Dear Editor, Anyone with any intelligence should know that raising the speed limit will only perpetuate the consumption of fuel. Most all new vehicles have a fuel mileage indicator and know that the faster they drive the more fuel the vehicle consumes. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat argument. Why in world are our legislators wasting their time and my time by passing legislation that will increase the speed limit? For once I would ...
Dear Editor, I want to encourage people in Barton County to make the short drive to Russell on Monday to attend the informational meeting about the Fair Tax. This should be one of those ideas that every American - liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, left, or right - can get behind and support. The Fair Tax removes the government's ability to choose winners and losers in the market place. It gives the people more power over ...
Walmart announced that it would soon offer a full line of makeup especially for 8-year-olds (and up), by GeoGirl, including mascara, sheer lip gloss, pink blush and purple eye shadow, all supposedly designed for young skin.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks' dominance over the Orlando Magic this year is not just a regular-season phenomenon.
MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh and LeBron James watched from afar when Dwyane Wade controlled the final portions of games during the Miami Heat's championship run in 2006.
The Kansas Barnstorming Tour will be playing in Great Bend this afternoon at 4 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
LARNED - The third annual Pack the Park event surrounding the Larned High School softball game with Hoisington is set for Tuesday.
WICHITA - Inclement weather forced the Great Bend High School track team to miss half of the meet at Wichita State over the weekend.
CHICAGO (AP) - Never mind what everyone else was thinking, Derrick Rose insisted he didn't expect the Chicago Bulls to roll over the Indiana Pacers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Never mind the rings. The Los Angeles Lakers would be a nightmare playoff matchup for the New Orleans Hornets even without the fame, fortune and back-to-back titles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With the temperature hovering in the 30s, a steady rain and wind howling up to 24 miles per hour, Luke Hochevar felt right at home.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Tomlin delivered yet another quality start for Cleveland, Orlando Cabrera drove in four runs and the first-place Indians won their sixth straight at home, 8-3 on Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost six in a row and are having trouble scoring.
NEW YORK (AP) - Freddy Garcia's first scheduled start this season was wiped out by rain. The weather wasn't much better when he finally got another chance to take the mound.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A handwritten sign hastily taped above the little corner of the Royals clubhouse where Sean O'Sullivan and three relievers have their locker stalls told the story:
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.
ELLINWOOD - Dr. Catherine Strecker of Educational Strategies, 17 N. Main, will offer four continuing education workshops on May 31. Two CEU credits will be offered for each session.
HOISINGTON - Martin "Marty" C. Smith, 58, passed away Sunday May 19, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Born October 7, 1954 in Denver, Colo., he was the son of Robert E. and Evelyn (Collins) Smith. On Jan. 16, 1998 he married Karen King in Springfield, Mo. Marty moved to Hoisington in 2008 coming from Lovington, New Mexico. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator until he was disabled.
Sunday, May 19
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.
The following meals will be served May 20 through May 23. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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.