The turmoil and shocking thuggery we are now witnessing in Madison, Wis. is at a level seldom seen in America in this era.
Dear Editor, Don Learned's recent condemnation of the college board of trustees and its policy governance deserves a response. Policy governance has not failed the community. The board has failed the community. The board, led by Robert Feldt, Paul Maneth and Mike Johnson over the last six years, has repeatedly ignored its obligations under policy governance. Twice, at the direction of then chairman Mr. Feldt, the board placed $500,000 increases in local property taxes under ...
Bonnie Usher, 43, was arrested in Manchester, N.H., and charged with robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy after being spotted in her car fleeing the store's parking lot.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Jacob Pullen scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and Kansas State held off Nebraska's late comeback bid to win 61-57 Wednesday night.
No. 1 Duke 78, No. 24 Temple 61 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Singler broke out of a slump by scoring 28 points to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 24 Temple 78-61 on Wednesday night. Nolan Smith finished with 15 points and Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds to help the ACC-leading Blue Devils (26-2) dodge a late-season nonconference letdown and pick up a significant victory in their return to the top spot in the ...
COLBY - Barton Community College built a 44-22 halftime lead over Colby on Wednesday night at the Colby Community Building.
The Barton Community College men's track and field team captured the 2011 Region VI Indoor championship again, earning the title by 24 points over 2nd place Butler this past weekend at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan.
EDMOND, Okla. - Elsie Keil Herber, 95, died on Feb. 16, at Edmond, Okla. She was born Dec. 5, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter of Benjamin and Bertha Strecker Keil. She grew up and attended school in the Galatia, Milberger area. She worked for many years as a housekeeper in Russell. On May 9, 1970, she married Raymond Herber and they resided in Wilson, until his death on November 14, 1992. After his death, ...
GREAT BEND - William "Bill" Feist, 78, died Feb. 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 2, 1932 near Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Barton County, the son of Conrad and Viola (Liebl) Feist.
LARNED -Jaxson Douglas Snodgrass, infant son, died Feb. 22, 2011, at Hays Medical Center, Hays.
LARNED - Lloyd George Lewis, 92, known to many friends and family as "Bus," died Monday afternoon at Hays Regional Medical Center, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the day. Lloyd would have been 93 April 27. The previous Saturday Lloyd had driven to his son's and daughter-in-law's homes to watch his favorite team, the Kansas Jayhawks, play the Colorado Buffaloes.
MCPHERSON - Virginia Edna Marx, 85, died Feb. 21 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born Oct. 14, 1925.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Lifeguard Training Class will be held March 20-25 at Barton Community College. This class is for any individual wanting to become a lifeguard. Those enrolling need to be 16 years old or older. Swimming skills needed include the crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. The preliminary skills are: 300-yard swim using the crawl and breaststroke, timed surface dive in 10-foot water, and get a 10 pound ...
The American Red Cross and Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer CPR classes at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St., on Saturday, March 19. Classes start at 8:30 a.m. CPR Saturday will offer all of the CPR classes: Adult, Child & Infant, Professional and Recertification for these CPR classes. The fee for the class is $10. The deadline to enroll is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Great Bend ...
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.