TOPEKA - Larned State Hospital officials say they need an additional $2.1 million to offset staffing shortfalls cited during a recent accreditation survey.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.
STERLING - They've done it again.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis is hoping turnover in the Kansas roster yields a turnaround on the field.
Barton Community College right-handed pitcher Nick Ney, a Great Bend native, recorded a win from the mound in a baseball game against Kansas Wesleyan Junior Varsity on Tuesday at Lawson-Biggs Field.
NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in 10th place at the NJCAA Region VI championship on Tuesday.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers finished second at the Hutchinson swim meet behind Andover on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
RUSSELL - The exhibit "Pandoras by Poche'" will be shown throughout the month of May at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The exhibit opens Sunday with an artist's reception from 2-4 p.m.
Great Bend Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of 10th St. at 8:06 p.m. Monday, after a vehicle hit a man on a bicycle. Casey Hoffman was driving west on 11th and struck Kevin Mata, who was riding a bike northbound across 11th St. from an alley. Mata was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
A Great Bend Police officer shot a dog at 1140 18th St., Monday afternoon at 4:22 p.m., after the dog charged at him. Police were summoned to that address after someone reported being chased by "a vicious pit bull" in the area. The dog's owner was cited for having a vicious dog.
RUSSELL - Six Russell residents were taken to the Russell County Hospital with possible injuries after a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 1 p.m. Saturday in Russell County, 0.6 miles east of the Bunker Hill exit.
Barton County Sheriff
Great Bend High School Panther card sales will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9. High school student athletes will be canvassing the community beginning on that date to raise funds for the athletic department.
Free physicals for USD 428 high school and middle school athletes will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.
Enrollment dates are quickly approaching for USD 428 schools.
There is a simple means to determine whether the surge of Central Americans illegally crossing our border is, as the Obama administration maintains, a result of high crime rates and gang violence, or if, as the Guatemalan ambassador said, "Violence is not the reason," but instead they are economic migrants "trying to reach the American dream." Look at a map.
Teens not working doesn't work for America
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-13 to prepare for the upcoming marching season. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check out a school instrument meet at the high school at 7:45. The schedule has few days, but longer times this year so the Panther Pride Marching Band will be prepared for the many fall activities. The entire freshman band will start playing at 8-11:30 a.m. and also from 1-3 p.m.
With a new head football coach, Great Bend High School is also trying out a new event.
RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has waited patiently for his opportunity to excel in a secondary loaded with talent.