Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.
REMAKINGTON — Remakes and reboots are not anything new these days. Seems every week we see a movie release that’s an old movie or TV show. For example, this week we are getting a part four of a series in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and a sequel in “Pitch Perfect 2.” This week also saw the release of the premier trailer for the big-screen remake of the '80s cartoon TV series “Jem and the Holograms.”
A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.
May 20, 2015|
There is a painting hanging on the wall of the non-denominational chapel at the juvenile jail. Al Rounds is the painter. It hangs above and behind the piano. How long it has held that spot on the wall is unknown to any of the current volunteers.
May 20, 2015|
Joseph Cramer, MD
An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free
Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.
HAYS- Due to inclement weather, Thursday's GBHS baseball game against Hays at the Diamond Classic has been cancelled. Plans to reschedule the game are pending. The Panthers are scheduled to face Goddard and Word of Life at 1 and 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at Larks Park in Hays.
Barton Medical Laboratory Technician student Amber Gabel of Hays was named Outstanding Student on April 28 by the Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS) at the KSCLS and Clinical Laboratory Managers Association (CLMA) annual conference. Gabel also received a $250 scholarship from CLMA. Requirements focused on GPA, credit hours enrolled, communication, instructor recommendations and teamwork.
Members of Great Bend's Knights of Columbus, 723 Main, will prepare a Mother's Day lunch, to be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Cost is $12 at the door. The menu includes chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.
During May over 6 million students are expected to graduate from high schools, colleges and universities. These teenagers and twenty-somethings will reach a milestone and have a new beginning for themselves. If you know of a graduate here are a few pieces of commencement wisdom to pass along.
May 07, 2015|
Hope for Today
By Clint Decker
Most times, the people who receive money from Crime Stoppers remain anonymous - even to the people awarding the money. But this week, the board of directors of the nonprofit organization gave away $500, and were able to meet the recipients.