Rock group brings its music and lessons to Harmon students

Using the power of a live rock performance and its own personal story, the band Gooding will provide students at Harmon High School with valuable life lessons about finance and discipline to help them see their own dreams as possibilities.

Gooding will present its “Funding the Future” program at the school on Thursday, April 24, at an all-school assembly beginning at 1:20 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by American Digital Security (ADT).

“Funding the Future” is a concert, multimedia presentation and talkback program, that focuses on predatory lending, the danger of credit card debt and saving early.

Guitarist-singer and namesake Gooding and his band of brothers, Jesse Rich and Billy Driver, have traveled to dozens of middle and high schools to spread this message to students. Their talk includes exposing the myth of rock stars, athletes and actors who sell the false image of overnight success.

The band is LA-based and Kansas-bred. Currently based in Los Angeles, the band members grew up in Wichita, Kan. They have a new album, “We Are the Dark Stars,” scheduled to come out May 13. The band has given more than 900 concerts on the road.

For more information on Gooding and “Funding the Future” go to

– Information from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools

Vehicle goes over embankment and overturns on I-70

A Kansas City, Mo., man was eastbound on I-70 near Park Drive on April 20 when his Pontiac ran off the road, struck a guardrail, went over the embankment and overturned.

According to a Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report, the driver was injured and taken to a hospital.

The accident happened around 7:02 a.m. April 20.

Rain, storms likely today


National Weather Service graphic

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly before 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Skies will be cloudy and the high will be near 71. Temperatures were 63 degrees at 8 a.m.
Winds of 6 to 8 mph will become northwest in the afternoon.
The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, according to the weather service. There may be a tenth to a quarter of an inch of precipitation, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
While rain and storms are possible, severe weather is not expected, the weather service said.
Tonight, skies will be mostly cloudy, gradually clearing, with a low around 48.
Tuesday’s weather will be sunny with a high near 59, and a north wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Winds will be 9 to 14 mph in the morning and 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon, gusting as high as 29 mph.
Wednesday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely.