Monday, Sept. 12, the TLC Discoveries kids made posters for the two fire stations thanking them for all they do and being our hometown Hero's. This idea came from Lexie Brack after watching all of the 9/11 shows on TV on Sunday. She wanted to do something for our firemen to thank them. So the kids all signed the posters and she took a car load to deliver them. They had a good time talking to the men and thanking them.
"Let's Move!"a national organization with the initiative to decrease childhood obesity is planning a day this month to raise national awareness and to get America active, at least for one day. "Let's Move Day" is being held across America on Sept. 25. Dr. Bell Razafindrabe, of The Spine Clinic, and the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, are encouraging the community to get involved in the day with free activities for all ages.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) announced today that he is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2012.
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
In May, in Rensselaer, N.Y., and in June, in Bluefield, W.Va., two men, noticing that police were investigating nearby, became alarmed and fled out of fear of being arrested - since both were certain that there were active warrants out on them.
At the 2001 Orange Bowl, Oklahoma ended one of the greatest runs in college football history when the Sooners beat Florida State to win the national championship.
The NJCAA No. 2-ranked Barton Community College men's soccer team beat Neosho County in dominating fashion on Wednesday, 6-0.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs gathered at their practice facility less than 24 hours after one of the most humiliating defeats in franchise history and watched every second of the 41-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills play out on a video screen.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas head coach Turner Gill went through his entire first season at Kansas without winning two consecutive games. After all, the Jayhawks only won three times all year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar had the flu. Still, the Kansas City Royals right-hander was healthy enough to curb a sickly Minnesota Twins offense.
Heartland Center Touched by Cancer group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. Guest speaker Betty Keenan's topic will be "Always changing Medicare." She will discuss new deadlines and other information.
HAYS - Thousands of model trains will be available to look at and buy at the fourth annual Western Kansas Train Show , Sept. 24-25 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds, 1344 Fairgrounds Road, in Hays.
As this is being written, weather forecasters have backed off the heavy rains they predicted from the remnants of the hurricane that affected Mexico this past week. Corn harvest is starting to ramp up in the area; soybeans are turning color and dropping leaves; grain sorghum development is all over the map; and some early planted wheat has emerged. There really isn't much new locally to comment on, so let's take a look at some other news.
It takes a lot of work to get the glowing Ferris Wheel spinning, just like it takes work setting up the Ye Old Mill, grooming competition livestock, making the thousands of funnel cakes and cheese curds and keeping the fairgrounds a clean environment for families to enjoy. But most people don't think about the behind the scenes work it takes to get the competitions and booths off the ground in order to make the fair a success.
Jeremy Lamb, driving while suspended, fine $500, court costs $55.50
Tracy R. Hilton, battery domestic violence, continued to Oct. 2
FLU SEASON - The flu took the lives of more than 100 children in the U.S. last flu season, and most of those kids didn't get a flu shot.
As parents, most of us are happy to simply get through a day and know that we kept our children and small pets alive, never mind knowing our parenting style. But taking a moment to consider how we approach our children and situations not only can create a closer, better family experience, but more well-adjusted and prepared children.
From the beginning of time, expectations of men and women have been different. Society has come a long way in recognizing this difference, but one stereotype remains: Men are looked upon as weak if they become emotional.
Kids love to spend time with their dads. For families where mom is primarily with the kids while dad is at work, changing things up and allowing for dad time with the kids is a nice break - for the kids, the mom and the dad.
HAYS - Both the Great Bend High School girls' and boys' cross-country teams finished in fifth place at the Hays Invitational on Thursday.
LARNED - A 39-yard field goal by Kingman High School's Caden Knoblauch with 1:46 left on the clock silenced a noisy Larned crowd and propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Larned Indians on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Stadium.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team beat Pratt 34-8.
Abilene 13, Concordia 7
LAWRENCE - After a shaky start by Montell Cozart a week ago, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to throw a bunch of short passes early in Saturday's game to give his young quarterback some confidence.
No. 23 Fort Hays State men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 conference road matchup to Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James "Big Game" Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals' biggest game of the season.