"The trend is your friend" is an old saying that applies to marriage as well as other pursuits in life. If your relationship is not moving in a decidedly positive direction, if you are not feeling more intimacy, more love, and more warmth for your spouse it is probably a good time to make a few little changes. After all, you have free will. So you might as well use your free will to make changes that will create happiness.
The new school year is about to begin, and this presents a great chance for parents to evaluate the previous year and make changes to their general house rules. How did the kids do on homework last year? Cleaning out their book bags? Household chores? Did they need a nap or a snack when they walked in the door? Did they have too many activities or too much time on their hands?
Barton County Jail
A police pursuit that began shortly before 2:30 Sunday a.m. near 24th and Odell St. in Great Bend ended a short time later near 29th and Quivira Ave. Suspect Joshua Smith from Hays allegedly fled on foot but was later found and arrested, according to Lt. Williams Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
At 11 p.m. Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports from people who heard shots fired in the area of Sixth and Odell St. Two men and a woman were contacted in the front yard of 521 Odell St., and a case was taken. No one was arrested.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A couple from Hampton, Va., was taken to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita on Friday, after their motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer in Russell County.
The annual family reunion of the descendants of William and Rosa Baldwin, who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800's, was held on July 20 at the Garfield Community Building. Family members attending were from the three Baldwin daughters (Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion, Bessie Holmes). In attendance were David and Pat Nulf, Larry and Delma Nulf, Burton; Delbert Deckert, Salina; Dolores Westfall, Great Bend; Edna, Bob, Cindy Webster, Euless Texas; Glenn and Carolyn Roach, Bella Vista, Ark.; Gary and Yvonne Deckert, Lucas, Texas; Ken and Carol Price and Clarabel Price-Rohr, Garfield; Shirley Brollier, Kinsley; Marvin and Eunice Proctor ...
Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my dad, uncles and grandfather talking and debating the issues of the day whenever we visited one another.
On July 20, the John and Minnie Oetken family met at Great Bend Best Western Court Yard for their family reunion.
Randy and Susan Willis recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner at the historic Old Mill in Oxford. Hosts were their daughters and families, Ben and Julie Ann Jacobs, Banks and Bennett, of Ellinwood and Jeremiah and Abby Shull, Cecily and Medrie, of Winfield.
Alvin and Vera Muth of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Aug. 10 with a family dinner and card shower. A vacation is scheduled for a later date.
Daniel and Stephanie Schneider announce the birth of their daughter Natalie Ilene Schneider on June 6, in Great Bend. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 in. long.
When Seth and Kelly Kelley went to a heated neighborhood meeting, they were surprised by the negative reaction some had to plans for a new low-income housing project for the homeless. The Colorado couple decided to do something about it.
From low-carb to no-carb, it's hard to tell which diet will work when you're looking to slim down. Fad diets are a trendy and enticing way to lose weight because they promise quick results. Many find success, but dieters beware: Those who lose are more likely to gain the weight back, and then some. Growing in popularity now is the paleo diet, otherwise known as the caveman diet.
Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.
Hoisington Municipal Court - Aug. 7
A traditional breakfast is on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner, which is the official kick-off to the non-profit agency's Sunrise Campaign.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend will start with a half-day Wednesday. The school, 215 McKinley, features classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.
FORT LARNED - A free lunch will be served to help Fort Larned National Historic Site celebrating its 50th anniversary of being a national park.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Landmark National Bank, 1623 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Monday, Aug. 18
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Like a boulder dropped in a lake, Hillary Clinton's dissing of President Obama is still creating serious ripples. So let's stay with this story a bit longer.
Obama has failed to help defeat islamists in Syria, leading to the growth of The Islamic State (The Radical Islamist Murderers Formerly Known as ISIS) and fails to define a foreign policy for the U.S.