The best thing Texas Republicans can say about this week is that no one has told a rape joke yet. More than a week has passed since Attorney General Greg Abbott refused to say whether he would sign an equal pay law as governor, and the issue won't die no matter how many female apologists he trots in front of cameras. Can you believe it? Texas women apparently want to be paid the same as men for the same work. There's just no making some women happy.
Saint Francis Community Services has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The Joint Commission has accredited Saint Francis since 1974 and reviews the faith-based non-profit every three years to maintain accreditation.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - THE University of Dayton is to be reckoned with.
NEW YORK - Michael Vick is in for the New York Jets. Mark Sanchez is out.
Dropping a controversial 10-9 first game, the Barton Community College softball team pounded out a 9-1 five-inning shortened Game 2 to split Friday's doubleheader at Cougar Field against the junior varsity squad from Kansas Wesleyan University.
ST. LOUIS - Kentucky offered the promise of perfection. Wichita State is in pursuit of it.
ST. LOUIS - Kansas freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden Jr. ducked away from the microphones and giggled when asked about the challenge of controlling Stanford's leading scorer, as if they had never heard of Chasson Randle.
Editor's Note: Stafford High School graduate Cpl. Jake Meyer is a machine gunner with Weapons Co. 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.
The 2014 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo will be held Wednesday through Friday, April 9-11 at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. The show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 9th, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the 10th and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the 11th.
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.
Kenny and Terry Vink recently purchased a long-time Great Bend business and one of the first goals has already been achieved - a smooth transition for customers and employees, Kenny said.
When Mark Fesen, M.D., was invited to serve on a nationwide health-care advisory committee, he jumped at the chance. What better way to learn more about new health-care issues and share his real-world input with national lawmakers.
Four Rice County residents were injured when a car was rear-ended Saturday afternoon in Reno County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Donna N. Thompson, 85, died March 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
John D. Cargill, 95, died March 22 at Sterling House, Great Bend. Born Feb. 14, 1919, he was the son of John P. and Decie (Crosby) Gargill.
NATOMA - Terry R. Cowley, 51, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Hays Medical Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.
Douglas Thurman, no proof of insurance, dismissed - proof shown
Cutberto Anaya-Ruiz, no driver's license, $326
HOISINGTON -At the recent Central Prairie League Forensics Tournament at Otis-Bison, seven Hoisington High School forensics students made it into finals, and five of them qualified for the State Championship. The team finished third out of eleven schools.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
HOISINGTON - Superior Essex of Hoisington is announced the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Kent Schremmer, scrap operator, was named the first quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Ah, springtime has finally arrived in Washington, D.C.
In a blockbuster Associated Press story your local paper may have skipped, Kelli Kennedy reports that patients with cancer and other serious diseases all over the country are being hammered by the same problem: the one-size-fits-all structure of Obamacare plans imposes outrageously high out-of-pocket costs for their specialty drugs.