My local paper carried two stories the other day that underscore the tragic state of the criminal justice system - not just here in California, but nationwide.
Convicted heinous Minnesota sex offender John Rydberg, 69 and still detained after having served his sentence because he is still a "danger," exhibited an upbeat demeanor for a three-judge panel in March, hoping for release.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a glance at the memento; he says he never touches it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's final push for 3,000 hits is on hold.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks have staggered home for the last time this season, exhausted and battered after one last Boston beatdown.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the United States hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees could fill a vacant coaching position when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes action on a recommendation to hire a head women's soccer coach and a custodian.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will gather for casual sand volleyball at 7 p.m. Thursday, on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park. There is no need to form teams ahead of time and significant others/friends are welcome.
The 17th-annual Relay for Life of Barton County cleared its first hurdle when the weather cooperated to give organizers ideal conditions this past weekend for their over-night cancer-fighting event.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Jordan Klima to Loan Operations Assistant. In this capacity, Klima will be making consumer loans and supporting commercial loan functions in the Great Bend and Ellinwood communities. Prior to the promotion, Klima was a Customer Service Representative.
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Another close hard fought match. Another loss. This time it ended the season of the Barton Community College women's soccer team.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Sharon Smolik of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower. A surprise celebration will be held at a later date.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served Nov. 10 through Nov. 14. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi began its 2014-15 year in September with new plans for community service, and social and cultural activities. Members welcomed back Brenda Black, who has rejoined the chapter after returning to Great Bend from Topeka.
Sunflower Bank has partnered with Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to create a visitor information kiosk. The kiosk is located at Sunflower Bank, 13 N. Main in Ellinwood, inside of the ATM center. The Sunflower Bank ATM center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located just north of the bank's main entrance.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of Great Bend High School All-Conference athletes; approval of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-Through budget application; approval of BOE representative to the GBRC Board; approval of Capital Outlay Resolution; report on Curriculum Day, KSDE Fall conference, Danielson Instructional Model course and MTSS training; update on disaster preparedness; approval of Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization donation; update on Optimist Club speaker, negotiations workshop, distribution of Rotary Club dictionaries to 3rd ...
The Progress Club met on Nov. 3, at the home of Pat Halbower, with Jackie Curtis and Maxie Hinkson as co-hostesses. Sixteen members attended.