The Barton Community College men's soccer team comes in at No. 3 in the recently released NJCAA preseason poll.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Asked about a sloppy showing by the Green Bay Packers offense the night before, Aaron Rodgers channeled his inner Allen Iverson.
LARNED - President Ann Hicks welcomed guests Janet Stratton, Susan Fox and Ruth Robbins to the Aug. 2 meeting of the Quilting Bees Guild. A special guest was Sheila Scheibmeir's grandson, newly arrived from Texas. The fat quarter drawing on the western theme was won by Lavada Kraft.
LARNED - If you donate blood with the American Red Cross, you could win a $250 gas card.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Aug. 1 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - Larned City Manager Lane Massey will don his negotiating hat when he plans to meet with officials from a Moundridge company that has offered to lease-purchase the city-owned National Guard Armory. Massey will iron out details with Heartland Industries partners Mark Vogts and Brian Wedel, whose company is affiliated with the Netafim irrigation company. Heartland Industries, a drip-irrigation company, has proposed a six-month lead-in lease agreement to locate a ...
NESS CITY - Lewis J. Friess, age 85, died August 8, 2011 at Rhode Island Suites, Ransom.
MERRIAM - Joan C. Hicks, 81, of Merriam passed away July 28, at Trinity Nursing Home in Merriam. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in St. John. A longtime resident of Great Bend, she taught at the Academy of Beauty for several years. She was loved by all who knew her. Joan loved reading, doing puzzles and playing cards and enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports.
TOPEKA -The Kansas Bar Foundation has set the deadline for Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) 2011 grant applications to October 7. The KBF awarded $84,500 in grants to charitable organizations across Kansas from funds generated through the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program. Each year, the Kansas Bar Foundation earmarks IOLTA funds for non-profit groups that provide support of legal services to the disadvantaged, public education about the law, ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3007 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Rebecca Ford and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton County Sheriff A vehicle driven by Nathan Donner hit a deer in the 300 block of NE 190 Road at 6:36 a.m. Monday. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, a motorist reported that a tire came off a pickup and a piece of metal hit the windshield of the vehicle behind it, just west of Albert on K-96. A vehicle driven by Debra Mitchell was traveling west on NE 60 Road at ...
Barton County Jail Booked Aug. 8 Terry Ludes, Great Bend - Burglary, criminal damage and possession of stolen property Ernest Klima, Great Bend - Burglary, criminal damage, theft and possession of stolen property Dalton Barlow, Great Bend - Failure to appear Jeremy J. Stokes, Hoisington - Serve sentence Jill M. Zecha, Great Bend - Two counts of unlawful cultivation or distribution of controlled substances Eric L. Likes, ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org OTIS - For a town of about 300 people, Otis residents have showed their interest in their local library. About 100 people attended a recent public meeting at Otis-Bison High School. The Otis Community Library may be forced to relocate in mid-August after the Otis city council voted 4-1 recently to move the library out of the city building. The Otis Community Library, 122 S. Main, has been in the same ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - The Larned city council has authorized Larned City Manager Lane Massey to continue negotiations with a Moundridge company that has offered to lease-purchase the city-owned National Guard Armory. The Larned city council agreed Massey should continue negotiations with Heartland Industries, a drip-irrigation company, at a meeting recently. The vote followed a 30-minute executive session for attorney-client privilege. Mark Vogts and Brian Wedel are partners in Heartland Industries, which is ...
KHI News Service TOPEKA - The head of the state welfare agency has countermanded controversial comments made recently by a top deputy to a group of mental health advocates. Pedro Moreno, deputy secretary at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, met July 27 with members of the Mental Health Coalition of Kansas. Moreno, who heads disability and behavioral services at the agency, said he planned to ask the state's judges to take into ...
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.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
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.
Monday, Dec. 2
P.G. Scott's diary and David Clapsaddle's commentary supplements Clapsaddle's Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.
LARNED - Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mike Racy provided valuable information on safety hazards for young drivers during a recent presentation at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Another week down, and two more pounds lost. Thanksgiving presented a slight challenge when it came to sticking with the rules. As a refresher, my self-written rules are simply no seconds, no dessert, no soda, and no snacking. With cheese balls, cashews and snack trays (oh my!) displayed on every surface during the holidays, it can be hard to resist the temptation to constantly munch on the salty and sweet goodies that abound when we ...