Dear Editor, I was saddened to read in the news that the United States Postal Service has put out yet another list of 3,000 additional post offices nationwide being studied for closure. Granted, we are in tough budgetary times, and obviously some belt-tightening may be necessary in a few areas. However, I feel it is a dreadful shame that America can send millions of dollars overseas to foreign countries such as Pakistan in foreign-aid, but ...
Dear Editor, What is a hero? Like art, heroism is in the eye of the beholder. As law enforcement officers and firefighters, we are fortunate to work with the American Red Cross and meet heroes every day. Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Barton County have teamed up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. The Firemen have proved they ...
Dear Editor, Recently the news media has reported, "the University of Kansas will have what it says is the smallest four-year medical education site in the country when eight students begin taking classes on Monday on a satellite campus in Salina. The move is in response to a shortage of rural doctors in the United States." How will this "satellite campus" "effect" rural Kansas? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces, Rural ...
Officials in the northern Swedish city of Angermanland temporarily shut down the operator of a colonic cleansing service, and issued fines because it was not up to code.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - The Eagles agreed to contract terms Tuesday with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore practiced Tuesday with the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this offseason, breathing life into an offense that has been working this summer without several top players.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints were off Tuesday. Their front office was busy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The official logo for the 2012 All-Star game has been unveiled.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Reynolds homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Tuesday night in a game in which the temperature at first pitch was 107 degrees.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern thinks the only people NBA players are threatening by going overseas is themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.
GREAT BEND - Jennie J. Byerley, 97, died Aug. 1, 2011 at Good Samaritan Center in Ellsworth.
SALINA - Jerry Ronald Reames, 62, died June 28, 2011, at Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina.
ELLINWOOD - John Luebbers (Luebbs), 67, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
LORRAINE - Linda Marie Turner, 61, died Aug. 2, 2011 in Hutchinson. She was born April 1, 1950 in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Presley and Juanita (Cooper) Fowler. She was a homemaker and foster parent to more than 100 children. She was a member of Community Christian Church in Great Bend. On Sept. 11, 1987, she married Arthur Christian Turner in Guymon, Okla. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter Nina Young, Broken Arrow, ...
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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