Well, after yesterdays storms my peonies are not looking their best, but last week they were definitely in their prime! I love watching my peonies peeking up through the ground in the early spring; it reminds me that warmer weather is just around the corner. This year I thought I might take a little time to research one of my favorite flowers, the peony, and answer some of my own questions. You know the ones, ...
Each year, high school seniors living in the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech service area with a parent or guardian subscribing to communication services are eligible to enter the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech Scholarship Contest.
Dear Editor, Monday marks the state's 143th annual Memorial Day celebration, a time to recognize those Kansans who lost their lives while serving our country and to celebrate the bravery of those men and women currently in uniform. As I write this note, I am attending an Army medical conference, where a number of warriors have recently returned home after fighting to save lives from the ravage of war. It's a privilege to hear their ...
Nurse Sarah Casareto resigned from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and faced possible criminal charges, after allegedly swiping the painkiller fentanyl from her patient's IV line as he was undergoing kidney-stone surgery - telling him once to "man up" when he complained about the pain.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met April 11 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
STATE TRACK & FIELD Saturday's results Class 6A Boys Team Scores SM Northwest 72, Manhattan 54, Wichita Heights 40, SM East 35, SM South 33, Wichita Northwest 33, SM West 32, Olathe North 31, Olathe East 28, BV North 28, BV West 26, Free State 25, Goddard 20½, BV Northwest 18, Lawrence 17, Wichita Southeast 15½, Olathe South 15, Campus 15, Washburn Rural 13, Leavenworth 10, Garden City 8, Maize 7, Hutchinson 7, Derby6, Wichita ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harrison's five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship.
Pawnee commission weekly minutes LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 16 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight. 9 a.m. - Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman, Donna Pelton and John Haas were present. Signed change orders No. 2010-111, 112, 113, 114, 118 and 120. Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 9, 2011. Approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses. Via telephone, commissioners ...
LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will be featured June 25 on the Kansas Travel and Tourism Division's 2011 Faces and Places Tour.
On June 4 at 6 p.m., a June Jam and BBQ featuring vocalist Melanie Ryan will be held at Community Christian Church, 253 NE 30 Rd. with over 40 prize baskets for a donation available.
HOISINGTON - Harry S. Witterstaetter, III, 78, died May 27 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Feb. 17, 1933 at Texarkana, Texas, the son of Harry S. and Hollis (Kegley) Witterstaetter, Jr.
ELLINWOOD - Wayne Elden Hanna, 73, died on May 7. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on June 4 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Bentley with U.S. Army military honors with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.
WICHITA - Maxton Foster Burkey, two months, died May 26 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born March 31, 2011 at Wichita. His parents are Kevin and Kelci (Boxberger) Burkey of Wichita. Although his life was cheated in time, he immensely impacted the lives of his loving family. Always squirming, he enjoyed baths, having his hair brushed, and snuggling with his mommy and daddy. He was a very happy, content baby of God.
WICHITA - Alex Reed advanced to the finals in three preliminary events for Great Bend High School at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Friday at Cessna Stadium
HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.
GREAT BEND – Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Dec. 4, 1937 at Mahaska, Kan., the son of Clarence and Rose (Hauschel) Wells. He married Phyllis Westhoff Nov. 9, 1957 at Morrowville, Kan. He owned and operated the Standard Station, Washington. He was also the bookkeeper for his wife's hair salon for 56 years, and later for Doonan's of Great ...
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...
A new study has come out that finds men and women really do think differently.
After losing the Virginia governor's race because single women voted for the Democrat by a margin of 42 points, Republicans have found the solution. They will teach their candidates how to, in Speaker John Boehner's words, "be a little more sensitive" to the ladies. But Republicans painting over policy differences with pretty words piles insult on top of offense and will do little to close the gender gap.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
This week was a hard one. I lost one more pound since last week's column (up to 22 of the 40 I set out to lose). With my pregnancy finally out of the closet, I can admit that my saving grace in sticking to the rules this week has been nausea. You would think that a persistent aversion to food would help boost the weight loss. However, eating less doesn't always mean losing more.