LARNED - The Larned USD 495 heard reports from building administrators and supervisors at a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the July 11 meeting.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Aug. 8 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Nevin Shapiro, a former University of Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university's football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.
The hysterical reaction to Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry's faith is about as overblown as his home state of Texas is big.
India's Ganges River has become famously polluted, in part by reverent Hindu pilgrims who toss "offerings" (such as clothing, statues and the cremated ashes of loved ones) into it in hope of prosperous lives and holy afterlives.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy had thrown Robinson Cano nearly everything in his arsenal in the fourth inning.
DeleteThe Walnut Bowl youth sign up is set for Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
MANHATTAN (AP) - It's usually worth taking notice whenever Bill Snyder decides to single out a player the first week of fall camp. After all, the longtime Kansas State coach rarely doles out public praise.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens believes the Big 12 will survive the latest conference realignment threat, and suggests that Texas A&M stay put instead of joining the Southeastern Conference.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have a kicking conundrum, just like the rest of the NFL.
Starting Sept. 3, members of the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo's Zoological Society will be allowed to fish at the zoo's ponds. Fishing will be allowed on the first Saturday of each month from 1-5 p.m. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said those coming to fish must first check in at the front desk to get a stamp. Fishers must show their zoological society member card, and will be allowed to bring in two guests.
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LIBERAL - The Barton Community College women's basketball team started off slow, but Seward County got off to a slow start as well.
LIBERAL - The usually potent shooters for the Barton Community College men's basketball team were uncharacteristically quiet from the outside against Seward County on Wednesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team put the game away down the stretch, outscoring Macksville 16-7 in the final quarter.
SOCHI, Russia - Julie Chu remembers watching the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team win the gold medal at the Nagano Games in 1998, when she was in high school.
CHICAGO - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.
A man convicted of aggravated battery in Ellsworth County will be eligible for a parole hearing in April, for possible release on May 1. Curtis Lee Bentley, 53, is currently housed in the El Dorado Correctional Facility where his custody level is high-medium. He was incarcerated in 2008.
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It's easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor US Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That's so incredibly righteous of you.
Sandy Kress, the controversial testing lobbyist, is leading a new raid on school taxes. This month he registered to lobby for Amplify, the company that wants to replace textbooks with tablet computers, positioning him to grab some of the hundreds of millions of dollars Education Sec. Arne Duncan is offering to create pre-K tests. Despite a nationwide backlash against high-stakes testing, your tax dollars are now going to developing standardized tests for 4-year-olds, and Kress is ready to cash in.