By Jon H. Flint
Congressman to visit
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - For anyone familiar with Colorado basketball, the scene was hard to believe.
PITTSBURGH - Ohio State used its size advantage to handle Loyola, Md., dominating the Greyhounds the way a No. 2 seed is expected to handle a 15 seed.
PORTLAND, Ore. - After a four-year absence, Indiana is making its NCAA tournament return last longer than just one brief appearance.
Ah, the St. Patrick's season is upon us.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Sheriff's deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in Bryan, Texas, after she had allegedly arranged a hit on her husband.
PITTSBURGH - Frank Martin watched freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez flub his way through the first half against Southern Miss on Thursday and tried to keep his sanity.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Shaka Smart and Co. pulled off the first major surprise of the NCAA tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The national champions are one and done, thanks to Iowa State.
OMAHA, Neb. - Bill Self knows better than most that matchups dictate success in the NCAA tournament.
In the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference opener, the Barton Community College softball team swept Colby on Wednesday at Cougar Field.
CLAFLIN – Derwin Disque, 55, died March 13 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1956, at Ellsworth, the son of Clarence and Delores C. (Woods) Disque. He married Karen West on Sept. 29, 2007, at Lake Wilson. He was a freight operator and tire salesman at Orscheln's Farm and Home.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Baylor Bears started out looking like they were the NCAA tournament novices, not South Dakota State.
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.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
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.