LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors have raised donations through its community flag program to sponsor the city's annual fireworks display at the Community Center.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad had continued its success in their past two meets, winning on the road at Lakin last weekend and in Hays on June 21.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Kansas City Royals have played well away from home. They're consistently capable of winning with only a couple of runs.
SAO PAULO - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A suspect kicked in the back door of an occupied home in Great Bend and removed guns and money, according to information from Crime Stoppers. The nonprofit organization is seeking information about an aggravated burglary that occurred at 5221 Eisenhower on Friday, June 27. Great Bend Police were dispatched to the residence at 7:51 that morning.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to injury accidents on Monday and Wednesday.
RICHARDSON, Texas - Margaret Ann Redmon was a gentle, peaceful, gracious spirit with a life dedicated to church music and a heart for missions. She passed away June 27, 2014 in her Richardson home surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
LITTLETON, CO - Alan John Woydziak, 61, died June 28 at Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colo. Born Nov. 18, 1952 at Great Bend, he was the son of Edwin and Elfrieda (Lang) Woydziak.
GREAT BEND -- Patrick Keenan, 79, of Great Bend, died June 28, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Great Bend, the son of Patrick and Mary Hall Keenan. On April 11, 1956, he married Dortha Willis at St. Rose Church in Great Bend. He attended grade school at St. Francis Xavier in Seward and graduated from Great Bend High school in 1952.
MANHATTAN – The Fourth of July is finally here, and with the celebration comes fireworks, barbecues and outdoor fun for all; including our furry, four-legged friends. The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health cares for companion animals as much as people do.
July 4 is a time for celebration, whether it's a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on, we sometimes forget about the dangers Fourth of July merrymaking can bring.
"I'm confused. I thought July 4 was the day our country declared independence from King George III of Great Britain."
If only the women at abortion clinics could get the same deal that the high court justices have arranged for themselves.
Great Bend Police
Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host a pageant performance of "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Actors from the Prince of Peace Catholic church will portray the popular Mexican story of the Virgin Mary's miraculous appearance to Juan Diego in 1531. Admission is free.
Pharrell William's song, "Happy", has topped the music charts and kept people dancing all summer long. But do those who "clap along" really know what makes them happy?
WESTVILLE, Okla. - Wanza Lou McCrary was born Dec 11, 1931, in Morton Texas to James Olin and Pearl Dimple (Herndon) Willis, the eldest of three girls. She talked about growing up in the 1930s, about how hard times were, about nailing wet sheets to the windows during dust storms and the families dream of green pastures - then they moved here.
HUDSON - Joyce Daretta Curtis, 74, died July 21, 2014 at Leisure Homestead, St. John.
July 23, Wednesday
LARNED - The Larned city council has scheduled a second budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall. The public is invited to attend.
It used to be commonplace for people to observe certain manners. Respect your elders. Say "please" and "thank you." Say "excuse me." While these still apply today, there are some that seem to have been forgotten or that need some adjusting for today's world.
The United States falls behind other countries in terms of federal protection and support for working parents. Individual states can implement policies to make it easier to be both a parent and an employee, but a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that states don't rank too high, either.
The recent arrest of a mother who let her 9-year-old daughter play alone at a park is drawing criticism from other mothers who have been accused of child neglect in similar incidents.
Often the hardest part of running is putting on your shoes.
On July 25, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. the Kendrick Tinkler family will host a Lemonade for Livy stand next to Family Dollar in Great Bend. Lemonade for Livy was created by Livy's Hope, an organization whose mission is to support children with medical needs and their families. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) and their goal to find a cure for epilepsy. The intent of the campaign is to turn the country purple (the color of epilepsy awareness) by holding at least one lemonade event in each state.
"Just following the will of the people." That's been the GOP rationalization for accomplishing absolutely nothing for five and a half years. Doesn't matter what the issue is. Immigration. Jobs. Infrastructure. Climate change. Banking reform. The proliferation of substandard dental schools in Nebraska.
Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming Super PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite.