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TOPEKA – Although a modest change, the Kansas unemployment rate ticked downward in January, the Kansas Department of Labor reported this week. The KDOL update also noted that the state should start to see some job growth.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State freshmen Marcus Foster and Wesley Iwundu have never played Kentucky. They hadn't even seen the scouting film on the SEC powerhouse that was being put together by their coaches.
STORRS, Conn. - UConn guard Ryan Boatright didn't watch the NCAA tournament last year. It was too painful.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Now that Nebraska has made it back to the NCAA tournament, the next challenge is to win there.
MILWAUKEE - Jordan Aaron has been wearing a net around campus these days.
ELLINWOOD - At the USD 355 School Board meeting last week, the board decided to allow sixth grade girls from Ellinwood Grade School to participate in middle school basketball, according to the unofficial minutes.
HAYS -The purchase of green energy will soon be possible for Midwest Energy electrical customers. Solar panels will be for sale by Midwest Energy and Clean Energy Collective in a cooperative solar farm at a location that is yet undetermined.
CLAFLIN - Marie Lillian Thomas, 78, died March 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (Brown) Rigat. She attended grade school and graduated high school in 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a secretary at a corporate law firm in New York until she met and married William P. "Bill" Thomas who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. They were married on Aug. 8, 1954, at Our Lady of Miracles Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. They left New York on ...
WILSON - Patricia A. Stiles, 90, died Sunday, March 16, in Little River. She was born July 27, 1923.
HOISINGTON - The Chamber Board of Directors and the Labor Day Committee announces the winner of the "Name Our Labor Day!" Contest! The winning submission of "Homegrown-Hometown-Hoisington!" came from Darlene Demel, and she has been awarded with the $50 Hoisington Chamber Gift Certificate.
While Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin have the attention of the vast majority of news writers, there is another Republican with even greater credentials for the 2016 Presidential race.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
The United States Department of Transportation Monday afternoon issued the order selecting Portland, Ore.,-based Seaport Airlines to provide commercial air service to the Great Bend Municipal Airport, Airport Manager Martin Miller said.
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.
HOUSTON (AP) - Derek Jeter began the first game of his final season by getting plunked with a pitch. The Astros then beat up on CC Sabathia even worse, ensuring the captain's farewell tour would start with a Yankees' loss.
Great Bend High School has officially hired a new head football coach.
LARNED - The Larned High School baseball team shut down Halstead in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening.
CHICAGO (AP) - Leaders of many U.S. academic medical centers sit on the boards of some of the world's biggest drug companies, which a study suggests raises the potential for worrisome conflicts of interest.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Library will host an event with Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas on April 11 at 1:45 p.m. at the Ellinwood School/Community Library, 210 N. Schiller Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.
Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.
Great Bend musicians and music educators Kurtis Koch and Steve Lueth will perform with The Diamonds Thursday night for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the season. On Tuesday, they traveled to Liberal to play with the legendary band in that community's concert series.
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Chhitubhai K. Patel, 73, passed away on March 31, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 29, 1940, in India, he was the son of Karshanbhai R. and Deviben K. Patel. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bhagvatiben C. Patel. Mr. Patel farmed in India prior to coming to the United States and Jackson, Miss. in 1989, moving to Great Bend in 2011.
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