The Kansas Plains Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announces it is expanding its reach by merging with BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa. Intended to benefit both businesses and consumers, the merger will make enhanced BBB services available to consumers and businesses throughout the Great Plains.
The service to our nation our veterans provided can never be fully repaid. But, Americans like me who are indebted to their service will never cease trying to show the respect and gratitude of a thankful nation.
The Peter A.R. Unruh and Sarah Boese Unruh Family Reunion was held on Nov. 4 at the Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend. Those in attendance were Dwayne and Janis Deckert, Don and Brenda, Julietha, Sarah and William Jones, all of Great Bend; Glenn and Elaine Mull of Pawnee Rock; Larry Carr and Keith Mull of Larned; Brad and Jeanine Haynes of Salina; Laramie and Michelle Unruh of Valley Center; and Vera Spencer and Leslie Peters of Wichita.
In recent months, our nation witnessed a more intense campaign season than we'd ever seen. While elections and the campaigning that precede them are vitally important to our democracy, I can't help but be concerned that amid the focus on endorsements, pundits and politics, we tend to lose sight of what is truly important.
'The Winter' Cast
FORT WORTH, Texas - Collin Klein and third-ranked Kansas State bolstered their chances in the national championship chase by doing what Alabama failed to do.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey admitted that he sleepwalked through most of Kansas' two exhibition games.
MANHATTAN - Bruce Weber now has his debut out of the way.
Halfway through the season, something's missing - mostly - on a list of the league's elite teams.
PITTSBURGH - Todd Haley is over it, he swears.
AUSTIN, Texas - The wishbone formation on Texas' first play honored the memory of former coach Darrell Royal. The sound whipping of an overmatched opponent looked like a result straight out of Royal's days on the sideline as well.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Ryan Nassib gave his hometown fans a memorable going away present.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Action items on the agenda include computer hardware bid specification, as well as software licensees specification renewals. There will be an executive session for the administrative evaluation.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
Barton County Jail
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.
It is almost unimaginable that something so bad could last so long. I am talking about the BCS system that the NCAA used to determine its' Division I football champion. It was 16 years ago that the system was put into play. It proved to be more difficult to get rid of than an obnoxious cousin!