HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Will the Republican Party's 2012 national rout have an impact? Will it become more a moderate (excuse the "dirty" word) conservative party that tries to inch back to George W. Bush's stated goal of a more "compassionate conservatism" that would appeal to growing, Democratic-inclined demographics? As Tony Soprano said: "Fuhgeddaboudit!"
ELLINWOOD - The St. John High School Lady Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A Division-I in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, jumped ahead 21-4 in the first quarter.
WICHITA - The Great Bend girls' and boys' bowling teams dominated Wednesday afternoon's competition hosted by Wichita Collegiate.
MANHATTAN - After nearly a month out of the water, the Great Bend High School boys' swim team finished third at a Manhattan meet on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK - No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they also shut out everybody else.
LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore came around a screen set by Travis Releford, took a pass from Elijah Johnson and then let a 3-pointer rip from well beyond the arc as the final seconds ticked away.
Cory A. Little, Great Bend, was arrested early Tuesday following a pursuit that started at NW 20 Ave. and NW 70 Road, and ended in the 3000 block of Broadway Ave. in Great Bend. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m. when a Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to stop the vehicle. After reaching speeding over 90 mph in the county, the driver reportedly ran stop signs and avoided tire spikes and was traveling 60 mph in town until the vehicle went into a ditch at 18th and Jackson. Little ran on foot and was caught by ...
The preliminary hearing for the woman suspected of stealing funds from the now defunct Central Prairie Honor Flights program has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Barton County District Court. With no judge available on Jan. 3, the preliminary hearing for LaVeta Diane Miller could not take place as scheduled. Miller is charged with two counts of theft between $25,000 and $100,000, from Central Prairie RC&D in Great Bend, which administered the nonprofit program that provided World War II veterans with free trips to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C ...
ELLSWORTH - An Ellsworth woman was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after the sport utility vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by a pickup on K-156 and Kunkle Drive in Ellsworth.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape that allegedly occurred over the weekend in a vehicle outside the bar at 206 North U.S. 281, north of Great Bend.
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GREAT BEND - Taylor Rae Langen, 18, died Jan. 8, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
LARNED - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Sleep & Diagnostic Center in Larned recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
LARNED - The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education has recognized Pawnee Valley Community Hospital as a certified expansion site for Diabetes Solutions, a quality diabetes self-management education program.
LARNED - A "Celebrate Recovery" program will be started in Pawnee County starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at Glory Be in Larned. The free meeting is open to the publi.
This week's theme is HOME AS HOUSE. Our poets explore "house" through the door of the American Cinquain-22 syllables divided among five lines in this order: 2, 4, 6, 8, and back to 2.
Chris Mitchum began his movie career almost 50 years ago at Arizona's 'Old Tucson,' the historic film studio site of numerous film and TV Westerns since the 1940s (see www.oldtucson.com).
The Grassroots Art Center will hold a "HATS OFF CELEBRATION" in Lucas March 14, because they won #2 in "America's Best Restroom" contest. Wear a funky hat to the celebration and bring a chair.
Bryan Pinkall's career continues to hit the right notes. The award-winning assistant professor of music at Kansas State University is following up on his success as artistic director of the Emmy-winning production of the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony by performing on the soon-to-be released recording of Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil" with two Grammy-winning ensembles.
Americans love their backyards. Retreats for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation, they combine the comfort and convenience of living rooms with the freedom of the open air. A new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, "Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the Backyard," explores the transition from the front porch to the backyard patio, the rise of the do-it-yourself homeowner, and the use of "chemical warfare" to achieve the perfect lawn.
One of my late father's favorite trick questions was, "What does a cat learn if it jumps on a hot stove burner?"
Sterling College will present William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" at 8 p.m. through today in Culbertson Auditorium. Tickets will be available show nights at the Sterling College box office in Spencer Hall at 7 p.m., and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors.
Is any remotely viable Democrat prepared to step up and challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016? Because she deserves to be scrutinized by a competitive opponent - more so than ever, now that she's been busted anew for engaging in classic Clintonian secrecy.
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