OTIS – Maxine (Richardson) Bitter, 85, died Jan. 7, 2013 at her residence in Otis.
HAYSVILLE – Michael W. Willms, 52, passed away Jan. 5, 2013.
PAWNEE ROCK - Wesley L. Belden, 73, died Jan. 9 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend. He was born Feb. 7, 1939, at Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Helen (Cobb) Belden. He married Judy Smee Dean on Aug. 29, 1992, in Hoisington.
Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is busily preparing for their upcoming "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater on Saturday, January 19th.
Great Bend High School's got talent and students proved it last weekend during a trip to Wichita.
Kansas is one of the 29 states reporting a high level of influenza-like illnesses according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Flu season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunizations. In 2010 the Kansas Healthcare collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as part of the effort to decrease health care-associated infections.
Whether it's a ball game or a hot concert, consumers are more likely than ever to buy their tickets online. Your Better Business Bureau says it is best to consider the source carefully. Be sure the seller is trustworthy before sending them the sometimes-extravagant sum required for those seats.
The Hoisington Swinging Stars Square Dance Club and the Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor square dance lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting on Friday and running through March 9 at the Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street, west end of City Auditorium. There will be no session on Jan. 18 so the dancers can attend the Annual Snow Ball Festival in Hays.
Washington's self-created "fiscal cliff" crisis has been somewhat resolved, which means we can continue ignoring the real fiscal crises that are dead ahead.
If you go to the website of Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, you'll see a whole page devoted to Hurricane Sandy recovery. You'll see pictures of him touring flooded coastal towns. You'll see the number to call if you lost your power. You'll even see a link to the website for the National Flood Insurance Program.
LA CROSSE - With 4.6 seconds remaining in a girls' basketball game tied at 37, Macksville High School head coach Nathaniel Norman had a choice to make - call a timeout or let his team run the floor.
Barton Community College men's basketball player Al Key was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week for his play over the New Year's holiday extended.
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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