Dear Editor, With $14.3 trillion worth of debt, annual deficits in the trillions, long-term obligations that threaten to bankrupt our nation, and continued threats of downgrade by credit institutions, America has a choice. We can continue to allow reckless and unsustainable borrowing and spending, or we can enact measures that will force Washington to get its habits under control. Only the latter ensures prosperity, freedom, and survival of the American Dream. If we are to ...
Jacob Barnett, 12, an Asperger's-syndrome-fueled math genius who maxed out on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and is now enrolled at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), told an Indianapolis Star reporter that his next project is about proving the Big Bang theory all wrong.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Buerhle lasted seven innings in another impressive start, and the Chicago White Sox capitalized on an error by young shortstop Alcides Escobar to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on a steamy Monday night.
The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Dwight Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The Americans stood on the field, watching in stunned silence as Japan celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, tired and disappointed members of the U.S Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn't seem to mind a bit that they came up short of a championship.
A new program that will pair adult volunteers with older adults on the Medicaid Frail Elderly waiver will be explained during a program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The senior Peer Support Group is a new program offered by the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. For Friday's presentation, agency spokesman Bib Lininger will explain how volunteers in the support group will work ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and publication of the proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include electing board officers for the next year and approving the athletic insurance and new personnel. Dr. Rick Abel will give a presentation on the Prairie Ink literary ...
Barton County Sheriff Thursday, July 14 Horses were picked up on SE 30 Road at Dartmouth Road. A horse on SE 50 Road was not located. A GMC pickup driven by Kenny Singleton hit a deer half a mile west of the K-4/U.S. 281 junction, around 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 A Chevy van hit a deer 3-4 miles east of Ellinwood on U.S. 56 at 9:45 ...
Two people were taken to Via Chriti Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Friday after two vehicles collided on U.S. 50 at the U.S. 281 junction in Stafford County, 2.5 miles south of St. John. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Pharaot Thavy, 30, was driving north on U.S. 281 at 3:38 p.m., and came to a stop as a Ford truck pulling a trailer approached from the east ...
HOISINGTON - Patrick Ambrose Demel, 49, died July 15 at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1961 at Hoisington, the son of Ambrose L. and Patricia Jean (Hancock) Demel. He married Patricia Ann DePaolo Feb. 7, 1986 in Great Bend. They later divorced.He worked as shipper for Essex for 25 years and was a lifetime Hoisington resident. Mr. Demel was of member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Attracted by the autumn displays of chrysanthemums seen in the yards and flower gardens around town, Jeannine Girton chose these colorful flowers as her program topic for the November Garden Club meeting.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.