PALESTINE, Texas - Students from the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy traveled to Palestine, Texas, to train at the Main Dojo (School) at a Summer Karate Camp July 20-22.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility Advisory Council met recently. Minutes were reported by Shelia Rodriguez, LJCF administrative assistant.
LARNED – The Pawnee County Commission met July 25 in regular session. The following are approved minutes supplied by Ruth Searight, Pawnee County clerk.
Larned Police Dept. Tuesday, Aug. 2 A suspicious person was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 An animal control officer responded to the 600 block of Edwards at 4:29 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in the 600 block of W. 11th at 1 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 900 block of E. 14th at 1:21 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the ...
LARNED - Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Larned man Tuesday afternoon on K-156, one mile west of 180th Avenue and K-156. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Larned's Johnathan Lee Hopkins, 20, was operating a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on K-156 when the motorcycle traveled left of center for an undetermined reason. The accident report indicated the motorcycle traveled westbound into the south ditch before hitting a culvert. The patrol ...
Dear Editor, I was saddened to read in the news that the United States Postal Service has put out yet another list of 3,000 additional post offices nationwide being studied for closure. Granted, we are in tough budgetary times, and obviously some belt-tightening may be necessary in a few areas. However, I feel it is a dreadful shame that America can send millions of dollars overseas to foreign countries such as Pakistan in foreign-aid, but ...
Dear Editor, What is a hero? Like art, heroism is in the eye of the beholder. As law enforcement officers and firefighters, we are fortunate to work with the American Red Cross and meet heroes every day. Law enforcement officers and firefighters from Barton County have teamed up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. The Firemen have proved they ...
Dear Editor, Recently the news media has reported, "the University of Kansas will have what it says is the smallest four-year medical education site in the country when eight students begin taking classes on Monday on a satellite campus in Salina. The move is in response to a shortage of rural doctors in the United States." How will this "satellite campus" "effect" rural Kansas? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serivces, Rural ...
Officials in the northern Swedish city of Angermanland temporarily shut down the operator of a colonic cleansing service, and issued fines because it was not up to code.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - The Eagles agreed to contract terms Tuesday with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins.
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Here's hoping everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Last week Alicia Boor, Barton County Extension ANR agent, wrote a column regarding soil testing and soil pH. This column discussed different tasks good producers perform during the winter. One of these was soil sampling reviewing the 2013 yield results and making adjustments for 2014. Some problems can be corrected quickly and immediately with good results, others require long-term planning, time, and patience. The soil environment ...
Thanksgiving weekend is here, and I know at least in my house, we go around the table saying what we are thankful for. When you are young, you are thankful for the toy you received for your birthday, or that raggedy old stuffed dog that has given you comfort as long as you can remember. (Mine was named "Puppy", and my son's is" Fluffy") As you get older, you become more thankful for the family ...
Betty Adee celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 19 with her husband Richard Adee and her three daughters, Sharon Adee, Julia Jilek and Lynne Weiser. Betty and Richard had their first date together 70 years ago on her birthday. Friends and family helped celebrate her birthday with cards, letters and phone calls.
Jessica Folk and Crawford Brantley were united in marriage in Great Bend on April 20 in a double ring ceremony officiated by Nash Norris, cousin of the bride, of Colorado Springs. Parents of the bride are Bob Folk and Curtis and Shelley Robinson, all of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Marvin L. Schneider of Olmitz, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Albert Cafe. Hosts for the event will be his children and their spouses, Donna Huff (Don Bradbury) of Ellis, Rita Pivonka, Great Bend, Steve (Tammie) Schneider, Olmitz, Karen (Jim) Pechanec and Paula (Reggie) Tammen, all of Timken, Susan (Rick) Myrick of Hutchinson and John (Stacy) Schneider of Otis; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.