Traditionally it's the Hollywood celebrities with a cause who seem way out there, and the pundits discussing their verbal excesses who seem more thoughtful. Not so in the rage fest between Canadian-born star Jim Carrey and talk-show-model-born Fox News.
Crews from Peterson Mechanical, Great Bend, unload the first of two new cooling towers at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Wednesday, March 27. The new energy-efficient cooling towers will provide St. Rose with a modern, cost-effective system to air condition the facility.
Between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 2:51 a.m. on March 29, 11 mailboxes were destroyed. Five were at apartments at 2314 31st St., and six more were in the 2000 block of 32nd St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said each box was valued at $50, for a total loss of $550.
A new set of stairs has been added to the swimming pool at Barton Community College, making the pool more accessible. The addition was funded by Barton's Silver Cougar Club and the Bill J McKown Endowment.
Mae Weaver 91, died on April 4 at River Bend Assisted Living Center in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer Edward and Ellen Marie (Walking) Kepler. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert John Weaver in Burlington. He died on July 12, 2012. A longtime Barton County Home Economist, Mrs. Weaver was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Manhattan and Burlington.
The Central Kansas Community Choir accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra will present a concert themed "On Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. The group will perform substantial medleys from popular Broadway titles such as "Les Miserables" and "The Lion King," as well as single selections from "Porgy and Bess," the "Wizard of Oz" and more.
You don't need to check a screen to know how much time we're spending with them. Besides, surveys keep reminding us: total screen time for adult Americans is now just under 10 hours per day - roughly half in front of what we still call a "television," the rest spent with computers and mobile devices.
When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.