Representatives from the Barton County Food Bank pick up items donated at the Great Bend Public Library last week. The library was accepting food donations in lieu of fines in celebration of National Library Week.
The Barton Community College Theatre Department is hosting a trip to the University of Kansas to watch the musical "Merrily We Roll Along," by Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, April 29. The cost is $10 for students and $18 for non-students.
Basketball author and historian Steven Michael Farney will speak at the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23. The public is welcome to attend this meeting at the Barton County Historical Museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
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HOISINGTON - Leslie E. Laudick, 78, died April 16 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Services are pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Writing a book about the inventor of the microchip led to a lifelong friendship between 2000 Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby and journalist T.R. Reid. When a sculpture honoring Kilby is unveiled on April 28 in downtown Great Bend, Reid will attend the 7:30 p.m. ceremony.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Area Health Foundation received autographed sheetmetal from Jeff Gordons 2011 NASCAR and his crew chief shirt to auction off at the upcoming "Giving is Receiving" fundraising event on April 28.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood junior varsity golf team placed second at the Southeast of Saline Invitational Monday at Salina Mlunicipal Golf course. The Eagles missed first placed by just two strokes.
It's one time when kids are encouraged to open their mouths.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy did his best to match Justin Verlander pitch for pitch Monday night, hanging tough with the reigning Cy Young winner until the fifth inning.
ATLANTA (AP) - The four former NFL players who sued the league on Monday in a state court in Atlanta could be leading a wave of new lawsuits that cite the New Orleans Saints' bounty system for hard hits as evidence that pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning is back in his element, barking out calls, throwing passes and working out with his new teammates. It sure beats watching, wondering and worrying.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a season of turmoil, one marred by injuries to some of their best players and the firing of the head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs are ready for a reset.
NEWARK, N.J. - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams missed Monday night's game with injuries.
Heather Acheson, Chris Klima, Irma Hladek and other Kennel Techs represented Golden Belt Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Wichita, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Kansas Humane Society.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
ARKANSAS CITY - Some nights it just isn't there.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.