HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's job stimulus bill was jettisoned by House Democrats Wednesday because it taxes charitable donations. Everybody can read the tea leaves. Caroline Kennedy just released a recording of her mother saying Barack Obama can't be re-elected. Congress probed a stimulus loan to Solyndra solar power Wednesday. They took $500 million in taxpayer loans and the money just vanished. Solar power generates electricity by mixing the energy ...
Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from war-related trauma.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
AP TOP 25 FOOTBALL TONIGHT No. 4 Boise State at Toledo, 7, ESPN SATURDAY No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Florida State, 7 p.m., ABC No. 2 Alabama vs. North Texas, 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Stanford at Arizona, 9:45 p.m., ESPN HD No. 7 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma State at Tulsa, 9 p.m., FSN No. 9 Texas A&M vs. Idaho, 6 p.m., PPV No. 10 Navy at South ...
Call it lockout brain lock. That's what Pro Picks suffered from in a wild, totally unpredictable first weekend of the season. Yes, six road teams won. Unfortunately, we had only two of them. And six underdogs were winners. Unfortunately, the four favorites we had losing were victorious. Things didn't go any better with the Best Bet or the Upset Special. Looks like Pro Picks was about as prepared for the openers as the Colts, Steelers, ...
LAWRENCE - Kansas is off to a flying start. It isn't because of the defense. The Jayhawks have given up 882 yards through two games, and an unsightly 66 points combined to McNeese State and Northern Illinois. Kansas senior linebacker Steven Johnson doesn't think the statistics are as important as what some people make them out to be, and he said that's all that will matter when Kansas heads to Georgia Tech on Saturday. "Coach ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State was stellar on defense in its season opener. Good thing, too, or the Wildcats would have lost in humiliating fashion to Eastern Kentucky.
LARNED - In their recent study of Ernest Hemingway's novel, "A Farewell to Arms," Janet Fleske's Larned High School senior English students had the opportunity to interview Vietnam veterans, Dale Brownlee and Ed Crosby, and Jeremy Dutton, who is currently serving in the Reserves as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - From fired-up fans in Motor City bars to bookies in Las Vegas, the long downtrodden Detroit Lions have people believing that this could be their breakout season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Casey Wiegmann has faced just about every fearsome defensive lineman in the NFL over the past 15 seasons. It comes with the territory when you've had success on the offensive line, one of the least glamorous spots on the field.
LARNED - Tina Louise Phillips-Marler, 46, passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at her daughter's home in Larned. She was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Sparta, Ill.; the daughter of Stanley Stanko, Charles Sylvester and Judith Ann Carlyle Marler. A Larned resident since 1984, moving from Scott City; she worked in Dietary at the Larned State Hospital and also various restaurants.
MADISON, Conn. - Mary MacArthur died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011, after a long and admirable battle with cancer.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance on Wednesday. At 9:08 p.m., they responded to arcing wires on a service entrance at 1017 ½ Odell. Power was shut off and the electric company was contacted. Barton County Sheriff On Wednesday a chain saw was reported missing from 361 SW 60 Road. It was the one found in Great Bend on Tuesday. Theft of ...
Barton Community College, with the help of Command Spanish Inc., is working to bridge the communication gap between English- and Spanish-speaking individuals with a month of workshops titled Command Spanish for the Community. The classes are set for 6-9:15 p.m. every Thursday in October in T-146, in the BCC Technical Building. The courses will focus on three main components: • Speaking in Spanish: Learn how to say practical common ...
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HOISINGTON - What does family mean? What does a member do if one of them is hurting or needs help? That is what the Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America were faced with when they heard the news that high school staff member, Amanda Brack's son, Austin has a rare disease called Stevens – Johnson Syndrome. With all of today's technology, it didn't take them long to determine a plan had ...
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School cross country coach Lyles Lashley has been named to the 2013 2A boys Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association's "Coach of the Year."
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County deputy county clerk Stacey Smith.
LARNED - "It's a Candyland Christmas," is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
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