PITTSBURGH - Travis Snider hit two home runs, and Starling Marte drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates coasted to a 11-6 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.
Building upon the momentum of a late 2013 season charge, winning seven of their last nine matches, the 2014 Barton Community College volleyball team hit the practice courts just 18 days before their first match of the 2014 season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bobby Jones. Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods.
PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. - Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
OVERLAND PARK - Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.
HOISINGTON - Joyce M. Basye, 81, died Aug. 10 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1933 at Wichita, the daughter of Lee and Alberta (Miller) Mathews.
Elenora "Nora" Schmidt, 83, died Aug. 11 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Aug. 27, 1930, at Liebenthal, she was the daughter of Alex and Mary (Doerfler) Pfeifer.
Ivan "Stanley" Freeman, 94, died Aug. 9 at Great Bend Health And Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 26, 1919, at Coats, he was the son of Ivan A. and Gertrude M. (Stimits) Freeman. He married Betty B. Eastes Jan. 4, 1948, at Pratt. She died August 31, 2012.
Gordon Jones, 88, a longtime resident of Great Bend, passed away Aug. 10.
ELLINWOOD - Mike Strobl, 78, died on Aug. 8 at his home in Ellinwood.
OBERLIN - DeeAnna E. Krizek, 77, died Aug. 9 at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. Born April 7, 1937, in Oberlin, she was the daughter of Gordon and Esther (Leitner) Rathbun. In 1955 she graduated from Decatur Community High School. On Aug. 4, 1957, she married Bennie Krizek in Oberlin. Living on the Krizek family farm north of Jennings, she was a homemaker.
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Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency is the recipient of a grant to provide toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation.
LARNED - The United Way of Central Kansas Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th.
Roberta Jo Carr, 59, died Aug. 25 at Great Bend Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 11, 1954, in Fayette County, Ohio. Roberta was a resident of Great Bend since 1987, moving from Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She worked as a night auditor for Days Inn.
The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
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This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains "repeal and replace," there is little agreement on what "replace" means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government-controlled single-payer system.