Dear Editor, Our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate is hosting a "mixer" event tonight, Oct. 25, at the current house under construction located just north of 19th and Hubbard, here in Great Bend. The mixer will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This event is a way to say thank you to the many volunteers who have donated time, materials and funds to our local projects. We would also invite anyone that has an interest in ...
Dear Editor, Thank you to all who volunteered at the Great Bend Public Library book sale. The time and energy you gave for the sale will ultimately support the library. Volunteers from CPI transported several tons of boxes onto tables for the sale and then came and moved them out, Friends of the Library members sorted books all year long and worked during the sale. Sunflower Diversified, Great Bend Public Library's teen group, library staff, ...
The veterans' support organization Home for Our Troops had recently started to build a 2,700-square-foot house in Augusta, Ga., to ease life for Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, who had suffered concussive head injuries in Afghanistan and is partially paralyzed.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Moammar Kadaffi's body was placed on the hood of a jeep and paraded through Libya Thursday. The crowds went wild. The 18-year-old kid who killed Kadaffi was wearing a New York Yankees cap, and already he has more hits this October than Alex Rodriguez. President Obama announced Thursday that Moammar Kadaffi was killed by U.S.-backed Libyan rebels who shot him dead on the street. Americans are getting ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - On one night, on one big stage, the Jacksonville Jaguars did everything better than the Baltimore Ravens.
MEADE - The Ellinwood High School cross country team qualified both the boys and the girls teams for the Class 2A state meet at Wamego Country Club on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
NEW YORK - No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama have locked in their spots for the biggest regular-season game in Southeastern Conference history.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A few weeks ago, many Chiefs fans were lobbying to join the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
Barton County has been chosen to receive $3,815 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met Oct. 17 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
USD 495 calendar Tuesday - Garden City CC visit, Seminar; IEP Conference Room, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.; LHS Site Council, 5 p.m.; Phinney Site Council, 5:30 p.m.; Phinney PTO, 6:15 p.m.; Parents as Teachers Playground, LHS, 6:30 p.m.; National Honor Society Induction, Choir Room, 7 p.m. Wednesday - Spotlight Assembly, Seminar; Stuco, 7:30 a.m.; LMS, ALC Photo Retake, 7:30 a.m.; Phinney Photo Retake, 10:30 a.m. NHS Seminar, LHS. Thursday - IEP Conference Room, 1 p.m.; ...
Sunday, Oct. 21 An animal control officer responded to the 900 block of E,. 14th at 12:14 a.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 800 block of Corse at 11:52 a.m. Officers investigated a report of individuals driving without a license in the 1300 block of Broadway at 12:41 p.m. An animal control officer responded to Corse and 13th at 1:17 p.m. An animal control officer responded to the 800 block of Mann at ...
The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.