The Hon. Mike Keeley, Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District headquartered at Great Bend, Thursday was elected president of the Kansas District Judges Association (KDJA), during the association's annual meeting in Overland Park.
Kansans for Life, the state's largest pro-life organization, completed the project to restore the "Abortion Stops a Beating Heart" billboard between Great Bend and Ellinwood last week, and will rededicate the sign on Monday.
New Life Drama Company will minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ through skit drama at Great Bend's Church of Christ, located at 12th and Stone. Pastor Chuck Marshall said the public is invited to the programs set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, and 6 p.m. on July 1.
Prince of Peace Parish is will experiment with a new time for Sunday Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4100 Broadway Ave. Instead of Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Mass will be held there at 9:30 a.m. from July 1 through Sept. 30, Father Reggie Urban said.
CLAY CENTER – We are in the midst of an ongoing crisis within the ranks of our young men and what they are seeing is not inspiring them to become Men of Honor. Many are influenced by what they see in sports, music, television, movies and they are not seeing positive role models. Additionally, a growing number of young men, especially in our inner cities, are starved for good examples in their own home. Sadly, some just do not have a dad in their life. Indeed, a child who has grown up with a loving and honorable Father is blessed.
HUTCHINSON - Photography by Jay Miller and Karole Erikson of Great Bend is featured in an exhibit now showing in the Little Gallery at the Hutchinson Arts Center, 405 N. Washington, Hutchinson, through June 28. The exhibit includes 20 photographs of wildlife and landscapes.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a vehicular burglary that occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11 and 6:15 a.m. on June 12 at the Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St. Police Chief Dean Akings said someone broke into a 2002 Hyundai by prying open the sun roof. "Taken was a Garmin GPS, a Nikon digital camera, a survival pack and the owner's manual for this vehicle. There was extensive damage to the car also," Akings said. "Loss was $3,500. If you have information about this crime or any other crime ...
ELLINWOOD - Although he is new to the Barton County area, Cody Scheck of Ellinwood recently set a world record in steer roping.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Elementary School Principal Eric Sjogren has been selected as the District 5 nominee for the Kansas National Distinguished Principal award.
SAN FRANCISCO - For all those Giants masterpieces, from Christy Mathewson to Juan Marichal to Gaylord Perry, this one by San Francisco's Matt Cain topped them all.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he's pretty good.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll stood in the middle of a practice field barking instructions at quarterback Matt Cassel, who proceeded to drop back and throw a perfect pass to Jonathan Baldwin.
Bareback bronco riding is a tough and often dangerous sport.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - For Lance Armstrong, the doping allegations aren't going away. In fact, they're starting all over again.
Most everyone has experienced something like this – especially at night or on weekends.
PRATT - Cuma M. Zeltner, 72, died Jan. 27, 2015 at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born on April 16, 1942, in Princeton, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Max and Gypsy Genelle (White) Vinson. On March 18, 1962, she married James 'Jim' W. Zeltner in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2012. She worked as office manager at Adams Electric in Pratt for 24 years and most recently worked as bookkeeper for Westhoff Plumbing. The avid reader enjoyed making her world famous chocolate chip cookies.
GARDEN CITY - An Offerle man who was texting while driving went off U.S. 50 Tuesday evening in Finney County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Jeffrey Humiston, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 that went in the ditch and traveled for 900 feet and struck an obstruction. The car went airborne, coming to rest in the westbound lane facing northwest.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Lodge No. 331, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the lodge, located at Second and Vine St. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take-out will be available. Advance tickets can be purchased from any lodge member.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Jamie M. Bahr, driving while suspended, fine $100, court costs $110
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
Raging Moderate by Will Durst
We complain about a two-party system that's stuck in ideological ditches, but somehow it never occurs to us to embrace pragmatism, the uniquely American philosophy that was created as a reaction to ideological stagnation. Unless Republicans and Democrats getting madder at each other suddenly starts working, maybe it's time to give pragmatism a chance.