Two reeling teams that somehow remain atop their division open the NFL's Thursday night package in San Diego. Picking a winner could come down to who throws more picks: Philip Rivers of the Chargers or Carson Palmer of the Raiders.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
Andrew Luck came into this season as one of the most overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorites college football has had in years.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Having successfully shored up last season's troubled run defense, No. 17 Kansas State is now struggling to defend the pass.
Barton County Sheriff
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about last week's burglary at 3220 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
WICHITA - A Lyons man has been charged with the armed robbery of a bank in Arlington, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Wednesday.
Barton County Historical Society will pay tribute to veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. All veterans and their families will be admitted to the museum at no charge. The museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and light refreshments will be available during the afternoon. An exhibit of uniforms from the Spanish-American War through the Gulf War is on display.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will celebrate National Gaming Day from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King said students in grades seven and up, as well as adults, are invited to come to play a variety of board games, card games, video games and computer games.
The Family Crisis Center Inc. announced the re-launch of its website Tuesday. Located at www.familycrisiscntr.org, the site has been re-designed to reflect the center's new logo and gives information about domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking along with available services and contact information.
Calling all retailers. The City of Great Bend is inviting business leaders in the Great Bend area to the first-ever Retailers Roundtable meeting on Monday.
Great Bend is making a revived effort to get young working adults involved in the community by reorganizing the Barton County Young Professionals group. To show prospective members what it's all about, the group will have a free membership mixer from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.
Just in time to kick off the Christmas shopping season!
Great Bend High School will honor veterans at 9:40 a.m. on Friday with an assembly. Student Council president Luke Abbott will lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the GBHS Madrigals will sing the Star Spangled Banner. The GBHS Marching Panther Band will play Salute to Freedom and Salute to America's Finest. The Jazz Band will play God Bless the USA. Mr. Dan Eyestone will give the history of Veterans Day and have a reading of Flanders Field. Mr. Radke will also give a short speech. The assembly will be held in the GBHS gym and ...
DODGE CITY - Carol Jeanie (Kennedy) Blazek, 64, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born June 4, 1950 at Russell, the daughter of Gerald L. and Catherine (Nault) Kennedy. A Dodge City resident for the past 40 years, moving from Hoisington, she worked at Sonic Drive In and Wardrobe Cleaners, both in Dodge City, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed crocheting and making poppies for the Veterans.
HOISINGTON - On Sunday Oct. 26, the annual Homecoming at Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lodge Hall at 2nd and Vine St. in Hoisington.
HAYS - HaysMed was recently recognized with two Excellence through Insight awards for patient experience by HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM). One award recognized the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) in the hospital and the other honored Dr. Michelle Pope in the Pediatric Clinic.
Barton County Young Professionals recently surpassed 600 members, according to Kristy Straub, a founding member of the steering committee.
Parkinson's disease patients who want to enhance their vitality, balance and coordination may benefit from an upcoming presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
It is not just the physical layout of the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) that will change as the facility grows by 10,000 square feet.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on whether to start a college wrestling program. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Personnel and a monitoring report on service regions is also on the agenda.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
Mary E. Henkle, 80, died Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Mary Lea Wade, 85, died Oct. 21, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Aug. 14, 1929, in Prague, Okla., she was the daughter of Alvin and Pearl (Stiffler) Montgomery. On Oct. 14, 1951, she married Lee Wade in Great Bend. He died on April 9, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1946, coming from Prague, Okla., she was a secretary for Kopke Law Office and Haneke Financial Services.
RUSSELL - Gerald Dean Bender, 72, passed away on Oct. 19, at Russell Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1942, in Russell, he was the son of Herbert H. and Viola E. (Mai) Bender. He grew up and attended schools in the Milberger area. He was employed by the City of Russell in the refuse department for 20 years, retiring in 1999.
CLINTON, Iowa - Gerald V. Galusha, 91, of Clinton, Iowa, died Sunday Oct. 19, at his home. Gerald was born on Aug. 16, 1923, in Garden Plaines, Ill., the son of James and Louise (Gerhardt) Galusha. He graduated from Erie High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, with the 90th Infantry Division under General Patton. He was wounded on Jan. 16, 1945, at the Battle of the Bulge, when he received severe head injuries from mortar shell shrapnel.