Memorial Day is a time for reflection about the sacrifices of the many men and women who gave it all so that we could enjoy the blessings of Liberty.
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The CIA recently won two court rulings allowing the agency to refuse comment about its former contractor Dennis Montgomery - rulings that issues involving him are "state secrets" (despite strong evidence that the main "secret" is merely how foolish the agency, and the U.S. Air Force, were to pay Montgomery at least $20 million for bogus software following 9-11, according to a New York Times report).
DALLAS (AP) - After two days of intense film study and painstaking analysis of the final 14 possessions in their end-of-game collapse in Game 2 of the NBA finals, the Miami Heat finally came up with the reason why.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
The NBC Baseball Points Tournament concludes today with the championship games beginning at 4 p.m. on Veterans Fields.
Fingerstyle guitarist Chris Proctor will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center.
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Mary Jo Cunningham will have samples of Irish Belleek China on display for an informative program on the topic, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is sponsored by the Recreation Commission.
Rodger D. Love Sr., 63, died June 4 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. He was born June 21, 1947, at Stafford, the son of Gerald and Wanda (Ritter) Love. He was a graduate of Barton Community College. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Larned, he was a delivery driver for UPS for 26 years.
Deloris M. Steuri-McDowell, 82, died June 3, at home in Great Bend. She was born April 27, 1929, at Redwing, the daughter of Edward E. and Mary (Feltes) Klusener. She married Robert "Bob" McDowell July 18, 1951, at Great Bend. They later divorced and she married Orren Steuri Jan. 4, 1967, at Great Bend. He died August 15, 1977. She then re-married Robert McDowell. He died July 7, 2005.
BRENTWOOD, CALIF. - Jeanne Scott Morin Glaeser lost a brief battle with cancer on June 1. She was born Oct. 19, 1934, in San Jose, Calif., the daughter of Lucile and Leroy "Scotty" Scott. Jeanne was a resident of Brentwood, Calif., and a former resident of San Jose, Calif. She graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1952 and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1959, she married Maurice Morin in San Jose, Calif. They divorced. She was employed by various companies including Lamplighter Reality, Summit Industrial Equipment, and Memorex.
ELLINWOOD - Chad W. Henkle, 37, died June 2, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born April 25, 1974, in Great Bend, he was the son of Robert Henkle and Karen Rehme Herrenbruck. He attended Ellinwood High School. An Ellinwood resident for the past 25 years, formerly of St. John, he was employed by Pawnee County Co-op as the ag fertilizer terminal manager in Ellinwood. On April 30, 1999, he married Denise Dietz in Great Bend.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The past 20 years September has been designated as National Food Safety Month. Often times I devote a column or two and offer training related to this important subject during September and this year is no exception. The web site is full of great information that focuses on five main areas of concern when it comes to food handlers. Those areas include:
The following meals will be served Sept. 2 through Sept. 5. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Starting around Thursday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on a 17-mile section of K-156 Highway in Barton County, from the Barton-Ellsworth County line to the US-56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend.
This past Sunday, Aug. 24, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, in Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on US-56 Highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.
The 17th biennial Brack Reunion was held on Aug. 3, at the La Crosse City Auditorium. Fifty-three descendants registered under the families of Henry, John Peter, Johannes and Philip.
Army Pfc. Curry Thomas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
A team of Kansas State University librarians has received its second Project Ceres contract to digitize more than 70 years of Kansas agricultural history.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.