Dear Editor, There have been numerous debates over the U.S. Postal Service losing immense amounts of money. Back when my late dad was growing-up at Gretna in Phillips County, that village had a post office (it no longer does). But mail back in the 1917-era was carried principally by trains. In smaller places: a large "mailbag" or "mailsack" might be dropped on a steel rod or spike by a passing train that never stopped. Mail-carriers ...
Generally speaking, generals do not tell lies. Nor are generals in the practice of concocting stories before congressional committees.
KINSLEY - The Macksville High School volleyball team split matches at the Central Plains League triangular in Kinlsey on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer went 5 for 5 with a three-run homer and Luis Mendoza got his first major league win in more than three years in the Kansas City Royals' 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
OTIS - The St. John High School volleyball swept the competition at the Otis-Bison triangular on Tuesday.
CONCORDIA - With four minutes left in the second overtime period, Barton Community College soccer player Jonson Shaad scored the winning goal to beat Cloud County on Tuesday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the Big East tries to figure out a survival strategy, the Pac-12 is nearing a decision on whether it wants to stretch farther east.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Todd Haley is finding success to be just as fleeting as all the goodwill that comes with it.
ELLINWOOD - Harold Edward Boepple, 70, died Sept. 19 at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.
HUTCHINSON - Stephen Joe "Steve" Bowman, 50, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
Dale E. Carr Jr., 74, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Helen Mae Frees, 86, died Sept. 20, 2011, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Mo.
ENTERPRISE - Robert Leroy Reynolds, 47, of Enterprise, formerly of Great Bend, died Sept. 19, 2011, at Memorial Health Systems in Abilene.
Bob Parrish will present "Great Bend - The First Hundred Years. Fiction and Facts from Bob's Almanac," during the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Robert "Bob" Parrish was educated in Great Bend, graduating from the local high school. He is a veteran of World War II. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he returned home to enter in business. He owned and operated Parrish Motor Company ...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Esther Dunham, 89, died on Dec. 2 at Golfcrest Health Care Center in Hollywood, Fla. Born July 16, 1924 in Scottsbluff, Neb., she was the daughter of Lee Selby and Alice Butler. On June 9, 1945 she married Jack Dunham in Hays. A former resident of Great Bend before moving to Florida, she was employed at J.C. Penneys and the Barton County Health Department until her retirement.
Lewis DeWitt, 69, died on Dec. 2 at his home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 12, 1943, in Cass Lake, Minn., he was the son of Fred F. and Katherine (Gaubatz) DeWitt. On Nov. 17, 1962 he married Dennie Lou Short at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. He moved to Kansas in 1962, residing in Lyons. Lewis and Dennie moved to Hutchinson, where he worked for International Harvester in Hutchinson. In ...
HUDSON -Alvin Albert Brensing, 97, passed away Dec. 3, 2013 at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
SALINA - Wanda Lee Funk, 75, passed away on Dec. 1, at Kenwood View Rehabilitation & Health Care. Born on Feb. 8, 1938, in WaKeeney, she was the daughter of Hannah and Horrace Hobbick. She worked as a housekeeper.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation executed two search warrants late Monday and early Tuesday in Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said suspected methamphetamine was found and five suspects were arrested on drug charges.
ELLINWOOD -Star of Hope has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals-to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.
Michigan State stays No. 1 for a third straight week in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.