HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Southern Californians looked like idiots Friday, flocking to the beaches to watch the tsunami arrive from Japan. The danger was ignored. At this point we'd rather die suddenly in an act of God than have Charlie Sheen slowly peck us to death for the next 40 years. The White House issued a statement of support to Japan following their earthquake Friday which sounded very hastily written. The ...
Well, this takes the Irish cake. The Irish "need not apply" in America all over again. Ireland, you see, is not doing so well. Prior to the global economic meltdown, its service industry soared as global companies took advantage of its well-educated, English-speaking citizens. Emboldened by its good fortune, the Irish government, and many of its citizens, carried on like Americans. They overborrowed and overspent. A housing bubble formed and burst spectacularly. Now Ireland's unemployment ...
The federal agency that administers Medicare acknowledged to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the government often overpays for patient wheelchairs due to a quirk in its rules.
Dear Editor, I would like to provide some clarification to the article regarding the change of vendors for Meals on Wheels. CKMC had been the only vendor for Meals on Wheels in Great Bend, but meals in Hoisington are provided by Clara Barton Hospital and Ellinwood meals are provided by Friendship Meals from the Great Bend Senior Center. The many volunteers who give up their lunch hour in all three communities are the backbone of ...
Dear Editor, Thank you Mayor Allison for having lunch with us at the Senior Center, March 10. We appreciate you bringing meals to those who could not go through the serving line. Also, visiting with attendees at all the tables. On a personal note, I think Mike Allison has served Great Bend in a professional and honorable manner as our mayor. Let's not take our privilege to vote for granted. It only takes a few ...
Citizens Watchdog Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 16th & Main. This neighborhood watch meeting is "open to the public, burglary victims, neighbors, friends and anyone who is concerned about the continuing burglaries in Great Bend." Randy Smith, criminal justice instructor from Barton County Community College, will give the program, "What in Your Neighborhood Needs to be Fixed."
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department will host a Boating Safety Course on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989, must successfully complete a boating safety course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat. Exemptions from this requirement include persons 21 years of age or older and ...
Barton Community College's Cohen Center for Kansas History now has two resources that give the public the ability to study and preserve historical documents and other papers, making them available to future generations when otherwise those pieces of history would eventually be lost.
The Barton County Arts Council will present acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Back Room, 1401 Main St., Great Bend. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Since seating is limited, reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Arts Council this afternoon at 620-792-4221 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmentalists and budget critics of California's proposed bullet train may be breathing a sigh of relief.
President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment: "We have met the goal" of fixing the Healthcare.Gov website.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
Before the season started, Great Bend High School's boys' head swimming coach Steve Beaumont said that he had a young team that would need to learn as they went.
LINCOLN - The Central Plains High School boys outscored Phillipsburg 10-3 in overtime to escape with a 61-54 victory Tuesday in the Amos Morris/George Stephens Classic. The Oilers outscored the Panthers 17-10 from the free-throw line.
LARNED - The upcoming college football bowl season is the end of an era. Thank goodness, or Santa Claus or whomever!
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
ASHBURN, Va. - It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
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HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.