Dear Editor, In the 1980's when Randy Myers became a police officer in Great Bend, we had a population of over 16,600 people. We now have a population of 15,345. Since that time we have lost two major employers and several small businesses. We had more police officers on the street and less in the office, as the captain oversaw the patrol and they did not have a patrol lieutenant. All of the city departments ...
Dear Editor, Lately I have received quite a few calls from senior citizens who have fallen victim to e-mail or telephone scams. These schemes are getting increasingly more complex, creative and devastating when successful. Some use personal information gleaned from the Internet to manipulate seniors. They prey off your compassion and may even claim to be a family member or friend in need of urgent assistance. Almost always they ask for some kind of payment ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Japan's nuclear plant workers tried to stop the plutonium seepage at the Fukushima nuclear plant Monday. It's affecting the economy. There's a shortage of sushi in Japan and in California, mainly because all the seafood caught in the ocean has been pre-cooked. President Obama hailed the spread of democracy in the Middle East Monday. We are doing everything we can to keep the Arab rulers from passing ...
"Ashley," attacked at age 15 by a counselor in a New York City lockup, finally received justice when the counselor pleaded guilty to that assault and two others.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Patience has been a necessary virtue for Jamie Skeen since he transferred from Wake Forest to Virginia Commonwealth University three years ago.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPION Butler Indianapolis, 27-9. Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Brad Stevens. Conference: Horizon League. Bid: Horizon champion. Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 8. Tournament Record: 17-10, 11 years. Last appearance: 2011. Scoring: Team (72.1); Matt Howard 16.7; Shelvin Mack 15.9; Andrew Smith 8.8; Shawn Vanzant 8.1. Rebounds: Team (34.7); Matt Howard 7.7; Andrew Smith 5.4; Shelvin Mack 4.3. Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.2/11.1); Shelvin Mack 3.6/2.4; Ronald Nored 2.5/2.1. 3-pointers: Team (.355); Shelvin Mack 78; Matt Howard 52; ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Maya Moore is headed to the Final Four with a chance to pad perhaps the most impressive resume in the history of women's college basketball with yet another championship.
DALLAS (AP) - Sydney Carter and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor - when it mattered most.
When Shaka Smart found out his social studies teacher was also a basketball coach, the seventh-grader would hang around his desk every day, talking about Magic Johnson or the latest move he was perfecting on the playground.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ever since Darryl Motley caught Andy Van Slyke's deep fly to right for the final out of the 1985 World Series, Kansas City has been shut out of the postseason.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Marshall has always believed that his team belonged in the NCAA tournament. He sees two teams in the Final Four that Wichita State nearly beat, then considers how well the Shockers have played to reach the NIT championship game.
DODGE CITY - Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. "Every day I walk through the Cannon Tunnel of the Capitol Complex and see students' artwork from across the country adorning the walls," Huelskamp said. "It ...
Great Bend Police A trailer and two four-wheelers were reportedly stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime on the night of Tuesday, March 22. Someone keyed a vehicle at 2917 10th St., it was reported last Wednesday. A vehicle driven by Mary Guy was southbound in the 1300 block of Main at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday and rear-ended a vehicle driven by LaDonna Lytle that was stopped in traffic. This was reported as ...
In one room of the CPI Qualified Plan Consultants annex building Tuesday afternoon, employees were giving blood as part of a company-wide blood drive.
The Barton Community College baseball team put together an impressive Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field through some unimpressive weather. The Jayhawk West series Seward County was capped off by a combined no-hitter for Barton – highlighted by Tayler Davis – to earn a sweep of Seward on Saturday. That came after the Saints swept Barton Friday afternoon as the two teams spilt the West series. The split kept Barton in the hunt for the West ...
Commencement ceremonies for NCK Tech were held in Beloit on May 10th. Students achieving a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA earned Dean's Honor Roll academic honors during the ceremony. Area students recognized are: Carpentry-Cabinetmaking: John Kubick, Ellsworth and Richard Tice, Great Bend; Advanced Computer Information Technology: Nicholas Syx – Russell; Electrical Technology: Toby J Hubka– Wilson.
Drought, flooding, extreme heat, subzero temperatures: All of these climatic events and more in Kansas can threaten the supply and affordability of the nation's beef supply. It's hard to do much about the weather, but a team of Kansas State University scientists will be trying to find solutions so cattlemen can better adapt to any future climate extremes in their grazing operations.
Remember the 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"?
Looking at wheat throughout the central region of Kansas during the first couple days of May, members of the Wheat Quality Council (WQC) labeled the crop in fairly average to slightly above average condition.
The Scheuerman Reunion will be held at 12.30 p.m. on June 2 at the Rush Center City Hall on Hwy 96 in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be held and everyone is asked to notify family members and bring table service. Drinks will be furnished. Bring pictures and paper clippings to share.
Last week's Wall Street Journal featured a story about over-sharing - asking, "What triggers people to reveal too much?"
The question that I seem to get most often right now is why are my trees dying? Most of the time, the answer is the drought. Even though we have had some moisture recently, we are still in a severe drought. Driving around the county, you will even see old, big Red Cedars dying in the tree rows. That is because we have had two summers that were extremely hot and dry which baked the ...
PHILADELPHIA - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
HERINGTON - The Ellinwood High School girls' track and field team won a Class 2A regional championship on Friday, scoring 93 points to top Berean Academy, which finished with 88.
TOPEKA - With a 12th-place finish, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers did something no other swim team has done at the Class 5-1A state swimming championships.
The Larned High School boys' golf team will compete on Monday morning in the Class 4A state tournament at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
INDIANAPOLIS - Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.