To better educate visitors on the unique Cheyenne Bottoms history, management, wetlands and wildlife, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History is now offering guided van tours.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Rebecca Ford and John Sullivan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Kiwanis are raising funds to build a cabin at the Victory Junction camp being built in Kansas City. This is a camp to serve children that have chronic and serious illnesses. At this time, the only camp exists in Randleman, N.C. and was built in 2004 on honor of Adam Petty. It cost $250,000 to build a cabin and the cost to send a child to camp is $2,500, but no child or family incurs that cost thanks to generous donors.
Julian Assange, the lead WikiLeaks perpetrator, has ruined my career. I write light, humorous pieces for a living - offbeat perspectives that offer a respite from everyday woes. Humor, says Webster's, is "that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous." It is "designed to be comical or amusing." There is no harder writing than humor writing. The humor writer toils for hours to achieve the perfect turn of phrase, the ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's health care reform bill was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a U.S. judge in Virginia. It probably is. To the layman's eye it violates the Equal Protection Clause for a black president to impose a 10 percent tax on tanning booths. John Boehner broke down crying again Sunday in a CBS 60 Minutes interview. He's very emotional. Last week Congress voted to make April National Peach ...
NEW YORK (AP) - At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn't about the money anymore.
Photography students of Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek had their work accepted in the 27th Annual Five-State Photography Competition Exhibition at the Hays Arts Center Gallery, 112 E. 11th, Hays.
The Barton Community College Bookstore will be closed today. The bookstore will resume its regular hours at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The "Scams" program that was to be at the Senior Center on Friday afternoon has been canceled due to speaker conflict.
The board of trustees at Barton Community College is expected to hire a new head men's soccer coach and a new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include early childhood education certificate programs and an admissions and recruitment presentation by Todd Moore, director of admissions and marketing.
Barton County Sheriff A Great Bend police officer was in his patrol car, stopped at the stop sign at 10th and the U.S. 281 Bypass, when another vehicle rear-ended the car at 4:45 p.m. Monday. There was no damage to either driver or vehicle and no case was filed. Daniel Immediato, 16, Great Bend, was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger in the 600 block of East Barton County Road at 7:22 a.m. ...
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Norma Lee Garrett. 82, died Dec. 4 at Christus Saint Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, La. She was born May 10, 1928, at Great Bend, the daughter of Harry M. and Mary Anna (Weber) Schartz. She married Thomas Burke Garrett Dec. 29, 1948, at Ellinwood. He died May 19, 1982. Mrs. Garrett was a Lake Charles, La., resident since 1982, coming from Great Bend, moving to Corpus Christi, ...
Chad Rex Roberson, 22, died Dec. 13 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Nov. 10, 1988, at Great Bend, the son of Norman Rex, Jr. & Faith (Wagner) Roberson. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a brick tender for Devine Masonry. Mr. Roberson was a member of First Street Church of God, Hoisington. Survivors include his father, Rex Roberson of Ellinwood; mother, Faith Jacobs of Augusta; ...
PEO Chapter DU will meet at 12:30 today at The Club at Stoneridge for their Christmas Luncheon and Social.
In a journal article, University of East Anglia professor Brett Mills denounced the 2009 British TV documentary series "Nature's Great Events" on the ground that the program's omnipresent and intrusive video cameras violated animals' privacy.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team closed their season with a 5-0 loss against Hays in a opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament.
BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.
LARNED - Dorothy D. Fox, 88, died May 16 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich., she was the daughter of Ernest W. Goldsmith. On Dec. 15, 1946, she married Walter Mac Fox in Wichita. A longtime area resident of Larned, she was a farmer's wife, a Rosie Riveter for Boeing during World War II and worked in the Dietary Department at Larned State Hospital.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council met for a quarterly meeting Tuesday. Minutes were reported by Kim Teegerstrom, administrative assistant.
Conceal/Carry Class to be held in Claflin
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes new computers for the Communications Department (911), dispatcher training and an overview of criminal victims' services.
The Panther Paw Restaurant staff and management at Great Bend High School have produced a cookbook containing recipes of dishes served throughout the school year.
Not even Barack Obama can defy the laws of physics.
You do realize that Washington, D.C. is not the real world, don't you? It's a state of mind. An altered state of mind. Where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Slammed when you stand and rammed when you run. Berated if you lie and lambasted for the truth. Where even the slightest of breeze can carry the pollen of disaster. And the pack on top knows the best way to avoid ...