CLAFLIN - The Claflin Independent Township Library will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., after the All-School Reunion Parade, on May 29. Refreshments will be served in the meeting room. The library is located at 108 Main in Claflin.
SCOTT CITY - The Great Bend High School baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Scott City on Thursday to end the regular season.
NEW YORK - Eric Hosmer and Melky Cabrera homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Yankees 11-5 on Thursday night, sending New York to its first home series loss of the season.
Czech Television reported on a recent, joyous, but confusing, family reunion featuring a woman (Ilona Tomeckova) who had become a man (Dominik Sejda), and who had finally found love - in the person of Andrea Kajzarova, who was, before her own sex change, a bodybuilder named Tomas Kajzar. Dominik, motivated to reconnect with his original family, learned that the son he had given birth to (Radim) was himself undergoing a sex change - to become Viki.
One of the shameful hallmarks of a dictatorship is the restriction of movement - telling citizens or groups they cannot travel or relocate freely.
Barton County Sheriff Five road signs belonging to Barton County were found Wednesday at the Diversion Dam. Great Bend Police Wednesday Reports: A yard ornament was taken from 2332 Garfield St. A known person allegedly took a cat toy from Dillon's Store No. 3 at 1811 Main without paying. A notice to appear in municipal court was served. Barton County Jail ...
Elwyn Dean Hammerschmidt 1941-2011 HOISINGTON - Elwyn Dean Hammerschmidt, 69, died May 11 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born November 14, 1941, at Hays, the son of Otto and Evelyn (Windholz) Hammerschmidt. He married Evelyn Gerritzen October 22, 1982 at Great Bend. A Hoisington resident for 29 years, he retired after working as a truck driver for R and S Transportation. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and ...
Great Bend Public Library will begin operating under summers at the end of the month. Effective May 31, the library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays. Regular hours will resume Sept. 6.
The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2011 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. William "Bill" and Mary King during Barton's 41st commencement on Thursday. Although unable to attend in person, the Kings were recognized for years of involvement with the college. The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1981 by the Barton Community College Foundation to recognize individuals who have shown genuine regard for, and have performed outstanding service ...
Jared Marcuson and Will Hodges were named Barton Community College's 2011 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards as they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 41st commencement ceremony on Thursday. Marcuson said he was surprised and honored to receive the distinction of Outstanding Graduate. "Three years ago, when I watched my friends graduate, I never thought I'd be ...
Four live bands will perform at the End Of School Year Bash, Friday evening at CrossPoint Church, 2100 Broadway Ave. The Youth Workers Alliance of Great Bend, a group made up of local youth pastors and senior pastors from several churches in the community, is hosting the event. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and all ages are invited. Cost is $5 at the door, with children 10 years old and ...
Barton Community College presented the Distinguished Instructor Award to Steven Lueth, Barton's director of instrumental activities, during the college's 41st commencement ceremony Thursday. Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Dr. Penny Quinn made the award presentation. Lueth has been director of instrumental activities at Barton Community College for six years. This year, he is a member of the Outcomes Assessment Committee and the Visual and Performing Arts Committee. He ...
Rick Long, Farmers Insurance agent in Great Bend, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers. The University of Farmers training facility, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., was officially dedicated November 3, 2006.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of organizing the After Harvest Festival Parade to be held Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Park Street on the west edge of Ellinwood.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Cemetery employees request that all arrangements and grave decorations on the ground and not at the head of the grave be removed to allow for maintenance of the grounds by Monday, June 10.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Foundation, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Jan Westfall and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The City of Great Bend's newly formed committee to study the banning of pit bulls will hold an organizational meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the City Council chambers, 1209 Williams. The meeting is open to the public.
Since the Obama administration has confessed to spying on journalists at the Associated Press and Fox News, have you noticed there are more stories about the Obama scandals in the news?
As amateur news hounds gain power and influence through social media, the definition of "journalist" has ripened for philosophical debate. But now it's becoming a legal issue – one that could hamper efforts to protect the news profession at the very time federal lawmakers are awakening to the need to do so.
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