Not until it got dark! That was the trick-or-treating rule my mother set down every year. She didn't want me to embarrass her by interrupting families still having dinner. I hated the rule. Tommy Gillen and I had big plans to hit as many houses as possible before we had to come home. It was the 1970s, after all. Schools weren't yet banning Halloween activities. There was no kid obesity epidemic. There weren't many modern ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Libya's new rulers put Moammar Kadaffi's body on display for public viewing in a meat freezer over the weekend. It's a happy ending in a way. Like most guys his age, Moammar Kadaffi grew up in the '50s wishing that he could be just like Ted Williams, and now he is President Obama got a three-point Gallup Poll bounce after Kadaffi was killed like he did when ...
When News of the Weird wrote about the twin singers Lamb and Lynx Gaede ("Prussian Blue"), age 13, in 2005, they were singing Aryan-heritage songs at white-supremacist venues, under the guidance of their Hitler-admiring mother, April.
The Blackshirts at Nebraska are gone to the Big Ten and the once-vaunted Wrecking Crew at Texas A&M is looking awfully porous these days.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - After a rare and unexpected loss at home, the questions are suddenly swirling around No. 11 Oklahoma.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The losses are mounting at Kansas and the seat is growing hotter for coach Turner Gill.
The Big 12 has a replacement lined up for Missouri before it even leaves the conference. The Big East, meanwhile, is in danger of losing another school before replacing the three that already have bailed on the league. Acting quickly to make sure it maintains a 10-member lineup, the Big 12 approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference, a person with knowledge of the ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Albert Pujols made the first big dent in this World Series, then it was Mike Napoli's turn.
Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies brought new excitement to talking about the weather during his presentation as the keynote speaker for Jack Kilby Science Day on Tuesday morning at Barton Community College.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Extension will host a free program titled, "Floor Decor" on Thursday at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone Street. The choices available in flooring materials have changed a lot in the past few years. Join us and visit display booths from home decor businesses starting at 6:30 p.m. and learn about these changes. At approximately 7:15 p.m., an educational program titled, "What's New with Flooring Choices?" ...
The Barton Community College Dance Theatre will host a dance concert of their interpretation of the famous Broadway musical "Chicago," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is conducting the GIVE BACK Community Food Drive during the month of October in recognition of National Physical Therapy Month. There's still time to donate and participants don't have to be patients to get involved. Advanced Therapy, 1514 K-96 Highway, is open through the work week, including during times when the Food Bank of Barton County is not open, so it becomes a convenient drop-off point for donated food. Advanced ...
LARNED - "A Family Reunion to Die For" was presented by Over Actors' Anonymous of Larned High School in partnership with Prairie Arts Unlimited.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the SRS Building on Patton Road.
Come enjoy an afternoon of what an imagination can turn up in honor of a simple turnip. Hudson is "turning up" new ideas for the 3rd Annual Hudson Turnip Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 5th. A new twist turning up will start with the "gatherin' of the turnip". Teams of two will be gathering with one as the "puller" and the other as the "sacker". This event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
Winter is officially here! The weather has cooled down, and some of the best little hunters have appeared on the scene. The short-eared owls are here! I saw the first one of this year yesterday evening at dusk on the Redwing Road. It is the time of the aerial hunters. Hawks, eagles, falcons and owls can be seen with a little patience.
MANHATTAN - Jerry and Lou Ann Morgenstern, Barton County, were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau's 7th geographic district. The Morgensterns received their award during Kansas Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 3.
Kansas Farm Bureau recognized members and friends at its 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
• 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.
CLAY CENTER – One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Branden Albert is hurt, so is Jon Asamoah, and the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has gone through a painful series of growing pains this season.
STILLWATER, Okla. - For long stretches, it was more of a mismatch than a heated rivalry when perennial powerhouse Oklahoma faced its cross-state foes at Oklahoma State.
HAYS - It's always nice to start things off with a win.
HAYS - Great Bend High School's girls' basketball team led throughout the first half against Colby on Thursday afternoon during the Hays City Shoot-out.