The Great Bend Recreation Commission offers two new walking programs to promote community-wide health and fitness while providing incentives to stay active. The first program, "Stroller Walks," encourages moms and dads to get active while pushing a child in a stroller. The second program, "Great Bend Walks," is open to all ages and encourages participants to be active for at least 30 minutes per day.
TOPEKA - A small hospital in the central Kansas community of Ellinwood is the latest beneficiary of a federal loan program aimed at helping rural health care facilities modernize and take care of longstanding infrastructure needs.
Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Humane Society in order to raise funds and awareness with a "Dog for a Dog" event. Landmark associates will be grilling and serving hot dogs with a drink for a donation to Golden Belt Humane Society. The event is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location. Donations of pet supplies, dog food and any other items the Humane Society can use is encouraged. Donations can also be dropped off at Landmark's other Great Bend location 5200 Broadway.
California and Texas are the Red Sox and Yankees of interstate rivalries. The biggest blue state and the big, bad red state love to hate each other, but they are fighting on the same side against the expensive and useless burden of over-testing. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has made it clear that the testing will continue until the scores improve, even when they already have improved or they tell us nothing.