LARNED – The Pawnee County Commission met July 25 in regular session. The following are approved minutes supplied by Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk.
Larned Police Dept. Tuesday, Aug. 2 A suspicious person was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 An animal control officer responded to the 600 block of Edwards at 4:29 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 600 block of W. 11th at 1 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 1:21 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the ...
LARNED - Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Larned man Tuesday afternoon on K-156, one mile west of 180th Avenue and K-156. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Larned's Johnathan Lee Hopkins, 20, was operating a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on K-156 when the motorcycle traveled left of center for an undetermined reason. The accident report indicated the motorcycle traveled westbound into the south ditch before hitting a culvert. The patrol ...
Dear Editor, I was saddened to read in the news that the United States Postal Service has put out yet another list of 3,000 additional post offices nationwide being studied for closure. Granted, we are in tough budgetary times, and obviously some belt-tightening may be necessary in a few areas. However, I feel it is a dreadful shame that America can send millions of dollars overseas to foreign countries such as Pakistan in foreign-aid, but ...
Dear Editor, What is a hero? Like art, heroism is in the eye of the beholder. As law enforcement officers and firefighters, we are fortunate to work with the American Red Cross and meet heroes every day. Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Barton County have teamed up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. The Firemen have proved they ...
Dear Editor, Recently the news media has reported, "the University of Kansas will have what it says is the smallest four-year medical education site in the country when eight students begin taking classes on Monday on a satellite campus in Salina. The move is in response to a shortage of rural doctors in the United States." How will this "satellite campus" "effect" rural Kansas? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces, Rural ...
Officials in the northern Swedish city of Angermanland temporarily shut down the operator of a colonic cleansing service, and issued fines because it was not up to code.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - The Eagles agreed to contract terms Tuesday with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore practiced Tuesday with the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this offseason, breathing life into an offense that has been working this summer without several top players.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints were off Tuesday. Their front office was busy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The official logo for the 2012 All-Star game has been unveiled.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Reynolds homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Tuesday night in a game in which the temperature at first pitch was 107 degrees.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern thinks the only people NBA players are threatening by going overseas is themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.
GREAT BEND - Jennie J. Byerley, 97, died Aug. 1, 2011 at Good Samaritan Center in Ellsworth.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.