Around 75 percent of taxpayers get a tax refund each year. The Internal Revenue Service says that the average refund is around $3,000. Many look forward to that money and file their taxes early in the year to get it. This year because of tax law changes made on Jan. 2, the IRS has delayed the opening of the 2013 tax-filing season until the 30th. That is the date when tax returns will begin to be accepted by the IRS.
Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed cutting the Kansas Ethics committee budget by 9.3 percent, or about $65,000 thus eliminating one audit position.
"It's no wonder many Americans are uneasy about the way President Obama is growing our government and eroding our liberties. Aren't most Americans conservative?"
My dictionary defines a "shibboleth" as a "saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning." In response to the latest mass gun murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has trotted out its usual shibboleths.
MANHATTAN - Kansas and Kansas State rarely paint a masterpiece when they meet on the hardwood.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team just could not keep up with Dighton on Tuesday night, in spite of a game-high 21 points from Hannah Bannister.
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HUTCHINSON - Marjorie M. "Margie" Long, 92, died Jan. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.
Richard Lee Daubert, 67, died Jan. 21, 2013 at Wichita. He was born Sept. 21, 1945 at McPherson the son of Clarence and Viola (Bruntz) Daubert.
Darrel Dunekack, 74, died Jan. 21 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Nov. 11, 1938 in Great Bend, he was the son of Wilbur Henry and Vera Anita Faye (Otte) Dunekack. On Oct. 24, 1965 he married Anne Preston in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was employed by Natural Gas Pipeline and was a farmer. He enjoyed farming and gardening and in his younger days fishing and hunting.
LARNED -- The Pawnee County commission has scheduled a special meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pawnee County Courthouse to consider approval for wiring payment to GE for a new 64 slice CT scanner. The commission will consider any other business as presented.
Ellinwood - The Ellinwood Rotary Club is asking the citizens of Ellinwood to provide nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award. Anyone of any age or sex and who is considered a "resident" of Ellinwood can be nominated. They are looking for that person who has supported Ellinwood with their time and talent and who really exemplifies the spirit of Ellinwood. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 1. Please submit your nomination to Ellinwood Rotary Club, P. O. Box 23, Ellinwood, Kansas. If you have any questions, please call Rosie Joiner 792-9553. The winner of the award will be honored at ...
HOISINGTON -The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28 at the Hospital, 250 W. 9th in the Turnbull Safe Room. Please use the main entrance of the hospital. All members of the foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.
Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Band Room (#190).
Rodney and Cherlyn Maier announce the engagement of their daughter Ashlee Renee Maier to Derek Eugene Bevan son of Allen and Denice Bevan.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend has changed the meeting day and the site for the month of April. This is to accommodate the speaker, who cannot meet with League on a Tuesday. The meeting has been changed to noon on April 6, at the Classic Inn.
The Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) announced on Tuesday that Sterling House of Great Bend received zero deficiencies as a result of the facility's survey conducted by the department on Jan. 15.
A Kansas State University animal health leader has been chosen to engage local, regional and national stakeholders in the development of strategic partnerships for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.
Happy Easter! An annual tradition for many families is an Easter egg hunt. But I take eggs-tra care if using real eggs. Read on for seven rules to follow for a safe hunt.
Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, May 2, in Olathe. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, and food safety, plus a unique perspective on the science of barbecuing.
Can you believe that April is already here? I swear I just put up my Christmas items a week ago! Well, April is going to be quite the busy month here for Extension! So this week, I thought I would remind you of several opportunities that will be taking place for the community.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $31 million in loans and grants for organizations in 12 states to promote rural economic development.
E & E Glass and Gift sold on Feb 15, marking the end of an era of ownership by the Krug family dating back to 1969, when they purchased the E & E Pittsburg Glass and Paint Company, which had been founded in 1945. Throughout the past 46 years, the Krug family built E & E into one of the most recognized local businesses for quality glass work and windshield replacement, while at the same time developing an outstanding gift store, which offers an impressive collection of gifts, china, glassware, and unique furniture pieces.
I thought he was exaggerating when my friend called and said he had snakes in large numbers in a water trap in his front yard. I grabbed the camera and drove out to his farm. I was amazed when he lifted the iron cover to expose the mass of reptiles inhabiting that small area. Practically every crevasse housed a serpent. They were mainly Bull Snakes with some King Snakes and Rat Snakes. The temperature was in the 70's, and the snakes were lively and active. There were no venomous snakes that I could discern. We agreed that the large ...
Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.