LARNED - Larned High School has selected its Student Spotlight winners for September. Selected were Nicole Dipman, Academics; Jeromy Bartz, Athletics; Rachael Herter, Fine Arts; and Emily Lucas, Leadership/Service. The students were recognized in a recent all-school assembly.
Chris and Allison French of Lenexa announce the birth of their son Judah Taylor French on Aug. 21 at Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a 3 1/2-year-old big sister, Ellie Anna French and a 1 1/2 -year-old brother, Tristan Michael French.
Dorothy Blaufuss of Olpe announces the engagement of her daughter Janell Marie Blaufuss of Wichita, to James Daren Schneider of Belleville, son of Donald and Elizabeth (Betty) Schneider of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John Blaufuss.
Dr. Christina Frick and Brent Maxwell, Larned, announce the birth of their twins on June 25 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Their son, Kole Aydan, was born at 12:26 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. Their daughter Addison Dehlia was born at 12:51 p.m. and weighted 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long. They have a big brother, Grayson.
Christopher and Amber Scheideman announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Lynn Scheideman, on Sept. 2 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister Kendra Ann Scheideman.
Michael and Heather Crist announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Marie Crist, on Sept. 7 in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a 16-year-old big sister, Brittany Krieger and an 8-year-old big brother, Wyatt Crist.
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.