ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph Parish School of Religion students shared a class with a special visitor, newly ordained Bishop John Brungardt, the sixth Bishop of Dodge City Diocese. A soft-spoken man with encouraging words and provoking thoughts for all ages, Bishop shared a story of the prodigal son, a familiar Bible story to some. "What do you see on the Fathers face in this picture 'shown above'?" the Bishop asked the students. Student answers of love and forgiveness came forth, and they were right.
First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend will hold its annual St. Patrick's Irish Stew meal on St. Patrick's Day, member Earl Fox reports.
Barton Community College's Music Department will present its 27th annual Vocal Masterclass on Saturday, featuring Dr. Holly Swartzendruber, an adjunct vocal music instructor at Tabor College and Hesston College.
STATE TOURNAMENT SCORES
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is getting away with murder because the president of the United States refuses to take action when that's exactly what is called for.
Police in Hyderabad, Pakistan, recently arrested a doctor for the increasingly suspect crime of insulting Islam - after he merely tossed away the business card of a man who happened to have the last name "Muhammad."
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Brittany Chambers scored 20 points and Jalana Childs added 14 to lead fourth-seeded Kansas State to a 56-53 victory over Iowa State, sending the Wildcats to the Big 12 women's tournament semifinals against top-seeded Baylor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cade Davis scored 24 points and Oklahoma hit nine 3-pointers en route to an 84-67 victory over short-handed Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night at Sprint Center.
NEW YORK - No. 17 St. John's, despite not making a field goal over the final 4 minutes, got some of its Madison Square Garden magic back Wednesday with a wild 65-63 victory over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East tournament.
The United Way of Barton County opened the campaign with veteran participants JC Penney in Great Bend and a denim fund-raiser and ended with first-time presentation at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It also concluded with the new name – United Way of Central Kansas.
Royal Dean Henbest, 69, died March 9 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 14 at the SRS building on Patton Road.
Otis-Bison USD 403 will have kindergarten screening on April 8. Any student who will attain the age of five on or before Aug. 31 may enroll in kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year. If you have a child eligible for kindergarten, contact the district office at 785-387-2201 to schedule a screening time.
The following meals will be served April 7 through April 11. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's 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.
State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the extension of the cutoff date to April 18, for the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). Even though CCPI is no longer a program under the 2014 Farm Bill, NRCS will honor existing CCPI agreements through fiscal year 2014. The CCPI provides financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to owners and operators of agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestlands.
It was April Fool's Day, but it certainly was no joke when Shelly Post and Kayci (Scott) Strickland learned that they have been named as USD 428 teachers of the year for the 2014-15 school year.
Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
The registration date for the annual Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour is coming up soon. The tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, assesses the condition and yield potential of the hard winter wheat crop across the state of Kansas.
Today Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) released the schedule for his Barton County Town Hall. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
There has been a great deal of activity this year in Topeka on a variety of environmental issues. Three receiving press are the status of the Greater Prairie Chicken, the possible abolition of the State's Conservation Plan, and the repeal of the standards mandating how much energy in Kansas should come from renewable sources. These as well as other issues have provoked strong reactions on both sides of the spectrum and sometimes resulted in rather unusual coalitions. The issue under discussion this week isn't which side is right or wrong but how these issues are viewed.
Watching the president doing his ObamaCare victory lap in the Rose Garden the other day made me feel so sick to my stomach I had to call my doctor.
The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's inaugural Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Cookie Relay on April 12 is a unique event attracting hundreds of people to Wichita in support of Girl Scouts across the state.
He's the GOP's emerging conservative "rock star" who sets the base on fire. But can he go the distance? Is it realistic to think that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul can really get the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and usher in a new GOP era in more ways than one? Or does he have too much political hubris -- some of it from his father?