HOISINGTON - Helen V. Harmon, 74, died July 25, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
ABILENE - Mary Alice Schlitter, 92, died July 26, 2011 at the Village Manor in Abilene.
GREAT BEND - Elgie L. Unruh, 85, a longtime resident of Pawnee Rock, went to be with his Lord and Savior July 25, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
SCOTT CITY - G.T. Riner, 90, passed away July 26, 2011 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City.
LARNED - Eight members attended the Jordaan Library's book club Tuesday. The new Evanovich book "Smokin' Seventeen" was discussed and there were several suggestions for other authors who write humorous mystery series. The next meeting will be Aug. 16.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met July 11 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - Fort Larned USD 495 finalized personnel decisions for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school year in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the June 13 meeting.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched the first no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading them past the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.
On July 20-22nd students from the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy traveled to Palestine, Texas to train at the Main Dojo (school) at a Summer Karate Camp.
HOLYROOD-The winners from this past weekend's events at the Holyrood 125th Jubilee events have been announced.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Filipino Henson Chua, working in the U.S., was indicted for illegally bringing back into the country an American-made military spy plane and openly offering it for sale for $13,000 on eBay.
BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Pedroia was a home run from hitting for the cycle, and the pitcher who was trying to stop him wasn't a pitcher at all.
NASHVILLE - Former Fort Hays State University wide receiver O.J. Murdock signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."