"Lean In" Author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's campaign to cheer young girls to participate launched last week. Sandberg claims little boys get called leaders and for the same behavior little girls are branded as bossy. "Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy," reads the site.
No one should be surprised that President Obama signed a Democratic Party bill that puts more homeless people in the streets. It just needs to be repealed.
Per Barton County Communications, 156 HWY will be shut down due to zero visibilty from high winds and dirt blowing per KDOT. Exact location will be K-156 at milepost 130 or just south of NE 20 RD on K-156. Kansas State Troopers suggest anyone traveling east on K-156 or coming from the northeast detour to JUCO-NE 30 RD.
HOISINGTON -The early bird gets the worm at Clara Barton Medical Clinic. Beginning April 1, Clara Barton will hold a Walk-In Clinic, starting at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday.
HOISINGTON -The City of Hoisington will begin using a new service to provide emergency community information.
The Billion Dollar Dream has been over for a while. Most bracket sheets are loaded with red X's. Still, there is plenty of March Madness ahead of us in the NCAA tournament's round of 16.
SAN DIEGO - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000 because it's a resilient bunch that doesn't shrink from the moment.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now.
WACO, Texas - Cory Jefferson figures not too many people really know just how good Baylor has been in postseason play.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course Microsoft Excel from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 16 through May 21 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Dr. Penny Quinn, vice president of instruction and student services, will present a report on academic advancement, and Bill Nash, dean of Fort Riley Technical Education & Military Outreach Training, will provide a presentation on Occupational Safety and Health Administration training certificates offered by the college.
TIMKEN - Jeanette Mildred Tammen, 81, died March 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1932, at McPherson, the daughter of Walter Jerome "Pop" and Muriel Lee "Mom" (Ittel) Sisson. She married Robert Torrey Tammen Oct. 25, 1952, at Great Bend. He died Aug. 1, 1978. She was a homemaker and farmer.
Edith June Treece, 92, passed away on Friday, March 21. She was born in St. John, to John and Emma Smith on June 21, 1921.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
HUTCHINSON - Julie Ann Parks, 52, of Hutchinson, died April 10 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1961, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Ronald K. Parks and Eleanor Joan (Gallaugher) Parks of Woodward, Okla.
Rachel Louise Dryer, 97, passed away at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City on April 7, following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in Madison, to William Aaron and Carmen Grace (Focht) Boles. Louise grew up in Madison and Emporia, attending Emporia State University. There she met Cecil Ray Dryer whom she married on May 23, 1936, in Cottonwood Falls. Their son, William Laurence Dryer, was born on June 15, 1937. Both preceded her in death; Cecil on April 1, 1989, and William on Oct. 24, 2011.
OTIS - Darlene Kay Richards, 56, died April 9 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Emil and Wanda (Berry) Vsetecka. She married Ron Richards in Larned. They later divorced. A resident of Otis since 1992, coming from Larned, she was a cook for the Larned State Hospital until retirement.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bonnie (Miller) Mink, 60, died April 9 at her home. Born on Nov. 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Dwight C. Miller Jr. and Helen (Ball) Miller. She graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where she met her husband of 42 years, Ron Mink. They married in December 1972, in Kansas City. She was an avid music lover, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
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ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
Wednesday, April 9
A global survey of 68 countries (including our allies) at the end of 2013 conducted by Gallup and the Worldwide Independent Network now rates America as the biggest threat to world peace on the planet. Pakistan was the runner up, closely followed by China. Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea are equally tied for fourth place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.