Is it unpatriotic for Americans to buy foreign-made products? Last summer, President Obama said: "I'm convinced we're going to rebuild the economy better and stronger than before. And at its heart is going to be three powerful words: Made in America." You'd think that would be a call to action - for government to encourage domestic manufacturing, and for consumers to aggressively support it. Yet, at a time when many Americans are easily agitated about ...
Marissa Mark, 28, was indicted in Allentown, Pa., for hiring a hit man in 2006 via the then-active website HitManForHire.com.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Davy Arnaud remembers gazing into the stands at Arrowhead Stadium on a crisp March day and nearly being able to count the number of fans.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with NFL negotiations tell The Associated Press the players' executive committee has reviewed portions of a proposed deal to end the lockout, but hasn't voted on it.
GARDEN CITY - The Golden Belt Swim Squad took third place at the Western Kansas Swim Club league meet over the weekend in Garden City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth and the light-hitting Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Great Bend Fire Department units were dispatched to the Red Barn plant Tuesday evening after ammonia vented from a condenser unit on the air conditioning cooling tower. Battalion Chief Rick Robison said there were no injuries and the vapors soon dissipated. The call to Red Barn Premium Pet Products, located at 30 SE 10 Road, came around 6:15 p.m., after people who were nearby at Stone Lake reported the ammonia smell.
WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Citi Field (Live) (3:00) 7:00p.m. FOXSM Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium (Live) (3:00) THURSDAY GOLF 11 a.m. - Senior British Open: First round, ESPN2 SOFTBALL 7 p.m. - 2011 World Cup of Softball: United States vs. Czrch Republic, ESPN FRIDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. - Tampa Bay at Kansas City, FSN SOFTBALL ...
Great Bend Police Monday, July 18 Someone damaged a tire on a vehicle at 1714 Stone St. A vehicle driven by Bobbi Grieb was eastbound in the 1700 block of Broadway at 10:58 a.m. and struck a vehicle driven by Reggan Reynolds, who had stopped suddenly to avoid a pedestrian. A parked vehicle at 2602 Williams St. was hit by a hit-and-run vehicle. Barton County Sheriff <p ...
With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Neuforth said the air conditioning stopped working some time ago at the center, located at Forest and ...
A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County. Aracely Martinez was taken to Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita following the 4:30 a.m. accident on U.S. 54, 11 miles east of U.S. 282. She died later that morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, she was driving east in the westbound lane when her vehicle, ...
"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up. Freshman band camp has been set for Aug. 1-5 from 8-11:30 a.m. daily at the GBHS band room. This is for all freshmen who will play in the band, section leaders and drum majors. Band camp will continue the following week, Aug. 8-12. Freshmen will meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and varsity band members will meet from 9:30-11:45 a.m. daily. ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
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On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.