HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's job stimulus bill was jettisoned by House Democrats Wednesday because it taxes charitable donations. Everybody can read the tea leaves. Caroline Kennedy just released a recording of her mother saying Barack Obama can't be re-elected. Congress probed a stimulus loan to Solyndra solar power Wednesday. They took $500 million in taxpayer loans and the money just vanished. Solar power generates electricity by mixing the energy ...
Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from war-related trauma.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
AP TOP 25 FOOTBALL TONIGHT No. 4 Boise State at Toledo, 7, ESPN SATURDAY No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 5 Florida State, 7 p.m., ABC No. 2 Alabama vs. North Texas, 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Stanford at Arizona, 9:45 p.m., ESPN HD No. 7 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma State at Tulsa, 9 p.m., FSN No. 9 Texas A&M vs. Idaho, 6 p.m., PPV No. 10 Navy at South ...
Call it lockout brain lock. That's what Pro Picks suffered from in a wild, totally unpredictable first weekend of the season. Yes, six road teams won. Unfortunately, we had only two of them. And six underdogs were winners. Unfortunately, the four favorites we had losing were victorious. Things didn't go any better with the Best Bet or the Upset Special. Looks like Pro Picks was about as prepared for the openers as the Colts, Steelers, ...
LAWRENCE - Kansas is off to a flying start. It isn't because of the defense. The Jayhawks have given up 882 yards through two games, and an unsightly 66 points combined to McNeese State and Northern Illinois. Kansas senior linebacker Steven Johnson doesn't think the statistics are as important as what some people make them out to be, and he said that's all that will matter when Kansas heads to Georgia Tech on Saturday. "Coach ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State was stellar on defense in its season opener. Good thing, too, or the Wildcats would have lost in humiliating fashion to Eastern Kentucky.
LARNED - In their recent study of Ernest Hemingway's novel, "A Farewell to Arms," Janet Fleske's Larned High School senior English students had the opportunity to interview Vietnam veterans, Dale Brownlee and Ed Crosby, and Jeremy Dutton, who is currently serving in the Reserves as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - From fired-up fans in Motor City bars to bookies in Las Vegas, the long downtrodden Detroit Lions have people believing that this could be their breakout season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Casey Wiegmann has faced just about every fearsome defensive lineman in the NFL over the past 15 seasons. It comes with the territory when you've had success on the offensive line, one of the least glamorous spots on the field.
LARNED - Tina Louise Phillips-Marler, 46, passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at her daughter's home in Larned. She was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Sparta, Ill.; the daughter of Stanley Stanko, Charles Sylvester and Judith Ann Carlyle Marler. A Larned resident since 1984, moving from Scott City; she worked in Dietary at the Larned State Hospital and also various restaurants.
MADISON, Conn. - Mary MacArthur died peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011, after a long and admirable battle with cancer.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made three ambulance on Wednesday. At 9:08 p.m., they responded to arcing wires on a service entrance at 1017 ½ Odell. Power was shut off and the electric company was contacted. Barton County Sheriff On Wednesday a chain saw was reported missing from 361 SW 60 Road. It was the one found in Great Bend on Tuesday. Theft of ...
Barton Community College, with the help of Command Spanish Inc., is working to bridge the communication gap between English- and Spanish-speaking individuals with a month of workshops titled Command Spanish for the Community. The classes are set for 6-9:15 p.m. every Thursday in October in T-146, in the BCC Technical Building. The courses will focus on three main components: • Speaking in Spanish: Learn how to say practical common ...
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
The Big 12 will have its own championship Saturday, even without a title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The line of demarcation might as well be the Kansas City Chiefs' bye week.
MANHATTAN - Nobody was talking about bowl games at Kansas State in mid-October, when the Wildcats were sitting at 2-4 and feeling bruised and battered after a loss to Baylor.
WICHITA - Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players.
OLATHE - Michael Axton, 76, died Dec. 2 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
LBERT - Gerald Wesley "Jerry" Alexander, 69, died Dec. 2 at his home in Albert. He was born Dec. 21, 1943 at Florence County, S. C., the son of Jesse Clifton and Mavie Edna (Jolly) Alexander.
NEWTON - John Banman, 95, died Nov. 29, at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. Born on June 23, 1918 in Canton, he was the son of Jacob and Helen (Pankratz) Banman. He graduated from Newton High School, attended Bethel College for one year prior to completing his bachelor's degree at Wichita State University in 1940. Two years later he received the first master's degree given in clarinet performance from Northwestern University. He was ...
HOISINGTON -Opal C. DeMoss, 98, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. She was born Oct. 13, 1915 at Nowata, Okla., the daughter of William and Sarah (Estes) Tate.