The course "Defensive Driving" will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Participants must register by noon Friday, Feb. 14, at the Great Bend Recreation Commission office, 2114 Stone St., or by calling 793-3755 ext. 2.
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LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self is facing a balancing act between making sure star freshman Joel Embiid recovers from back and knee injuries yet doesn't miss too much time on the court.
The Barton Community College softball team opened the 2014 season on Wednesday in Colorado, dropping a pair of games to host Lamar.
LARNED - By now most everybody who is a college basketball fan has heard about Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart shoving a Texas Tech fan in the stands last weekend.
WICHITA - Phil Martelli remembers the crowds that started showing up for practices at Saint Joseph's, bigger and bigger with every victory the Hawks put on the board.
A 44-year-old Lyons man died Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident in Rice County.
Sleep clinic set Thursday night at Pawnee Valley
HOISINGTON - The City of Hoisington at its regular meeting on Monday, approved three engineering finalists to interview for reworking the community's sewage lagoons. The lagoons were found to be deficient by the Environmental Protection Agency because of short circuiting of lagoon waters.
RUSSELL – Antonio Vindiola, 41, Tuscon, Ariz., has been indicted by a federal grand on drug-related charges, Wichita-based United States Attorney Barry Grissom announced Thursday afternoon. Vindiola is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 29, 2014, in Russell County.
No matter who you are or where you live or what you drive or whether you thought "The English Patient" or "Anchorman 2" the funnier movie, it is time to take a stand on plastic bread. Here's a hint: most of us are against it. Formaldehyde rinsed coffee beans? Not big fans. Flame retardants in our cupcakes? That's a big old negativo, Breaker One. And pink slime should be featured in horror films, not meat.
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The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
Barton Community College hosted a blood drive Friday in the Case New Holland Training Facility. They received 32 units of blood. Barton Visitor Center Receptionist Reba Hickel, pictured, donated and said she does so as often as she can. "I want to help people in need," she said. "I wish more people would donate because it really does help save lives."
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Hoisington police officer and former Barton County Undersheriff Larry Holliday Jr. was arrested following an injury accident early Saturday in northern Barton County.
Chelsea A. Kaundart, 21, was traveling southbound on Washington in the 300 block and lost control on the snow and ice at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle then crossed the center line and entered the east ditch sideways striking a cedar tree, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
Manuel De Jesus Cruz, 22, of Macksville was northbound on 160 Ave. one mile south of D Road in Pawnee County at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, driving a 2003 Ford Windstar.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed fourth out of nine schools at Central Plains High School in Claflin recently. Sterling finished first; Hodgeman County (Jetmore) placed second, and Sylvan-Lucas placed third.
Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips offered some winter weather advice to motorists during Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting – as long as it continues to snow, keep the headlights on.
A benefit hog feed will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 8 at Mom's Bar and Grill in Seward. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Team "The Storm" and Kansas School of the Blind "KanLuvKids" program. Tickets are $8 per plate for adults and $5 per plate for kids 12 and under. A raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. with an auction from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Eddie at 620-786-5536 or B.J. at 620-617-1326.
During the last couple months winter had a tight grip on Kansas countryside. Seemed like whenever I'd look outside my office window I saw gray clouds, large flakes of snow and trees blowing in a bitterly cold wind. This made it easy to dream about the spring thaw or the warm summer sun.
Application deadline for Boys State of Kansas 2014 Academy is March 22. Anyone can sponsor a boy's stater this spring. In addition to families, delegates are sponsored by American Legion Post 180, civic organizations, businesses, clubs and interested individuals. The deadline for sponsorship is also March 22.
Steve and Glenna Gaunt of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter JoAnn Gaunt to Trenton Suchy, son of Charlie and Cindy Suchy of Great Bend.
Brock and Angie Miller announce the engagement of their daughter Breaer Angelique Miller to Taylor Lee Neff, son of Jeff and Nancy Neff.