HOISINGTON- Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.
Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank Jack and Sara Love for opening the "Up N Rollin Skate Center". I would also like to thank Karmi Green with the Prairie Enterprise Project for all the help of making this a reality for their new business. I know it took alot of family, friends and volunteers to open this fun place for our children and it takes alot of the same people to help run ...
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the District National Qualifying NFL Tournament on Friday and Saturday April 19th and 20th. Twelve students competed which consisted of: Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Clara Kachanes, Sarah Keller, Mallorie McNett, Jordan Otten, Chase Pumford, Jesus Sandoval, Kane Schumacher, Kameko Schultz and Paige VanSteenburgh. Five students qualified to semi-finals in their events. Cheney and Schumacher placed 12th and Gieck and Schultz placed 10th in Duo ...
You can't change the facts of an explosion. A large fertilizer factory operated next to homes, a middle school and a nursing home. The factory blew, and 14 people died. We can't change those facts, but it's up to us to decide what they mean.
As Mother's Day approaches, the political scene makes me think of an old spiritual: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
Dear Editor; The spirit of generosity is definitely alive in Barton County. As the new volunteer coordinator for Volunteers In Action, I have seen firsthand the example our community sets for caring about their neighbors. The Check Out Hunger Food bank drive held the first weekend of April showed our young volunteers from Holy Family, Girls Scouts and the Barton County Youth Care how much Barton County residents want to take care of each other. ...
Charles A. "Jack" Wesley, 63, died April 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1949, in Great Bend, he was the son of Ralph and Isbell M. (Moses) Wesley. On July 12, 1986, he married Thanh Tran in Great Bend. A longtime resident of Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Wesley Vending. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid KU, K-State, and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was a ...
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has named Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2013 - Tanner Lang, Uniformed, CSI; Miranda Schmidt, Non-Uniformed, Administrative Assistant; RuthAnn Snodgrass, Contract, LMSW-MHP.
LARNED - A Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held April 25 at the Welcome Inn with about 40 in attendance.
Fort Larned archeology activities scheduled FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will host archeology activities for children ages 8 to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. A trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society, "Puzzles from the Past, Problem Solving through Archeology," will be on display and available for exploration. Kansas Archeology Association member Norman Dye will lead a field activity consisting of flagging and examining artifacts and other "finds". ...
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team took second place at the Newton Invitational on Thursday evening.
Barton Community College is hosting the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which started on Thursday and continues through Saturday
History buff Joe Boley will give a program on greyhound racing at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Boley's free program explains how Great Bend is part of greyhound racing history.
A riding lawn mower stolen from Lang Diesel Inc. in rural Ellinwood was too heavy for two people to push up onto a trailer, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the mower was stolen from 15 SE 90 Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and 8 a.m. on Friday.
The Parkinson's Support Group will not have a meeting this month. Sponsors of this new group have decided to meet every other month, so the next meeting will be June 25. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December).
PAWNEE ROCK - An abandoned mobile home in Pawnee Rock was destroyed by fire Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The fire at 128 Rock St. was reported around 11:15 a.m. Great Bend Fire Department was called to assist the Pawnee Rock Fire Department, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said when they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. "The fire is suspicious in nature and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office was called," Bellendir said. ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School will hold a volleyball camp from 2-4 p.m. on May 28-31 at the old High School Gym. Registration deadline is May 28. Contact Laurie Feist or Sharon Gatton at 564-2750 or 564-3136.
Alzheimer's Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050. It is the major driver up the steeply rising health care cost curve. Given this context, the most important question for health policy is not the green eyeshade question of who-pays-how-much that has come to dominate ...
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
LARNED - Ulysses High School's boys' baseball team scored a run in the top of the first inning of a Class 4A regional baseball tournament quarterfinal game on Monday afternoon.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School had one boys' golfer qualify for the Class 5A state meet, which will be held on Monday, May 20, at Overland Park's Brookridge Golf & Fitness.
William "Bill" Berryman, 68, died May 12 at his home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1944, he was the son of William Golden "Bo" and Molly Nelvina (Hill) Berryman. On March 9, 1965, he married Victoria Kay Shoemaker at Newton,
HAYS - James E. "Jim" Giebler, 85, died May 10, at home with family present in Hays. Born June 26, 1927 in Severin, he was the son of James F. and Virginia (Koerner) Giebler. On Sept. 4, 1950, he married Theresa Marie Dinkel in Emmeram.