Dr. Victor L. Martin While this column isn't really long enough for a great deal of information, with the summer the area is having it might be informative to address what the terms "weather" and "climate" really define and what these words mean to us as we swelter through this summer. First let's start with a few definitions so we are all on the same page and go from there. What isn't covered today can ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to start an asphalt sealing project on the surface of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The project location is from the intersection with K-4 Highway approximately four miles west of Hoisington north to the Barton/Russell County line.
The annual Deckert, Irion, and Holmes family reunion, descendants of William and Rosa Baldwin who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800s, was held July 17 at the Garfield Community Center. Family members are from the three Baldwin daughters, Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion, and Bessie Holmes. The reunion has been held annually on the third Sunday of July since the late 1940s. Clarabel Price Rohr is the last surviving grandchild of the 17 grandchildren. ...
Dutch oven cooking is on the educational menu at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Great Bend at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31.
Leadership programs at Fort Hays State University have joined a rare group with the announcement that the Association of Leadership Educators has given the university's Center for Civic Leadership its 2011 award for Outstanding Leadership Programs.
Dear Editor, I would like to share some passages of Scripture with the readers today. These passage may shed some light on our present weather conditions. Haggai 1:7-11 says: "This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Look at what's happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord. You hoped for rich harvests, ...
Dear Editor, It is time again for Red Cross Battle ofthe Badges Blood Drive. This means local law enforcement will "battle" with local firefighters and EMS to see who can give the most blood. EMS personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement officers give time to the community; they give a sense of security to residents; and they often give blood too. As local heroes to many, their courage in the face of adversity bolsters people in ...
Occasionally - as News of the Weird has reported previously - patrons of art galleries mistake ordinary objects as the actual art.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Friday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .343; Korchman, Tampa Bay, .331; Bautista, Toronto, .330; MiYoung, Texas, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .322; Ellsbury, Boston, .322; VMartinez, Detroit, .317; MiCabrera, Detroit, .313; Konerko, Chicago, .310. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Cruz, Texas, 22; Konerko, Chicago, 22; Reynolds, Baltimore, 21; Quentin, Chicago, 20; Cabrera, Detroit, 20; Beltre, Texas, 20. RBI-Gonzalez, Boston, 80; Beltre, Texas, 76; Granderson, New ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the Fall Adult Volleyball Leagues. Register your team at the GBRC office. Leagues offered include women's recreation, intermediate, competitive and coed spiking, coed intermediate and coed recreational leagues. The registration fee is $40. Volleyball leagues will begin the week of September 5. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 12 . For more information on these leagues contact the GBRC office at 793-3755 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
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.