BY SHAN LI Los Angeles Times (MCT) Now might be a good time to fill up your gas tank. Drivers are getting some relief at the pump with gasoline prices having dropped seven straight weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas now hovers just north of $3.21 , the lowest since December 2011, according to the AAA. "It's a great Christmas gift," said Peter Piriyakul, 37, of Los Angeles. "Anything helps, and ...
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES – After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of existing tankers. Tank car safety has taken on greater urgency as the oil industry turns to rail to ship the massive increases in oil production that are ...
Nine members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 13 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Arkansas City Middle School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Great Bend Kiwanis Club has been chosen for the 2013 Friends of Scouting award, presented by the Boy Scout Quivira Council Board of Directors. Bill McKown, representing the board, presented a plaque to Kiwanis Club President Becky Dudrey at the Nov. 13 Kiwanis meeting.
Barton Community College theater students will fill the rolls of stage manager, cast member, director and everything in between as they present their annual student production at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Chris Umphres, sports supervisor and facility director at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, has successfully completed the two-year National Recreation & Park Association Directors School.
Five community service providers representing nearly 800 people with developmental disabilities from across the state met recently in Great Bend and discussed the upcoming Legislative session. The Alliance for Kansans with Developmental Disabilities includes: Creative Community Living (Winfield, Ark City and El Dorado); Disability Supports of the Great Plains (Hutchinson and McPherson); Easter Seals Capper Foundation (Topeka); Quest Services (Hiawatha); and Rosewood Services, serving the central Kansas area. The November meeting took place in the ...
Rosewood Furniture Gallery was filled with holiday cheer last Sunday with the annual "Holiday Tables Spectacular."
Sandra and I were in Lawrence for the state championship of the 5th grade football league this past week-end. The Hoisington team represented themselves and our community very well. I got some really good photographs. It is a special time for these budding athletes who still appreciate a mom's hug and their family support. The coaches donate a huge amount of time and effort for these kids. It is an expensive endeavor to travel as ...
A benefit fund to help with medical expenses for Weston Contrerez has been established at the Credit Union, 4708 10th Street in Great Bend.
Ellinwood chamber accepting vendor registrations for Christkindlmarket ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendors for its inaugural Christkindlmarket on Sunday, Dec. 1., Complete with a Living Nativity, St. Nicholas, carolers and community tree lighting, they hope to create a family-friendly, festive atmosphere in the German tradition. There are two portions to the event: afternoon and evening. There is no fee to have a booth. This is a great opportunity for artists, bakers, ...
HOISINGTON - Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins with generous hearts were among those attending the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Auction and Dinner held Nov. 2 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Barton County children living with cancer and children who will attend Camp Hope in 2014 will be the beneficiaries of funds raised at the Ghoulish Gala.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring Hoisington's Annual Thanksgiving Service. This year our service will be hosted by Living Joy Community Church, located at 354 W 1st St (NW Corner of First and Vine). The service will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.
2013 Christmas lighting to be held HOISINGTON -Come to Hoisington Friday evening, Nov. 29 as they start the Christmas season off right. The Hoisington annual Christmas Lighting is scheduled for Friday after Thanksgiving 5:30 p.m. at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce, 123 N. Main. Children are encouraged to make an outdoor Christmas ornament to hang on the lighted Christmas tree that will be in the chamber yard. Listen to Christmas carols as they wait for ...
This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
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.
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?"