In the course of a story on an ill-fated Continental Airlines flight during which all restrooms in coach were broken, the reporter for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis sought reactions from experts.
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A young law school graduate returned to his hometown in 1954. Since then, he's wrapped his mind and hands around community projects that have helped to advance and shape Great Bend and central Kansas.
Since he was 14 years old, Tim Miller has been dedicating all his resources to building a legacy now known as Tim Miller Enterprises. After over 50 years of hard work and perseverance, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is recognizing Miller and his numerous business ventures with the 2011 Business of the Year Award.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Travis Ford has a theory about why Jeff Withey has emerged as an unsung star for No. 7 Kansas: The 7-footer finally realized he's playing next to Thomas Robinson.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Scoop Jardine sparked a game-deciding rally with 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and No. 2 Syracuse beat Connecticut 85-67 on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Desperation seems to be bringing out the best in Texas at a very important time.
Singer-songwriter Scott Ibex will bring an eclectic variety of music, from what he dubs psychedelic bluegrass to acoustic tapping/fingerstyle guitar to his unique blend of reggae-infused acoustic rock, to Great Bend on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main Street, will host Ibex in concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Seats are $10 and may be purchased at the door or tickets will be available in advance at A440 Musical Instruments, 2008 Forest Ave., Great Bend.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' basketball team held a 30-15 lead at halftime.
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After many albums and awards with the Gaither Vocal Band, Guy Penrod has returned to country music, but is still delivering one moving message after another. He will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The Central Kansas Partnership Suicide Prevention Task Force will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Health Department. The group will discuss suicide prevention goals and possible strategies to increase awareness of signs of suicide and what community members can do. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.
A proposal to sell the Great Bend Recreation Commission's property at 1917 17th St. will be considered when the GBRC Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Board members will also hear a report on the Morning Basketball Association/Noon Basketball Association Hall of Fame and on the upcoming state conference of the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association.
Seventy percent of Americans want federally funded pre-kindergarten programs, according to a recent Gallup poll, but studies show that benefits may taper off over time and differ widely between socioeconomic groups.
Richard A. "Dick" Dunlap, 82, died Sept. 30 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born Jan. 13, 1932 at Blackwell, Okla. the son of Irven Franklin and Thelma Ilene (Yager) Dunlap.
HEALY - Billy Ray Pike, 88, died Sept. 28, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City. Born March 17, 1926, in Kingman, he was the son of Clarence Earl and Elsie Mae (Wagonseller) Pike. On Aug. 30, 1950, he married Beth Stewart in Healy. He attended grades 1 through 5 in Kansas and 6 through 11 in California and then moved to Healy and graduated with the Class of 1944. After his discharge from the United States Army he enrolled in Fort Hays State University where he was president of the International Relations Club and belonged to the Kappa Sigma ...
Tuesday-LHS Tennis at Ellsworth, 3 p.m.; LHS Volleyball, home, 5 p.m.; IEP Conference Room, 1:45 p.m.
The date for Country Square Dance Lessons has been changed to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of 24th and Washington. There will be no charge for the first class for those who want to learn social "mixer" dancing. High school, college, young couples and adults are welcome.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Cooking Vegetarian" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Presenter Gloria Hernandez will show how to cook vegetarian dishes which include cheese, eggs and milk. Each participant will make a veggie spring roll.
On Saturday the GBHS debate squad placed 3rd at Valley Center against 16 schools and 66 teams. In the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 4th with a 4/1 win/loss record. Keeler said "I am really proud of everyone that competed. It was a lot of fun!" Also in the novice division the team of Uriel Renteria and Sara Allen had a 3/2 win/loss record that contributed to the sweepstakes placing. In the JV division the team of Carter Sheffield and Kris Gieck placed 7th with a 4/1 win/loss ...
"If you like your health plan, you can keep it" was last year's Lie of the Year. When millions of cancellations stacked up, the game of make-believe was over. So the Democrats, hoping to survive another election cycle, shifted to a new mantra: they claim they want to fix the law. The facts show this is just another Obamacare lie.
The hundreds of thousands of "nonpartisan Obama War protesters" have been found!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs.
TONGANOXIE - Heading in, they knew it would be tough, and the Tonganoxie tournament did not disappoint.