The renewal of contracts for 2011-12 will be on the agenda when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on campus. Before renewing contracts for faculty, head coaches, management staff, the vice president and deans, the board is scheduled to go into executive session for discussion of personnel. The board will also address contract considerations for the college ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Monday. There was a small ditch fire at noon at SW 80 Ave. and SW 40 Road, and a field fire at 6:45 p.m. at Liberty Road and SW 20 Ave. At 9:10 p.m. there was an unauthorized burning at 306 Barton Dr. At 3:07 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters extinguished some tires on fire at 247 East U.S. 56. <p ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Historical Society, 85 S. Highway 281, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Jan Westfall and Lynda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
State tourism officials and other Kansas travel enthusiasts (a.k.a "roadies") will travel the state this summer in a "driving billboard" to promote Kansas tourism as part of the recently announced Faces and Places Tour. The tour's goal is to foster tourism in Kansas through social media, promote Kansas as a desirable destination and increase tourism expenditures. The announcement was made in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week.
HOUSTON – On Sunday, Great Bend's Rex Rosenberg, with his "ChewBaru" art car, will compete alongside 250 pieces of mobile eye candy in the Houston Art Car Parade. There are 200,000 art car enthusiasts expected to attend.
On Friday, the second-annual Kansas Freedom Ride will be held across Kansas. The annual event is intended to recognize Armed Forces Day and honor those who serve whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve for their service and defending our freedom.
In a triangular with Hutchinson High School and McPherson, the Great Bend junior varsity softball team won both games on Thursday, May 12.
To conceal an arrest warrant for auto theft, Amos Ashley, 62, told traffic-stop officers in Lawrenceburg, Ind., that he was - as he wrote on a paper for them - "Rorth Taylor."
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? South Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill Friday to allow gold and silver coins to be legal currency in the state as well as the dollar. It could pass. The only thing holding it back is whether the face on the coins should be Jefferson Davis or Glenn Beck. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe saw the photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse Thursday. He said the bullet went into ...
Dear Editor, Congress and the White House are scrutinizing the oil and gas industry as gasoline prices rise. Caught in the middle of these misguided attacks are the small independent oil and gas producers. The American public expects progress in a number of different areas requiring Republican and Democrats to work together to create policies that are in the best interest of the American people. One area where Republicans and Democrats are expected to work ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL's lockout stays, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won't get back to business until next month and maybe for much longer.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bulls saw it all year from Luol Deng, so what he did against LeBron James and the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals hardly shocked them.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Washington, D.C., is in the grip of scandals, the economy is stumbling and a host of other challenges are weighing me down - which is why I prefer to dwell on more obscure subjects, such as a battle raging behind the scenes over the 2020 Olympics.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.