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.
The Great Bend Middle School wrestling team traveled to Salina on Saturday for three duals.
LAKIN - Larned outscored Lakin's boys 19-8 in the fourth period to pull away for a 59-42 non-league victory Saturday.
PRATT - Larned High School's returning Class 4A state qualifier Kaiden Reed placed runner-up in the Pratt Wrestling Tournament. Reed lost 1-0 to Buhler's Jon Yates in the 285-pound division finals. Reed won two of three matches.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster had 18 points and Shane Southwell contributed 17 points and six rebounds as Kansas State beat South Dakota 64-62 on Tuesday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' basketball team picked up their pace in the second half to put away Kiowa County on Tuesday night at the Seventh Annual Gene Keady Basketball Classic 67-40.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2104 Republican primary election.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
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The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
LARNED - Joe Dudley Hicks, 64, died Dec. 9 at his home, Larned. He was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, the son of Burl Dudley and Eunice Lucille Shuss Hicks. A lifetime area resident he was a Registered Nurse at the Larned State Hospital for 30 years retiring in 2001.
Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.