Dear Editor, On September 14, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mothers Day, honoring mothers who had sons and daughters who gave their lives for their country in world wars. The president of the United States is "authorized and requested to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag on the last ...
While searching the Internet last week, I stumbled upon a Google Archives article that made me chuckle.
American League Thursday's results Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 Oakland 4, Texas 3 Baltimore 6, Detroit 5 Cleveland 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 15, N.Y. Yankees 8 Toronto 4, L.A. Angels 3 (12) Today's games Baltimore (Simon 4-9) at Detroit (Porcello 14-9), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 15-8) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 11-8), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 8-13) at Cleveland (Masterson 12-10), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 10-11) at Tampa Bay (Price 12-12), 6:10 p.m. Seattle ...
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team swept the meet hosted by Kiowa County on Thursday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School golf team took part in the Salina South Cougars Invitational on Tuesday.
CHENEY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team won one of three matches on Tuesday at the Cheney Quadrangular.
Now that's more like it. Pro Picks rallied as if Josh Freeman was leading the charge, going 11-4-1 against the spread and 13-3 straight up. That was as impressive a turnaround as what the Steelers and Titans displayed in Week 2 after ugly openers. Or as noteworthy as what is going on for Detroit. The Lions not only are 2-0, but this week are road favorites. In a division game, no less. The Lions' roar ...
The Big 12 dumped its embattled commissioner Thursday and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.
Frankie Lea Keffer, 78, died Sept. 22 at home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 14, 1932 in Hutchinson, the daughter of William E. "Rass" and Hazel O. (Zumalt) Watkins.
Vivian Harbaugh thought the youngsters in her group would enjoy making journals for Heartland Cancer Center patients as a new community-service project. She thought right.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Monday, three Tuesday and four Wednesday. On Monday they went to 1206 Harding St. to check on light smoke in the house. The cause was a hot motor. On Tuesday they responded to a possible gas leak at Third and Kiowa. At 4 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to 6000 block of 16th St., and found a truck in flames. ...
The Central Kansas Library System Executive Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at CKLS Headquarters, located in the basement of the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. An executive session for a personnel item, followed by possible action, is on the agenda.
The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave., in Great Bend. A $25 donation is suggested for having a booth. Proceeds will go toward helping veterans at the Fort Dodge Soldiers Home. For more information call Brenda at 620-793-2796 or the post, 793-5912. This event will be open to the public.
At 4 a.m. Thursday, a passerby saw a newer-looking pickup on fire in a field north of Broadway Ave. The pickup was blazing and its horn was sounding as the person called 911. No one else was around. Firefighters responded to 6000 block of 16th St., and found the truck in flames. Damage was estimated at $20,000 and the cause was undetermined. Great Bend Police are investigating as the pickup was reported ...
Linh Reiter of Great Bend won the first-place jackpot of $750 at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Robert Unger of Hudson won $300 for second place and Bill Sutton of Dodge City $150 for third. From fourth through eighth places were Robert Walker of Timken, $75; Jaimee Anellanes of Great Bend, $50; Robert Anderson of Ellinwood, $40; Lonnie Haden of Ellsworth, $30; and Mike Brooks of Ellsworth, $25. <p ...
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.
Editor's note: The following stories are taken from Amy Metro's class "How to cook a turkey"
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.