HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Election Day is expected to draw 100 million viewers to watch the broadcasts of today's Congressional elections. It's exactly like the World Ping Pong Championships. They happen every two years and you are pretty sure that in the end, China is going to win. The White House released logistical details Friday of President Obama's trip to India next week. He's taking 40 planes full of people ...
To most, the toilet is a functional appliance, but to thoughtful people, it can be an instrument upon which creativity blossoms.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Patriots 28, Vikings 18 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady outscrambled Brett Favre, then kept the ball away from Tarvaris Jackson when Favre was knocked out of the game, and the New England Patriots held on to beat the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 on Sunday. Brady scrambled free to find Brandon Tate breaking free behind the defense for a 65-yard touchdown to give the Patriots the lead in the third quarter. BenJarvus Green-Ellis' first touchdown, a ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Great Bend Public Library will again offer free beginning computer classes. On Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 23 and 30, from 10:15 a.m. to noon, participants in the "Beginning Internet" will learn how to search using the search engine Google. Use of the mouse and keyboard will be covered in the first class. "Beginning Microsoft Word XP" classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to write ...
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will consider amending the executive limitations of the college president, during a board study session set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. Board study sessions are held for planning purposes only and no action is taken. Other items on the agenda include the college travel policy, strategic planning and policy that deals with the college's service region.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs on Friday, four Saturday and 11 Sunday. At 8:28 a.m. Friday they checked a possible gas leak at 1608 Heizer St. There was a small grass fire half a mile west of NW 50 Ave. at 2:48 p.m., and a possible structure fire at 1401 Ninth St. was reported at 8:55 p.m., but no fire was found. There was a burn complaint ...
The Great Bend Zoo Boo drew 2,733 children and 1,532 adults to Brit Spaugh Zoo on Saturday, Zoo Director Scott Gregory reported.
Bryce Young, chief operating officer, and Bill Overbey, chief financial oficer, both of Hays Medical Center, told Pawnee County commissioners at their Oct. 18 meeting that Dr. David Sanger, M.D., would begin seeing patients on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Pawnee Valley Clinic near Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. They also gave commissioners an update about the mobile nuclear stress testing, the MRI, lab, patient and employee surveys and scheduled health fairs.
Kris's Diner, just south of the Kwik Shop, in the 1300 block of Broadway, will have a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The diner has been open for a few weeks.
The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the Valley Center Halloween Tournament Saturday, Oct. 30. This is the team's fifth weekend of debate competition. They have continued to bring home awards from every tournament.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. Service arrangements are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, and will be announced.
ELLSWORTH - Carmen R. Munguia, 89, died Oct. 31 at Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, at El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Edurado and Refugio (Jimeniz) Rousett. She married Ramon Munguia on May 1, 1948, at El Paso, Texas. He died June 1, 2008. A homemaker, she was an Ellsworth resident for the past seven years, coming from Lorraine. Mrs. Munguia was of ...
GREENWOOD, Ark. - Jerry L. Hedrick, 73, of Greenwood, Ark., went home to be with his Lord, Oct. 29 in a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital. He was born May 17, 1937, in Coffeyville, and was a businessman and truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and feeding local wildlife. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linda; one daughter, Robin Harper and husband Bill of Oak Harbor, Wash.; one son, Curtis Hedrick ...
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Christmas, lamentation, October air and memory will express themselves musically at Fort Hays State University's first concert in December.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...