KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the leaders of a drug trafficking operation that sold methamphetamine in Great Bend, Topeka and Kansas City has been sentenced to life in federal prison without parole, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. Alfonso Rubio-Ayala, 27, Topeka, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He entered the plea in November after three days of trial in U.S. District Court in Topeka. In ...
The three Barton Community College students named to this year's Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team will forever be linked together for earning their distinguished Phi Theta Kappa awards, but each has taken a different path to achieve success. The paragraphs below tell their stories. Morgan Cooper doesn't know what it's like to earn a "B" grade. She's aced every class since kindergarten. She's also a dynamo as a ...
Three Barton Community College students will join other Kansas community college scholars on Feb. 17 in Topeka to be honored for their scholastic achievement. Barton sophomores Matthew Koch, Great Bend; Morgan Cooper, Wichita; and Angela Johnson, Junction City, are among 49 community college students named to the 2011 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, the Kansas Association of ...
CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the city building. Present were: Mayor Curtis Nelson, Council persons Kirk Schneweis, Dan Michaelis, Leon Oberle and Mike Urban. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Curtis Wolf, Murine Prosser and Pete and Lois Krier.
At Ellinwood Grade School, Lisa Reser's fifth grade class is excited after receiving zippered-cased drawing sets for art. Lisa McMullen, the EGS art instructor, received a grant from Midwest Energy and purchased "Keep N Carry Artist Sets" for the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The students will be using the drawing sets for various class and at-home art projects.
Ohio State is again the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll, receiving all but two first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Pittsburgh jumps from fifth to second and Duke moves up one place to fourth. Both received one first-place vote Monday. San Diego State moves from sixth to fourth and Connecticut jumps three spots to fifth. Kansas, which lost for the first time on Saturday, fell ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers fans furiously twirled their Terrible Towels in the chilly Heinz Field stands to create a blurry sea of black and yellow after their team beat the New York Jets to win the AFC title.Pittsburgh's going back to the Super Bowl for the third time in six years. The Steelers are bound for Dallas after defeating the Jets 24-19 on Sunday night. They'll face the Green Bay Packers, who beat the ...
CHICAGO (AP) - There was one Monster of the Midway in the NFC championship game and his name was Aaron Rodgers. He wasn't even at his best and, still, he was better than the first, the second and the third quarterback used in vain by the Chicago Bears against their bitter rivals. Rodgers ran for a score and made a TD-saving tackle in leading the Green Bay Packers into the Super Bowl with a ...
James and Noreen Duncan of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 27. James Duncan and Noreen Dreiling were united in marriage on Jan. 27, 1951 in Hays. James celebrated his 85th birthday on Oct. 9 and Noreen will celebrate her 85th birthday on Feb. 25. The couple has four children, John, Tim, Mike and Ann; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Allan and Anne Beck announce the engagement of their daughter, Kari Ann Beck, to Dalton Robert Wirth, son of David and Pam Wirth of Ellinwood.
Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland announce the engagement of their daughter Glenna Lachelle Brown to Nyle Justin Reinert, son of Ralph Reinert of Ness City and Jeannie and Dennis Schuette of Yuma, Ariz.
Jared and JaCole Kirchgassner of McLouth announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Maraye, on Dec. 9. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and
William and Delores Rabas of Russell announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie to Darin Clade Martin, son of Dwight Martin of Haviland and Carolyn Martin of Hoisington.
Tim and Melissa McGinness of Larned announce the birth of their son, Christian Luke McGinness on Jan. 3 at Hays Medical Center. He weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 in. long.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.
"It will create a bureaucracy with the efficiency of the Post Office, the frugality of the Pentagon and the compassion of the IRS."– Mantra of those who opposed HillaryCare in the 1990s.
"We have a large government," political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast." And yet, thanks to Axelrod and Obama, we now stand on the precipice of the largest expansion of government power in almost half a century: Obamacare, officially known as the Patient ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.