CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.
The Barton Community College softball team went 1-2 during the weekend at the Region VI Championships in Wichita to end its season. Barton beat Colby to start the double-elimination tournament then fell to Butler and Garden City to ends its season with a 5-32 record. Barton won 4 of its final 9 games of the year.
The public is invited to a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, the new name for Central Kansas Medical Center.
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Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery hosted Central Prairie League Art Day April 27, featuring the works of student artists from nine area high schools. The students were honored with a reception and awards ceremony on the day of the exhibit.
For the next two Saturdays, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be selling recycled Memorial Day flowers in the Zarah Mall.
TOPEKA – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack notified Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday he has granted the Governor's request for the USDA to issue a drought disaster declaration for 21 Kansas counties as well as 18 contiguous counties.
HOISINGTON - LaShon Van Scyoc has taken over as the new owner of the downtown barbershop at 119 Main in Hoisington. Van Scyoc has lived all of life in Hoisington and is taking over from the former owner, Bob Vincent, who also happens to be his wife's grandfather.
ELLINWOOD - Government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 16, at the United Church of Christ in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-564-2695.
Claflin High School will hold the All-Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Claflin High School gym. The meal is pot luck and service with drink will be provided. The community is welcome to attend.
The Great Bend Speed team qualified a full entry (which is 16 events) to the 5A Speech Championship held at Topeka Seaman High School, on Saturday, May 7th.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Image Total Fitness, 1209 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Jim Vopat and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.
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.
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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.