The playbook of the Washington establishment is getting old. Whether it is the Boehner plan, the Boehner plan version 2.0, the Reid plan or the Obama non plan, it all is scripted from the same playbook they have used for years. Play number one is this: Pass billions in unfunded new programs. Tell everyone we will take care of them from cradle to grave. Subsidized food, medical care, housing, and if your employer goes broke ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning has a new long-term deal in time to report to training camp.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Matt LaPorta's three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave Cleveland its 12th home win its last at-bat Saturday, 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's on to the next step for the NFL and its players, who are getting closer to a full-fledged collective bargaining agreement.
WILSON - Several thousand people attended the 51st annual Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival Saturday. Wilson's parade "A Slice of Heaven in 2011" started Saturday. The Wilson Czech Dancers were parade marshals. A Wii tournament, horseshoe pitching, polka party, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, dancing, Wilson City Band concert, ice cream social, barrel rides for kids, carnival rides, mechanical bull rides and fireworks were planned.
By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service TOPEKA - A top official at the Kansas Department of Social of Rehabilitation Services said he will ask the state's district court judges to refrain from sending people to the state hospitals for the mentally ill when the hospitals are full. "We want to go to judges and plead with them and tell them that when you make (commitment) decisions, please consider capacity issues," said Pedro Moreno, deputy secretary ...
GREAT BEND - Frederick F. Dreiling, 89, died July 27, 2011 at his home. He was born June 17, 1922 at St. Schoenchen, Kansas, the son of Frederick P. and Christina (Braun) Dreiling. He married Irene Schmeidler January 9, 1950 at St. Severin, Kansas. She died July 21, 2009. Mr. Dreiling was a Great Bend resident since since 1950, coming from Hays. He worked as a mechanic and was head of maintenance for Ruskin Manufacturing. ...
Otis library meeting Monday By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org OTIS - The Otis Community Library Board will sponsor a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Otis High School library to discuss the future of the community library. The Otis Community Library will apparently be forced to relocate in mid-August after the Otis city council voted 4-1 recently to move the library out of the city building. The Otis Community Library, 122 S. Main, ...
Activities July 31-Aug. 6 Paraffin Spa - Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. Makes your hands feel great under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Balance and Flexibility Class - Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. About a 30-minute class led by Betty Tauscher. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Crafts - Thursday 1 p.m. There are several on ...
By Jim Misunas email@example.com LARNED - Bob Wetmore serves as associate director for Great Plains Development, Inc., a 501c corporation. Great Plains is a multi-service organization that serves as a funding mechanism for multiple loans and grants that help pay for various infrastructure and business improvements. Wetmore visited the Pawnee County Commissioners during a recent meeting. Pawnee County has received assistance for 19 projects that have provided $14.4 million in improvements since 1985. "That $14.4 ...
WICHITA -- Herbert Marlin Wong, 87, retired restaurant owner, passed away July 2. He was a strong –spirited person, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many people. He will be missed by friends and family. Herbert Marlin Wong was born in Canton Village, Canton, China, on Sept. 7, 1923.
ELLINWOOD - Gladys T. Muller, 94, died July 30, 2011 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.
Barton County Sheriff County Shops were notified that the stop sign at NE 70 Road and NE 140 Ave. had been down for two days. Three saddles and a cutting torch were taken from a barn at 1330 NE 10 Ave., sometime in the last two weeks. Two cows were stolen from 1374 NW 130 Road on July 18 or 19. A lightning strike in the Pawnee Rock area started ...
Area residents are invited to form a bowling team for the annual Bowl For Kids Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Barton and Pawnee Counties. This year's event is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Walnut Bowl in Great Bend. All money raised will go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information call Christina Hayes, event chairwoman, at 620-282-0553. Team packets can also be picked up at ...
St. Francis Community Services will offer a free 10-week course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. Classes start this week and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays at the St. Francis office, 1508 Main, Great Bend. The course is required by the state of Kansas before becoming a foster parent. For more information call 1-866-999-1599.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
Barton County Jail
On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
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.