LA CROSSE - Lloyd R. Rodie, 91, died May 2 at his home in La Crosse. Born Aug. 25, 1920, in rural Timken, he was the son of John and Carrie (Kaiser) Rodie. A lifelong resident of Rush County, he was a farmer and stockman before his retirement.
Shirley Ann Wright Ward, 81, died May 3, 2012 at St. Johns Nursing Home in Hays, Kansas.
Great Bend Fire Department
Great Bend's 19th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival was held Saturday in the courthouse square.
The Full Plate Diet weight-loss program is coming to Great Bend starting Tuesday. This is a new created by the doctors who wrote "The Full Plate Diet" from the Lifestyle Center of America.
Each year, thousands of volunteers in Barton County donate their time and energy to make our community a better place to live. National Volunteer Week was celebrated in April but I would still like to recognize our Extension and 4-H volunteers.
HOISINGTON - In December of 2010, Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson was approached by Sue Kidd, Kansas Character Education Initiative coordinator, at the National Character Education Conference in San Francisco to co-chair the Kansas state character education development committee in its infancy. The committee was charged with developing K-12 standards for schools to guide the process of integrating social and emotional character development for Kansas. The committee work began in January of 2011 and with diligent efforts throughout the past 14 months has reached a final product approved by the Kansas State Board of Education.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital welcomes a new doctor, Dr. T. "Scott" Webb, DO. Dr. Webb is Board Certified in Family Practice. Beginning May 1, Dr. Webb will be accepting new patients in Hoisington and will soon begin seeing patients with Linda Krug, PA at the Russell Family Medical Care Clinic in Russell.
New books at the Ellinwood Library
Tomorrow starts finals' week for students at Barton with graduation ceremonies Thursday evening. While things are winding down a bit at the college, lots of activities from other graduations to area events and farming activities are ramping up. With that in mind, here are some random items.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents.
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight straight to start the fourth quarter and break open the game, and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead, sending the New York Knicks to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.
MCPHERSON - Great Bend High School head softball coach Carrie Minton said that on Thursday her team saw the best pitching they have seen all year long.
NEWTON - More than 50 percent of the Great Bend High School girls' swim team had time improvements in Thursday's meet.
Pity poor Dr. Mehmet Oz. He gets big bucks hosting the popular Opra Winfrey-syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" on TV. But now he's come under fire in Congress, in the media, and on the Internet for promoting health supplements that sold big due to his effusive recommendations -- products now considered by many to be largely useless. How did he respond?