The end of the year is a time for everyone to assemble their "best of" lists. Last Sunday's Kansas City Star had a collection of top 100 books of the year. Today, I join the fray - engaging in intellectual exploration for the serious reader. My reading list has two parts – instructive yet interesting books that assist parents raise normal, healthy, happy children and historical non-fiction. Here are a couple books that I suggest ...
Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington 21st Century FCE - 6:30 p.m. at Classic Inn. Christmas party organized by Christmas Committee-Pam Willis, Ann Axman and Mary Jane Reichuber Progress Club - 1:15 p.m.. Hostess-Darlene Boley. Program-"The Gift That Gives ...
Rosewood Horse Ranch recently hosted two young visitors from the Netherlands. Ginger Stam, from Zeeland, and Arnoud Meutstege, from Doetinchem, were accompanied by Ramona Hornbaker, local tour guide, during their central Kansas visit. The two young visitors are spending six weeks in the United States to obtain information for a program an organization wants to start "back home."
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed its competitive grant cycle and awarded $18,155.26 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
The Pilot Club of Great Bend met for a noon luncheon at the new Recreation Center Activity Building to officially present a Wii Sports program for use by the Special Population of the Center. Betty Schneider (R), President-Elect of the Pilot Club, presented the Wii to Diane Henderson, Director of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, and Linda Marqueling (L), Director of the Special Population and Seniors. Debbie Jones and Schneider previously installed the Wii at ...
Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Kansas State Council's Autumn Board meeting was held at Heartspring Campus Conference Center in Wichita on Nov. 5-7th. Kim Kummer, Lisa Baum and Coleen Cape, members of Delta Tau Chapter in Great Bend were in attendance. Kummer, Kansas State Council President, presided over the weekend activities which included presentations from Heartspring staff Kim Becker and Lindsay Dutton updating members on the Occupational Therapy room and the current project of building a ...
This Monday, Dec. 6, marks the annual Christmas Auction of the Delta Tau Sorority. A variety of items and services including Christmas items, baked goods, crafts, gift baskets, dessert of the month, holiday gift wrapping and more will be featured in the live and silent auctions. A scarf designed for the queen of England is among the special pieces that will be auctioned off. The evening will also include a quilt raffle.
The Daughters of Isabella will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a Corporate Communion at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at at the St. Patrick worship site. After Mass, members are invited to go caroling at the nursing home.
The ski-mask-wearing armed robber who knocked off a Wendy's in Atlanta this past summer has not been apprehended, but police said he later called the store to ridicule the staff for having so little cash.
All across the nation the first Small Business Saturday is being reported as a financial home run for smaller, locally owned businesses.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - It wasn't long ago that all Dwayne Bowe seemed to be catching was flak.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The delirious crowd inside Beasley Coliseum had gone from derisive chants about Saturday's Apple Cup football game against Washington, to an ear-piercing din as Washington State took the lead in the closing minutes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as No. 10 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 23-20 on Saturday night in the Big 12 championship, the Cornhuskers' last game in the conference.
MANHATTAN - The purple masses of the Little Apple will descend upon the Big Apple for the holidays as Kansas State athletics director John Currie announced Friday that the Wildcats have accepted an invitation to play Syracuse in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 in New York City.
No. 1 Oregon 37, Oregon State 20 CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fast-paced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to Glendale, Ariz., grinding out a 37-20 victory over the Beavers in the Civil War on Saturday. The matchup becomes official Sunday, but there will be no surprises when the final Bowl Championship Series standings come out: Oregon will play Auburn on Jan. 10 for ...
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.