NFL lockout wiped away the offseason. He scrapped any sort of scrimmage prior to their first preseason game for the same reason.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - After the NFL lockout wiped away most of the offseason, resulting in a most unusual training camp, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli believes things are finally getting back to normal.
Lester W. Miller, 87, died Aug. 8, at Fairbury, Neb. Born on Jan. 6, 1924 in Fairbury, Neb., he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Koch) Miller. He attended school at Morrowville and graduated in 1941. After high school, he farmed with his father north of Morrowville. Lester was also part owner in the Corner Café for several years. On Dec. 29, 1945, he was united in marriage to Agnes L'Ecuyer. She preceded ...
A one vehicle wreck occurred in the 300 block of north Washington, Great Bend, at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was south bound on Washington when it lost control, entered the east ditch backwards, striking the culvert and then rolling onto its top, according to a news release by the Barton County Sheriff's office.
Birding Basics and Cheyenne Birding Field Trip will be held in August at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway.
Central Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will provide to area insurance agents two hours of General continuing education hours on Aug. 19, at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom. The two hours of general CE course, titled "Medicare Fundamentals", is provided at minimal cost. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams St.
At their annual dealer meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Equipment Technologies (ET) recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises (SFE) as the Apache Dealer of the Year. The Apache is the worlds leading high capacity mechanical drive sprayer. In addition, two SFE salespeople, Jason Pavlu and Jed Simpson, were recognized for individual sales achievements by earning the Presidents Award and Top Performer Club Award respectively.
Prepared by: The Buckley Group L.L.C. October, 2013 Overview LARNED -- The Larned State Hospital (LSH) in Larned (Pawnee County) is an acute psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). LSH has a budgeted capacity of 525 beds. These beds are located in three programs, each with a separate focus, as follows. • Psychiatric Services Program (PSP) -- This includes 90 budgeted beds, of which 30 are ...
DETROIT - The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens moved a step closer toward having a shot at defending their title.
MANHATTAN - Bruce Weber understands the inconsistency behind his team's offensive attack thus far this season, especially the higher-than-expected turnover numbers that have slowed scoring within his signature motion offense.
DOUGLASS - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in seventh place at the Douglass Goodwill Tournament on Saturday.
Arizona remains the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll after winning a close game at Michigan on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the span of a year, the Kansas City Chiefs went from being a franchise in disarray to one with the best record in the AFC and a shot at winning their division with two regular-season games left.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few programs for those days school is not in session over the holidays. Students can meet their friends at the Activity Center for some fun on Monday, Dec. 23 and/or Monday, Dec. 30. Each day will include crafts, games, snacks, bowling at Walnut Bowl and fun organized activities. Amber Koch, Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo education coordinator, will present an animal and activities on Dec. 30. GBRC will provide ...
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room D-107.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will present its annual Christmas program Wednesday evening at 7:15.
Walter N. "Walt" Fleischmann, 70, longtime Great Bend resident, passed away at his home on Dec. 15 in Great Bend. Born Feb. 27, 1943, in Salina, he was the son of Roland and Esther Mae (Bender) Fleischmann. He attended elementary school in Great Bend, attended high school in Hutchinson, and later lived in Wichita. On April 30, 1966, he was united in marriage to Darlene M. Haberman in Timken. The couple resided in Colorado for ...
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Neighborhood Crime Watch," by Craig Alpaugh, will be held Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend. There are roles for five men and two women. Performances will be held Feb. 20-23, 2014. For more information, contact GBCT, (620) 792-4228.
IOLA - Diane Gowdy, 64, former Great Bend resident and teacher, died Friday at her home in Iola. Born May 16, 1949 in Newton, Diane grew up in Emporia. On Aug. 30, 1969, she married Charley Gowdy. He died in 2010. The couple made their home in Great Bend. In 1996 they moved to Iola. She received her degree in education from Fort Hays State University and taught in the Great Bend school system.
Jay Paul Wareham, 63, died Dec. 15 at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 21, 1950, in Highland Park, Mich., he was the son of Harold and Ruth (Thomson) Wareham. A longtime resident of Hoisington, recently residing in Great Bend, he was employed in the construction field and raised and trained hunting dogs.