With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next project, the nonprofit organization is hosting its 2nd Annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater this Saturday, with hopes for raising at least $15,000. These funds will be acquired through a combination of ticket sales, table sponsorships from local business and freewill donations at the event, said Habitat cochairman Rachel Mawhirter. "This ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Tuesday. At 1:26 p.m. they responded to an automatic fire alarm at Washington School, 2535 Lakin. There was no fire; the alarm was set off by cooking. At 3:57 a.m. Wednesday they responded to a false alarm at 3213 25th St. Great Bend Police A motorist was driving east in the 4000 block of Broadway ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Sarah Palin was blamed by liberal activists Sunday for an unstable young man's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot. To blame her is ridiculous. She can prove that at the time of the shooting she was in Arkansas campaigning against blackbirds. Jared Loughner's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot Saturday started a media frenzy on cable news channels. At first CNN blamed it on political ...
In the tragic Arizona shooting that has left six people dead\ - including a 9-year-old girl, and 14 people wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - there is only one person to blame: Jared Loughner.
Stacey Herald, 36, of Dry Ridge, Ky., is 28 inches tall, with a rare condition called Osteogenisis Imperfecta, which causes brittle bones and underdeveloped organs - provoking doctors' warnings that childbirth could cause the fetus to crush Stacey's lungs and heart (and produce a baby susceptible for life to broken legs and arms).
No. 10 Connecticut 67, Rutgers 53 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Alex Oriakhi had 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as No. 10 Connecticut returned to Big East play with a 67-53 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker finished with 18 points. He has led UConn in scoring in every game this season. The Huskies (13-2, 2-2 Big East), coming off a 82-81 overtime win at No. 12 Texas on Saturday, won ...
A look at the five unbeaten and two winless teams remaining in NCAA Division I basketball (through Jan. 10):
LAWRENCE (AP) - Mario Little, the senior forward for No. 3 Kansas who missed six games after being charged in a fight, has been cleared to play.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan picked San Diego State's Brady Hoke as its new football coach on Tuesday, hours after LSU said Les Miles would be staying in the Bayou.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have entrusted Ron Rivera with turning around the NFL's worst team, making the San Diego defensive coordinator the second Latino head coach in NFL history.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Ten hours after winning the national title, Auburn coach Gene Chizik was typically intense and businesslike, already saying the time to celebrate was over.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here's a scary thought for Michael Vick's opponents: He could play even better next year. Delete - Merge Vick had the best season of his career and led the Philadelphia Eagles to an NFC East title without the benefit of practicing as the starting quarterback until Week 2 of the season. There's no telling how well he would've played had he spent the entire offseason, all the organized team activities, minicamps ...
PAWNEE ROCK - Beulah M. White, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and school teacher for 17 years at Pawnee Rock, passed away Jan. 10 at Life Care Center in Andover. She was born Oct. 4, 1915, at Ford County, the daughter of Robert Channing and Maude Ethel (Alexander) Brink. She attended Bresee Theological College and Fort Hays State College to earn her teaching degree. She married Walter Reford White Dec. 31, 1945, ...
BURDETT - Donald Lee Rodebaugh, 67, died Jan. 11 at Good Samaritan Village, Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 23, 1943, at Denver, Colo., the son of Wilbur "Bill" and Fern VanHorn Rodebaugh. A longtime resident of Burdett, he was an auditor, painter, carpenter and Environmental Services Employee at Larned State Hospital, Larned. He belonged to United Methodist Church, and Sons of American Legion, both of Burdett. Survivors include his mother, ...
SCOTTSVILLE, Va. - Robert L. Rebein, 80, of Scottsville, Va., and formerly of Springfield, Va., passed away peacefully Jan. 9, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ellinwood on Dec. 4, 1930, to life-long residents Joseph and Louise Rebein. A native of Ellinwood, Bob graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952 with a BA in Accounting and in 1954 with a JD in Law. During law ...
Rosewood Wine Cellar has been open for only four months, but already it's become a popular shopping destination in downtown Great Bend. Business has been growing for the retail gift store, which promotes work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities with every purchase made by customers.
Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.
Darin Johnson presents Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development, a check for $1,030 for the non-profit agency's Invest in Kids membership club. These proceeds, which will be directed to children with developmental disabilities and delays, represent a portion of a month's invoices at Darin's Auto Repair, Great Bend.
MADISON, Wis. - American Family Insurance agents Rhonda J Knudson, Shawn L. Panzer and Frank Callahan Jr. have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. They join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for their annual faculty and staff exhibit from 1-3 p.m. today, which will include additional artwork from an array of local artists and three featured artists.
(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a request to ban pit bulls and other vicious dogs, a lease request at the airport industrial area from National Co Operative Refinery Association and a cereal-malt beverage request for June Jaunt.
TOPEKA - Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17 at Midland Hospice House.
TOPEKA -- Dorothy Mae Carver, 75, Topeka, passed away May 17, 2013 at Midland Hospice House.
(MCT) – Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.
Small Claims Cases Filed 5-8 - Schartz Automotive Inc. Larned, vs. Kay Lynn Kettwich, Larned; monies owed. Filed 4-1 - ATRA Service Center, Larned, vs. Marjorie Spence, Larned; monies owed. Journal entry of dismissal, 5-3, The Court finds that the underlying obligation has been satisfied and that said cause should be dismissed. District Court Speeding Cases Filed 4-8 - Keith Jason Riley, Larned. No seat belt. Fine $10. No current liability insurance. Proof shown, case ...
Ellinwood Police Department April Report
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Aubrey Lynn Kempke of Claflin was selected to attend the 30th annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 5 in Topeka.