LONDON (AP) - The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into the retirement the only way imaginable - with another gold medal.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have the personnel to put together a top-notch NFL defense.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - With their first preseason game less than a week away, the San Francisco 49ers have a similar look to where they ended last season.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Willie Roaf was in an unfamiliar role - the center of attention in front of a large crowd, being singled out for something good.
LONDON (AP) - When the moment arrived, the Americans responded.
The Fort Larned Post Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Larned. Band director Sarah Langness will lead the band in the performance of "The Star Spangled Banner," "Wild Irish Rose," "Darktown Parade," "Cuba Libre Waltzes," "Mr. Thomas-Cat," and "Veni, Vidi, Vici." Fort Larned will sponsor a ranger program on Buffalo Soldiers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the visitor center.
Advance voting held Saturday
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types. If at least two additional donors give at each blood drive through the end of July – above what the American Red Cross already expects to collect - the blood supply would be sufficient to meet patient needs.
HOISINGTON -Once again the Hoisington Labor Day Committee will host a 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament. The cost is $50 fee per 4-man team. Team registrations and payment must be made by Aug. 29.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon, at noon Wednesday, March 4. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meetings end at 1 p.m.
WICHITA - A winter storm will begin to impact Kansas beginning Saturday, according to the national Weather Service in Wichita,
HOISINGTON - Phil DeMoss, 64, died Feb. 23, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Ramona Mae Durbin, 84, died Feb. 26, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.
The roast beef dinner that was scheduled for this Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend as been postponed because of impending weather.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality show the movie "October Sky," originally scheduled for Friday, has been canceled due to weather.
The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking Sunday, March 1 at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m.
The Students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present the musical "Don't Rock the Art" on Saturday, Feb. 28. The public is invited to attend the program at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the church, or at 2 p.m. at Sterling House.
The Great Bend Public Library continues to offer patron programs at its temporary location, 3407 10th St.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, March 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Residents of Barton County will be given priority enrollment.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.
Golden Belt Community Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund. Established with the transfer of assets from the St. Rose Foundation, the fund will continue a vision of helping local people.
PARK CITY - Great Bend's state-ranked Cody Liles (132) faces a loaded bracket in Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.
A Russell man was injured Wednesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 281, half a mile south of NW 180 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports that Nicholas T. Clenney, 24, was transported to the Russell hospital by the Hoisington Ambulance Service.