Great Bend Internists and St. Joseph Family Medicine employees were among the many rural health-care providers and staff recognized Thursday on the first National Rural Health Day. Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed the special day as part of a national effort to honor those who provide "comprehensive, compassionate, patient-centered and holistic care to patients" in rural areas. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center owns GBI and SJFM.
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A former Ellinwood teacher has been placed on probation after pleading "no contest" to attempted electronic solicitation of a child under 16 years old.
Great Bend Public Library's hours for this week are: 1-5 p.m. today; noon to 9 p.m. Monday; 1:30-9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School student Austin Stout, senior, auditioned and got accepted to perform in the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association district honor band. On Saturday, Dec. 3, he will be traveling to Dodge City high school to perform with all the other students from the southwest district who got accepted into this ensemble.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Longtime Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine was placed on administrative leave Thursday after old child molesting allegations resurfaced, just two weeks after a child sex abuse scandal rocked Penn State.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach and his assistant were killed when the single-engine plane they were in during a recruiting trip crashed in steep terrain in Arkansas, the university said Friday.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.