The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on December 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey in Great Bend. President Rose Kelly will be in charge of the meeting. Installation of officers for 2011 will be held. Members are asked to continue to record their hours of volunteer service.
Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an All-College Forum Oct. 27, recognizing them for their years of service to the College. Human Resources director Julie Knoblich presented the awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
Steven Black, one of five suspects in a federal credit card and check-cashing fraud ring, was arrested in Maryland Heights, Mo., following a car chase. In a search, police discovered that Black was carrying $1,540 in cash, in a roll tied with a shoelace to his privates.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
This year, I'm thankful that this year many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The Big Ten race won't officially be decided until Dec. 5 when the final BCS standings come out.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 47-41 on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The final game in the college home of "Mean" Joe Greene mocked the stingy defensive legacy of the former Pittsburgh Steelers star and had Kansas State coach Bill Snyder fuming.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Mallett threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns as No. 12 Arkansas made its case for the school's first BCS bowl game with a 31-23 win over No. 6 LSU on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has never played better defensively in a Big 12 game - and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game.
Halfway through the Iron Bowl, Boise State fans had to be feeling as if the pieces were falling into place for the Broncos to finally get a shot at the national championship.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton can seemingly handle anything thrown his way when he's out on the field.
No. 6 Kansas 98, Ohio 41
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense.
Two women were taken to Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley early Saturday after a rollover accident 1.2 miles north of U.S. 50 on 180th Road in Edwards County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.