The Family Crisis Center's Shelter needed strong men to make the backyard more usable for the children residing in shelter with their moms. Little did they know that they would have Iron Men step up and take the project on, said Christy Huslig, outreach advocate.
A semitrailer driver from Pawnee Rock was among four people who received possible injuries Monday morning in Rooks County, when another semi attempted to pass as he was making a left turn on U.S. 183, three miles north of Stockton. Both drivers and their passengers were taken to the Rooks County Health Center.
Most people experience a little forgetfulness now and then but for those who believe it has gone beyond that, a memory screening may be in order. And thanks to Sunflower Diversified Services, the screenings will be offered locally this month.
Since volunteers can play a crucial role in supporting families caring for hospice patients, a local faith-based agency has scheduled training sessions for those willing to help.
It is crunch time for holiday table decorators as they plan and prepare for this weekend's Holiday Tables Spectacular at Rosewood Furniture Gallery in downtown Great Bend. Approximately 20 tables will be decorated for the come-and-go event. Holiday Tables Spectacular is slated from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Furniture Gallery, located at 1607 Main Street.
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Hickory St. at 9:57 a.m. Monday. There was light smoke damage. They made 10 Emergency Medical Service calls Friday, three Saturday, eight Sunday and seven Monday. On Friday they also did one smoke detector check and one electrical wiring checking after a resident called in about a smoke smell. Great Bend Police A motorist left Casey's General Store, 1315 10th St., ...
Parents are invited to bring toddlers to the Imagination Playground, which will be set up from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2, or send email to email@example.com.
Jean Aycok with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present "The Plight of Prairie Dogs" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. These free one-hour Stop 'N Learn sessions are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
No, this is not The Onion. No, this is not a rip-off of The Onion. This is not satire. This is the plea from Iraq's Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Defense and the Minister of National Security Affairs. All of whom happen to be the same person: Nouri al-Maliki.
President Obama "didn't know" his IRS was targeting conservative groups, successfully impeding their ability to promote policies he opposes.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Ken Schwamborn and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Central Plains High School football team has strolled through the regular season. Riding an offense that has scored 40 points or more in seven of their nine games this season, the Oilers have reached an 8-1 record. Their one loss? A 66-28 setback against undefeated Victoria, which is ranked No. 4 in Eight-Man Division-II. Now, the Oilers are set to host Coldwater-South Central tonight at 7 in the first round of the Eight-Man D-I ...
Mike Keeley, a graduated standout wide receiver for the Washburn football team, was recently inducted into the university's Hall of Fame.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...