MANHATTAN - One night after the greatest game-winning shot I've ever witnessed, St. John standouts Cole Kinnamon and Jorge Calleros departed the Class 2A state championship game with bloody noses when the Tigers needed them.
As of this past weekend, fire crews continued to work active fires across the state and they continued to monitor all fires for hot spots and flare-ups. According to figures from local county officials across the state, the estimated total number of acres burned now stands at over 1,000 square miles.
Having just left private practice as an OB/GYN, and fresh off the campaign trail, I have talked to thousands of people about healthcare issues. For more-than 25 years, the most common concern I've heard, and have tried to help solve, is from folks who have a preexisting health condition, and must get their health insurance outside of an employer. These folks are worried about losing the coverage they have, if they have any, and fear they won't be able to replace it in the future.
Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first address to Congress. Regardless of where you fall in line with support for the president, it's important to keep in mind that every point is like a "zip file," with a ton of information to unpack.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, has been included on a list of federal agencies to be eliminated in the FY 2018 federal budget.
Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas Legislature took action on HB 2178, with the majority of House members voting to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of the bill that would have ended his 2012 signature tax policy.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the newly remodeled Great Bend Events Center heard about the strides made in the business community.