HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Twenty years ago this month Clarence Thomas was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Ruth Adams called on Northampton College in central England to measure the purring sound of her gray-and-white tabby cat, Smokey, aiming for a Guinness World Record.
Tuesday's high school football scores
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team had its season end on Tuesday night during a Class 5A state quarterfinal match against Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School football team advances after a 42-40 win over Ness City in the first round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College volleyball Team cruised through their first round regional match on Tuesday, handing the visiting Garden City Broncbusters a 25-11, 25-17, 25-17 defeat.
NEW YORK (AP) - No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
Barton Community College's Criminal Justice Team took home some hardware in two divisions of the Region III American Criminal Justice Association's national competition, Oct. 21 and 22 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.
Great Bend Police
Relay for Life of Barton County will hold a coat drive from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave.
They may not have started out the school year as swingers, but Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design II students of Travis Straub will undoubtedly end the semester just that way.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Medical Clinic welcomes Cassandra Montoya, PA-C. Her specialty is family medicine. Cassandra received her Physician Assistant degree at Wichita State University on July 29, 2011. She completed her undergraduate work at Kansas State University on Dec. 13, 2008, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
LARNED - Vern Arlyn Steffen, 83, passed away Sept. 12, 2014, at his home in Larned.
With House Republicans focused on legislation to boost job creation, the Senate is spending its time on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would repeal the First Amendment with respect to political speech. Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said before the debate even officially began: "I expect a fully partisan vote." So what exactly are all the Senate Democrats for and Republicans against?
The second week of Friday Night Live on Cox Channel Kansas will feature a Western Athletic Conference battle between Hays and Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - A unique store in the area, Pretty Pieces Boutique, 118 N. Main, will be opening Sept. 18 in downtown Hoisington, specializing in women's clothing for those who conceal/carry guns.
Will Auguste Rodin's statue "The Thinker" start wearing aluminum foil on his head?
News of another huge data breach last week was most unwelcome. Home Depot notified the public of the breach, which may end up being even larger than the Target incident back in December. The eventual cost to Home Depot has been predicted to be hundreds of millions. The cost to consumers cannot be measured in mere dollars. Of course the monetary effect may end up being significant but there is also the price of the consumer's loss of confidence in our digital credit card system.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. – From the vista where Valerie Naylor stands, the scenery is undeniably spectacular: Sculpted hills with layers of beige sandstone and ribbons of gray coal, pockets of cottonwood trees and junipers rustling, the serpentine Little Missouri River shimmering below.
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HOLYROOD - Mark Lynn Folk, 56, passed away of an aneurism Sept. 11, at his residence in Holyrood. He was born March 10, 1958, in Ellsworth to Max and Beverly (Cron) Folk. A lifetime resident of Holyrood, he was a bookkeeper and office manager for Folk Well and Lease.
Carol Ann Cook, 71, died Sept. 11, at home in Great Bend. She was born March 1, 1943, at Kinsley, to Bernard and Daisy (Goad) Fahlsing. She married Charles Banks in 1961. She later married Phillip Ward in 1976. She then married Dennis Cook on Aug. 11, 2003, at Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked in retail for Revco and Dillons until retiring.
LAWRENCE - Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law, including one from Great Bend, have been chosen as Dean's Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.
The past week saw parts of the area receive several significant rains. Rains after this last Tuesday don't appear in the calculations of the weekly Drought Monitor Update. The last update indicates that except for sliver of southern Barton County, from Barton County north the area is rated as Abnormally Dry. Directly south conditions are considered in Moderate Drought. This is a big positive step compared too several weeks ago. As always this is a general rating and individual areas may be wetter or drier. And the recent rains not included in this report have left areas north of ...
Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.