Dear Editor, I want to share with anyone who will take a moment and read this message, which to some will make them very angry and others, who may take it to heart. It's not uncommon to glance at the Facebook posts of some of the children, teens, tweens and young adults and hear the same old adage, "Life sucks. There's nothing to do. @#%!, I'm bored." There is an epidemic this summer that is ...
LA JOLLA - God bless America, and how's everybody? Casey Anthony's lawyers revealed Tuesday she's considering altering her appearance for her own protection when she gets out of jail in Orlando Sunday. They said she may get plastic surgery and change her name. It's process known in Los Angeles as getting off the Greyhound bus. President Obama trailed former President George W. Bush in popularity in a poll taken of Arabs living in the Middle ...
Conventional academic wisdom is that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent to homicide, but according to accused murderer Dmitry Smirnov, it deterred him from killing Ms. Jitka Vesel in Oak Brook, Ill. - until, that is, Illinois' death penalty was repealed.
. Members of the First Presbyterian Church will offer like-new and gently used books for sale on the morning of Saturday, July 23, as a project to raise money for missions. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. until noon at the church, located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. Sponsors said there will be a variety of both hardbacks and paperbacks, books for both children ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a big two-run homer and Delmon Young had three hits in his return to the lineup to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are "not a direct result of the lockout."
NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason intact, owners and players got into another long round of labor talks Thursday, trying to break the impasse that has kept the league shut down for four months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - One minute Roger Clemens was on trial for his freedom. Then, on just the second day of testimony, it was suddenly all over and the former baseball star was outside signing autographs for fans.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.
WAKEENEY - Laverne "Bunny" Tomanek, 78, died July 12, 2011 at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
WICHITA - Viola M. Bennett, 85, died July 14, 2011 at Catholic Care Center, Wichita. She was born November 8, 1925 at Odin, the daughter of Andrew and Stephania (Zorn) Kirmer. She married Ray G. Bennett October 5, 1948 at Dubuque, Kansas. He died March 6, 1982. She was a homemaker and a Wichita resident for 12 years, coming from the Hoisington and Dorrance area. She was a former member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, ...
CUSHING, Okla. - Charlene Ann Tannahill was born on Aug. 21, 1935 in Pawnee, Okla., to Charley R. Tannahill and Dorothy I. Reaves Tannahill. She passed from this life on June 19, at Linwood Nursing Home in Cushing, Okla., having reached the age of 75 years, 9 months, and 28 days. She moved to Cushing, Okla. from Great Bend in October of 1978. She was a retired registered nurse.
The annual Big Benefit Auction is sure to be a spicy-hot ticket this August with a theme of "Salsa & Sombreros." Those tickets go on sale Monday, July 18.
Saturday, July 16 1:30 p.m. - 4-H Cat and Hand Pet Show, Larned Health Care, Living Center 7:30 p.m. - Demolition Derby Sunday, July 17 1 p.m. - 4-H and Open Family Trap Shoot Monday, July 18 5:30 p.m. -Set up J.A. Haas Building, Livestock Barn and Community Center Tuesday, July 19 5 p.m. - Pawnee County Community Dog Show (Fun Event), Community Center Stage 6 p.m. - 4-H Dog Show, Community Center Stage Wednesday, ...
The Pawnee County 4-$ fashion Review was held Tuesday in Larned at the J.A. Haas Building and the Larned Community Center.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.