In August 1925, The New York Times estimated 50,000 – 60,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in a parade in our nation's capital. It was a huge public display of the once-secret group. H.L. Mencken called it "a full mile of Klansmen and their ladies." The man sitting in the White House, Calvin Coolidge, was a member of the Klan. The president before him, Warren Harding, was also a noted Klansman. The fraternity preaching pure "100 percent Americanism" (anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant, anti-non-white) boasted of five million members – nearly 15 percent of the population in the ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings.
With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next building project, the nonprofit organization raised over $17,000 Saturday at the fourth annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater.
A burglary at 1440 12th St. in Great Bend resulted in the loss of $4,120 in property, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Between the early morning on Jan. 11 and 5:46 p.m. on Jan. 16, someone entered the residence and took a 60-inch flat-screen television and TV stand, a white refrigerator and a Eureka vacuum sweeper.
The Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines, said Jennifer King, head of marketing. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 28." Magazines are free while available.