There comes a time when your Christmas traditions need updating. Especially those revolving around toddlers believing a portly man draped in red polyester will enter your home while everyone sleeps. In our Leawood household, that time arrived a long time ago -seemingly when Nixon was President.
A while back, a college was conducting a consumer science study on shoppers' purchasing skills. One part of their study focused on shoppers' ability to discern prices, so they set up a simple study in a grocery store. At the same store they sold soup in two different ways and measured sales. They priced it at 25 cents a can and at three cans for $1. Guess which resulted in the sale of more cans. Even though the cost was 8 cents more per can, the three cans for $1 far outsold the 25 cents per can. Naturally, part of ...
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The January meeting of Great Bend chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 24th and Frey streets in Great Bend. The corporate sponsored social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a chicken-fried-steak dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the program at 8. Ted Wilke with SPOC Automation will talk about "Maximizing Efficiency and System Reliability on Injection Pump Applications." Non API members and guests are welcome to attend this event,which includes a $10 fee at the door for the meal and program.
In its third year, the Barton County's Got Talent fundraiser is anticipated to draw about 500 people and raise about $10,000 for Barton County's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The dinner theater is a spin-off of the network television show "America's Got Talent" and features a variety of local performers. A winner and a runner-up are selected by a panel of local judges with backgrounds in various areas of the performing arts.
Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - If the Sacramento Kings stood any chance at success this season, Paul Westphal had to find a way to control talented but volatile center DeMarcus Cousins.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Quarterback Landry Jones has decided to come back for his senior year at Oklahoma, saying "there is still a lot more to do."
ARLINGTON, Texas - For head coach Bill Snyder's second Kansas State turnaround and the 11th-ranked Wildcats' surprising 10-2 season, the Cotton Bowl is an appropriate ending.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The difference between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama when they played back in November was a handful of plays that could have gone either way.
NO. 12 INDIANA 73, NO. 16 MICHIGAN 71
It's the new year and like so many, I have vowed to shed those extra pounds. Losing weight is no easy task. Expectations often exceed the will to lose the weight gradually during an extended period of time.
Coming off a very good cross country season it was no surprise the distance runners paced the Barton Community College women's team to open the 2015 Indoor track season.
The terrorist massacre in Paris was a fundamental assault on freedom of expression. Everyone who thinks freely, writes freely, draws freely, and snarks freely knows what it was about.
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers.
On Dec. 6, Relay for Life of Barton County's Team Hope held a Winter Wonderland Pageant at the Elk's Lodge in Great Bend. There were 25 girls and 1 boy competing from the Central Kansas Glamour Kids.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, at home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
LA CROSSE - Esther Marie Urban, 92, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
ELLINWOOD - Eleanor Catherine (Hoffman) Hines, 92, died on Jan. 10, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1922, she was the daughter of Henry J. Hoffman and Teresa (Krier) Hoffman. In 1940, she graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 21, 1941, she married Leo M. Hines in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1988. She was the Business Manager for the couple's plumbing business until their retirement in 1985.