MANHATTAN - The last time, we discussed the phenomenon of an increase of folks claiming no church attendance while the number of those claiming to be committed to religious beliefs remaining stable over the years. This came from an article done by R. R. Reno of Hillsdale College. In his article titled Religion and Public Life in America, he cited a recent study, as well as, federal census statistics to build his case.
July 11, 2013|
Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark
ELLINWOOD - Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the removal of street signs and brackets from Ellinwood Streets. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, reports eight signs and brackets were eight stolen or damaged at various location in Ellinwood sometime between 9 p.m. on July 4 and 8 a.m. on July 6.
LARNED – Michael P. Bartz, 45, died July 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 10, 1968, in Columbus, Neb., he was the son of Melvin and Carol Walsh Bartz. On April 20, 1991, he married Sandra Ashley in Larned. She survives. He was the owner of Bartz Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs, which waited decades to install lights at Wrigley Field and has waited more than a century to win a World Series, took a giant step toward ending the wait for something every other team in the majors already has: a Jumbotron.
TOPEKA – Each year, millions of people enjoy spending time at Kansas lakes and rivers and return home with happy memories to share with others. Sadly, outdoor fun turned fatal for five people who drowned in Kansas waters the first week of July – including four who perished over the extended July 4 holiday, one of whom was a Hoisington man, according to Maj. Dan Hesket, boating law administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Buried deep in congressional legislative fine print is a clause which, pursuant to the Constitution, Article 1, Section 7, states that only the House of Representatives can increase taxes. The Constitution's exact language: "All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."