It's time for my fifth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to take a different kind of look at the big picture of our lives.
Sheriff's deputies in Bergholz, Ohio, arrested three Amish men and charged them in incidents in which other Amish men and women had their homes invaded and their hair - and men's beards - cut off, which are grave insults.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Waiting 12 weeks between wins was hard enough for Illinois. Terry Hawthorne and a stingy defense made sure the Illini didn't have to wait an entire offseason as well.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Cincinnati coach Butch Jones rang the bell on the Liberty Bowl trophy, eager to get the Bearcats' party started.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - John White took his final hand-off of the day, followed his lead blocker and set of a celebration.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Frank Martin didn't want to see Kansas State play down to the level of the opposition.
HOUSTON (AP) - Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
From typewriters and carbon paper to prescriptions ordered on iPads, Mary Klinge has seen it all. But St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will have to continue with its electronic-health-records advancements without her.
Great Bend Fire Department
George O. Martin Jr., Ellinwood, reads selections of poetry from his newest book, Thursday at the Barton County Arts Center. Martin also signed copies of the book, "Lovers' Moon," which is available at the Arts Center.
The Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for its last ship of citrus fruit for the 2011-12 year. Indian River citrus fruit includes navel oranges, tangelos and pink grapefruit; all will arrive Jan. 15-16 at the school, located at 7 SW 30 Ave. in Great Bend. To order call (620) 791-7314 or 282-1006.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Rosewood Furniture Gallery annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend. All members of the association are welcome to attend the meeting. The board of directors will meet immediately following the annual meeting.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Freshman reserve Aaron White scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Iowa stunned No. 11 Wisconsin 72-65 on Saturday, snapping the Badgers' six-game winning streak.
Rosewood Ranch, a full-working horse ranch, near Pawnee Rock, that offers therapeutic riding sessions to people with developmental disabilities, was awarded a grant for $1,800 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.
When St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center offered some of its modified chapel pews at its recent fundraising auction, it became obvious people were interested.
All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.
Alpha Kappa Master meets
Recent reports have circulated that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not treated Kansas well. Some point to the rise in premiums, or the fixed monthly costs you pay for health insurance, and that in Kansas, the rise in these premiums is more compared to the rest of the country. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the political nature of evaluating the success of the ACA, there is disagreement by analysts over the accuracy and the relevance of the numbers.
A diverse group including concerned parents, sports fans and even the Writers Guild of America is fighting the proposed merger of media monoliths Time Warner and Comcast. The effort is spearheaded by the non-profit organization Public Knowledge, which claims the $45 billion merger would harm both the economy and our democracy.
The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team swam to a first place finish in Hutchinson on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Conklin Aquatic Center in Hutchinson. Lead by first place finishes by junior Josh Schridde in the 200 IM (2.25.32) and the 100 Free (55.65), as well as a first place finish by the 400 Free Relay, the team rolled to a 98 point victory over second place Hutchinson. The 'A' 400 free relay team of Connor FUrrey, Phane Pedigo, Jordan Boone, and Schridde came from behind to win the last event with a time of ...
Tony Crough's first year as Great Bend High School Panther football head coach was a success even though the scoreboard may have told a different story. Crough said his team met or exceeded all of his goals for them. "We improved every day, which was our goal all year long," Crough said. "We had a chance to make the playoffs all the way up to the last quarter of our season," he said. "Barring injury, we may have made it and had a few more wins along the way. "I really enjoyed my first season as head coach," Crough ...
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes D.A.R.E. graduate honors, a request to add playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park, and appointments to the Planning Commission.