Openness in government is not a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, Independent, TEA party or Libertarian issue. The importance of transparency in local, state and federal government should transcend parties and political ideologies.
This week is Sunshine Week, a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. During this week we pay special attention to our collective obligation to bring some "sunshine" to the often shadowy processes of government decision-making.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA's First Four.
The Barton Community College softball team finds itself in midst of a four-game losing skid after dropping a pair of games against Garden City on Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.
DAYTON, Ohio - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?
ST. LOUIS - To understand Gregg Marshall is to understand that he's a product of his past.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Before Danny Manning sought a head coaching job, the former Kansas All-American called his college coach, Larry Brown, for a bit of advice.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The next step for coach Fred Hoiberg and his surging Cyclones would be a long run in the NCAA tournament.
Larry Klusener, Great Bend, will present "An Alphabetical History of Kansas" at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24. This entertaining presentation is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281
A spaghetti benefit dinner for Saundra (Garner) Wright will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 1601 19th St., Great Bend. Proceeds will help with medical expenses and living expenses for this single mom with no insurance who is in need of support. A $7 donation is suggested.
GREAT BEND – George Bergen, 81, died March 19, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
MOORSEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Wallis Allen, 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, N.C.
GREAT BEND – Bill J. McKown, 58, died March 19, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
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Great Bend High School has something to crow about: The new head football coach has been named.
HOISINGTON - Three Hoisington High School students traveled to Larned for the regional solo and ensemble festival on March 29.
The Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Club recently went to Topeka for the state conference. Hannah Billinger who will compete at the national level the end of June in Nashville.
The National Labor Relations Board says college football players are not "students." Many would agree. It took the NLRB to declare them "employees."
These days, the only thing harder than making money is hanging onto it. It's easier to protect dandelion fuzz in a tornado. Everywhere you go, everyone wants a taste. Their only job is to get a grip on your money. And some of these folks are pretty darn good at their jobs.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Matt Hiss and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.