The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Club at Stone Ridge on Friday, Sept. 2, at 11:30 a.m. President Rose Kelly called the meeting to order and welcomed four guests, Leonard Gales, Toni Rice, Carol Lanich and Scott Gregory. A total of 48 members were present. Kelly led the flag salute and Becky Dudrey gave the invocation. The minutes of the May 6, 2011, meeting were approved as printed and the treasurer's report was approved as read. Dues of $20 for 2012 are now payable to treasurer Danelda St. Aubyn.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - As far as Aaron Rodgers is concerned, that should just about silence any further questions about why the Green Bay Packers didn't work out as a team during the lockout.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts thought they'd suffered a big blow when they ruled their four-time MVP quarterback out for the season opener. Now they may have lost Peyton Manning for the entire season.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
If you have the sort of face that only a mother could love, you may not be surprised by the ugly truths documented by Daniel Hamermesh.
"Science does not trump the testimony of individuals," said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office's decision to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team came out on top of a physical game against Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division foe Coffeyville on Thursday afternoon.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The offensive scheme that Kansas put in place last Saturday night against McNeese State seemed like that of a high school team: Run early and often, and occasionally chuck it deep.
The Barton Community College women's soccer team opened up the Coffeyville defense for 10 goals on Thursday in a 10-0 shutout.
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COPELAND - Eula Illene Smith was born April 5, 1922. She died Sept. 7 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
HOISINGTON - Megan E. Escalante, 30, died Sept. 6 in Reno County. She was born Jan. 13, 1981, at Russell, the daughter of John M. and Catherine R. (Munk) Debes. She married Chris Escalante on July 19, 2008, at Topeka. She worked for Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington as a Medical Lab Scientist. She grew up in Hoisington, lived in Topeka for 11 years, and moved back to Hoisington in 2010.
CHASE - John G. Adams, 84, died Sept. 7 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Jan. 29, 1927, at Lathem, the son of Roy J. and Gladys Goldie McCarty Adams. He married Vera M. Pfannenstiel on Sept. 10, 1957, at Great Bend. A former oil field pumper, he was a longtime Chase resident, and he moved to Lyons in 2010.
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By Jim Misunas
The 2003 movie "Luther" will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. There will be refreshments and discussion time.
PAWNEE ROCK - Heartland Farm will hold its annual Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sponsors invite the public to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. There is no charge for admission.
Two Great Bend churches will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) series, starting in September.
Fall sessions of SpiritLife spiritual formation classes will begin Saturday, Aug. 23, at Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m. For more information visit the website www.heartlandspirituality.org or contact Ann at 620-792-1232, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LARNED - Dr. Scott Dooley and his wife Gail will speak about their experiences as health-care missionaries in Papua New Guinea at Glory Be in downtown Larned at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 31.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sean Smith backpedalled into the end zone with the scout-team wide receiver, careful not to lay a hand on him. When the quarterback let go of the ball, the Chiefs' cornerback quickly jumped on it, snapping it away for an easy interception.
KANOPOLIS - St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 127 North Missouri St., Kanopolis, will hold its annual fundraiser for the St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish on Saturday, Aug. 30. The fiesta will start when the Mexican food stand opens at 11 a.m. It remain be open until the food is sold out.
LARNED - The biggest football-playing schools in the Golden Belt area - Great Bend, Larned and Hoisington - have been undergoing more changes than diapers at a newborn baby's house!
MANHATTAN - Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises - bench press, squat, hang clean. It's no different at Kansas State.
AMES, Iowa - Even Iowa State knows that it probably won't win the Big 12 this year.
Coach Dana Holgorsen needs no reminder about the lack of success he's seen on the field since ushering in West Virginia's move to the Big 12.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Flora Mae "Mates" (Koerner) Swim, 87, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died Aug.16 at Mercy Hospice – Johnston, in Johnston, Iowa. Arrangements are in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel in Hays.
HOISINGTON - Guardian angels come in many forms. Never was that more true than over the last year for Leo and Marjorie Moeder of Hoisington.
RSVP in need of volunteer drivers in Hoisington