LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis is looking toward Kansas State as an example for success.
MANHATTAN - Once heir apparent to Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams will face some serious competition thanks to the signing of junior college transfer Jake Waters.
The Great Bend Public Library will once again offer free computer classes to the public. Days and times of classes will vary from week to week.
Barton County residents could see a familiar face, or even two, at the next Miss Kansas pageant. That's because entries are being sought for two pageants that are a stepping stone to the Miss America competition, and both will be held March 9 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.
COLBY - Edwin Doyle Hume Jr., 58, died on Feb. 1, 2013 at his home in Colby. He was born on Aug. 29, 1955 in Arkansas City.
BUSHTON - Richard E. Roesler, 78, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Prairie Sunset Home in Pretty Prairie. Born Oct. 27, 1934 in Oklahoma, he was the son of Joseph and Pauline Schoenecke Roesler. He graduated from Claflin High School, attended the University of Kansas and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economic from Kansas State University. A long time resident of Bushton and Claflin, he was a farmer/rancher. He was married to Roberta J. Roesler.
GALATIA - Arlen A. Karst, 60, died Feb. 5, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 1, 1952 in Hoisington, he was the son of Arthur A. and Esther Fern (Landdeck) Karst. A lifetime resident of the Galatia area, he was a farmer.
Great Bend High School grad and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Kilby made his first successful demonstration of the microchip was on Sept. 12, 1958. He filed for his first patent revolutionary technology 54 years ago Wednesday.
Maybe he's just what America needs. Then again, maybe not.
In spite of predicted warm weather, snow will be the theme at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday. There are still a few openings for the Feb. 9 winter kid's program, "Let it Snow". Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the program runs from 10-11 a.m. at no charge.
PALM SPRINGS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
BALTIMORE - Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team's stadium for a celebration.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.