The playbook of the Washington establishment is getting old. Whether it is the Boehner plan, the Boehner plan version 2.0, the Reid plan or the Obama non plan, it all is scripted from the same playbook they have used for years. Play number one is this: Pass billions in unfunded new programs. Tell everyone we will take care of them from cradle to grave. Subsidized food, medical care, housing, and if your employer goes broke ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Matt LaPorta's three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave Cleveland its 12th home win its last at-bat Saturday, 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's on to the next step for the NFL and its players, who are getting closer to a full-fledged collective bargaining agreement.
WILSON - Several thousand people attended the 51st annual Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival Saturday. Wilson's parade "A Slice of Heaven in 2011" started Saturday. The Wilson Czech Dancers were parade marshals. A Wii tournament, horseshoe pitching, polka party, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, dancing, Wilson City Band concert, ice cream social, barrel rides for kids, carnival rides, mechanical bull rides and fireworks were planned.
By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service TOPEKA - A top official at the Kansas Department of Social of Rehabilitation Services said he will ask the state's district court judges to refrain from sending people to the state hospitals for the mentally ill when the hospitals are full. "We want to go to judges and plead with them and tell them that when you make (commitment) decisions, please consider capacity issues," said Pedro Moreno, deputy secretary ...
GREAT BEND - Frederick F. Dreiling, 89, died July 27, 2011 at his home. He was born June 17, 1922 at St. Schoenchen, Kansas, the son of Frederick P. and Christina (Braun) Dreiling. He married Irene Schmeidler January 9, 1950 at St. Severin, Kansas. She died July 21, 2009. Mr. Dreiling was a Great Bend resident since since 1950, coming from Hays. He worked as a mechanic and was head of maintenance for Ruskin Manufacturing. ...
Otis library meeting Monday By Jim Misunas email@example.com OTIS - The Otis Community Library Board will sponsor a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Otis High School library to discuss the future of the community library. The Otis Community Library will apparently be forced to relocate in mid-August after the Otis city council voted 4-1 recently to move the library out of the city building. The Otis Community Library, 122 S. Main, ...
Activities July 31-Aug. 6 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several on ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED - Bob Wetmore serves as associate director for Great Plains Development, Inc., a 501c corporation. Great Plains is a multi-service organization that serves as a funding mechanism for multiple loans and grants that help pay for various infrastructure and business improvements. Wetmore visited the Pawnee County Commissioners during a recent meeting. Pawnee County has received assistance for 19 projects that have provided $14.4 million in improvements since 1985. "That $14.4 ...
WICHITA -- Herbert Marlin Wong, 87, retired restaurant owner, passed away July 2. He was a strong –spirited person, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many people. He will be missed by friends and family. Herbert Marlin Wong was born in Canton Village, Canton, China, on Sept. 7, 1923.
ELLINWOOD - Gladys T. Muller, 94, died July 30, 2011 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
Barton County Sheriff County Shops were notified that the stop sign at NE 70 Road and NE 140 Ave. had been down for two days. Three saddles and a cutting torch were taken from a barn at 1330 NE 10 Ave., sometime in the last two weeks. Two cows were stolen from 1374 NW 130 Road on July 18 or 19. A lightning strike in the Pawnee Rock area started ...
Area residents are invited to form a bowling team for the annual Bowl For Kids Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Barton and Pawnee Counties. This year's event is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Walnut Bowl in Great Bend. All money raised will go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information call Christina Hayes, event chairwoman, at 620-282-0553. Team packets can also be picked up at ...
St. Francis Community Services will offer a free 10-week course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. Classes start this week and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays at the St. Francis office, 1508 Main, Great Bend. The course is required by the state of Kansas before becoming a foster parent. For more information call 1-866-999-1599.
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
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P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.