While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. The senior Senator from Kentucky is scheming, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, to bypass normal Senate procedure to fast-track legislation to grant the president the authority to wage unlimited war for as long as he or his successors may wish.
MOUNDRIDGE – Donna Lee Rush, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2016, at Pine Village, Moundridge. She was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy (Foster) Bell. On Aug. 30, 1952, Donna married Glen E. Rush in Wichita. He passed away March 3, 1997. Donna was a member of the United Methodist Church, Moundridge, as well as a member of United Methodist Women. She was a part of the Moundridge Study Club for over 55 years and was on the McPherson County Election Board for many years. Donna is survived by her sons, David (Alice) Rush ...
Osythe M. Wallert, 91, died Jan. 23, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Viglini) Kuck. On Dec. 19, 1943, she married Leonard Wallert in Russell. He died on Jan. 30, 2003. She grew up in Wilson, and was a graduate of Wilson High School. In 1960, she moved to Great Bend and worked at Central Kansas Medical Center as a switchboard operator then as surgery scheduler. She went on to work as a medical coder for Dr. David Gillenwater for 22 years, retiring in 2013. She was ...
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.
It is indeed unfortunate that Kroger has opted to close the Dillons store in St. John as of Feb. 6. The store had been a key part of the Stafford County community's identity for about three quarters of a century and was one of the first Dillons to open.
ELLSWORTH – At approximately 5:12 p.m. Sunday, a corrections officer at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility was battered by an inmate, according to Adam Pfannenstiel, Kansas Department of Corrections communications director.
The deadline for students across Kansas to apply for scholarships from the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation is fast approaching. Applications are due by Feb. 1, and can be found on the Kansas District website under the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation tab, or from any of the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Board members, or by sending an email to Kenton Krehbiel, Foundation secretary-treasurer, at email@example.com.