NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Braun sat alone on a balcony in his Malibu home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, uneasy about his chances of winning the NL Most Valuable Player award.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Kyle Orton has gone from Jay Cutler's replacement to Tim Tebow's backup to the unemployment line.
SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers can't recall losing five straight games in any competitive sport, unless dominoes count.
LARNED - The 2011 Salvation Army Fund Drive in Pawnee County begins next week with red buckets appearing in various local businesses.
Monday, Nov. 21
A Resolution authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a lease with the Pawnee County Kansas Public Building Commission; authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a sublease with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Inc.; and authorizing the execution there of and certain related documents in connection with the issuance by the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Commission of its hospital revenue bonds series 2011 (Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Project).
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital announced that Rebecca Mauler, radiologic technologist, recently earned national credentials in ultrasound. Mauler earned credentials from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Radiology in 2009.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School parents we will be having an After Prom meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ellinwood Library conference room. Plans are under way for the 2012 After Prom party. Jointhem on Tuesday to help plan a safe and successful After Prom party. If you are unable to attend please contact Jamie Rowan, Julie Blakeslee or the high school at 564-3136.
HOISINGTON Hoisington High School volleyball coach Tina Johnson was placed on administrative leave on Friday, Nov. 18, according to Superintendent Bill Lowry. He had no other comment.
GARFIELD - Linda Gayle Converse, 69, passed away November 22, 2011 at her home.
BURDETT - Harold "Prince Hal" Patterson, 79, a former professional football player and dirt construction worker, passed away Nov. 21, 2011 in Kinsley.
OTHELLO, Wash. - Irene E. Harper, 88, died Nov. 20, 2011 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash.
Great Bend Fire Department
GREAT BEND -- Funeral services for Willis A. Stout, 70, who passed away on March 16, 2014 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosspoint Church, east of Harts Corner, two miles south on Highway 281.
LARNED - Eldon A. Hays, 86, died on April 1, at Diversicare of Larned. Cremation has taken place. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
LARNED - Karlene K. Meckfessel, 68, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.
Great Bend Police
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.