HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Southern Californians looked like idiots Friday, flocking to the beaches to watch the tsunami arrive from Japan. The danger was ignored. At this point we'd rather die suddenly in an act of God than have Charlie Sheen slowly peck us to death for the next 40 years. The White House issued a statement of support to Japan following their earthquake Friday which sounded very hastily written. The ...
Well, this takes the Irish cake. The Irish "need not apply" in America all over again. Ireland, you see, is not doing so well. Prior to the global economic meltdown, its service industry soared as global companies took advantage of its well-educated, English-speaking citizens. Emboldened by its good fortune, the Irish government, and many of its citizens, carried on like Americans. They overborrowed and overspent. A housing bubble formed and burst spectacularly. Now Ireland's unemployment ...
The federal agency that administers Medicare acknowledged to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the government often overpays for patient wheelchairs due to a quirk in its rules.
Dear Editor, I would like to provide some clarification to the article regarding the change of vendors for Meals on Wheels. CKMC had been the only vendor for Meals on Wheels in Great Bend, but meals in Hoisington are provided by Clara Barton Hospital and Ellinwood meals are provided by Friendship Meals from the Great Bend Senior Center. The many volunteers who give up their lunch hour in all three communities are the backbone of ...
Dear Editor, Thank you Mayor Allison for having lunch with us at the Senior Center, March 10. We appreciate you bringing meals to those who could not go through the serving line. Also, visiting with attendees at all the tables. On a personal note, I think Mike Allison has served Great Bend in a professional and honorable manner as our mayor. Let's not take our privilege to vote for granted. It only takes a few ...
Citizens Watchdog Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 16th & Main. This neighborhood watch meeting is "open to the public, burglary victims, neighbors, friends and anyone who is concerned about the continuing burglaries in Great Bend." Randy Smith, criminal justice instructor from Barton County Community College, will give the program, "What in Your Neighborhood Needs to be Fixed."
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department will host a Boating Safety Course on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989, must successfully complete a boating safety course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat. Exemptions from this requirement include persons 21 years of age or older and ...
Barton Community College's Cohen Center for Kansas History now has two resources that give the public the ability to study and preserve historical documents and other papers, making them available to future generations when otherwise those pieces of history would eventually be lost.
The Barton County Arts Council will present acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Back Room, 1401 Main St., Great Bend. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Since seating is limited, reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Arts Council this afternoon at 620-792-4221 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Two men were arrested Friday for driving on the dike. Jesse McNett and Eli Woods, both of Great Bend, were booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting $1,000 surety bonds.
To those of us who have been predicting the outcome of NCAA tournaments since before there was a 3-point line or 35-second shot clock, the great news of the 2011 edition of March Madness was that there are three more games to get right.
Criminal damage to property on 10th St. was reported Sunday afternoon. There were broken windows at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant, 4909 10th St.; and at 5205 10th St. and 5215 10th St.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will set tuition rates for Fiscal Year 2012 when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Room F-30, in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a report on finances, college audit review and hiring personnel.
Barton County Sheriff Great Bend Police Department requested Barton County Sheriff's Office check the welfare of a juvenile male in rural Great Bend in reference to a fight at the high school Friday morning. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and did not file a case. A man seen sitting on a bridge Friday on K-96, north of Great Bend, was checked. He was walking to Hays. ...
BUSHTON - Dean Carter, 76, died March 13 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras walked with the bases-loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth June Jaunt Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Veterans Memorial Park.
DODGE CITY - The Ellinwood High School boys' golf team finished seventh after a playoff against Ness City in the Class 2A state golf tournament at Mariah Hills Golf Course on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
NEW YORK - Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
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Work on the bridge north of the Club at StoneRidge has been completed and the road is open, according to the Barton County Engineers Office.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker.
Sienna Michelle Meeks, 3 months, died on May 21 at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 22, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Nolan and Collette (King) Meeks.
Paul J. Linenberger, 90, died May 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.
Unique artwork and ceramics will be shown at a gallery opening at 7 p.m. Friday at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. The show features the work of Darnel Row, Joshua Garret and Lili Vialacres.