HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Twenty years ago this month Clarence Thomas was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Ruth Adams called on Northampton College in central England to measure the purring sound of her gray-and-white tabby cat, Smokey, aiming for a Guinness World Record.
Tuesday's high school football scores
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team had its season end on Tuesday night during a Class 5A state quarterfinal match against Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School football team advances after a 42-40 win over Ness City in the first round of the Eight-Man Division-I state playoffs on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College volleyball Team cruised through their first round regional match on Tuesday, handing the visiting Garden City Broncbusters a 25-11, 25-17, 25-17 defeat.
NEW YORK (AP) - No KD vs. Kobe, no championship banner in Dallas.
Barton Community College's Criminal Justice Team took home some hardware in two divisions of the Region III American Criminal Justice Association's national competition, Oct. 21 and 22 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.
Great Bend Police
Relay for Life of Barton County will hold a coat drive from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave.
They may not have started out the school year as swingers, but Cabinetmaking and Furniture Design II students of Travis Straub will undoubtedly end the semester just that way.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
The seventh Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot scheduled for May 4 has been canceled due to the fire in the dining hall at Camp Aldrich this past weekend.
ELLINWOOD - Teresa "Toni" Batchman, 87, died April 17, 2014, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 19, 1927, at Milwaukee, Wis. Toni graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married Vernon Batchman on Aug. 5, 1944, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Jan. 29, 1995. An Ellinwood resident since 1944, she was a homemaker and artist.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59.
PHILADELPHIA – Just a few years ago, the region's refineries were on life support, hurt by high prices of oil imported from foreign countries. Now, they're humming again with the daily deliveries of domestic crude in mile-long trains.
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
Barton County Sheriff