The universe's comedy God has answered prayers of comedians everywhere who seek a sure-fire punch line: He has given them Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Ford has become a living unfunny joke.
Debra Harbert fundraiser LARNED - A bake sale fundraiser for Debra Harbert is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Carr Auction in Larned. If you would like to contribute baked goods, you can deliver your favorite goodies directly to Carr Auction at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. For information, call Kelly Moffet at 620-285-5649 or Donalda Parker at 620-804-0987. Pawnee Valley events • Pawnee Valley Sleep and Diagnostic Center will sponsor a free ...
BY TOM HUDSON The Miami Herald (MCT) There was a quiet milestone made in October that American consumers are enjoying today. For the first time since 1997, more oil was pumped out from under U.S. soil than was brought in from overseas sources. This has been hailed as a triumph of American technology, ingenuity and engineering. New methods to find and coax oil and natural gas from American bedrock have led to a spike in ...
OLATHE – Kansas State University Olathe is the site of the new Microbial Surveillance Lab, a partnership with Merck Animal Health. The lab will be a second site for the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which is based on the Manhattan campus.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback yesterday announced a "Reading Roadmap" initiative designed to improve reading proficiency among Kansas grade school students by incorporating a wide variety of support services to educators, families and children.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning's four big targets have combined for 30 touchdown catches so far, yet the most important receiver the Denver Broncos have right now isn't Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker or Julius Thomas.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning was back at practice for the Denver Broncos on Thursday, listed as "limited" on the injury report but looking more and more like a sure thing to play Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even before he was hired in January, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watched tapes from every game that Kansas City played last season, including both matchups with the Broncos.
NEW YORK - All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might've done this year if completely healthy.
Barton County Sheriff A burglary at 1084 NE 180 Road was reported Tuesday. A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on NW 230 Road and NW 70, near the Russell County line. Russell County provided traffic control. A burglary was reported at 496 NE 110 Ave. Trailers and a vehicle were broken into and several items were stolen. A vehicle hit a deer at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday on east K-4 and NE 140 ...
Beta Nu Chapter of ESA will sponsor a Thankful for Chocolate tasting event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard.
Youths in the America's Promise program pose for a photo during an hour of Cosmic Bowling, Wednesday at Great Bend's Walnut Bowl. The program is sponsored locally by Community Bank of the Midwest, with City of Great Bend employee involvement. America's Promise is a youth mentoring program with monthly activities.
Heartland Farm will have a day-long program on making bread and jam on Saturday, Nov. 16. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by Sister Imelda Schmidt, OP of El Dorado. For more information call 620-923-4585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is $75, which includes lunch. Participants will take home their own loaves of bread and jars of jam.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 2006 movie "Strike" at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
Breakout in Worship led by Christina Ball will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. A message will be presented by the Rev. JP McCamey of Great Bend. A freewill offering will be collected.
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.