LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 8:45 a.m. July 9 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Tuesday, July 17
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 Tuesday night.
EMPORIA - For the first 37 years of its existence, the Kansas Shrine Bowl sent hundreds of Kansas football players to St. Louis in order for the players to see first-hand the facilities at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children, and to meet the young patients that have benefited from the game they are playing.
HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston.
The last chance to sign up for the Western Kansas Football League will be on July 23.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista was worried his injury was worse.
PAU, France (AP) - Star rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg failed a doping test and pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, another reminder of how drugs persist in shadowing cycling's premier event.
The Great Bend Police Department on Tuesday released the completed report on an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian last Saturday.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. A public budget hearing will be set for 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 2.
Barton Community College spring enrollment increased more than 9 percent in the past year, according to information from the Kansas Board of Regents. Fall enrollment grew by 5 percent, compared to the previous year.
Adell Johnson, 100, died July 17 at her home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
The Kansas offices of Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that district staff will host local office hours in 46 towns across Kansas' Big First.
At Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Howard Partington gave an update on the activities of various city departments in the past couple weeks. Below is a recap of some of the highlights.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.