Advances in DNA testing have improved society in several ways in the last two decades, especially in criminal justice, but in many states, one area remains a backwater, as News of the Weird has noted over the years: men's obligation to pay support for children they did not father.
Rosewood Services Inc. recently recognized four of its standout staff members for the summer quarter "Shining Stars Award." The winners' respective supervisors recognized their commitment, exuberance and pride in striving to help those with developmental disabilities.
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training during the spring semester of the 2011 academic year at Barton.
Barton Community College named 158 students to the President's List for the spring 2011 semester.
Barton County Community College's Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society has named initiates for the 2011-2012 academic year.
CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass before swapping his helmet for a baseball cap in the first quarter as the defending champion Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - In receiver Lee Evans, the Baltimore Ravens acquired a proven veteran to play alongside Anquan Boldin.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Rex Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown to help the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas A&M System board of regents has called a special meeting Monday that includes an agenda item about conference alignment. The session comes amid speculation that Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
WICHITA – Thirteen students began the 74-week Construction and Forestry Technology program at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. The program is a partnership between John Deere Construction and Forestry, participating John Deere dealerships and local colleges. As a John Deere partnership program, it is designed specifically to prepare individuals for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment. Students completing curriculum receive tuition reimbursement and a tool allowance. Graduates are guaranteed job placement at a sponsoring dealership location and earn an associate of applied science degree in John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology.
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will offer a Judgement House walk-through drama. Hours will be 6-10 Friday, Oct. 24; 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches' annual Chicken Noodle Soup Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center at 4100 Broadway Ave. In addition to the homemade soup, homemade pies will be served. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. This project benefits Emergency Aid. For questions, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present a musical, "God Will Take You Through," this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at Sterling House and a final presentation at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19th St. and U.S. 281 Bypass.
Allen and Connie Parker of Lamb Watchers Ministries will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell St.
Great Bend Police
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22. City employees will be in training.
CLAFLIN - "Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel" is a safe driving principle, and students in USD 112 are encouraged to make a commitment to do just that. There is an added bonus in that they are eligible to receive a grant for participation and votes.
I'm starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth.
Race is one of those subjects that never seems to simmer down.
WASHINGTON – Oil prices continued to collapse Monday and are getting closer to levels that could dampen the U.S. energy boom.