ELLINWOOD - Five Ellinwood residents participated in the 39th Annual Bike Across Kansas, which ran from June 8-15. Chase and Scott Tillotson, and David and Mel Waite rode their bikes, and Debbie Tillotson went as a support member. The 800 plus bikers and the 200 support members began their journey across Kansas in the far southwestern town of Johnson City. The Ellinwood group, along with many of the other bikers, started on Friday night, and went the extra 14-mile ride from the Colorado border into Johnson City.
PORTLAND, Ore.- The Portland Trail Blazers attempted to solidify their backcourt of the future when they selected 6-foot-4 guard C.J. McCollum of Lehigh with the 10th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
The face of tourism in America is changing, with both domestic and international tourists seeking more authentic experiences, explained Cris Collier. The director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau recently led a workshop on agritourism for local entrepreneurs at Heartland Farms west of Great Bend.
The Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to strike down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, reasoning it is no longer needed in these more enlightened times. The law was created to prevent discrimination against racial minorities wanting to vote.
A couple from Branson, Mo., was taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center following a collision at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County, after their Dodge Caliber was rear-ended a Toyota Highlander. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Dodge was driven by Mark G. Rice, 66, of Branson, who applied his brakes when the trailer on a tractor-trailer combo ahead of him swung onto the shoulder, kicking up dust and decreasing visibility.
John Roberts is a very patient man. Thirty years ago, as a young lawyer in Ronald Reagan's Justice Department, he wrote memos attacking a landmark civil rights law that was enacted to ensure that all Americans, regardless of color, had the right to vote. And on Tuesday morning, as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he wrote the ruling that shreds the law.