KANSAS CITY, Kan., – Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced the selection of Ellsworth native Josh Svaty, who just served as secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to be his senior adviser.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through Thursday, March 3. The program opened Thursday.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Democratic House leader Jim Clyburn blamed the Tucson shootings Tuesday on the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of Congress last week. He said reading the U.S. Constitution out loud was an attempt to de-legitimize the president. So he listened to it. Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for Tucson's shootings. It hardly merited their response. Rush called him a fool ...
When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts.
Safari World, the well-known and controversial zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, has previously stupefied the world (and News of the Weird readers) by training orangutans to play basketball, ride motorbikes and kickbox (while outfitted in martial-arts trunks).
MANHATTAN (AP) - Before heading off to the Pac-10, Colorado is settling some old scores in the Big 12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State 84-79 to win its 20th straight conference opener.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points and Florida State pulled off its latest upset of No. 1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils' 25-game winning streak with a 66-61 victory Wednesday night.
Bobcats 96, Bulls 91 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - D.J. Augustin had 22 points and 12 assists, outplaying Derrick Rose in the Charlotte Bobcats' 96-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. The Bulls, off to their best start since their last title under Michael Jordan in 1998, couldn't keep it going with Jordan sitting courtside. The Bobcats owner stood and clapped as the final seconds ticked down in Charlotte's fourth straight win. Ex-Bull Tyrus ...
No. 2 Ohio State 68, Michigan 64 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding off Michigan 68-64 on Wednesday night. New Michigan football coach Brady Hoke arrived with athletic director Dave Brandon moments after the opening tip and immediately began firing up the crowd, pointing at the student sections and raising his right fist. Hoke was ...
Carl Alvin Rose 1926 -2011 LARNED - Carl Alvin Rose, 85, died on Jan. 12, 2011 at South Wind Hospice, Pratt. He was born January 11, 1926, at Haviland, the son of William August and Elsie Ellen Smith Rose. A resident of Larned since 1961, he was a retired carpenter. He attended the Church of the Nazarene, Larned and Life Member Disabled American Veterans. He was a World War II Army ...
WICHITA - Daniel Mark Kraft, 50, passed away Jan. 10. Born on Oct. 13, 1960 in Hoisington, he was the son of Duane and Dolores Kraft. He worked for Universal Products in Goddard. He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend.
With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next project, the nonprofit organization is hosting its 2nd Annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater this Saturday, with hopes for raising at least $15,000. These funds will be acquired through a combination of ticket sales, table sponsorships from local business and freewill donations at the event, said Habitat cochairman Rachel Mawhirter. "This ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Tuesday. At 1:26 p.m. they responded to an automatic fire alarm at Washington School, 2535 Lakin. There was no fire; the alarm was set off by cooking. At 3:57 a.m. Wednesday they responded to a false alarm at 3213 25th St. Great Bend Police A motorist was driving east in the 4000 block of Broadway ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Sarah Palin was blamed by liberal activists Sunday for an unstable young man's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot. To blame her is ridiculous. She can prove that at the time of the shooting she was in Arkansas campaigning against blackbirds. Jared Loughner's shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot Saturday started a media frenzy on cable news channels. At first CNN blamed it on political ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.