Dear Editor, On this Fathers Day, I think of my father, Hiram Joseph, Hi, Baxter: a man who served his country proudly as a Marine medic in World War 2 - despite having an exemption from the service for farming; who gave up architectural schooling because he believed he should pay for the hospitalization of his wifes tuberculosis and the birth of his first child, rather than simply (like much of 21st century America) not ...
Dear Editor, It was June 14, 1777, when the continental congress, meeting in Philadelphia, resolved "that the flag of the thirteen United states be thirteen stripes alternating red and white, the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a neVi constellation." The resolution authorized a flag to represent the people of a new nation, the United States of America, a nation dedicated to the freedom of all its people, a nation to ...
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins put Roberto Luongo and the Stanley Cup back on the shelf.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The United States enters the final group-stage match of an international soccer tournament for the third straight year needing a win to secure a place in the knockout stage.
SCOTT CITY - The Golden Belt Swim Squad left Scott City on Saturday with a first-place finish at the swim meet with 733 points.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees star Derek Jeter limped out of Monday night's game with a sore right calf in the fifth inning, stalling his pursuit of 3,000 career hits.
MIAMI (AP) - There were seven seconds left in the NBA season and the Dallas Mavericks were already beginning their championship celebration when LeBron James started slowly walking toward Dwyane Wade, his right hand outstretched.
DALLAS (AP) - Celebrating in their champagne-soaked championship T-shirts, it was easy to look around the Dallas Mavericks' locker room and laugh off the reputations each of them once carried.
Officers were dispatched to the bar at 206 North U.S. 281 at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, after a fight between two women turned into a brawl involving up to 40 people.
McCRACKEN - The traveling exhibit Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele opens July 1 at the McCracken Public Library.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Thursday, four Friday, seven Saturday and nine Sunday. At 3:35 a.m. Saturday, they were dispatched to 1212 Eighth St. to extinguish a bon fire. A 4:42 a.m. Saturday they extinguished some burning logs near the Radium bridge. There was a false alarm at 7:22 a.m. Sunday, caused by a system malfunction. Barton County Sheriff Illegal ...
Mary Ella King, 72, died June 11 at her home in Great Bend. Services will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home.
BURLINGTON - Kathryn Marie Buchanan Gant, 31, of Burlington, died June 10 from a tragic car accident. She was born Sept. 14, 1979, in Council Grove, to Joe and Rita (Murphy) Buchanan. Katie attended Council Grove Elementary, Middle and High School. She graduated from Ft. Hays State in 2002, with an associate's degree in radiology technology and a bachelor's degree in medical diagnostic imaging.
HOISINGTON - Velma Rose "Grammy" Graves, 92, died June 11 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 27, 1919, at Horace, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Huddleston) Moore. On April 23, 1939, she married James Lloyd Graves in Sharon Springs. He died on Sept. 14, 1975. A resident of Hoisington since 1942, coming from Tribune, she worked for Clara Barton Hospital as a nurse's aide.
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?"