Denice Degenhardt's philosophy is "teaching for life by giving hope and help to struggling children and their families," and she is putting it into practice at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC).
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Great Bend resident Don Paden has received a special thank you for his contributions to the community. He was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a new program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.
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MANHATTAN - Charlie Weis wanted to give his team a lesson in the Sunflower Showdown ahead of his first game against Kansas State, so the new Kansas coach figured he'd better bone up on it himself.
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A woman and child from Denver, Colo., were injured Friday morning on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County when a car overturned. The accident occurred at 10:34 a.m., approximately 22 miles east of Russell.
LARNED - The votes have been counted and the judges have made their decisions. The animals that will grace the pages of the Pawnee County Humane Society 2013 calendar have been decided in a public vote.
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LARNED - Ralph Baird Motors and Larned High School will sponsor the Third Annual Drive One 4 UR School event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
A Great Bend resident reported seeing someone in a white pickup steal a trailer and an all terrain vehicle Thursday night from his residence, 9025 Fourth St. Sometime after 11:30 p.m., the truck was seen traveling on west U.S. 56 and SW 50 Ave., pulling the trailer that carried the four-wheeler. The suspect unhooked the trailer from the truck and ditched the stolen property in the 300 block of SW 10 Road.
COFFEYVILLE - Make that 3-for-3.
Great Bend High School girls' golf team hosted the Western Athletic Conference schools for a golf invitational on Tuesday.
The upcoming Elvis Tribute concert at Great Bend's American Legion will feature Frank Werth & the Vibrations. An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune said the backup group would be on tape. While the soundman uses tracks for the instrumentation, the Vibrations is a four-person vocal group that joins Werth for a live show known as Frank's Attribute To Elvis, or F.A.T.E. The benefit concert will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Robert J. "Bob" Tittel, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Ness City, he was the son of Benhardt and Hildegard Frieda Emma (Schettler) Tittel. In 1976, he graduated from Ness City High School, and that same year he moved to Great Bend. A longtime Great Bend resident, he worked for many years as a cable technician for CableVision in Great Bend until health issues prevented him from working. Bob was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and enjoyed many activities, including auto body restoration.
James W. Herren, 92, died Oct. 6, at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Born June 24, 1922, in Great Bend, he was the son of George L. and Minda (Knighton) Herren. On July 10, 1978, he married Beverly A. Barnes in Wichita. She preceded him in death. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was a supervisor for Kansas Foundation for the Blind.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
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On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball's postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed:
Law enforcement has long been a popular subject in film comedy. It looks like some producer now has a lot of potential material.