Dear Editor, Due to a multitude of questions that have been hurled my way due to the marriage situation in New York, I have been pressed to write. First thing first, all sexuality is a choice! This may come as a surprise to many people in our world today. People are not, by nature, born homosexual. They are not born fornicators or adulterers. People are not born celibate. Abstinence is not natural either. We are ...
Patient safety advocates say even more reforms are needed - stat! As of July 1, the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education has decreed that first-year hospital residents (a.k.a. interns) can work no more than 16 hours in a shift. Second- and third-year residents, however, are still allowed to work a grueling 28 hours without sleep. Common sense tells most of us the value of 40 winks, but there are actually forces vehemently opposing any ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Neil Dougherty, who coached the TCU basketball team for six seasons, has died. He was 50.
MCPHERSON - The Great Bend Braves, a Class A American Legion baseball team, swept a doubleheader in McPherson on Friday night, taking the first game 10-2 and winning the nightcap 12-3.
There will be a sign up for all players interested in playing in the Western Kansas Football League this season on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the PAC at Great Bend High School.
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday outside Atlanta on a drunken driving charge, sheriff's officials said.
PHEONIX - Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Shane Victorino became the latest All-Star scratches, further threatening to turn baseball's big show into the All-Scar game.
SUPER-BESSE, France (AP) - Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in the final climb on Saturday, while Thor Hushovd kept the overall leader's yellow jersey.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mobbed by his pinstriped pals after the ball sailed into the left-field seats, showered by ovations from his fans, Derek Jeter stood alone - the first New York Yankees player to reach 3,000 hits.
Barton County Sheriff Copper wire was cut from a water well pressure switch at an old house at 1336 NW 10 Road, it was reported Thursday. Great Bend Police Thursday reports: Medication was stolen from 4810 Eighth St. A forgery at 700 Frey St. was reported. A woman reported unknown persons coming into her house at 425 Maple St. and taking a shower without her permission. ...
They sit tall in the saddle, three feet off the ground and view the world from a different perspective – on the back of a horse. Those who live with disabilities draw upon normally untapped abilities by riding horses, caring for them, and competing on them. It's not the average regimen; it is eleven hundred pounds of highly effective, equine therapy.
Fernando Acosta, no driver's license and improper pass on right, $626 Harold E. Alexander, seat belts (18 and older), $91 Robert Gene Amador, seat belts (18 and older) and child safety restraint system, $151 Carrie A. Barrand, no rabies vaccination, $111 Mary Elaine Barry, no driver's license and improper driving on laned road, $531 Zachary Allen Bartel, improper backing, $111 Kenneth A. Beakey, driving while suspended/revoked, $326 <p ...
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to an afternoon of model airplane demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. Members will be at the MACK flying field, located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and U.S. 56 in Great Bend, at 1:30 p.m. today. Those in attendance will have the chance to learn first-hand how to fly a model airplane using "buddy box" technology. These radio control ...
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
Monday, Dec. 2
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.
Another week down, and two more pounds lost. Thanksgiving presented a slight challenge when it came to sticking with the rules. As a refresher, my self-written rules are simply no seconds, no dessert, no soda, and no snacking. With cheese balls, cashews and snack trays (oh my!) displayed on every surface during the holidays, it can be hard to resist the temptation to constantly munch on the salty and sweet goodies that abound when we ...
EL DORADO - Butler Community College wasted no time taking a lead against the Barton Lady Cougars on Wednesday evening.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
LARNED - Put away the leftover turkey and put away the pigskin. It's Basketball Time!
LAWRENCE - Charlie Weis felt a difference in the culture at Kansas as he stood on the sideline Saturday, the clock melting away in the second half and Kansas State on its way to another win over its rival.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
RUSSELL - Clifford Franklin Kopke, 88, died Dec. 1, 2013 at a Littleton, Colorado assisted living facility. Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Emporia, he was the son of William C. Kopke and Sophia Adaline Van Deren Kopke. In 1943 graduated from high school in Emporia. On Feb. 28, 1948, he married Margaret Dorothy Back in Wichita, living in Hoisington before relocating to Russell. She died on Aug. 27, 1983. He was employed by a tent ...