Dear Editor, Growing up in a small town near Hays, I thought I lived in western Kansas - that is, until I came to teach at Garden City Community College. Driving west through Great Bend, my wife complained softly of the distance: another hour to grain-elevator Kalvesta; yet another to big-town Garden City. Wide-open spaces seemed wider yet as I worked my summer job with the Soil Conservation Service. Most days, nearly an hour's drive ...
Dear Editor, Within the last two legislative sessions I introduced two comprehensive medical marijuana bills to the Kansas House of Representatives to assist Kansans with debilitating medical conditions and severe pain such as cancer, AIDS, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis C. The latest "Cannabis Compassionate Care Act" bill would legalize the use of medical marijuana for certain debilitating medication conditions, provide registration of patients and strong regulation of a compassion centers, allow a defendant ...
Dear Editor, Rising gas prices and recent events in the Middle East have demonstrated once again the importance of having access to an ample domestic energy supply which is both affordable and reliable. Higher fuel prices increase operating costs for Kansas businesses and are particularly challenging for those living in rural Kansas, who drive long distances each day to work and school. For the United States to remain competitive in the global market and to ...
Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo is still planning an Earth Day celebration on Friday, but it will not be showing a movie as announced earlier, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said. The zoo will reopen at 6 p.m. Friday for this after-hours event. This event is now free to the public. "We will still have crafts for the kids, and popcorn, but no movie," Gregory said, noting the zoo staff learned it could not ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon had two hits and stretched his hitting streak to 13 games and left-hander Bruce Chen went seven strong innings, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on a cold and blustery Tuesday night.Chen (3-0) beat the Indians for the fourth straight time. He stretched his personal winning streak, dating to last season, to seven games over 11 starts.
LARNED - Larned High School hosted its boys golf meet on Tuesday with Ellinwood, Hoisington and Pawnee Heights among the schools competing.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 33 points and 19 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 13 points and eight rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Atlanta Hawks 88-82 on Tuesday night.
BUSHTON - Joseph W. Porter, 85, died April 18 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons. He was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Keota Okla., the son of Charles and Olvia Gray Porter. On Sept. 30, 1947, he married Norma Louis on Sept. 30, 1947. A resident of Bushton since 1991, formerly of Tulsa, Okla., he grew up in McCurtain, Okla. He was an oilfield worker and a barber.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Corbin Dean Edmisson, 22, died April 16 in Stillwater, Okla. Born April 23, 1988, in Hutchinson, he was the son of Robert Dean and Gina Jo (Gagnebin) Edmisson.
BUSHTON - Orland Lee Schulz, 84, died April 18 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born July 27, 1926, in rural Bushton, the son of John and Myrtle Beneke Schulz. A lifetime resident of the Bushton area, he graduated from Bushton High School. On May 5, 1949, he married Gloria Chesnut at Wichita Falls, Texas. She died on Feb. 2, 1985. He was employed by NCRA for 22 years, and was a lifetime farmer.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff During a 90-minute period Monday evening, three motorists reported hitting deer in Barton County. The first report at 8:27 p.m. came from the 1000 block of NE 100 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the second report, at 8:54 p.m. on SE 100 Ave. near SE 20 Road, south of Ellinwood. ...
Amanda F. VanSteenburgh 1919-2011 Amanda Frances VanSteenburgh, 91, died April 16 at Promise Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. She was born May 27, 1919 in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Fred E. Summers and Mayme Clemmons. On July 24, 1939, she married George O. VanSteenburgh in Lexington, Mo. He died on Aug. 16, 1993. A Great Bend resident, formerly of Oklahoma, Slater, Mo., Chase and Ellinwood, she worked for Fuller Brush, where she retired in 1987 ...
Healing Hearts Ranch to begin evening worship services Healing Hearts Ranch, 155 SE 1st Ave., will kick off the beginning of summer cowboy-style services. Professional cowboy style poet Nyle Henderson and preacher John Paul will begin speaking at 7 p.m. on Saturday. It is part of a fundraiser that will occur during the day. Prior to the service, hot dogs will be served. The cost is a free will offering. After ...
Check It Out! New videos are available at the Ellinwood Library BY SHARON STURGIS There are new videos available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." The classic fantasy series based on the books of C.S. Lewis continues when Lucy and Edmund are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia. They join King Caspian ...
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
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The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
Winter is officially here! The weather has cooled down, and some of the best little hunters have appeared on the scene. The short-eared owls are here! I saw the first one of this year yesterday evening at dusk on the Redwing Road. It is the time of the aerial hunters. Hawks, eagles, falcons and owls can be seen with a little patience.
MANHATTAN - Jerry and Lou Ann Morgenstern, Barton County, were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year for Farm Bureau's 7th geographic district. The Morgensterns received their award during Kansas Farm Bureau's 95th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 3.
Kansas Farm Bureau recognized members and friends at its 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-4 in Manhattan.
• Larned Christmas Parade - Larned's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Larned Saturday and features a theme of "It's a Candyland Christmas." Cars, bicycles and walkers are invited. After the parade, Santa's Workshop will be open. At 2 p.m. a free movie at the Larned State Theater for the children of Pawnee County.