The 2011 Kansas Department of Corrections Employees and Volunteer of the Year were announced by Governor Sam Brownback and KDOC Secretary Ray Roberts today during special ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse. Employees were nominated for each of the awards by their peers and the winners were chosen by a special panel from the KDOC Central Office. Here is a list of the winners and a brief synopsis for each:
Paul and Dixie Tipling, formerly of Great Bend, now residing in Salina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Jan Tipling, to Christian Kelly Bates, son of Kelly and Janet Bates of Clearwater.
Barton Community College has announced dance line scholarships for 2011-12.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan R. Batman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Some of us have gone beyond gratitude for much appreciated meaningful rain before Memorial Day to needing a little time to dry out but afraid to complain about too much rain after the last nine months. So is the drought over? While the rains helped a lot, portions of Kansas, especially in the extreme southwest were under an "exceptional" drought and much of our immediate area, primarily south of the Arkansas River in the sandier areas were under "severe" or "extreme" drought conditions. While we can breathe easier for now, normal to above normal rainfall is necessary to keep the ...
Cornerstone Interiors has been chosen by VIETRI to represent Kansas in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. 'The VIETRI story began in 1983 when a mother and two daughters traveled to Italy and fell in love with colorful, handpainted dinnerware made by local artisans. Today, VIETRI is the largest U.S. importer of exclusively Italian, handcrafted ceramics, stainless and pewter flatware, mouth blown glassware, lamps, urns and planters for home and garden, dining and decorating.
Pratt Community College announces the presidents and deans honor roll list for the spring of 2011. The dean's honor roll is for students with a 3.5 to a 3.99 GPA and the president's is for students with a 4.0.
Memorial Day is a time for reflection about the sacrifices of the many men and women who gave it all so that we could enjoy the blessings of Liberty.
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The CIA recently won two court rulings allowing the agency to refuse comment about its former contractor Dennis Montgomery - rulings that issues involving him are "state secrets" (despite strong evidence that the main "secret" is merely how foolish the agency, and the U.S. Air Force, were to pay Montgomery at least $20 million for bogus software following 9-11, according to a New York Times report).
DALLAS (AP) - After two days of intense film study and painstaking analysis of the final 14 possessions in their end-of-game collapse in Game 2 of the NBA finals, the Miami Heat finally came up with the reason why.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
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Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.
It is almost unimaginable that something so bad could last so long. I am talking about the BCS system that the NCAA used to determine its' Division I football champion. It was 16 years ago that the system was put into play. It proved to be more difficult to get rid of than an obnoxious cousin!
Jayce Brack signed a letter of intent to throw for the Kansas State Univeristy track team. When asked what was going through his mind from the time he received the acceptance letter to when he made it all final and it became a reality he said, "It felt good to finally make it official. I've grown up a Kansas State fan and really love the atmosphere at Kansas State and Manhattan. A lot of schools always talk about family but Kansas State is a school that genuinely has a family atmosphere. I was just really excited to have the ...
Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.