In his last State of the Union Address, that renowned weaver of uplifting platitudes, President Barack Obama, crocheted his constituents one final quilt of bittersweet melancholy to remember him by. Not a victory lap so much as someone pulling his arms inside the chains preparing to dismount a swing over a crocodile pit.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
SCOTT CITY - Larned High's Kristopher Nolde (106) won three matches to capture first place at the Scott City Wrestling Classic. Nolde (18-3) pinned Austin Crum of Holly, Colo. in 4:55 in the championship match.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 for a regular meeting. Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman; Donna Pelton, chair; and Gary Caplinger were present. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) joined the House vote recently to overturn a contentious rule from the Environmental Protection Agency that asserts federal authority over small waterways. Huelskamp was a cosponsor of S.J. Res. 22 in the House.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dr. Sondra Brown, Tallahassee, Fla., received a 2016 Kansas State University Alumni Recognition Award at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 17. The ceremony was held at the Orlando World Center Mariott.