NEW YORK - By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs.
The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team is set to compete in a Class 5A regional at Valley Center on Saturday.
LAWRENCE - It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, "Our Time," a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.
You could color Shannon Wedel happy these days.
The Masonic Lodge will hold a Pancake Sausage Feed on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1917 17th. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. Proceeds help fund the Masonic High School Scholarship program.
Great Bend's American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper on Monday, Oct. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Cost is $6 for all you can eat soup, and dessert. Proceeds benefit American Legion veteran programs, including Military Moms and Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.
Great Bend Fire Department
Evette Nicole Aguilera, fail to yield at stop sign, $111
Students will have some time off from school in the coming days, but the Great Bend Recreation Commission has scheduled some activities, including a training course for baby-sitting, for those looking for something to do, said Garet Fitzpatrick, GBRC program coordinator.
Members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ pack newborn baby kits, which will be distributed by the Barton County Health Department. Members prepared the kits this past Sunday as a community service project.
Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold a Kolache Bake and Take starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available.
ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers of First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, will host its annual fall "Croptoberfest" scrapbook crop night on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Everyone brings a snack, so there is always lots of food, said Pam Hendricks, administrative assistant at First Baptist Church.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual Soup Lunch on Sunday, Oct. 14. The menu includes homemade taco soup or chicken noodle with butterball soup, and homemade dessert. Serving will be in the Church Fellowship Hall at 21st & Jackson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
The little yellow brick church is located at the corner of 16th and Odell in the heart of the Great Bend community, just south of the football stadium, and has always been one of the friendliest and family-like churches in town. A church where each person cares for the other. That's how pastor Scott Tempero and members of his congregation describe King United Methodist Church, which is celebrating 68 years of ministry.
The following meals will be served Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Lyles Lashley has received an unbelievable amount of coaching honors in his nearly 20-year career. The most prestigious of them came when he was chosen to be a member of the most recent class to the National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame released this past week. He was one of eight people to earn the honor and the only coach in the group.
Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.
Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.
The politics of the crude exports issue are confused by a lot of irresponsible reporting. Almost every story on the issue asserts that allowing exports would be politically dangerous because it would supposedly raise prices at the pump, but the claim is never credibly sourced. In fact, every single serious study has found precisely the opposite: allowing crude exports would lower prices at the pump.
With the advent of 2015, there's hope the Obama administration will follow through on its ambitious trade agenda. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic agree a more open trade partnership makes sense.
There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.
Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."
A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...
Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.
Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.