Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?"
A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win." As a first responder, he's a genuine hero. But his prediction, while understandable, is vague and even misguided. We are increasingly a nation focused on winning at a time when the world around us doesn't often allow it. Perhaps by the time you read this, authorities will ...
Pam Perry, Sister Mary Vuong and Kim Partlow were having a chat about how to observe Occupational Therapy (OT) Month this year and the result will be new school supplies for children in Mexico.
Community Bank of the Midwest in Great Bend announced the addition of Chuck Wilson as an agricultural loan officer.
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow Benjamin Franklin warned that a people preferring security over liberty deserves neither. In the aftermath of each attack upon our nation, we have seen this maxim play out with growing restrictions on our God-given constitutional freedoms. There was the USA Patriot Act, passed in the wake of 9/11, followed by the creation of a massive bureaucratic agency known as the Department ...
McPHERSON - The Christian Howes Jazz Trio will appear at the McPherson Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. A portion of the program will include the McPherson High School Orchestra, with whom Howes will have worked in a two-day series of workshops.
TOPEKA – The school year may be winding down, but business is gearing up at driver licensing offices statewide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced legislation to protect Kansans from the threat of dangerous natural gas explosions by allowing states to monitor underground natural gas storage in the absence of federal action.
LARNED - Helen R. Berscheidt, 94, died April 19, at Halstead Health and Rehab, Halstead. Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.
Dear Editor, It is time to move on. An election is what it is and elections do at times get heated and controversial. That is the nature of the beast. But the election is over, what was said was said and it is time to move forward for the good of everyone involved. They can call me a liar, I can call them liars and we can continue to have heated exchanges to what end? ...
The Maloof family is asking NBA owners to approve the sale of the Kings to a Seattle group, saying there is "significant distance between us and the Sacramento group."
ELLINWOOD - The Kansas Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Open House on the pavement and curb reconstruction project on US 56/K96 through the city of Ellinwood at 4-6 p.m. on April 30.
The weather has been pretty awful for getting out very much. Sandra and I went to Kansas City for the program "Birds of Paradise" at the Kaufman Center. Practically every birder in the area was there. A couple of guys (including one from KU) spent months in New Guinea photographing and documenting all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise. It was a stunning and beautiful documentary narrated by those two fellows. National Geographic and ...
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.
LHS calendar Friday - FCA 7:30 a.m.; LHS JV Tennis, home, 3 p.m.; LHS Softball at Ulysses, 4 p.m.; LHS Baseball vs. Ulysses, 4 p.m.; LHS Track at St. John, 4 p.m. Saturday - Regional Speech at Hoisington; Prom, Community Center. Rozel benefit Sunday ROZEL - Rozel Pride is sponsoring a benefit dinner for Darcey VanMeter from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pawnee Heights gymnasium. The menu features roast beef, scalloped potatoes, ...
Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.
"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
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MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Thursday, May 2
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Monday afternoon, finishing at a combined 313.
It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at the S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this past weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig, who was the runner up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.
LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.
Robert D. Allen, improper backing, $25 Rogelio Ayala, parking in alley, $25 Roberta S. Barlow, seat belts (18 and older), $10 Santana Angel June Barnett, seat belts (18 and older), child safety restraint system, $131 Tyler James Base, no proof insurance, $557 Bret D. Bauer, inattentive driving, $111 Zachary Paul Bealer, improper backing, $111 Danny R. Boone, inattentive driving, $111 Benjamin C. Bruce, battery domestic violence, $622 Sandra Calderon-Medina, violate traffic control sign, seat belts ...