BOSTON (AP) - All the offseason work, rehab starts and minor league outings finally paid off for Daisuke Matsuzaka.
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LARNED - The Pawnee County Humane Society has scheduled two special events for Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Activities Aug. 26-Sept. 1
The Great Bend City Council's Administration Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend City Office to discuss the city's 2011 audit. Council members Ken Roberts, Dale Westoff and Nels Lindberg will meet with representatives of Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball to go over the report.
DENVER - Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
BOSTON (AP) - With a well-placed ground ball up the middle, James Loney showed he can fit in at Fenway Park - just like Chavez Ravine.
Pat Evers of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come-and-go open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Kansas Room located behind The Page restaurant, 2920 10th Street in Great Bend. Use the north door entrance. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Chris and Kimberly (Peschka) Bilder announce the birth of their son, Keegan Andrew Bilder, on May 3 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 in. long. He has a three-year-old big brother, Callum Bilder.
Don and Maxine Sherman, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter Audrey Sherman to Conner Crumbliss, son of Jack and Jeri Crumbliss of Arkansas City.
Larry and Earlene Arnold will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Scott Arnold of Overland Park and Jolene and Philip Kirmer of Great Bend. The couple has three grandchildren, Kylene and Ken Baxa of Pikeville, Ky., Kevin Kirmer and Kelli Kirmer, both of Great Bend.
GBHS Band and Orchestra students are selling Cherrydale products through Nov. 2, for their 2016 trip. There are many food items as well as a wide variety of gift items. Items can also be ordered online and sent directly to someone. The items will arrive around Dec. 4. Call GBHS (620-793-1521, ext. 189) and leave a message to have someone place your order or answer any questions.
Venture Corporation is planning to begin construction of the City of Great Bend's 2014 residential street resurfacing and reconstruction project this coming week, said Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke.
Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.
When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish - dozens of letters.
LARNED - Pop music fans will remember a hit song by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
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GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goodard. Born Jan. 18, 1948, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lucille (Habiger) Miller. She was employed by Koch Industries as a records administrator.
Thomas E. Harris, 67, died Oct. 22 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 29, 1947, at Neosho, Mo., the son of Lawrence Edwin and Eula (Stites) Harris. He married Shirley Schmitt May 1, 1965 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Granby, Mo., he was a long-time oilfield truck driver and later owned and operated Tom Harris Trucking.
CLAFLIN - Stephen F. Demel, 86, died Oct. 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel. On April 23, 1957, he married Dolores A. Jenisch in Odin. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he was a farmer.
Mary Elizabeth Henkle, 80, died on Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1934, in Burlington she was the daughter of Charles William and Hazel Loretta (Doll) Reynolds. On Feb. 12, 1950, she married Carl W. Henkle in Holyrood. A resident of Great Bend since 1953, coming from Ellsworth County, she was employed by Sears in the customer service department, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.