"Trees for Great Bend" is the topic of a free Stop 'N Learn program set for noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about what tree species are adapted to the Great Bend area. There will also be time for questions. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
PAWNEE ROCK - Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.
ELLINWOOD -Julie Bugner-Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas, and the board of directors are pleased to announce their newest addition to the United Way Board of Directors, Ronda Sjogren.
ELLINWOOD -Did you know that more than 2 billion items are checked out of American libraries each year? Wow! There are also more than 16,500 libraries across the United States, more libraries than McDonalds! But most importantly, did you know that libraries offer essential services such as computer access, resources for job and business development, genealogical materials, and much, much more, all for free. All you need is a library card.
Approximately 75 calls for service and 86 officer initiated calls were received for the month of March. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and five criminal summonses were served in the month of March.
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...
I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)
Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.