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Quilting done for a great cause

Quilt makers and quilting guilds have been around for a long time, but in our own backyard there is a special quilting guild that honors veterans with the quilts its members make. The Golden Plains...

August 14, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an Abatement of Taxes and Special Assessments for the City of H...

August 14, 2015 | | Local News

‘Little creatures’ sound like duendes

By PAWNEE ANNIESeveral columns ago I wrote about the little "creatures" that live behind my baseboards who steal things, like my earrings and glasses. Remember? I received a letter from a gentleman...

August 14, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Russia’s economy shrinks by 4.6 percent on low oil prices, sanctions

BY CAROL J. WILLIAMS Los Angeles Times (TNS) Russia's economy shrank by 4.6 percent in the second quarter of this year, posting the worst performance since the crippling recession of 2009, the ...

August 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

Crude exports to Mexico highlight broader benefits of free trade

WASHINGTON ─ Wider trade of crude oil with Mexico, as the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will approve, delivers just a portion of the economic benefits that could be generated by lifting a...

August 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

New apartment complex grand opening planned Sen. Jerry Moran to be in attendance

The grand opening of the apartment complex Reserves at Trail Ridge will take at 10 a.m. place Thursday. Senator Jerry Moran will be in attendance, along with other dignitaries. The public is invite...

August 14, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for August 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMSFirefighters made five ambulance runs on Thursday. There were no fires. Great Bend PoliceA mailbox was damaged at 1317 18th St. Barton County SheriffNon-injury accident occurre...

August 14, 2015 | | On the Record

Donald Trump's campaign is terrific reality television.

Hey, you know what would make a great reality show? A presidential campaign.Think about it. You get 17 guys, or mostly guys, and you get them all to beat up on each other, and then one by one, they...

August 14, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Entertainment

Five for Families: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ teaches loyalty

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by us. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.In theaters: ...

August 14, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Entertainment

Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape

Milwaukee has stood at ground zero of education reform battles since at least 1990, when the city became one of the first of two to experiment with vouchers for private schools. Today, roughly 26,0...

August 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Witty 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' arrives to the big screen with style

It’s a good time to be a fan of spy movies. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” is tearing it up at the box office. And in a couple of months, we’ve got another Bond movie on the way.But just in c...

August 14, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

What will be the first great video game movie?

Despite an embarrassingly long list of attempts, movies based on video games have never been the all-out hits they rightfully (in some cases, anyway) should be.The recent Adam Sandler flop “Pixels”...

August 14, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Entertainment

Disneyland anniversary brings back memories of 1955 opening

My wife wants to go to Disneyland.I am less enthused.This is partly because I’m an old goat and don’t relish the idea of walking around and standing in line for hours on end anymore, and partly bec...

August 14, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Jackie Chan’s latest and 2 show-biz documentaries are on Blu-ray, DVD

A new Jackie Chan thriller and a couple of show-biz documentaries head these new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week.“Police Story: Lockdown” (Well Go/Blu-ray/DVD, 2015, not rated, in Mandarin with...

August 14, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

'Listen To Me Marlon' offers candid insight into a Hollywood legend

In a way, “Listen to Me Marlon” is an autobiographical documentary. Director Stevan Riley has combined years of actor Marlon Brando’s personal audio recordings with a wealth of footage to create a ...

August 14, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Entertainment

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