Dear Editor, During the 1950s, as a full-time attorney for Kansas Department of Revenue, I completely revised, indexed and recodified all of the sales tax rules and regulations. Now when schools, disabled persons and so many others are suffering from state budget cuts, special interests should be required to wear a big sign around their necks, announcing that the Kansas Legislature exempts them from sales taxes that the rest of us must pay. Ask Department ...
Dear Editor, I want to say KUDOs to Vines and Designs Floral in Great Bend. I had scheduled a delivery of flowers from an online vendor and they did not deliver what they promised, or at all for that matter. I called Vines and Designs at 2:30 p.m. and asked for a delivery of flowers the following day. I told them I had originally wanted the flowers delivered that day and explained my issue. I ...
Dear Editor, The American Red Cross would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Great Bend community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need. The Red Cross blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ...
Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank God for my daughter, Danielle. I have never been as scared as the minutes that followed the horrible accident that we had Monday evening. Danni was hit so hard on impact that she would not respond to me, she was knocked out completely. God sent down angels in the form of every-day people, who stopped driving, and helped my daughter, granddaughter and myself get out of the trapped ...
Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan, in the midst of expensive treatment for bone cancer, had his medical insurance canceled because his wife mistakenly keyed in a "7" instead of a "9" in the "cents" space while paying the couple's regular premium online, leaving the Flanagans 2 cents short.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma finally made an offer that Lon Kruger couldn't refuse.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkman Activity Center at Barton Community College.
JUNCTION CITY - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in sixth place at the fourth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet last Sunday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Junction City.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 1 TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Drabek pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to earn first major league win, and Jose Molina and Jayson Nix hit solo home runs for Toronto. Drabek (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Denard Span's one-out single to left in the sixth. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out a career-high seven. Shawn Camp pitched the eighth and Marc Rzepczynski worked the ninth for the ...
HOUSTON (AP) - When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tears streaming from her eyes, Barry Bonds' former personal shopper became the first and only one of the government's 23 witnesses at his federal trial to say she saw the all-time home run leader getting an injection from his trainer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three hits and two RBIs were not all Chris Getz delivered in Kansas City's 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
HOUSTON (AP) - Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.
People visit one of the 200+ booths at the Central Kansas Spring Expo "Discover Your Treasures," Saturday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. It continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
An orange and gray Trek bicycle was stolen from Golden Belt Bicycle Company, 1111 Main, on March 18. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports a man asked to test drive the bike and never returned. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 215 pounds, with red hair and a diamond earring. Anyone with information about this crime or any crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300, ...
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team travels to Hays on Tuesday to play an opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament
HILLSBORO - Central Plains High School brought a young team, but the Oilers came through for a third-place finish at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday to take home some hardware.
HAYS - It was Thomas More Prep Marian that ruled Thursday's Mid-Central Activities Association track and field meet.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
In its 60th year, the drag strip at Great Bend honors not only it's anniversary but also its national publicity.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
ST. JOHN - The Central Plains High School girls' track and field team won a Central Prairie League title on Thursday.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
TOPEKA-Kansas schools and school districts were honored Thursday for their support of character education as part of the Kansas Schools of Character Recognition Program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Character Education Initiative and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club announces the 2013 theme for the After Harvest Festival Parade to be held at 10 a.m. July 2. This year's theme is "Home Is Where Our Story Begins." They are hoping registrants for the parade will incorporate this year's theme into their parade float.
Hoisington Food Bank open May 16