Saturday, Dec. 17
NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Lakers will play games on the first three nights of the NBA season, the first of 42 back-to-back-to-back sets teams will face during this lockout-shortened season.
As families gather to share in the spirit of Christmas this month, many of them also will be remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The works of two young Barton County artists, Petr Grigorev and Angela Waite, will be featured at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, through the month of December. A reception will be held Friday evening, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists.
Oilfiled pumping unit parts were stolen from a lease field at NE 10 Road and NE 40 Ave., and a trailer with a broken wheel was found nearby.
Florine Burgardt, 85, died Dec. 6 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - No. 7 Arkansas is undergoing a coaching staff overhaul.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street Inc. was awarded $45,000 through the StartUp Kansas program from Network Kansas. StartUp Kansas, launched in August of 2006, which provides funding for startups and expansions of existing businesses in rural and distressed Kansas communities in the form of matching grants and unsecured loans.
HUDSON - Bruce Wayne Standlee, 64, died Dec. 3 at his home in Hudson. Born March 13, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of R.D. and Betty (Kastrup) Standlee. He attended school in Bristow, Okla., where he graduated in 1966. On June 12, 1967, he married JoAnn (Tillotson) Standlee in Columbus, Ga. Self-employed as a contract pumper for 30 years, he also worked in Hayes Township, running the maintainer in Stafford County for 18 years.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
LARNED - Thomas Leslie Martin, 69, died Nov. 28, 2011 at his home following a courageous battle against cancer.
First-class U.S. mail could slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.
An update of the official index for classifying medical conditions - for research and quality control, and for insurance claims - was released recently, to take effect in October, 2013.
TIGERS 5, ANGELS 2
PITTSBURGH - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS - Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
If there was a silver lining to the weekend series at Hutchinson's Hobart-Detter Field, the Barton Community College baseball team clinched a spot in the upcoming NJCAA Region VI Tournament.
Freshman Lydia Mato shattered a 22-year-old school record as the Barton Community College women's track and field team helped christen Rock Chalk Park this past week at the 87th Annual Kansas Relays in Lawrence.
LOS ANGELES - Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
TORONTO - The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Cory Blake Chambers, 40, died April 14, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals manager Ned Yost turned to pitching coach Dave Eiland in the fifth inning Saturday and told him that Kansas City was going to have to protect a one-run lead against Minnesota.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School track and field team took athletes to compete in the 87th Annual Kansas Relays on Friday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Salina Invitational on Thursday evening.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team edged Conway Springs 5-4 but fell to host Hesston 8-1 on Thursday afternoon.
BOSTON - Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he'd managed to wiggle out of three straight jams.