The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.
In case you were wondering, black. Nebraska fans, usually decked out in red and easily spotted on the road, will don black Saturday when the Cornhuskers play their first Big Ten game at Wisconsin. You see, the Badgers also wear red, and a very similar shade at that. And Nebraska's defense has been known as the Blackshirts since back in the Bob Devaney days, so there is a connection to Huskers history. As for the ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave Carl Pavano and the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, helping Minnesota stave off a 100-loss season.
GREAT BEND - Floyd Clarence Sanko, 80, died Sept. 28, 2011 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 3, 1931 at Hodgeman County, Kansas, the son of Edward and Mary (Schinstock) Sanko. He married Rosemary Burke Nov. 24, 1952 at Dodge City. He ended his career with Sanko Motors of Spearville in 1956 and moved to Great Bend to establish Sanko's Service, Inc. He was also a former owner of Reed Testing, ...
LARNED - Steven D. Alsup, 60, passed away Sept. 27, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.
TOPEKA - Sandra (Sandy) Craig, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011. She was born on Dec. 18, 1946. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Vera Schenkel; her husband John; and her brother Jimmy. Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.1 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements provided by Chapel Oaks Cremation and Funeral Services 235 SW Topeka Blvd. ...
ELLINWOOD - Evelyn May Miller, 80, died Sept. 27, 2011 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
LYONS - Dale Wilson Ballard, 91, died Sept. 28 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft and destruction of a gray Chevy pickup from Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said the truck was stolen from 6001 Broadway Ave. around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. At 3 a.m. on the 22nd, it was spotted by security cameras at Barton Community College. "This vehicle struck a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, a green Jeep Cherokee and ...
Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each. The Western-themed evening will include a barbecue buffet, silent auction, old-time photographs, country music provided by the Great Bend High School Madrigal Pops Singers and an opportunity to learn line dancing. This Education Foundation event helps fund the ...
A retirement reception for Great Bend City employee Willard Renfro will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Cemetery Office, located at 4500 Broadway Ave. He will be retiring from the City with 22 years of service.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made seven ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff A vehicle hit a deer in the 600 block of NW 20 Ave. at 7:08 a.m. Tuesday. A big piece of debris, possibly aluminum, fell of an unsecured trailer on East U.S. 56 at NE 27 Ave. Tuesday afternoon. Kansas Highway Patrol and Ellinwood Police Department also responded. ...
You can come home again especially when you have an invitation. Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music teacher, is inviting all former variety show performers to participate in the Variety Show Reprise set for 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the high school auditorium. Anyone wishing to perform should talk directly with her. "It's not too late to participate in the reunion variety show," said Stambaugh, who is acting as the show's ...
Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. of Ransom, Great Bend, Hays and Beloit, has been named among the Top Volume Sales Dealers by Spra Coupe for the previous sales year. The Top Volume Spra Coupe Dealer Award is given to the top three dealers in sales of Spra Coupe in North America. Spra Coupe is part of the application division of AGCO, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga. Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. has been a dealer for Spra Coupe since 1982.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.