Well, after yesterdays storms my peonies are not looking their best, but last week they were definitely in their prime! I love watching my peonies peeking up through the ground in the early spring; it reminds me that warmer weather is just around the corner. This year I thought I might take a little time to research one of my favorite flowers, the peony, and answer some of my own questions. You know the ones, ...
Each year, high school seniors living in the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech service area with a parent or guardian subscribing to communication services are eligible to enter the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech Scholarship Contest.
Dear Editor, Monday marks the state's 143th annual Memorial Day celebration, a time to recognize those Kansans who lost their lives while serving our country and to celebrate the bravery of those men and women currently in uniform. As I write this note, I am attending an Army medical conference, where a number of warriors have recently returned home after fighting to save lives from the ravage of war. It's a privilege to hear their ...
Nurse Sarah Casareto resigned from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and faced possible criminal charges, after allegedly swiping the painkiller fentanyl from her patient's IV line as he was undergoing kidney-stone surgery - telling him once to "man up" when he complained about the pain.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met April 11 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
STATE TRACK & FIELD Saturday's results Class 6A Boys Team Scores SM Northwest 72, Manhattan 54, Wichita Heights 40, SM East 35, SM South 33, Wichita Northwest 33, SM West 32, Olathe North 31, Olathe East 28, BV North 28, BV West 26, Free State 25, Goddard 20½, BV Northwest 18, Lawrence 17, Wichita Southeast 15½, Olathe South 15, Campus 15, Washburn Rural 13, Leavenworth 10, Garden City 8, Maize 7, Hutchinson 7, Derby6, Wichita ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harrison's five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship.
Pawnee commission weekly minutes LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 16 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight. 9 a.m. - Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman, Donna Pelton and John Haas were present. Signed change orders No. 2010-111, 112, 113, 114, 118 and 120. Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 9, 2011. Approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses. Via telephone, commissioners ...
LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site will be featured June 25 on the Kansas Travel and Tourism Division's 2011 Faces and Places Tour.
On June 4 at 6 p.m., a June Jam and BBQ featuring vocalist Melanie Ryan will be held at Community Christian Church, 253 NE 30 Rd. with over 40 prize baskets for a donation available.
HOISINGTON - Harry S. Witterstaetter, III, 78, died May 27 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born Feb. 17, 1933 at Texarkana, Texas, the son of Harry S. and Hollis (Kegley) Witterstaetter, Jr.
ELLINWOOD - Wayne Elden Hanna, 73, died on May 7. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on June 4 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Bentley with U.S. Army military honors with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.
WICHITA - Maxton Foster Burkey, two months, died May 26 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born March 31, 2011 at Wichita. His parents are Kevin and Kelci (Boxberger) Burkey of Wichita. Although his life was cheated in time, he immensely impacted the lives of his loving family. Always squirming, he enjoyed baths, having his hair brushed, and snuggling with his mommy and daddy. He was a very happy, content baby of God.
WICHITA - Alex Reed advanced to the finals in three preliminary events for Great Bend High School at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Friday at Cessna Stadium
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
Baylor coach Art Briles described his team as disappointed after its first loss of the season. But not discouraged.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
LARNED - JoAnn (Bruntzel) Simmons Selzer, 82, passed away peacefully Nov. 22 at the Linnwood Park Senior Care home in Meriden. She was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Rozel, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred Ellis Bruntzel. JoAnn was a Pawnee County resident until 1985, when she and her husband, Clyde, sold their beloved Melody Ranch southeast of Larned and moved to Paola to be closer to their children and grandchildren living in the Kansas ...
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...