Dear Editor, Help me with some objectivity, if you can find any today. The details of the budget deal are unfolding mighty quick and each hour divulges another almost unthinkable action. Here's how I see it: Our government cuts taxes for very rich people. Our government not only fails to collect taxes from GE and others, we give them additional money. Our government conducts wars and various other military operations around the globe with funding ...
In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor's technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements. One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides will return to the table for court-ordered mediation today with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending. NFL executives met with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday for five hours the day before ...
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place on Monday at the Hesston Country Club in fifth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet of the season.
The Barton Community College softball team put together a seventh-inning rally Monday afternoon in its opener with Pratt at Cougar Fields but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles didn't feel he was in a funk. Even at 0 for 18, he didn't consider that long enough to be a slump.
The Great Bend High School softball junior varsity team bested Liberal in both games of its doubleheader on Tuesday.
Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch 1923 - 2011 DORRANCE - Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch, 88, of Dorrance, died on April 10, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. Born March 13, 1923 in Wilson, she was the daughter of Wenzel and Albina (Soukup) Janda. She grew up and attended school in the Wilson area as a child. Later she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Guy Robert Hoch on March 5, ...
Waylon Wages 1977 - 2011 PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo. Born July 12, 1977 in Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages. He currently lived in Princeton, Mo., moving there in 2005 from Great Bend. Waylon was raised in Theodosia, Mo., and was a 1996 graduate of Lutie High School. He was employed by Premium Standard Farms in Princton, ...
Pauline Julia Thomason 1918-2011 GREAT BEND - Pauline Julia Thomason, 92, died April 12 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born December 26, 1918 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Libby (Bridwell) Ward. She married Solomon Leedy Thomason October 15, 1935, at Ponca City, Okla. He died July 4, 1994. Mrs. Thomason was a Great Bend resident most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a ...
Mildred J. Schenk 1924-2011 HOISINGTON - Mildred J. Schenk, 86, died April 13 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. She was born November 5, 1924 at Ness County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy and Martha (Corrigan) Ludington. She married Clifton Helt in 1943 at Great Bend. He died July, 1976. She married Bill Daniel, May 9, 1970, at Hoisington. He died March 1, 1979. She married Robert Schenk, December 10, 1988. He died March 8, ...
ELLSWORTH - Larned High School, Quivira Heights, Claflin and Ellinwood competed in a track and field meet in Ellsworth on Tuesday.
Carol J. Bradford 1942-2011 HOLYROOD - Carol J. Bradford, 69, died April 12 at the Salina Regional Hospital. She was born March 27, 1942, at Great Bend, the daughter of Jules F. Warlop and Agnes Louise Stumps Warlop. She was a rural Holyrood and Bushton resident since 1975, formerly of Winfield and Kansas City, Kan. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Winfield State Hospital. She was employed at Mosaic in Ellsworth. She ...
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team took first place at the Garden City swim meet on Tuesday.
BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.
"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
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MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Thursday, May 2
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Monday afternoon, finishing at a combined 313.
It was a family affair for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Thunder on the Plains at the S.R.C.A. Drag Strip this past weekend as Glen Amerine nearly shared the winner's circle with his son Craig, who was the runner up in Top Sportsman, and brothers battled in the final round for the Stock Eliminator championship.
LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.