On Oct. 28, at approximately 7 p.m,, the Great Bend Police Department and Great Bend Fire/EMS responded to the 1400 block of 10th St., in reference to a subject lying in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located a subject later identified as Eliesel Cartagena lying in the roadway, unconscious. During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Cartagena had apparently been riding a bicycle. It appears he was struck by a vehicle, which subsequently left the scene.
The Civil War will be coming to McCracken the evening of Nov. 7, with the showing of the award-winning documentary The Road to Valhalla. The presentation is open to all, featuring a hearty, homemade soup supper prior to the film at 5 p.m., and a showtime of 7 p.m. The event will be held at the McCracken City Building, one block west of Main Street. Free will donations will benefit the McCracken Public Library, who along with Lone Chimney Films, and the Rues Law Firm, LaCrosse, are sponsoring the showing.
"Learn of the art of Print Making and the Prairie Print Makers" program by Rick Casagrande will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, at the Ellinwood Hospital Education Room. This is sponsored by the Ellinwood Community Historical Society and is free to the public. Casagrande has a Masters of Art History. He is a certified appraiser of personal property and a long time museum employee. He presently is located at the Ellinwood Emporium at 2 North Main.
New exhibitions at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery include works spanning the career of former Sandzén Gallery director and artist, Carl Wm. Peterson; art by Colorado Springs artist Eric Bransby and his late wife, Mary Ann Bransby; and the Gallery's annual "Holiday Gift Show." The shows will be on display from Nov. 8, through Jan. 24, with an opening reception planned on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. on November 8. Eric Bransby and Curator Cori North will talk about the exhibitions beginning at 2:30 p.m.
This World Series matchup between the Mets from New York and the Royals from Kansas City is a classic. Saks Fifth Avenue versus Country Barbecue. The Eastern Seaboard versus flyover country. Gotham versus the City of Fountains. "New Yaawk versus Kannsass City. The Big City versus the Big Country and, for our part of the world, the Bad Guys versus the Good Guys! It couldn't be more fun! Real fun is a 2-0 lead.
Paul Ryan stands in the news once again. This time, attention is centered on his quest to become U.S. House Speaker. Two years ago, he stood somewhere else; with fellow congressman Luis Gutierrez at a Chicago rally.
President Obama's Department of Justice has made it official: Lois Lerner, the IRS executive who invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid incriminating herself when questioned about her role in targeting conservative groups, will face no criminal charges. Worse, even the one IRS reform that enjoys broad bipartisan support in Congress - a ban on the IRS trying to assess gift tax on contributions to non-profit organizations, which they infamously attempted against conservative donors - has stalled in the Senate after passing the House unanimously early in the year. It should be included in one of the must-pass bills expected to pass ...