By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED - The first time the "Birds Befriended Program," was offered to the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, it was turned down. Five years later, the Birds Befriended Program is a shining light for LCMHF, which has shown remarkable success stories for inmates, who have changed into role models. Mike Cargill, director of Public Lands and an expert with over 30 years of experience with large bird species, proposed the development ...
Monday, Aug. 15 Suspicious activity was reported in the 200 block of W. 4th at 3:23 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 Officers investigated a disturbance from a party at 16th and Broadway at 2:08 a.m. Officers investigated a non-injury accident in the 200 block of E. 16th at 8:26 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Officers investigated a disturbance at Mann and 6th at 12:28 a.m. Officers investigated a reckless driver in the 100 block of Carroll at ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - The give-and-take between Daniel Ray and "Paco," was striking. Paco, an Amazon bird, kept in close quarters with Ray, who encouraged the playful attention with soft-spoken words. Four inmates entrusted with around-the-clock care of the exotic birds all say their aggressive and angry personalities have been transformed into trust and cooperation - thanks to the birds. Ray said Paco has helped changed him because he used to be hateful. ...
I am a "climate change convert." Like many conservatives, I was traditionally skeptical of the science supporting anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Today, I am skeptical no longer. Like conservative blogger D.R. Tucker, on this issue, I was ultimately "defeated by facts." According to Tucker's article "Confessions of a Climate Change Convert" on FrumForum, reading the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was the critical moment in his conversion process. In ...
Mattel revealed that its best-selling fashion doll in the last year, for the age-6-and-up market, has been the teen werewolf "Monster High" model, Clawdeen Wolf, who comes with heavy makeup, a short skirt and high boots, and who supposedly spends her time "waxing, plucking and shaving."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three-sport star Bubba Starling, perhaps the most celebrated high school athlete in Kansas history, made a last-second decision Monday night to forgo football at Nebraska and play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Not playing in the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener didn't count against Casey Wiegmann's streak.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Give credit to Chiefs coach Todd Haley: He's sticking with his plan.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - There is a chance Texas A&M will stay in the Big 12. But the Aggies are definitely looking at options to leave.
DETROIT (AP) - Jim Thome's back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season's end.
GREAT BEND - Don C. Appel, 70, died August 14, 2011 at Wesley Towers Thorne Care Center, Hutchinson.
HOISINGTON - Victoria E. Miller, 89, died Aug. 15, 2011 at Via Christi-St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita.
HOLYROOD - Lois A. Lindsay, 92, died Aug. 15, 2011 in Osborne. She was born Feb. 28, 1919 in Lewis, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Molly (Eberle) Woolard. She was a homemaker and a cook for 14 years at Big L Café in Holyrood. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood, VFW Auxiliary at Ellsworth and So-Sew-Quilting Club. On July 24, 1938 she married William 'Mack' Lindsay in St. ...
A Great Bend man remains hospitalized in Wichita following a one-vehicle accident involving his motorcycle early Sunday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.
Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - July 26 Charles Long, speeding 47/35, failed to appear, suspend drivers license Michael Swayze, speeding 47/35, fine $42, court costs $55.50 Dane Kepka, speeding 43/30, fine $48, court costs $55.50 Dane Kepka, no proof of insurance, dismissed-proof shown Ashley Milford, speeding 47/35, fine $42, court costs $55.50 Jordan Walters, speeding 47/35, fine $42, court costs $55.50 Wayne Masse, no insurance, fine $200, ...
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?