Texas State Rep. Joe Driver, an 18-year House veteran whose website notes his opposition to "big spending habits of liberals in government," was revealed this summer to have been routinely double-billing the government for travel expenses and to have been genuinely surprised to learn that voters and colleagues might find that improper.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning didn't have a touchdown pass or throw for 300 yards, so along comes backup running back Mike Hart to rescue the Indianapolis Colts and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.
Getting out of the gate fast, the Great Bend High School junior varsity football team scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 46-16 victory over Liberal Monday evening at Memorial Stadium.
ATLANTA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants won another thriller, again with help from some shaky Atlanta defense, and they're off to the NL championship series for the first time since 2002.
HOISINGTON - Last Tuesday, the Hoisington High School volleyball team took on the Great Bend Panthers. Hoisington went 3-0 on the night as all three levels won.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Max Hall's debut as Arizona's quarterback was a winning one as the Cardinals defense intercepted three passes by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in a 30-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.
The Great Bend High School debate team brought home nine awards from the Dodge City Boot Hill Invitational on Saturday. In the novice speaking awards division, Sylvia Ofoma placed third, dropping only two speaker points from a perfect speaking record of five total speaker points. Marissa Hoisington placed first with six speaking points dropping only one speaker point from a perfect record. These students won two of the three awards in this division out of 34 students.
James Francis "Jim" Heaton, 83, died Oct. 10 at Wichita Specialty Hospital, Wichita. He was born Dec. 12, 1926, at Great Bend, the son of Clarence F. and Pearl (Gill) Heaton.
EUGENE, Ore. - Marvin Alan Vollmer, 85, died Aug. 22 of age-related causes.
Samuel Clay, of Chicago, Ill., died Oct. 7 in Chicago. He was 86 years old.
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The annual Tompkins reunion, families of the nine children of the late John an Abi Tompkins of Byers, was held July 20, at the IOOF Lodge in St. John with 43 relatives attending. Mark and Doris Tompkins and Kevin and Laura Davis hosted the reunion.
Dennis and VirJean Scheuerman of Otis announce the engagement of their daughter, Treva Marie Scheuerman, to Ricardo Eliezer De Leon, son of Celso and Ana De Leon of Panama City, Panama.
Doyle and Gwen Cook of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception and card shower for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at Cedar Park Place Community Room, 17th and McKinley.
There have been several phone calls over the past few weeks about Palmer amaranth (Palmer pigweed). Several producers and local agronomists are noticing that it is not being controlled effectively in places with Glyphosate. I was e-mailed a news release this week that will give some information about what is being observed in the state, especially in Central Kansas at this time. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can get a hold of me by phone, email or stopping in the Extension office.
The descendants of Francis and Clara Finger gathered July 12, at the Fellowship Hall at St. Mary's School in Salina. Original members remaining are Leonard Finger of Larned; Catherine Kuhlman of Trumbull, Neb., Mary Lou Wheeler of McPherson, Carolyn Urban of Salina and Francis, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ark. Deceased members are Mildred Phillips, Dorothy Juno Cavenah, and Marvin Finger. Those attending included:
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 annual Christiansen family reunion will be held at the Larned Community Center on Saturday August 9. There will be a potluck dinner
Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza.
"It is difficult to make decisions or even know where to start after the death of someone close to you." Speaker D. Elizabeth Kiss, PH.D, KSU told an audience of 30 at the workshop for "Women on the Farm".
In the words of Pope Francis, America is experiencing a "humanitarian emergency." Fleeing instability and violence in Central America, a human tide of thousands of refugees, many of them unaccompanied children, has been flooding across our southern border.
Wheat harvest has mostly wrapped up and temperatures have increased, so take a few days and cool off at Kansas Wheat's Annual Meeting and High Plains Journal's Wheat U on Aug. 4 and 5 in Wichita. Wheat board meetings will be held on Monday, August 4, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Sedgwick County Extension Office and will include separate and joint meetings of the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. The Commission meeting is open for interested parties to attend.