HOLYROOD - These days it seems easier to tear down old buildings than to repair and save them. One Holyrood businessman decided that was not going to happen to a two-story lime stone building on Holyrood's Main Street. In 1880, H.C. Frevert constructed a three-story lime stone general store on the original Holyrood town site about 1/2 mile south of the current site. When the railroad was built north of the town ...
If indeed the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, President Obama and his cohorts in the Democratic Party must be feeling the heat on their backsides on the eve of the Cut, Cap and Balance (CCB) vote.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Weather Channel reported on record-high heat and humidity in the Midwest this week. They said Minnesota has the same conditions as the Amazon Jungle. Al Gore just announced he's opposed to Minnesota rebuilding the Metrodome because it would damage the rain forest. London's mayor fined President Obama $250 Tuesday for failure to pay a traffic congestion fine levied against Obama's motorcade in the City in May. ...
Rights of women are severely restricted in Pakistan's tribal areas and among Muslim fundamentalists, but the rights of the country's estimated 50,000 "transgenders" blossomed when the country's Supreme Court ordered the government to accept a "third sex" designation on official documents (instead of forcing a choice of "male" or "female").
HAYS - The Great Bend Braves began their trek through the postseason with a loss against Hays at the Class A American Legion Zone Tournament at Larks Park on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
SHANGHAI (AP) - The NBA's version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world's most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired.
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - A week of planning achieved the goal of reaching a $18.0 million price tag for the proposed Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. The Pawnee County Commission heard construction planning updates Wednesday morning coordinated by the Health Facilities Group and Murray Company for the proposed hospital. The Wichita Health Facilities Group is the architectural firm for PVCH. Murray Company of Overland Park is the construction firm for the $18.0 million project. ...
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.