It has been said bad news does not get better over time.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Casey Kotchman led off the ninth inning with a home run to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran running back Ricky Williams to replace Willis McGahee, who they let go days before training camp.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - DeSean Jackson wants a piece of that money the Philadelphia Eagles have been throwing around. Just don't expect him to turn into T.O.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno was hospitalized and undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into the 84-year-old coach during practice.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tight end Tony Moeaki was removed from the Kansas City Chiefs' physically unable to perform list Monday and participated in the team's morning walkthrough and afternoon practice.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Todd Haley remembers watching Kelly Gregg stuff the Kansas City Chiefs' vaunted rush attack. He has vivid memories of punishing fullback Le'Ron McClain clearing the way for Ray Rice.
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A cougar that may be loaned to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is coming from Panthera Research. This was reported in a story in the Aug. 5 Great Bend Tribune, but Panthera Research was confused with Panthera Corporation, a nonprofit conservation organization devoted to the world's 37 species of wild cats. Panthera Corporation does not rescue or take in animals of any kind.
Thelma Elaine Hannaford, 75, died Aug. 6 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Feb. 18, 1936, in Agra, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Lois May Mona (Smith) Stockham. On April 1, 1958, she married Calvin Ellwood Hannaford in Oakley. He died on Oct. 20, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1966, coming from Colby, she was a homemaker.
LITTLETON, Colo. - Willie Edwin Schultz, 79, died July 7 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., surrounded by his wife, children and grandson. Born July 26, 1932, in Russell, he was the son of Alexander David Schultz and Mollie Weimaster Schultz.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "All About Tea" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program will be presented as a tea/social call in the parlor of post Civil War ladies. GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said participants will enjoy tea served by ladies dressed in the fashions of the mid 19th century, while learning interesting information about these tea socials. Cathy Weber, along with some friends, will be the presenters for this program.
District-wide school enrollment for USD 112 Central Plains is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Ellinwood Police Department monthly report for July
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials missed him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.
WICHITA - The offense is back.
LARNED - Track and Field is not really a spectator sport.
CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound.
• National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1, will be acknowledged in Great Bend by a prayer walk around the Barton County Court House at noon. Sponsors invite the public to join with fellow Christians to pray for our city, our state and out nation.
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Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Heartland Center for Spirituality will explore Christian contemplation through photography with an online study of the book "Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice," by Christine Valters Paintner.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will be the site of a Joyful Praise Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The concert will include the chancel choir, kid's choir, Trinity Ringers, a french horn quartet, vocal and instrumental soloists and duets and guest singers from Escue Chapel.
Ryan McCallum is the new youth pastor at Great Bend's First Assembly of God Church. He comes to Great Bend from Nixa, Mo.
Bedding sale Friday
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at a special meeting on Monday. After executive session, they approved personnel changes for the upcoming school year.