We are well underway with the second semester in the Ellinwood Public School district. Winter athletics are reaching the midpoint of their seasons, and academically the district is diligently preparing students for a rigorous curriculum as we transition to the new common core standards. The district also has many exciting initiatives planned for the second half of the school year. We are greatly looking forward to the many accomplishments our students will achieve during the second semester!
Washington's latest kerfuffle, at a time when political kerfuffling is epidemic, concerns the number of women in President Obama's inner circle. Some say there are too few.
The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the city building. Present were, Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Casey Hubbard and Leon Oberle. Also present was City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt and Robert Gunder.
The outlook for moisture in 2013 is out there. The consensus is for more moisture but nowhere near enough to recharge subsoil moisture. However, models are predicting a pattern change that should result in a more normal weather pattern for 2014. What can area producers do to make it through the 2013 growing season?
What gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, but is cited as the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? If you guessed radon you are absolutely right. Since January is Radon Action Awareness Month it is the perfect time to bring you up to date on this important topic.
WASHINGTON – Oil well drilling trends continue to rise in the fourth quarter of 2012 with exploratory and development wells showing a 15 percent and 16 percent increase from 2011's fourth quarter figures, respectively, according to API's 2012 Quarterly Well Completion Report: Fourth Quarter.
BY SEAN COCKERHAM
Pawnee County Sheriff's report
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Rob Ninkovich has a knack for forcing fumbles. He's also pretty good at recovering them.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to be a head coach one day soon, and he already knows at least one person he'd hire on his staff.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Reid is putting the final touches on his first coaching staff in Kansas City, hiring former Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck to fulfill the same duty with the Chiefs.
ST. JOHN - Macksville High School's boys' basketball team pulled away from Larned in the final eight minutes to tuck away a 62-44 victory.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 1972 motion picture "Sister Moon" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie.
CLAFLIN - The Claflin United Methodist Church will hold its 52nd annual Groundhog & Pancake Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the church, located at Third and Hamilton St. Delivery for shut-ins can be arranged by calling 620-587-3505 or 620-587-3435. Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward the mission work of the church.
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Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) will be the new location for the next series of monthly interactive televideo (ITV) presentations organized by Midwest Cancer Alliance.
Thursday, Feb 12
LARNED - Thirteen Quilting Bees members met on Feb. 2 in the quilting room at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
As February home openers go Wednesday afternoon couldn't have gone much better for the Barton Community College softball team.
If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that children be vaccinated even if the children's parents object. Sadly, the recent panic over the outbreak of measles has led many Americans, including some self-styled libertarians, to call for giving government new powers to force all children to be vaccinated.
With Valentine's Day upon us, female readers are again pummeling me with questions on how to woo the modern male.
In information released this week on election filings for the April 7 general election, Michael Urban was incorrectly listed as a candidate for Claflin City Council. He is in fact a candidate for Claflin mayor.
The Central Plains high school musicians are doing a Valentine Tour of area care facilities today. They will present a 25-minute program at each of the following locations: Plum Creek Plaza, Holyrood, 9:30 a.m.; Country Place Living, Hoisington, 10:30 a.m.; River Bend, Great Bend, 11:45 a.m.; Sterling House, Great Bend, 1 p.m.; Cherry Village, Great Bend, 1:45 p.m.