GARDEN CITY - A quick turnaround in tournaments saw the Great Bend High School boys' tennis team place fifth out of seven teams in Dodge City on Thursday, followed by a fourth-place finish at Garden City on Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Though concerned about the potential short-term loss of injured Baltimore Orioles teammate Chris Davis, Adam Jones couldn't help but marvel at the performance of Kansas City Royals rookie Yordano Ventura.
This year's Cinco de Mayo celebration for Great Bend will take place Saturday, May 3, in the courthouse square. Once again, the celebration will start with an 11 a.m. parade that starts at Brit Spaugh Park and proceeds south on Main Street to the courthouse square.
Three decades ago, the Great Bend City Tree Board took part in a Tree City USA challenge, issued by the Arbor Day Foundation. The tree board met regularly, the mayor proclaimed Great Bend a Tree City and proclaimed April 25 National Arbor Day, encouraging people to plant trees, and the Tree Board began an ongoing project to beautify the city through the planting of redbud trees.
LA CROSSE - George F. Reha, 90, died April 22, at the Rush County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in La Crosse. Born Oct. 4, 1923, in rural McCracken, he was the son of Frank and Lillian (Richter) Reha. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was the owner of Reha Automotive in La Crosse before his retirement. In 1941 he graduated from Bison High School. On Jan. 4, 1947, he married Janita Krug in Great Bend.
BALDWIN CITY - Christina Ann (Radke) Madl, 47, passed away at her home in rural Baldwin on April 21, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Hoisington, she was the daughter of John E. and Laura Lea Peace Radke. In 1985 she graduated from Hoisington High School. During her high school years she worked at Dairy Queen, The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and served as assistant manager of the Hoisington Swimming Pool. She graduated from Barton County Community College School of Cosmetology and the school's advanced study program. She then moved to Lawrence where she studied Art History at the ...
Glen Amerine and his wife Pat started Amerine Utilities Construction Inc. in 1977 with three employees. Today, 37 years later, the long-standing Great Bend-based underground utility contractor employs 40-50 people.
So much for the hope that a new, democratic, non-confrontational Russia would emerge in the 21st century -- hopes that began on Nov. 9, 1989, when Soviet Union leader MikhailÂ Gorbachev took up President Ronald Reagan's challenge and tore down that 30-year-old Berlin wall.