The current furor over the national budget is ample proof of the fact that federal budgets should be completed in time and based on reality, and not based on welfare-state politics.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The flair of Rory McIlroy. The sheer power of Alvaro Quiros. These are but two of the fresh faces in golf who offered more evidence Thursday at the Masters that a new generation is on the way.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 30 points and the Chicago Bulls closed in on the top seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Boston Celtics 97-81 on Thursday.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team took Western Athletic Conference powerhouse Garden City to a 0-0 tie after 100 minutes of playing time on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are skipping their senior seasons with the Jayhawks, choosing instead to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft.
Nora Shorock, 58, died April 7 in Lawrence. Services are pending.
HOISINGTON - Adeline F. Bryant, 87, died April 7 at Country Place Senior Living in Hoisington. Born April 18, 1923 in Pitcher, Okla., she was the daughter of Oscar L. and Ida E. (Emily) Brandon. A Hoisington resident for 50 years, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 15, 1939 she married Vivian T. Bryant in Columbus. He died July 2, 1968.
Joyce Estella Goreham, 81, Gorham, died April 5, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born March 18, 1930, in Liberal, she was the daughter of Lewis F. and Emma C. (Mische) Culver. She grew up in Yates Center. On June 15, 1948, she married Rolland F. "Ladd" Goreham in Yates Center. She worked as a waitress for a number of years. In 1952, she moved to Russell.
NESS CITY - Jerry Keith Reinert, 72, died April 5, at the Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore. Born Nov, 14, 1938 on the farm in Southeast Ness County, he was the son of Henry and Alice Petersilie Reinert. A lifetime resident of Ness County and the Riverside community, he was a farmer. On May 2, 1965 he married Hazel Stewart at Scott City. She preceded him in death on March 19, 2005.
The youth group of the Apostolic Church, 3920 Forest in Great Bend, is planning to hold a garage 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at the church to raise money for a trip to its annual youth camp. Members are seeking donations to be sold through April 22. For more information or to have items picked up, call 620-282-0865 or 620-802-9031.
HOISINGTON - April 12 is D.E.A.R. Day. D.E.A.R. is an acronym for Drop Everything And Read. For this nationwide day the Hoisington Middle School KAYs and the Title I Reading program decided to host an event that would promote literacy. On April 12, there will be a Scholastic Book Fair at the Hoisington Activity Center in the meeting room. The Fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. where the public can purchase books for all ages. The proceeds of the sales will be used to purchase books for the Hoisington ...
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a black enclosed trailer and the two Yamaha Banshie four-wheelers inside it. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said the tailer was stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime between 6 p.m. on March 22 and 8:30 a.m. on March 23.
Barton Community College has a critical weekend baseball series coming up, when the Cougars host a pair of doubleheaders with Cloud County (Concordia) on Saturday and Sunday at Lawson-Biggs Field, starting at 1 p.m. each day.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
LARNED - High school football in the Golden Belt area continues to impress.
No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The preseason Big 12 player of the year began his career at Dayton. The newcomer of the year spent time at Southern California and UNLV before landing at Iowa State.
Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its sixth edition.
The new CrossFit Kids program for preschoolers, and those under 18 years old, may encourage physical exercise, but it may also create an unhealthy focus on physical appearance for children.
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As America waits, ever patiently, for the economic recovery to trickle down to the rest of us, at least we won't have to worry about Kevin Cramer. This former radio host has figured out a way to get a piece of the pie not just for himself but for many of his relatives as well. Unfortunately, he's cashing in because he's a congressman, so his method probably won't work for us poor slobs who have to work for a living.
Hey everybody. The Midterms Are Coming! Or rather: the midterms are coming. To be most precise; themidtermsarecoming. Because the general response of the vast majority of Americans who aren't stifling yawns is "yeah, whatever. Isn't there a baseball game on?"