Pro Picks slumped like the Chargers and Redskins, so the early start to Week 11 is welcomed.
Case Keenum and undefeated Houston could give Conference USA one heck of a parting gift.
Barton County Sheriff
Doris A. Starkey, 92, died Wednesday at Ellinwood District Hospital. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
A late-morning fire damaged the rural Great Bend residence of Lynn and Nancy Fryberger, 49 NW 48 Road.
RUSH CENTER - Ray L. "Pete" Keener, 75, died Nov. 15, 2011 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Kathleen Kimpler, 85, died Nov. 15 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 8, 1926 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of George Peter and Mary Ann (Kramer) Kimpler. A resident of Great bend since 1975, coming from Ellinwood, she was a principal and teacher in the Wichita and Dodge City Diocese Catholic Schools for 34 years.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a "person of interest" in last Saturday's shooting death of Damon Galyardt.
Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair of St. John has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2010-2011 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Branson, Mo.
Nex-Tech Wireless will be supporting local organizations this holiday season with their 6th annual toy drive. From Nov. 13 through Christmas, community members are encouraged to pick up an extra toy while shopping for the holidays and bring the new, unwrapped toy to any Nex-Tech Wireless location. Their efforts will be rewarded with free activation when signing up for service. Customers can also make a $10 donation in lieu of donating a new toy. All monies and toys will be donated to charities throughout 40 Kansas counties to brighten the holidays for many youngsters.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will present from "Trails to War," a program by Ron Smith, attorney and well known local historian and author of Thomas Ewing Jr., Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General.
LARNED - The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary will present the Variety Show this holiday season at the Community Center.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library will be closed part of next week. The boiler is being replaced and the library has been without heat for the last week and a half. The building has gotten progressively colder. The library will reopen when the boiler has been replaced.
LARNED - The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor the Fourth Annual Holiday Fair Saturday, Dec. 3.
WHAT: Larned Thanksgiving Dinner
It's been 33 years since an Ellinwood resident was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. On Monday, J. Basil Dannebohm took the oath of office as the third Ellinwood resident to serve in the Kansas Legislature.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.
Like blaming a rape victim for her "provocative dress," many press pundits blame the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists (and the Danish cartoonists before them) for crossing "red lines," and inviting trouble. In the past few days the small community of American editorial cartoonists have been getting calls from their local media, asking for comments about self-censorship and what subjects we should be forbidden to draw in a free society.
Usually over the period of 12 months, you get an equal balance of good days and bad. On the playground of the cosmos, the scales tend to balance out. But holey moley catfish, seems like last year the good days spent the bulk of recess time hiding behind the equipment shed next to the monkey bars, and the teeter totter hardly moved what with that fat punk-bad days, grounded on his end of the board throwing rocks at squirrels.
Central Kansas Roller Girls are starting their 2nd season and need recruits. Those interested should meet at 7 p.m. on Jan 19, at Skateland, 3101 N Lorraine in Hutchinson. No skating skills needed. Everything will be taught. For more info go to www.facebook.com/CKRollerGirls.
A record number of people participating in the Great Bend Cookie Contest resulted in $610 being donated to the Food Bank of Barton County last Wednesday.
Over the last several years, our nation has left behind decades of energy scarcity and has become a worldwide leader in energy production. We should take full advantage of this unique American moment of global energy leadership. What we need from our elected leaders are smart energy policies that promote our nation's position as a leader in energy production.