Isn't it time to do a new political version of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's famous "Flight of the Bumblebee?" The musical piece has had various incarnations in American culture. In the 40s, it was the theme for "The Green Hornet" radio show. In the 60s, jazzed-up adaptation performed by trumpet player Al Hirt was the theme for the TV show -- and it became a worldwide hit when it was re-used in the 2003 film "Kill Bill."
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Dr. Conrad Murray was released from prison in California after serving two years for accidentally killing Michael Jackson with sleep drug medications. He said he expects to get his medical license back within the month. And you thought ObamaCare was a mess before. President Obama gave a speech in Boston defending ObamaCare Wednesday. He was agitated over his website's set-up problems. Don't you just hate it when ...
Central Plains and Stafford High School have qualified for the state football playoffs. Central Plains has earned its second Eight-Man I playoff appearance after Claflin and Quivira Heights consolidated. Five-time state champion Claflin has 23 playoff appearances and state champion Quivira Heights has 12 playoff appearances. Stafford has clinched the first playoff spot since 1990, the school's fourth post-season appearance. Larned and Hoisington won Thursday to reach the state football playoffs. Larned has qualified for ...
HOISINGTON - Nolan McCurry broke free early and often for Hoisington High School's football team against Thomas More Prep Marian on Thursday night.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State replaced nine starters from a defense that was among the best in the Big 12 last year, including its entire defensive line, two linebackers and three defensive backs.
For the first time since 2007, the Great Bend High School volleyball team has qualified for the Class 5A state tournament.
The basketball season is here, and for Barton Community College, that means the Highland Hotel/Pizza Hut Basketball Classic.
Barton Community College's Child Development Center had a Halloween parade for its kids on Thursday in the Kirkman Activity Center.
Trinity Ladies Fellowship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend is accepting donations for a quilt that will be given away during a benefit supper.
Members of Faith Community Church are joined by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for a ribbon cutting on the new building addition on Oct. 17.
Royal Family Kids Camp is having a chili and soup lunch from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit this camp for children ages 6-12 who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect.
River of Life to hold Men's Breakfast Great Bend's River of Life Church, 1219 Main, will hold a men's breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Rev. David LeRoy said all men are invited. Eternity Focus will be at River of Life Church for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 3. Priests meet at Heartland Center Thirty-seven priests from the Salina Diocese and 10 priests from the Dodge City Diocese met Oct. 28 ...
Nancy Clark, Salina, will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time beings at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.