Wednesday, March 13
A national political star is born. Kentucky's' Republican Senator Rand Paul became the political Justin Beiber of libertarians everywhere and a role model for GOPers who want to grab media attention by staging a dramatic "talking filibuster." And, suddenly, Republicans who had steadfastly resisted the idea of bringing back talking filibusters were falling all over themselves to get involved and praise it.
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
TOPEKA – The state of Kansas gained 16,900 nonfarm jobs and 19,300 private sector jobs since January 2012, the Kansas Department of Labor reported this week.
Three Barton Community College men's basketball players have been named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West Division and NJCAA All-Region VI Division I teams.
DODGE CITY - The day started promising for the Barton Community College softball team as it took Game 1 of a doubleheader 10-2 over Dodge City. The problem for the Cougars, there was a second game to be played and they suffered a 15-3 beating by the Conquistadors.
PRATT - Surrendering six runs in the third inning, the Barton Community College baseball team fell 10-0 in a game-shortened seven innings on Wednesday to Pratt at Jud Stanion Field.
Texas Tech 71,
Wes Welker sure knows how to pick his quarterbacks.
NORMAN, Okla. - After months stuck in mediocrity, the Big 12 is starting to show a glimmer of promise as the NCAA tournament approaches.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs wanted to upgrade at quarterback.
Barton Community College women's basketball player Erin Copeland has been named All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division honorable mention.
Barton Community College baseball player Alex King has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Verizon Wireless Player of the Week.
Anyone with asthma, emphysema or other lung disease now has a new option for pulmonology treatment in Great Bend.
BY SEAN COCKERHAM
The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the Shafer Art Gallery.
Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James switched back from No. 6 to No. 23 this season.
It was a season full of honors for Ahmad Walker. The Barton Community College sophomore basketball star capped his post season honors by being named NJCAA second team All American.
HESSTON- In the final tune-up match for the Region VI Championships, the Barton Community College women's tennis team did not have the success it would have liked. In fact it was another day of fighting injuries for the Cougars as they lost to nationally ranked Cowley College 8-1.
RUSSELL - W. "Fritz" Waymaster, 87, died on April 12, 2015, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Born on July 30, 1927, in rural Bunker Hill, he was the son of David J. and Anna E. (Steinle) Waymaster. He grew up in the Bunker Hill area and started school there as well. Later he moved and finished his basic education in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 1945.
HUTCHINSON - Marilyn K. Rivers, 74, died April 12, 2015, at Dillon Living Center. She was born June 19, 1940, in Norton, the daughter of John and Addie Sheets Rivers. She was a 1959 graduate of Great Bend High School. A resident of Hutchinson since 1960, she worked retail for her parents at Rivers Shoe Store.
WOODWARD, Okla. - Carole Willcut, 78-year-old Woodward, Okla., resident, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gregory Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SALINA- A perfect conference season is in the books. The Barton Community College women's golf team made it 6-for-6 in winning Jayhawk Conference tournaments this season. The final leg was completed with another easy win at the Salina Municipal Golf Course Monday and Tuesday.
Rand Paul's prospects of ever being president are on a par with the Philadelphia Phillies' odds of winning the pennant. If he somehow makes it to the Oval Office, I will personally climb Mt. Everest and chisel his curly locks into the rocks.