TOPEKA - Thirty-one Great Bend wrestlers set out to compete with 1,400 other wrestlers from the state in the final tournament of the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships on March 29-30 at the Kansas Expocentre.
The next Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Northview Nursery and Landscape, 172 North U.S. 281. There will be coffee, refreshments and door prizes. Jim Vopat is the ambassador in charge, Randy Bahe and Shay Kasselman are greeters.
RUSSELL - Entries are arriving at the Deines Cultural Center for the 2013 First Congressional High School Arts Competition. The winning "best of show" artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
A free program, "Home Modifications for Aging in Place," will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College's newly founded Volunteers in Action group will host their inaugural event, a food drive titled "Check-Out Hunger" alongside Barton's other volunteer group, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program on Saturday, April 6, at Wal-Mart and the 10th Street Dillons in Great Bend.
LARNED - You may see a friendly face around Barton and Pawnee County this summer as the United Way of Central Kansas, Eldercare Inc., Volunteers in Action/RSVP and the Family Crisis Center welcome Larned High School graduate Alex Lessard as their summer intern.
NEW YORK (AP) - Eight players from the AL champion Kansas City Royals are now on track to start at the July 14 All-Star game in Cincinnati, with Omar Infante overtaking Houston's Jose Altuve at second base.
You don't need to check a screen to know how much time we're spending with them. Besides, surveys keep reminding us: total screen time for adult Americans is now just under 10 hours per day - roughly half in front of what we still call a "television," the rest spent with computers and mobile devices.
When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.