Dear Editor, I want to preface this letter by saying that I am the chief financial officer at Central Kansas Medical Center. Recently, I had a colonoscopy at CKMC and want to tell you about my experience. My procedure was scheduled for 8 a.m. and the Day Surgery Department asked me to arrive at 6 a.m. Five days before my arrival the Patient Access (Admitting) Department called and I pre-registered over the phone; this took ...
By Janice Kneisley Larned‑ Greta Bauer was both anxious and happy when in the 13th round of spelling at the recent Pawnee County Spelling Bee, she was given the word "economist" to spell. For Bauer, an 8th grader at Pawnee Heights, had been practicing for weeks and felt confident she could correctly spell the word. One of two final contestants in the competition, she only had to spell this last word correctly to win first ...
BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers on Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, Reggie Miller, sat courtside working the TV broadcast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations to prevent an NFL lockout took a grim turn Thursday with the cancellation of the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy upstaged the world's top three golfers with a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, four shots better than No. 1 Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer and six ahead of an inconsistent Tiger Woods.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - AL MVP Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers agreed Thursday to a $24 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers was among the 400 ticketholders forced out of the stands at the Super Bowl because their seats weren't safe.
As many Americans continue to face economic hard times, there is no reason to compromise the welfare of your family's diet. The cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. It does require strategic shopping however.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School wrestlers took part in the Hays Kennedy Middle School Invitational this past Saturday, and had a very good showing for the teams' first match of the year. The team placed 10 out of 13 varsity wrestlers in the top four, and three out of four placed in the top three for the junior varsity.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 School Board and the Hoisington Recreation Commission held the annual joint meeting on Monday night.
The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team earned a third place team sweepstakes trophy in a 13-team meet at Sterling on Feb. 5. Every EHS student competing in the meet placed in the top six.
The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. The cost is $10 per person and will be held at the Heritage Center, 103 N. Main.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made one ambulance run on Wednesday and performed two carbon monoxide checks. Barton County Sheriff A white Monte Carlo was abandoned in the southbound lane in the 300 block of North Washington St. It was towed around 9:30 a.m. Attempted illegal use of a financial card was reported Wednesday. Barton County Jail Booked Feb. 9 no bookings ...
By SUSAN THACKER email@example.com Regional track and field championships may one day return to Barton Community College, coaches said recently. With all but the finishing touches done on the new track and soccer field, coaches took time at the last board of trustees meeting to thank the administration and college trustees. Bryan Sailer, head women's soccer coach, called the new facility "awesome," and David Schenek, head track ...
MAGIC 109, HAWKS 92
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.
LAWRENCE - For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly-touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.
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Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"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.