The Kansas Department of Transportation will have a survey team surveying US-56/K-96 through the city of Ellinwood starting the week of July 5, to plan for possible future roadway improvements. The survey work is expected to be complete in about four months on this 1.65 mile area. KDOT asks drivers to be alert to the presence of the survey crew and drive cautiously.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with a special preview of the interior renovation of the Frizell Railroad Depot on the Trail Center's grounds. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot was relocated to the Santa Fe Trail Center from Frizell.
Activities July 3-July 9 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are ...
LARNED - Larned USD 495 presented University of Kansas Certificates of Service to those Kansas teachers who have taught 25 years, at a recent school board meeting. The following are approved minutes.
Sunday, June 26 Officers checked the welfare of a citizen in the 400 block of Broadway at 1:48 a.m. Officers investigated a driving complaint in the 600 block of Johnson at 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 600 block of Corse at 9:14 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Broadway at 11:22 a.m. An animal control officer checked welfare for an animal at Park and 12th at ...
FORT LARNED - During the weekend of July 2 through 4, the Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. My name is Timothy Kerr. I'm presently working for the USO (United Service Organization) here in Afghanistan. Prior to my employment with the USO, I was deployed with the Ohio Army National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January, 2008 until August, 2009, I returned home in August, 2009, applied for the USO and was hired in October, 2009, went to ...
Dear Editor, Since Super Bowl XLV, where Christina Aguilera flubbed some words, many Americans now seem to be very concerned about the singing of our national anthem. On the NFL website, within two days of the game, there were 55 pages of comments. Most people talked about the missed words but very few people addressed the many musical concepts such as phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. They were all atrocious. For some reason, producers seem ...
Just before my early morning run this morning, a young boy, three-foot-nothing, wearing shorts and a helmet whizzed past me on his scooter, and then abruptly stopped and backed up - when he saw me stuff a 20-pound terrier into my backpack.
At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens' needs.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Roth pitched 7 2-3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.
PRATT - The Great Bend Braves Class A American Legion baseball team claimed its second championship this summer on Sunday at the Pratt tournament.
DALLAS (AP) - Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that's still enough time for a deal.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.