The world has been focused on the Pope resigning his post due to ill health. Age waits for nobody, and I have wondered about his thoughts and admired his integrity. This is a singular event in the world as we know it today. He deserves our respect and admiration.
HOISINGTON - Skilled Parenting = Healthy Teens will be the theme of parenting classes taught by the psychology faculty of Fort Hays State University at 7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 27 and April 3. It will be held at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd.
The Barton County Commission will hear a report on the impact of the recent winter storm when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main St. in Great Bend. Valuation notices and an appointment to the Pawnee Rock Township Board are also on the agenda.
The ink has barely dried on the record-breaking $4 billion check BP wrote to settle criminal charges stemming from its Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster before the energy giant is again confronted with a protracted court battle that could cost it billions more.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - All Danica Patrick needed to do was keep her car intact.
MANHATTAN - Former Kansas State standout Andre Coleman, who has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Youngstown State, will return to his alma mater to tutor the wide receivers, Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder announced Wednesday.
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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Seth Curry scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half as No. 6 Duke opened a 20-point lead and sent Virginia Tech to its ninth consecutive loss, 88-56 on Thursday night.
STILLWATER, Okla. - It didn't take long for Markel Brown's disappointment to turn into defiance after a heartbreaking loss for No. 14 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship race.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend is hosting its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" this Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will not show the motion picture "Doubt" tonight as previously announced. Due to inclement weather, it has been canceled.
World Day of Prayer will be observed at the Ellinwood United Methodist Church on Friday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Throughout the month of March the Great Bend Public Library will be featuring works by members of the St. Justa Pottery Guild from Barton Community College. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.
News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.
Since the approval of the Community Orchard, I have been spending time researching and planning how to start the process. We decided on a date to get our young trees into the ground, so to celebrate, I thought I would share with you ten rules for planting trees. Our plant date for the orchard is Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. if you are interested in helping get this community project started. You can call the Extension office at 620-793-1910 for more information. We hope to see you there!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Defensive back Ron Parker proved his versatility for the Chiefs last season. On Saturday, he was rewarded for it.
When the field of 68 is finally revealed Sunday evening it means the phrase "bubble watch" goes on its trip to the land of jargon until next February when it again will be around as the regular season starts to come to a close.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
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Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN