Dear Editor, As I've watched the coverage of the protest in Wisconsin, I am convinced more than ever that our nation is in serious trouble. We have seen those who profess that everything they do is for the children, shut down schools because they chose to call in sick and attend protests. Some students have been encouraged to attend the protest with absolutely no understanding of why they are there. Then we see doctors at ...
Dear Editor, This was an interesting week. For three days the afternoon game show "Jeopardy" had as one of its contestants an advanced IBM computer named "Watson." The two humans were past winners of the game who had amassed large amounts of prize money with their quick answers. The contest was heated, but "Watson" won; $1 million in fact; which IBM saw fit to give to charity. From a viewer standpoint it was sometimes boring; ...
BELOIT - Hoisington High School qualified five wrestlers at the Beloit regional on Saturday for the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling meet in Hays.
Kent Darrell Hoss, 57, of Great Bend, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Great Bend Police Unauthorized use of a company credit card was reported Friday. Ryan Oeser was driving south on Morphy St. turning west onto 10th a 2:57 a.m. Saturday and turned too sharply, striking a stop sign. A $32.53 gas skip at 1315 10th St. was reported at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, and a $70 gas skip was reported at 3907 Broadway Ave. at 7:43 p.m. Great Bend ...
WICHITA - Josephine "Marie" French, 83, died Feb. 16 at Life Care Center in Andover. She was born March 2, 1927 in Fariview. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2011
LARNED - Eileen F. Throckmorton, beloved mother and dedicated wife, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19, at her home in Wichita. Eileen was born in Yukon, Okla., on Sept. 20, 1919, to Harry and Frances Bunch. She spent her life devoted to the Lord's work and to her family. She attended college at El Reno Junior College in El Reno, Okla., currently known as Redlands College. In her earlier ...
SEWARD - George Francis Gorman Jr., 70, died Feb. 20 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. Born Jan. 14, 1941, at Maryville, Mo., he was the son of George, Sr., and Pauline Flanary Gorman. He is survived by his children: Carrie Gorman, Brad Gorman, Todd Gorman, Lynette Gorman, Farrah Faries, James Gorman, Albert Orosco and Joe Orosco; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles. ...
NEW YORK - Duke is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in just over a month. St. John's is back in the Top 25 for the first time in over a decade.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.
Ray and Kathy Basgall of LaCrosse announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla, to Tim Stansbury, son of Ginny Stansbury of Smith Center and the late Rick Stansbury.
Natalie Ruble celebrated her 80th birthday on Feb. 18. Her family and friends celebrated with a "Surprise" birthday party and dinner.
Stan and Janet Crawford will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. Stan serves as the Pastor at the church. Hosts for the event will be their daughters and grandchildren. They invite those attending to bring a memory or photograph to share for a scrapbook. The couple requests no gifts.
"If we do this - change the date of the Washington holiday celebration - 10 years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means. They will not know or care when George Washington was born. They will know that in the middle of February they will have a three-day weekend for some reason. This will come."
Starting around Monday, June 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-183 Highway in Rush County. This US-183 project starts at the Rush/Pawnee County Line and continues north 12 miles to the south city limits of LaCrosse. Construction is scheduled to be completed by August, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.
MIAMI - The NBA's coach of the year was fired before the finals even started.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here's a little game I invented the other day after phoning the water company to complain about my bill and hearing an overly-chipper woman say, "Hi, Peter. How may I help you?"
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs returned to the NBA Finals just the way they left - with a victory over LeBron James.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It started with a double by Alex Gordon, gained momentum on a single by Eric Hosmer and another double by Billy Butler, and then was capped off by a two-run shot from Lorenzo Cain.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January.
SECAUCUS, N.J. - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
CLAY CENTER - Men, have you ever been told any form of this statement? "You work too much!" Conversely, have you ever been told,"I appreciate your hard work!"?