Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn't looking so hot. But we've had big problems before - we've solved them before.
North Korea's World Cup adventure began auspiciously with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to a superior Brazil team, leading the government to release photographs of the North Korean coach supposedly receiving long-distance telepathic strategy signals during the game from Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If the Chiefs keep this up, football will be fun again in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Zack Greinke picked up his first victory in nearly a month and Wilson Betemit homered and drove in four runs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 11-3 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19 and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals on Tuesday night.
If not for Wally Straub and his persistence, Barton Community College would not have the Case New Holland Program it has today. Thanks to Straub's insistence and perseverance with the Case New Holland Corporation, the college was able to begin its pilot program in 1995 and turn it into a full-time program just one year later, offering service training to Case New Holland workers across the country.
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CLAFLIN - Friday will be the 2010 Claflin Football Homecoming. This week the cheerleaders have been busy with preparations for the big event. On Sunday, Sept. 12 the cheerleaders sponsored a "White Wash" that allowed students to white wash paint a few of the streets in Claflin to help "kick off" the homecoming week. The cheerleaders are also sponsoring the school "spirit" week which, will allow the students to dress in the following chosen themes: Monday, "Come As You Are Day"; Tuesday, "If I Dress Like This Will You Still Be My Friend"; Wednesday, "Dress Like A Little Kid"; Thursday, "Black ...
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 12 at his home. He was born May 7, 1933, in Decatur County, the son of Floyd and Dolly Roe Dunavan. He was a soil scientist for the United States Government.
LARNED - Marlene Eestelle Isaacson Felsted, 96, died Sept. 12 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Feb. 28, 1914, the daughter of Edward John and Nellie Choate Isaacson of Waterville, where she lived until her parents moved to Topeka in 1921. She attended the local schools and graduated from Topeka High School in 1932 after which she attended Clark Secretarial School in Topeka.
Northern Ireland farmer William Taylor introduced his prototype Livestock Power Mill recently and claimed that the world's 1.3 billion cattle, using treadmills for eight hours a day, could produce 6 percent of the world's electricity requirement.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
LAWRENCE - It was the last sport to get the fall season underway at Barton Community College.
LARNED - When I was a kid, we played a game called "piling on."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
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LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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