Openness in government is not a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat, Independent, TEA party or Libertarian issue. The importance of transparency in local, state and federal government should transcend parties and political ideologies.
This week is Sunshine Week, a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. During this week we pay special attention to our collective obligation to bring some "sunshine" to the often shadowy processes of government decision-making.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA's First Four.
The Barton Community College softball team finds itself in midst of a four-game losing skid after dropping a pair of games against Garden City on Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.
DAYTON, Ohio - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?
ST. LOUIS - To understand Gregg Marshall is to understand that he's a product of his past.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Before Danny Manning sought a head coaching job, the former Kansas All-American called his college coach, Larry Brown, for a bit of advice.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The next step for coach Fred Hoiberg and his surging Cyclones would be a long run in the NCAA tournament.
Larry Klusener, Great Bend, will present "An Alphabetical History of Kansas" at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24. This entertaining presentation is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281
A spaghetti benefit dinner for Saundra (Garner) Wright will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 1601 19th St., Great Bend. Proceeds will help with medical expenses and living expenses for this single mom with no insurance who is in need of support. A $7 donation is suggested.
GREAT BEND – George Bergen, 81, died March 19, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
MOORSEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Wallis Allen, 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, N.C.
GREAT BEND – Bill J. McKown, 58, died March 19, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
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Margaret L. Prosser, 92, died April 3 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Pryor, Colo., she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary (Fabiney) Vigna. On Nov. 22, 1945, she married Joseph D. Prosser in Beaver. He died on Sept. 12, 1982. A Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from Pryor, Colo., she was a homemaker.
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The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Each nine weeks Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom and just showing leadership qualities. To promote these qualities, students participated in a Leadership Luncheon on March 24th. Those students nominated for Leadership Luncheon 3rd weeks were: Addie Smith, Sean Zaczek-Schridde, Rheanna Spires, Paige Schoonmaker, Camdon Nickelson, Holt Hanzlick, Devon Kinslow, Jake Curtis, Isaac Prosser, Nate Larkin, Katherine Warnken, Rudy Gearhart, Bryce Shelor, Alyssa Davis, Avery Brewer, Daphne Copp, Dylan Richards, AJ ...
"Pope Francis, I have never been to Catholic confession before, but I have a few things I have to get off my chest."
If there's one thing Republicans hate even more than health insurance for a growing number of Americans, it's empirical evidence that Obamacare is insuring a growing number of Americans.
On Tuesday, Kansas formally joined an Oklahoma-led lawsuit challenging the process by which a federal agency decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Governor Sam Brownback had announced last Friday that Kansas would be joining the suit.
TOPEKA – The Charles Hulme Foundation of Great Bend has given $100,000 to The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, for the Our Kansas Prairie Legacy: The Next Steps capital campaign. The donation is a lead gift in the campaign and will be used to protect and improve wetland habitats across Kansas, including at Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve.