My local paper carried two stories the other day that underscore the tragic state of the criminal justice system - not just here in California, but nationwide.
Convicted heinous Minnesota sex offender John Rydberg, 69 and still detained after having served his sentence because he is still a "danger," exhibited an upbeat demeanor for a three-judge panel in March, hoping for release.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a glance at the memento; he says he never touches it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's final push for 3,000 hits is on hold.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks have staggered home for the last time this season, exhausted and battered after one last Boston beatdown.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the United States hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees could fill a vacant coaching position when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes action on a recommendation to hire a head women's soccer coach and a custodian.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will gather for casual sand volleyball at 7 p.m. Thursday, on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park. There is no need to form teams ahead of time and significant others/friends are welcome.
The 17th-annual Relay for Life of Barton County cleared its first hurdle when the weather cooperated to give organizers ideal conditions this past weekend for their over-night cancer-fighting event.
Memorial Service for Dorothy Hannah will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Great Bend with Pastor Jeffery Slater presiding. Inurnment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Jetmore.
Mary Ella King, 72, died at her home in Great Bend on June 11. Born June 27, 1938 in Lawrence, she was the daughter of Carol Elby and Ella Rose (Hartman) Miller. She was a 1959 graduate of the University of Kansas. On June 28, 1959 she married William T. King in Lawrence. She was a home economics and mathematics teacher at Argentine High School in the Kansas City school system. A Great Bend resident since July 1965, coming from Prairie Village, she was a deposition proofer for Turner and Boisseau and an insurance clerk for her husband's medical ...
Charlene Lamb, 60, died June 14 at her home in Great Bend. She was born July 24, 1950 at Hutchinson,the daughter of Charles William "Jack" and Bernetta Marjorie (VanCleave) Rousey
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Kiwanis and the Great Bend Public Library invite community members to help a youngster get a Halloween costume. New or gently used costumes can be dropped off at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
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Jeanne Louise Schmitt, 70, died Sept. 6, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Aug. 31, 1944, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Raymond Chandler and Helen Ruth (Westin) Muret. On May 30, 1969, she married Terryl "Terry" Keith Schmitt in Manhattan. He died on Aug. 17, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Hoisington where she had lived since 1969, she was an Extension Agent in Belleville, then a dietician for the Clara Barton Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Central Baptist Church in Great Bend.
PAWNEE ROCK - Kimberly A. Hayward, 46, passed away Sept. 7, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Sept. 22, 1967, in El Cajon, Calif., she was the daughter of Howard M. and Dora Prince Hayward. A longtime area resident, she was a home health nurse.
Hoisington clean up week to be held
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a national not-for-profit organization that offers residents a cost effective option to lose weight and become healthier, and it is looking at expanding its membership locally, said Beverly A. Bednasek, a Kansas TOPS coordinator from Valley Center.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation and Barton Community College Foundation are sponsoring a Continuing Education seminar from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 16, at Barton Community College in the Fine Arts Building, Room F-30. The seminar is titled "How Charitable Plans Benefit Clients and Further Their Personal Planning Goals, Featuring Ethics" and will be presented by Pamela Davidson, J.D., of Davidson Gift Design, Bloomington, Ind.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announces he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for spring 2015.
Could it be that the "elephant in the room" is literally an elephant in the room?
Breitbart News is reporting federal border agents have been warned by their superiors of a serious threat by ISIS to cross into the United States. Five major banks recently suffered the theft of terabytes of customers' data by hackers. Every day, 2,000 Americans such as yourself have their identities hijacked by thieves stealing money from credit cards, medical cards and social security accounts.
DETROIT - Jeremy Guthrie couldn't find a way out of trouble.
AMES, Iowa - Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford's first game under Jim Caldwell was a success.