BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School has received a Power Up Grant from Kansas Team Nutrition. Kansas Team Nutrition said, "(The CPMS) grant will include an 8-week health education program for middle school students (in eighth grade.) This program will be to equip students with the knowledge to make healthier choices by encouraging consumption of healthy foods, supporting regular physical activity, teaching students to make their own healthy snacks, and building healthy self-esteem." Eighth graders at ...
ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope begins disaster relief and recovery operations in response to the intense human suffering caused by typhoon Haiyan. Star of Hope Philippines staff have identified the city of Ormoc, Leyte, as the location where Star of Hope efforts will be the most effective. Planning is underway to bring effective help to the people there.
The Barton County Young Professionals organization has several openings that offer the opportunity to get more involved, said Rachel Mawhirter, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce marketing director. BCYP is operated by a committee of volunteers under the auspices of the chamber.
Dear Editor, I want to thank all the agency volunteers, 2014 co-chairs and UWCK Board members and volunteers who helped make Stuff the Bus such a huge success. With the help of local businesses and a bus from USD 428, over $6,000 worth of items helped the 21 agencies of United Way and stretched their tight budgets. These donations stayed locally and helped even more people in the surrounding communities. Larned and Ellinwood also were ...
Dear Legislators; It appears the Kansas Supreme Court is going to usurp your Constitutional authority once again and dictate how much money must be spent by Kansas taxpayers on public school education. Clearly this power was delegated in the Kansas Constitution solely to the Kansas Legislature but the Kansas Supreme Court thinks it can be a "legislature" as well even though they are not elected by Kansas citizens nor accountable to them. So, here's suggestion ...
NARFE will meet at noon today at the Highland Hotel Gold Room. Speaker will be Pam Maxwell, with the Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The federal Healthcare.gov website, serving 36 states that chose not to build their own sites, has been - to quote its boss, Kathleen Sebelius - a "debacle." Its estimated cost to taxpayers stands at $394 million so far and will likely rise as the "tech surge" pours millions of additional taxpayer dollars into trying to fix the site. But federal taxpayers are on the hook for a sum more than 10 times greater - $4.3 ...
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster struggled in his college debut, right along with the rest of his Kansas State teammates, so Bruce Weber pulled him aside after a morning shoot-around Wednesday.
HESSTON - Things started slowly for the Barton Community College men's basketball team.
HESSTON - It wasn't easy, and the Barton Community College women's basketball team wasn't playing flawlessly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dwayne Bowe deftly avoided the locker room full of prying TV cameras, finally emerging onto the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday as if nothing was amiss.
LARNED - There is a timeless and appropriate quote from the POGO cartoon strip that goes, "We have met the enemy ... and he is us!"
MANHATTAN - The nation's sack leader doesn't play in the Southeastern Conference, nor did he play prep football in some hotbed such as Florida or Texas that churns out Division I prospects.
The race to the national championship game has been well defined. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State are in control. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Baylor are on deck. There is a group of one-loss teams crossing their fingers and hoping for chaos. Then there are the conference races, where there is still plenty of sorting out to do. American Athletic Conference - Simple. Only a major collapse could ...
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
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While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.