HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Southern Californians looked like idiots Friday, flocking to the beaches to watch the tsunami arrive from Japan. The danger was ignored. At this point we'd rather die suddenly in an act of God than have Charlie Sheen slowly peck us to death for the next 40 years. The White House issued a statement of support to Japan following their earthquake Friday which sounded very hastily written. The ...
Well, this takes the Irish cake. The Irish "need not apply" in America all over again. Ireland, you see, is not doing so well. Prior to the global economic meltdown, its service industry soared as global companies took advantage of its well-educated, English-speaking citizens. Emboldened by its good fortune, the Irish government, and many of its citizens, carried on like Americans. They overborrowed and overspent. A housing bubble formed and burst spectacularly. Now Ireland's unemployment ...
The federal agency that administers Medicare acknowledged to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the government often overpays for patient wheelchairs due to a quirk in its rules.
Dear Editor, I would like to provide some clarification to the article regarding the change of vendors for Meals on Wheels. CKMC had been the only vendor for Meals on Wheels in Great Bend, but meals in Hoisington are provided by Clara Barton Hospital and Ellinwood meals are provided by Friendship Meals from the Great Bend Senior Center. The many volunteers who give up their lunch hour in all three communities are the backbone of ...
Dear Editor, Thank you Mayor Allison for having lunch with us at the Senior Center, March 10. We appreciate you bringing meals to those who could not go through the serving line. Also, visiting with attendees at all the tables. On a personal note, I think Mike Allison has served Great Bend in a professional and honorable manner as our mayor. Let's not take our privilege to vote for granted. It only takes a few ...
Citizens Watchdog Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 16th & Main. This neighborhood watch meeting is "open to the public, burglary victims, neighbors, friends and anyone who is concerned about the continuing burglaries in Great Bend." Randy Smith, criminal justice instructor from Barton County Community College, will give the program, "What in Your Neighborhood Needs to be Fixed."
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department will host a Boating Safety Course on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989, must successfully complete a boating safety course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat. Exemptions from this requirement include persons 21 years of age or older and ...
Barton Community College's Cohen Center for Kansas History now has two resources that give the public the ability to study and preserve historical documents and other papers, making them available to future generations when otherwise those pieces of history would eventually be lost.
The Barton County Arts Council will present acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Back Room, 1401 Main St., Great Bend. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Since seating is limited, reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Arts Council this afternoon at 620-792-4221 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Two men were arrested Friday for driving on the dike. Jesse McNett and Eli Woods, both of Great Bend, were booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting $1,000 surety bonds.
To those of us who have been predicting the outcome of NCAA tournaments since before there was a 3-point line or 35-second shot clock, the great news of the 2011 edition of March Madness was that there are three more games to get right.
Criminal damage to property on 10th St. was reported Sunday afternoon. There were broken windows at Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant, 4909 10th St.; and at 5205 10th St. and 5215 10th St.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will set tuition rates for Fiscal Year 2012 when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Room F-30, in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a report on finances, college audit review and hiring personnel.
Barton County Sheriff Great Bend Police Department requested Barton County Sheriff's Office check the welfare of a juvenile male in rural Great Bend in reference to a fight at the high school Friday morning. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and did not file a case. A man seen sitting on a bridge Friday on K-96, north of Great Bend, was checked. He was walking to Hays. ...
ELLINWOOD -"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. When waves of beings who only look human overrun the earth, the Earth's last survivors have scattered to stay alive. When Cassie meets Evan Walker, he may be her only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But can she trust a stranger in this dangerous world?
Those who donated money and time, and played in the golf tournament collaborated to raise more than $45,000 for local cancer patients. The recent St. Rose Auction & Golf Classic proceeds will benefit the Heartland Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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Dogs were removed from 132 Pine St. in Great Bend on Thursday, after reportedly being left without shelter, food or water.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he didn't recognize the out of control and at times selfish team that was humbled in an opening-round loss to Northeastern at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1947 movie "Monsieur Vincent" as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...