LONDON (AP) - Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on her head, eyes fixed on the big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn't be another Olympic letdown for Australia.
The Larry Zinn Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31, at the Club at StoneRidge.
Walnut Bowl is hosting a sign up party for the youth bowling league on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - If Green Bay Packers fans are eager for a sneak peek at Charles Woodson's potentially expanded role at safety for the Green Bay Packers this season, they probably aren't going to get it Thursday night.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The practice looked like a normal NFL workout. There were just twice as many players on the fields at Missouri Western State University.
EDNA - Doris Sheridan, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Edna on Aug. 6. Doris was born Nov. 19, 1942, to Ralph Jack and Lottie Urbanovich Harms in Ellsworth. She was a longtime Ellsworth County resident and a 1960 graduate of Geneseo High School. On May 28, 1988 she married William 'Bill' Sheridan in Ellsworth. Doris owned her own beautician business, worked as a bookkeeper at the Lorraine State Bank and Lorraine Grain and Fuel Company and was a Gas Processing Operator for Northern Natural Gas and Tejas Gas Companies.
ST. JOHN - Richard B. Fischer, 94, died Aug. 7 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
ATHENS, Ga. - Patricia G. Davison, 60, of Athens, Ga., passed away Aug. 5, 2012. She was born in Great Bend, the daughter of the late Dale and Louise Corn Helsel. Mrs. Davison was a secretary/treasurer with Top Doc's Inc., in Alpharetta, Ga. and attended Redstone United Methodist Church, in Jefferson, Ga.
Great Bend Municipal Court
The last day for the Wetlands water park in Great Bend will be Sunday, Aug. 12. Hours are from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Two people were injured Monday when a motorcycle went off K-111, approximately six miles north of Kanopolis in Ellsworth County.
Great Bend Police
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BUSHTON - Bushton will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.
ELLINWOOD- There will be a New to Ellinwood Pool Party and Ice Cream Social at the Ellinwood City Pool, 512 W. 6th, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 for the entire family.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.