"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
ELLINWOOD - On July 2, Police Chief Art Keffer of Ellinwood, Adam Berhends of Great Bend and Brett Wondra of Overland Park competed in the Kansas 4th of July Spectacular Powerlifting Championships held in Salina.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27. The library will reopen on Thursday, July 28 at 9 am.
Due to the triple digit heat, the joint Quivira Chapter / Cottonwood Chapter Santa Fe Trail Association tour of historic Rice County sites scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled later in the year when the temperature cool down. Information will be published when a new date is set.
Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list?
Jacob Barnett, 12, an Asperger's-syndrome-fueled math genius who maxed out on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and is now enrolled at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), told an Indianapolis Star reporter that his next project is about proving the Big Bang theory all wrong.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured Monday when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tests done Monday on Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan showed no new heart problems for the Hall of Fame pitcher, who was hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Buerhle lasted seven innings in another impressive start, and the Chicago White Sox capitalized on an error by young shortstop Alcides Escobar to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on a steamy Monday night.
The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Dwight Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.