LAWRENCE (AP) - The season's only two games old and Turner Gill's Kansas Jayhawks already own the worst loss and the best win in the Big 12.
Road games sort out the contenders from the pretenders.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State can't help but wonder which defense will show up Saturday to confront Iowa State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Bureau of Oral Health has recently been awarded more than $1.2 million in federal grants for this year.
STAFFORD - Ruby Katherine Holloway Potter, 101, died Sept. 13 at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. She was born July 6, 1909, in Wichita, the daughter of Schyler and Cora Belle Rogers Lutz, and was employed in the Sedgwick County Clerk's Office. She retired to Winter Haven, Fla., and moved to Stafford in 2007.
September is Baby Safety Month, and Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to plan ahead to make safe spaces for babies "at home, at play and on the way."
Kevin Pflughoeft, Juvenile Corrections Officer II, has been selected as the Uniformed Employee of the Third Quarter. Sergeant Pflughoeft is described by his colleagues as very dependable and trustworthy, one who demonstrates initiative and respect, is a high achiever, and has a high work ethic. Pflughoeft has assumed the role of instructor for several classes for new employees. Kevin has been very positive in this role, and has offered to teach some sessions. Sergeant Pflughoeft is conscientious in the role of instructor, asks questions, and is innovative in his teaching methods to help staff understand proper procedures for basic security ...
Members of the Alpha Kappa Master of Beta Sigma Phi chapter met Sept. 13 in the rural home of Julie Ford, in the screened-in room. President Alice Clapsaddle read a poem in memory of Marty Buster, longtime member. In the absence of the secretary and treasurer, Margaret Larson recorded minutes and Vice President Patty Smith collected dues. The Beta Book drill on absenteeism was presented by Patty Smith. Marcia King distributed cards for David Buster and Loretta Paulson and reviewed the remembrances for Marty Buster. The service committee reminded members to bring bears for the Early Education Center and bingo ...
Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to an outdoor screening of Disney and Pixar's animated movie, "Up," this Saturday. The event is free to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. with snacks and crafts for children, followed by the movie at 7:30. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, as the event will take place on the east lawn.
Barton Community College will offer the Beginner Rider Motorcycle Safety Course Sept. 24-26 in Great Bend. The course is being taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors Dan Myers and Jeff Young, who have taught more than 1,500 students in more than a decade of instruction.
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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
TOPEKA (AP) - Democrat Tom Holland is trying to gain ground in the Kansas governor's race by linking the Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, to federal financial bailouts. Brownback's campaign contends that Holland is distorting the senator's record.
SALINA (AP) - The police department of a central Kansas city of 50,000 is adding two police officers to respond to a growing gang problem that is linked to the recent shooting death of a teenager.
JENKS, Okla. - Sam W. Mays, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Jenks, Okla., on Sept. 14. He was born in Pryor, Okla., July 6, 1945, the eldest child of Sam W. and Marcine McGouldrick Mays. Sam attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1963. In 1966 he married Cammy McCray of Great Bend. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State University in 1972.
With a new head football coach, Great Bend High School is also trying out a new event.
RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has waited patiently for his opportunity to excel in a secondary loaded with talent.
MIAMI - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.
TOPEKA – The State's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent in May and down from 5.6 percent in June 2013.
LARNED - With the recent outbreak of measles in Kansas, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital's Infection Prevention is offering information to the public.
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The Advance America located in the old Sonic Building, at lOth and Jefferson is hosting a Give Back to School Drive from July 1 to August 13, to benefit Helping Hands Pre-School.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The U.S. Surgeon General released a national Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer today outlining a plan to reduce the toll of skin cancer and save lives. Through a series of achievable goals and strategies focused on public policy and education, the plan will support more Americans in making healthy choices about protecting their skin. Kansas has an opportunity to implement the Call to Action locally by passing a comprehensive law restricting the use of indoor tanning devices by all minors.
Despite what politicians say, the border crisis is not an immigration problem or a border security problem. We've got all those problems, but this ain't that. These kids-these tired, poor, huddled masses-are not economic migrants. They-these homeless, tempest tossed to us-are seeking refuge from violent gangs and corrupt cops in Central America. If we deal with the problem that exists instead of having the fight politicians want, then we can do some good.
Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier.