Dear Editor, With $14.3 trillion worth of debt, annual deficits in the trillions, long-term obligations that threaten to bankrupt our nation, and continued threats of downgrade by credit institutions, America has a choice. We can continue to allow reckless and unsustainable borrowing and spending, or we can enact measures that will force Washington to get its habits under control. Only the latter ensures prosperity, freedom, and survival of the American Dream. If we are to ...
Jacob Barnett, 12, an Asperger's-syndrome-fueled math genius who maxed out on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and is now enrolled at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), told an Indianapolis Star reporter that his next project is about proving the Big Bang theory all wrong.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Buerhle lasted seven innings in another impressive start, and the Chicago White Sox capitalized on an error by young shortstop Alcides Escobar to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on a steamy Monday night.
The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Dwight Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The Americans stood on the field, watching in stunned silence as Japan celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, tired and disappointed members of the U.S Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn't seem to mind a bit that they came up short of a championship.
A new program that will pair adult volunteers with older adults on the Medicaid Frail Elderly waiver will be explained during a program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The senior Peer Support Group is a new program offered by the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. For Friday's presentation, agency spokesman Bib Lininger will explain how volunteers in the support group will work ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and publication of the proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include electing board officers for the next year and approving the athletic insurance and new personnel. Dr. Rick Abel will give a presentation on the Prairie Ink literary ...
Barton County Sheriff Thursday, July 14 Horses were picked up on SE 30 Road at Dartmouth Road. A horse on SE 50 Road was not located. A GMC pickup driven by Kenny Singleton hit a deer half a mile west of the K-4/U.S. 281 junction, around 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 A Chevy van hit a deer 3-4 miles east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56 at 9:45 ...
Two people were taken to Via Chriti Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Friday after two vehicles collided on U.S. 50 at the U.S. 281 junction in Stafford County, 2.5 miles south of St. John. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Pharaot Thavy, 30, was driving north on U.S. 281 at 3:38 p.m., and came to a stop as a Ford truck pulling a trailer approached from the east ...
HOISINGTON - Patrick Ambrose Demel, 49, died July 15 at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 at Hoisington, the son of Ambrose L. and Patricia Jean (Hancock) Demel. He married Patricia Ann DePaolo Feb. 7, 1986 in Great Bend. They later divorced.He worked as shipper for Essex for 25 years and was a lifetime Hoisington resident. Mr. Demel was of member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic ...
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey will perform during the inaugural Christkindlmarket, to be held Dec. 1 in Ellinwood. Bailey, along with his wife Cowgirl Janey will perform a variety of Cowboy and Christmas songs in a lively performance entitled, "A Cowboy Christmas."
LAWRENCE - After the way that Kansas State ran the ball a week ago, Bill Snyder decided to make every effort to prove that the Wildcats were still a ground-and-pound kind of team.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs are stumbling home to Arrowhead Stadium off two straight losses. The Denver Broncos are hobbling in off a disheartening letdown in New England.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was any good.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Ryan Arcidiacono had not made a shot all night. So naturally, he was Jay Wright's choice on the play that wound up deciding Villanova's fate.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
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While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
AMARILLO, Texas - Gladys Ruth Gardner, 80, died Nov. 28 at Bluebonnet Assisted Living in Amarillo, Texas. Born April 2, 1933, in Elbing, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Hawks) Binder. On June 12, 1954, she married Louis Edward Gardner in Hoisington. He died on July 19, 1995. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, since 2005, coming from Hoisington, she was a nurse technician for Clara Barton Hospital and Central Kansas Medical Center.