NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons.
BALTIMORE - Chris Davis is living up to the nickname he was tagged with five years ago during his rookie season with the Texas Rangers.
ATLANTA - Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed a woman, police said Sunday.
North Carolina and Vanderbilt were cruising along in the NCAA baseball tournament, looking every bit like the top two national seeds.
(Designed to allow time for classes to gather for their class socials, during less structured time, throughout the weekend.) Friday, June 7 • Santa Fe Trail Days Scavenger Hunt - All registered alumni will receive a list of clues to hunt for the missing trinket box hidden on public access areas in and around Larned. Begins 2 weeks prior to event and continues until found. $500 prize. • Santa Fe Trail Days Golf Tournament - ...
Activities Week of June 2-8 Free Yoga Class - Monday 11 a.m. A 30-minute class taught by Jill Hutchins, certified instructor. Coffee Time - Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bring food to share, or just show up. Hand Waxing - Tuesday, Friday, 11 a.m. Under the supervision of Byron Stilts. Welcome Inn Board Meeting - Wednesday 12:45 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Mexican Train (dominoes) game. Every day following lunch. Come play with us. The Welcome ...
Tickets available LARNED - The Larned Rotary Club will sell tickets at the door when the classic 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" is aired at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the State Theatre. It is a fundraiser for local charities. Tickets are $6. They are available from Rotary members, at Scraps, 612 Broadway, or by calling Tom Seltmann, (620) 804-1364. Just 300 tickets are available for each show. Rotary sends students to Rotary ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State's record-setting baseball season has become super. The Wildcats edged Arkansas 4-3 on Sunday night in an NCAA regional championship game at Tointon Family Stadium to advance to their first Super Regional in school history. Kansas State, 44-17, will travel to Corvallis, Ore., to play Oregon State in a best-of-three series, beginning on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Playing host to their first regional ...
As May turns into June, thoughts turn to the wheat crop. Anywhere you drive in Barton County, the wheat fields are waving in the wind. To me, this is a major reminder of how beautiful our great state is, and one of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is watching the wheat grow and develop. But how well is our wheat doing? Come join us on June 6th at 6 p.m. for a 4-H wheat plot tour to hear more.
The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Upper Arkansas Basin Advisory Committees (BAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin area as well as the state.
At the March 14 meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-h Club there were five members, two leaders, eight parents and four guests present. The club took a donation to the Great Bend Humane Society. A demonstration and talk was given by Joshua Crawford.
Melanie Maneth of Great Bend High School has been chosen by Unit #180 of American Legion Women's Auciliary to attend the 71st annual
On May 29, Treasurer Ron Estes will join the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) and State Treasurers around the nation in celebrating "529 College Savings Day" to increase awareness among Kansas families about the importance of saving for their children's higher education expenses. Learning Quest, the Kansas 529 Education Savings Plan, will also be holding three drawings this year for three $1,000 Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan accounts for those who like the plan ...
Bill Nicholson of Hoisington, was recently installed as Vice President of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8, at the Sheraton Overland Park and the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park.
A retirement reception to honor Carrie Witte will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The public is invited to celebrate her 43 years of service.
Life can take some sudden changes, as found out by former Barton Community College baseball player Federico Castagnini.
MIAMI - For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots.
CLEVELAND - Michael Brantley's sacrifice fly capped Cleveland's three-run eighth inning, rallying the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
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Tracy Miller of Great Bend is this year's Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner of $100. Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman Loren Unruh and president Cris Collier personally presented the cash to Miller. The winner was chosen at random from the successfully completed hunts. The number of scavenger hunt entries submitted increased 10 times compared to last year, and included those of children, young adults, and senior citizens. Each birdhouse was included in one of ...
Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Fall Prevention" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. In this free program, Rick Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town.
"Pond Care 101" will be presented 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This free presentation by Shawna Beran includes tips on maintaining a pool or backyard pond. Garret Fitzpatrick, program director for the Great Bend Recreation Commission, said Beran will cover topics such as water care, plants, fish and diseases. There will also be time for questions.
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A celebration of life for Dan will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at Veteran's Park Pavilion. #
NESS CITY - Marie Frances Erb, 86, passed away at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas,near her daughter's home. Born on Nov. 14, 1926 in Toronto, she was the daughter of Curtis and Frances Reynard Williams, Sr. A graduate of Fort Hays State University, she was a school teacher, teaching in Woodson and Ness County schools. On June 1, 1950 she married Earl P. Erb in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2009.
TOPEKA - Dolores Kufahl, 89, passed away June 17th. Born Jan. 23, 1924 in Wheaton, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dora (Brunkow) Teske. On Jan. 5, 1944, she married Verle Kufahl at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
Lillian Josephine Pryor, 105, died June 17, at Deseret Care Center in Pratt. Born July 28, 1907 at West Salem, Wisc. she was the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Weingarten) Seeger. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Leonard Campbell Pryor in St. John. He preceded her in death in August 1979.