On Friday, the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee U.S. involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act - limitations that did not, as often reported, cut military spending but only slowed its growth.
WICHITA -- Great Bend's softball team (20-2) will play Blue Valley West (17-5) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Two Rivers Complex in Wichita in the Class 5A state softball tournament. The Panthers would play the winner of Topeka Seaman or Valley Center in the semifinals.
Webster defines drama as a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces. And that is precisely how Great Bend defined their Region 1 championship game against Maize South Thursday night.
Unbeaten Troy (19-0) is top seeded in the Class 2-1A state baseball tournament scheduled May 28-29 at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Troy will play Salina Sacred Heart (8-13) in its opener at 11 a.m. May 28.
The Great Bend High School Band and Orchestra will hold a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Homecoming, Oct. 7, at the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons. Carry-out will be available. Cost is $6 per ticket. To place orders for cinnamon rolls call 793-1521, ext. 189 or 785-650-2194. Cost for a dozen cinnamon rolls is $9 and $5 for six.
Not all wheat varieties are created equal in terms of nitrogen use. Research from Kansas State University is examining the nature of those differences and how appropriate management can improve agricultural efficiency.
Ramona Perez was the Great Bend Middle School's "Staff Member of the Month". Ramona was nominated by Mrs. Doonan for being cheerful and willing to help with any task. No job is too big or too little for Romama and if she doesn't know how to do something she will go out of her way to find out for you. She is a terrific asset to the Middle School.
In golf on Thursday at Hutchinson, McKenna Mauler of Great Bend High School finished at 101, Michaela Cape shot a 115, Taylor Mohr had a 126 and Samantha Dreiling carded a 135 for the Panthers golf team.
Thomas Heathfield was a well-paid banking consultant with a promising career in Maidenhead, England, but gave it up this year to move to South Africa and endure rigorous training as a "sangoma" ("witch doctor").