MACKSVILLE - Rafaela Chavez de Lopez, age 75, passed away Nov. 13 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, at Villa Matamoros Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Francisco Chavez and Maria del Refugio Soltero.
BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School has received a Power Up Grant from Kansas Team Nutrition. Kansas Team Nutrition said, "(The CPMS) grant will include an 8-week health education program for middle school students (in eighth grade.) This program will be to equip students with the knowledge to make healthier choices by encouraging consumption of healthy foods, supporting regular physical activity, teaching students to make their own healthy snacks, and building healthy self-esteem." Eighth graders at ...
ELLINWOOD - Star of Hope begins disaster relief and recovery operations in response to the intense human suffering caused by typhoon Haiyan. Star of Hope Philippines staff have identified the city of Ormoc, Leyte, as the location where Star of Hope efforts will be the most effective. Planning is underway to bring effective help to the people there.
The Barton County Young Professionals organization has several openings that offer the opportunity to get more involved, said Rachel Mawhirter, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce marketing director. BCYP is operated by a committee of volunteers under the auspices of the chamber.
Dear Editor, I want to thank all the agency volunteers, 2014 co-chairs and UWCK Board members and volunteers who helped make Stuff the Bus such a huge success. With the help of local businesses and a bus from USD 428, over $6,000 worth of items helped the 21 agencies of United Way and stretched their tight budgets. These donations stayed locally and helped even more people in the surrounding communities. Larned and Ellinwood also were ...
Dear Legislators; It appears the Kansas Supreme Court is going to usurp your Constitutional authority once again and dictate how much money must be spent by Kansas taxpayers on public school education. Clearly this power was delegated in the Kansas Constitution solely to the Kansas Legislature but the Kansas Supreme Court thinks it can be a "legislature" as well even though they are not elected by Kansas citizens nor accountable to them. So, here's suggestion ...
NARFE will meet at noon today at the Highland Hotel Gold Room. Speaker will be Pam Maxwell, with the Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The federal Healthcare.gov website, serving 36 states that chose not to build their own sites, has been - to quote its boss, Kathleen Sebelius - a "debacle." Its estimated cost to taxpayers stands at $394 million so far and will likely rise as the "tech surge" pours millions of additional taxpayer dollars into trying to fix the site. But federal taxpayers are on the hook for a sum more than 10 times greater - $4.3 ...
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster struggled in his college debut, right along with the rest of his Kansas State teammates, so Bruce Weber pulled him aside after a morning shoot-around Wednesday.
HESSTON - Things started slowly for the Barton Community College men's basketball team.
HESSTON - It wasn't easy, and the Barton Community College women's basketball team wasn't playing flawlessly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dwayne Bowe deftly avoided the locker room full of prying TV cameras, finally emerging onto the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday as if nothing was amiss.
LARNED - There is a timeless and appropriate quote from the POGO cartoon strip that goes, "We have met the enemy ... and he is us!"
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.
HOISINGTON - Shaping clay into birds, Lincoln School students and Hoisington High School students melded art with character education recently in a cross-curricular activity called "Caring."
CBH celebrates OR Team week and donors
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey will perform during the inaugural Christkindlmarket, to be held Dec. 1 in Ellinwood. Bailey, along with his wife Cowgirl Janey will perform a variety of Cowboy and Christmas songs in a lively performance entitled, "A Cowboy Christmas."
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.