The Omaha, Neb. public school system spent $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change."
HOLDERNESS, N.H – Reports suggest New Hampshire voters haven't focused on the national politics invading their state yet, and it's hard to understand why.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Randy Wolf outfoxed the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings to earn his first postseason win at age 35 and the Milwaukee Brewers got two more hits from Ryan Braun in a 4-2 victory Thursday night that evened the NL championship series at 2-all.
DETROIT (AP) - One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.
Zack Greinke apparently is done providing bulletin-board material.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team finished in second place with 45 points at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.
GREAT BEND - Sandra "Sandy" Essmiller, 66, died Oct. 12. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
LIBERAL - Daniel Joseph Penney, 61, of Liberal, passed away Tuesday from a sudden illness. Dan was born Dec. 28, 1949 at Great Bend. He went to school and worked there until 1968, when he moved to Kansas City, Mo. In 1983, he met his wife, Louise and moved to the rural Liberal, Mo. area.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Surrendered Family Ministries will be holding the next Prairie Fire Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton in Great Bend. As a women of faith, special speaker Marlene Klepees will share her message of healing. Klepees has told her story on TBN, the 700 Club, The Sid Roth show, as well as on other television and radio shows and at many conferences and churches. Go to www.heavensscentflowers.com/marlene.htm to read about Klepees testimony.
LAWRENCE (AP) - When Turner Gill took over the head coaching position at Kansas last year, he brought a little piece of Buffalo with him.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The most significant improvement in the Kansas State this season can't be found by scouring the stat sheet.
Kansas Highway Patrol
Great Bend Recreation Commission has joined with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156, to offer two outdoor experience programs this month.
The Friends of the Library members have sorted books, videos, audio books and more for the annual Great Bend Public Library Book Sale. The sale for the public begins at noon Monday, running until 8:30 p.m., and continues Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
ELLINWOOD - A free estate planning seminar, sponsored by the Ellinwood Area Health Foundation, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Ellinwood District Hospital Education Room. Morris Laing Attorneys will discuss the importance of estate planning, recent tax changes and the impact such changes have on estate planning. Seating is limited. Call 620-564-2548 to reserve a seat.
First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road will host the first in a series of Lenten Luncheons at noon Wednesday, March 12.
People choose from a variety of homemade soups and desserts during the third annual "Taste of Hoisington," March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center. The event was sponsored by the Hoisington Ministerial Association, and the proceeds will benefit people in need in the community.
February convictions and fines
Great Bend Fire/EMS
CONCORDIA - Phyllis A. Winter, 74, died March 5 at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Concordia, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Cote) Breen. She graduated from Notre Dame Catholic High School. On Feb. 24, 1958, she married Willis "Willie" D. Winter. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Palmquist Drug Store, Associate Financial and various other businesses.
PAWNEE ROCK - Norma Pauline Kasselman, 96, passed away March 5 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born July 17, 1917, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Emma (LeCleff) and James Argyle. She was a lifetime resident of Pawnee Rock. On June 5, 1937, she married Emmett "Johnny" Kasselman in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2001.
ELLINWOOD - Bernice Ida Koch, 99, died March 6 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. She was born March 16, 1914, at Alden, the daughter of Claud E. and Emma Louise (Reiser) Parker. She graduated from Alden High School in 1932. On March 10, 1935, she married Harry Koch at Alden, he preceded her in death. A life-long resident of Barton and Rice counties, she was a retired secretary and agent with Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. as well as a homemaker.
The USD 112 Food Services is celebrating National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.
Pawnee District Court
Boy oh boy, the President of the United States is such a wimp!
In the state where high-stakes testing began, a few hundred teachers, academics and activists came together last weekend to hasten what one leader called an "Education Spring." The Network for Public Education gathered in Austin to plan the resistance to the status quo of high-stakes testing and an encroaching corporate privatization movement. This first-of-its-kind convention might finally provide an effective opposition to the corporate reform movement that wants to run education like a business.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.