How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term? Late-night comics know better than pundits. Let's start with some of their earlier jokes: • Jay Leno - "President Obama plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" • Jimmy Fallon - "In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama said he has Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and the ...
Dear Editor, Nearly every Kansan knows that on January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the ranks of statehood. The Sesquicentennial (or 150th anniversary) of such an event is indeed an important milestone. A few days ago, I drove to Washburn University to hear special remarks on this occasion delivered by former Kansas Gov. John W. Carlin, who served as the state's chief executive from 1979 until 1987. What made it even more meaningful or ...
Introduced at a New York food fair - and planned for U.S. distribution later this year - Great Scot International's potato-like chips in the "flavor" of Scotland's "national delicacy."
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Duncan's championship credentials will someday mandate a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Ohio State, the lone remaining unbeaten team, is a unanimous No. 1 in the men's college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Video cameras and cowboy hats were in style as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers arrived Monday at the Super Bowl.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Warnings About Facebooking," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Detective Heather Smith from the Great Bend Police Department will discuss the dangers of social networking and tips on how to keep online experiences safe. GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick says technology is an excellent tool in today's society, but it can ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, five Saturday and three Sunday. At 10:17 a.m. Friday they responded to a field fire at 200 South Washington, and at 8:16 p.m. they checked out a smoke smell at 101 Hickory St. There were two false alarms on Friday. They responded to a grass fire at 670 West Barton County Road at 11:18 a.m. Saturday. The Barton County Sheriff's Office ...
Virginia R. Musser, 86, of Great Bend, died Jan. 31 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1924, at rural Lahoma, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Anna (Brackage) Decker. She married Charles J. Musser on Dec. 24, 1943, at Hondo, Texas. He died Aug. 27, 2006. A Great Bend resident since 1983, coming from Enid, Okla., she was a bookkeeper for Everitt Lumber. Mrs. Musser ...
Joseph L. Lapka Sr., 82, of Great Bend, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - Alfred L. Richardson, 74, died Jan. 29 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born June 1, 1936, at Long Island, Kan., he was the son of Herbert and Mae (Lockwood) Richardson. On March 24, 1958, he married Georgia Seigler at Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, he worked as a roughneck in the oilfield, and after retiring was an animal control officer in Hoisington and did various other jobs. <p ...
Theo M. Bear, 89, died Jan. 30 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Lucas, she was the daughter of Walter O. and Blanche B. (Barr) Nichols. On Sept. 19, 1942 she married Myrl Bear in Junction City. He died Dec. 7, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1970, coming from Wichita, she was a bookkeeper at Great Bend Manor and an elementary school teacher ...
OLMITZ - Tanner Joseph Hlavaty, 7, died Jan. 29 at his home in Olmitz. Born May 8, 2003, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kevin L. and Cambria A. (Bahr) Hlavaty. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, he was a second-grade student at Otis-Bison Elementary School. Tanner was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Olmitz. Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Camie Hlavaty of Olmitz; a sister, ...
The Hoisington community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the Activity Center has been postponed. Organizers will announce the rescheduled time at a later date.
Wow. Talk about a cheap trick.
Great Bend Fire Department
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and Jim Vopat. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Securities Commissioner issued a cease and desist order after learning that at least four Kansas residents had invested a total of $22,000 in an international investment scheme.
What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that "provides optimal ergonomics for napping," is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take note.
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
USD 428 has partnered with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. Post cards, phone calls and e-mails may be forthcoming this summer. This is a reputable company that the district has worked with for the past 20 years.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Top prep basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym Tuesday that he will play at Kansas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - As good as Matt Moore has been, the Tampa Bay Rays believe he can be even better.
Brandi Gruber will talk about the value of a good night's sleep any time, but this month she is making a special effort to spread the word. As director of cardiopulmonary services at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Gruber and her staff in the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center are observing Better Sleep Month.