Hoisington NHS inducts new members HOISINGTON - On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Hoisington High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted nine new members. The ceremony was held at the Lee Dicks Auditorium at Hoisington High School with family and friends present. New members inducted were: Kelsey Brummer, Abbi Demel, Alyson Klug, Landon Harmon, Brad Reif, Lexi Sanders, Jessica Schauf, Garret Schneider, and Trent Schremmer. Current members Brandon Ball, Kagen Blackwell, Jordin Greer, ...
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Dear Editor, Having just celebrated Veteran's Day, it seemed appropriate not only to show gratitude to our nation's veterans, but to also acknowledge the freedoms that we have been granted by our Heavenly Father, affirmed by our founders, and ensured by the honorable service of countless veterans. The celebration, however, is diminished. Why? There is a sense of hopelessness and grief because we are leaving our children a country unworthy of the ultimate sacrifices of ...
Dear Editor, When you ask the public to keep an open mind about the Grain Belt Express, please consider the differences between the Interstate road system and railroads as compared to a privately owned transmission line, the formers bring Kansans a benefit and allows Kansas to use them for their own purposes. The latter's primary intended goal is to fatten the wallets of private investors, a private corporation and a select few landowners (some of ...
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.
Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina. These are the opponents for some of the nation's best teams in November. Really? Unfortunately for college football fans, this type of scheduling is nothing new. It stands out more this season because No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State are both taking a break to tune up as the national championship race reaches a fever pitch. Southeastern Conference teams have been working in a late-season ...
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
Winter is officially here! The weather has cooled down, and some of the best little hunters have appeared on the scene. The short-eared owls are here! I saw the first one of this year yesterday evening at dusk on the Redwing Road. It is the time of the aerial hunters. Hawks, eagles, falcons and owls can be seen with a little patience.
MANHATTAN - Jerry and Lou Ann Morgenstern, Barton County, were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau's 7th geographic district. The Morgensterns received their award during Kansas Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 3.
Kansas Farm Bureau recognized members and friends at its 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.
CLAY CENTER – One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.