While Obama moves his fiscal chess pieces toward the inevitable cliff (or more like a boat ramp), and the sad and equally inevitable failed ideas of gun control stain newspapers and online news sites, I would like to take this moment to address America's most generous contributors of time, talent and treasure to charities - conservatives.
TOPEKA – As winter weather chills the state, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging all Kansans to be safe and exercise caution when temperatures drop below freezing.
BELLEVILLE – Kenneth Jeno, 74, died Dec. 29, 2012. Born in Rice County, Minn., he was the son of Herbert and Charlotte (Johnson) Jeno. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.
DIGHTON - Gene W. Boomhower, 79, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Lane County Hospital in Dighton. Born March 15, 1933, in Hoisington, he was the son of J.E. "Toots" and Amalia (Boxberger) Boomhower. Gene graduated from Hoisington High School with the Class of 1951. On March 23, 1952, he married Marlene Susank in Hoisington. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he returned to Barton County to farm with his father and in 1963 moved to Lane County and was a lifelong farmer. He and Marlene celebrated their 60th wedding ...
LA JOLLA - Happy New Year, everybody, and God bless America.
Maxine C. Rogers, 101, died Dec. 29 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born March 27, 1911 in Larned, she was the daughter of John William and Salina Ann (Ferree) Grizzle. On Jan. 2, 1932 she married Preston James Rogers in Ellinwood. He died on May 3, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1929, coming from Larned, she was a homemaker.
And so we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the bow of another large unwieldy year as it sinks slowly over the horizon wobbling unsteadily towards the graveyard of memory. And cheers erupt from we folks on shore waving the double-handed "L for loser" sign above our heads. "So long. See ya. Don't let the door slam you in the butt on the way out. And if you got any brothers or sisters, don't give them this address."
Norman W. Chakir, 94, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1918, at Ellis, the son of William A. and Louise (Schoenthaler) Chakir. Norman married Mildred Kohlmeier in 1944, in Ellinwood. She passed away in 1974. He then married Hilda Griffith on March 10, 1981, at Miami, Okla. She survives.
Lela Wilson, 102, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Sterling House Of Great Bend, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
SALINA - Curtis T. Smith, 60, of Salina, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 8, 1952, in Hays, he was the son of Charley T. and Della Lorene (Musselman) Smith. He worked as an engineer with Union Pacific for 41 years. A skilled craftsman, he enjoyed building things, loved to play golf and was politically passionate.
Returning from the holiday break, the Barton Community College women's basketball team has been rejuvenated.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - One of the first questions Oregon coach Chip Kelly was asked after arriving in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl was about the possibility of coaching in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.
ATLANTA - Kansas State's Bill Snyder, who guided the Wildcats to an 11-1 regular season, is the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.
From the phone calls that I have received over the last year, I have found that volunteer trees can be a nuisance around homes, yards and fields. This week I thought that I would share an article by Ward Upham I found about nuisance trees and ways to remove them from your landscape. This is a chore that may be done as long as the temperatures are above freezing, so it can be accomplished on a nice winter day if you want an excuse to be outside.
As we saw last weekend at the start of the St. Louis Rams-Raiders game, we'll be dealing with the facts and symbolism of Michael Brown's death for a long time.
About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it may be very treatable and doesn't have to be a life-limiting disease.
Democrats cheered when Senator Barack Obama promised them that if he were elected President, no lobbyists would "work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years."
The number of Kansas high school students opting not to send their ACT test scores to any colleges or universities has increased from 19 percent in 2004 to 47 percent in 2014, according to a recent report by ACT. The study shows that this increase is consistent with national trends, as 48 percent of U.S. high school students withhold ACT scores.
Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Hope Tree for children in need during the holidays
Great Bend A team 12 - Garden City Horace Grace 29
Cliffhanger serials - from "The Perils of Pauline" to "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" - were once as much a movie-theater staple as double features, newsreels, Three Stooges shorts, Lowell Thomas travelogues and Mickey Mouse cartoons.
There will be no shortage of options facing parents who venture into the electronics department of a big-box store or search for video games at an online retailer.
When her daughter Google-searched "trains" expecting to find results about "Thomas the Tank Engine" but instead found Amtrak train information, Pavni Diwanji, vice president of engineering at Google, recognized a need. She is now on a mission to meet that need. Diwanji, a mother of two daughters, recently shared with USA Today Google's plans to launch new versions of some of its products specifically designed for kids ages 12 and younger.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Orion spacecraft may have been an unmanned mission, but with the help of photos, members of the public can feel as if they were along for the ride.
Have you ever focused on your phone instead of your romantic partner, even if they are right there with you?
WACO, Texas (AP) - No. 5 Baylor did what it had to do keep alive its chance for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Bryce Petty and company grabbed a share of a second consecutive Big 12 title.
Great Bend High School had its varsity boys' swim invitational tournament scheduled for Tuesday at Barton Community College's swimming pool. However, that has changed.