EMPORIA - For the first 37 years of its existence, the Kansas Shrine Bowl sent hundreds of Kansas football players to St. Louis in order for the players to see first-hand the facilities at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children, and to meet the young patients that have benefited from the game they are playing.
HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston.
The last chance to sign up for the Western Kansas Football League will be on July 23.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista was worried his injury was worse.
PAU, France (AP) - Star rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg failed a doping test and pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, another reminder of how drugs persist in shadowing cycling's premier event.
The Great Bend Police Department on Tuesday released the completed report on an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian last Saturday.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. A public budget hearing will be set for 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 2.
Barton Community College spring enrollment increased more than 9 percent in the past year, according to information from the Kansas Board of Regents. Fall enrollment grew by 5 percent, compared to the previous year.
Adell Johnson, 100, died July 17 at her home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
The Kansas offices of Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that district staff will host local office hours in 46 towns across Kansas' Big First.
At Monday night's Great Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Howard Partington gave an update on the activities of various city departments in the past couple weeks. Below is a recap of some of the highlights.
Great Bend Fire Department
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., conclude a three-day Muppet movie marathon at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Free movies are also scheduled for teen and adults, according to Jennifer King, marketing director.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its Exploration of the Science of Life class, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-26 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
HOISINGTON -Clara Barton Hospital is offering expanded Surgical and Specialty Outreach Clinic across the street from the hospital in one building. The building, located at 351 and 353 W. 10th Street in Hoisington, has been renamed to Clara Barton Hospital's Surgical Specialty and Outreach Clinic.
The Touched By Cancer (TBC) support group meeting for Nov. 21 has been canceled due to conflicts. The next meeting for the group will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Heartland Cancer Center.
Sisters of Hope, a new support group for recently widowed women, is planning an informational "meet and greet." It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Wednesday, Oct. 29 on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th St. to cast your ballot. Election time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran from Oct. 10 through 12. The show had 262 entries from 91 artists from 33 cities.
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.
"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a hunting showcase at 10 a.m. today at HorseThief Reservoir in Jetmore to spotlight the economic benefits of Kansas hunting and fishing and to release the 2014 Tourism Economics data.
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.