Cheryl (Dunlap) Rugan has announced her candidacy for USD 428 board of education. She considers herself a concerned mother of children in the public school system, far from a politician. However, after consideration of the importance of sound leadership and the impact that the USD 428 school board has on our children and the community, she has a vested interest to get involved. "I would approach the school board position with no hidden agenda, but ...
Dear Editor, The growth of things to see and do in Great Bend and the surrounding areas has been dramatic. It is truly a pleasure to share with out-of-town friends and family the many additions that have taken, and are in the process of taking, place. Among things immediately coming to mind are: the Wetlands and displays at Brit Spaugh Park, our many historical murals, the Quilt Walk, Shafer Art Gallery, the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...
Dear Editor, During the 1950s, as a full-time attorney for Kansas Department of Revenue, I completely revised, indexed and recodified all of the sales tax rules and regulations. Now when schools, disabled persons and so many others are suffering from state budget cuts, special interests should be required to wear a big sign around their necks, announcing that the Kansas Legislature exempts them from sales taxes that the rest of us must pay. Ask Department ...
Dear Editor, I want to say KUDOs to Vines and Designs Floral in Great Bend. I had scheduled a delivery of flowers from an online vendor and they did not deliver what they promised, or at all for that matter. I called Vines and Designs at 2:30 p.m. and asked for a delivery of flowers the following day. I told them I had originally wanted the flowers delivered that day and explained my issue. I ...
Dear Editor, The American Red Cross would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Great Bend community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need. The Red Cross blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ...
Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank God for my daughter, Danielle. I have never been as scared as the minutes that followed the horrible accident that we had Monday evening. Danni was hit so hard on impact that she would not respond to me, she was knocked out completely. God sent down angels in the form of every-day people, who stopped driving, and helped my daughter, granddaughter and myself get out of the trapped ...
Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan, in the midst of expensive treatment for bone cancer, had his medical insurance canceled because his wife mistakenly keyed in a "7" instead of a "9" in the "cents" space while paying the couple's regular premium online, leaving the Flanagans 2 cents short.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma finally made an offer that Lon Kruger couldn't refuse.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkman Activity Center at Barton Community College.
JUNCTION CITY - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in sixth place at the fourth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet last Sunday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Junction City.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 1 TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Drabek pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to earn first major league win, and Jose Molina and Jayson Nix hit solo home runs for Toronto. Drabek (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Denard Span's one-out single to left in the sixth. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out a career-high seven. Shawn Camp pitched the eighth and Marc Rzepczynski worked the ninth for the ...
HOUSTON (AP) - When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tears streaming from her eyes, Barry Bonds' former personal shopper became the first and only one of the government's 23 witnesses at his federal trial to say she saw the all-time home run leader getting an injection from his trainer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Three hits and two RBIs were not all Chris Getz delivered in Kansas City's 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
HOUSTON (AP) - Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.
Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
CLAFLIN - Numerous volunteers have put their hands together and established a new Community/Fitness Center for the Claflin area. The project involved refurbishing the old Claflin Elementary School for the new purpose.
"It will create a bureaucracy with the efficiency of the Post Office, the frugality of the Pentagon and the compassion of the IRS."– Mantra of those who opposed HillaryCare in the 1990s.
"We have a large government," political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast." And yet, thanks to Axelrod and Obama, we now stand on the precipice of the largest expansion of government power in almost half a century: Obamacare, officially known as the Patient ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.