ATLANTA - Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was upgraded to serious condition at an Atlanta hospital Saturday, a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman.
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.
Larned High School reeled in seven All-Mid-Central Activities Association baseball selections to cap the 2013 season.
MANHATTAN - It was not the start to the 2013 season that Great Bend Chiefs head coach Mike Stettinger was hoping for.
Both Hoisington High School and Larned finished with six Mid-Central Activities Association softball selections.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The cancer fight for Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar couldn't think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born March 2, 1938 at Barton County, the son of Edmund and Amelia (Wegele) Resner. Earl was baptized as an infant at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. He married Anita Marlene Robertson June 7, 1959 at Great Bend. She died July 26, 1970. ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State's baseball team scored runs in chunks on Friday afternoon - a rapid pace that would make their fellow Big 12-champion football program across the parking lot proud.
HUTCHINSON - Joy. J. Ballard, a longtime Hutchinson resident recently residing in Winchester, died June 1, 2013 at Hospice House following a battle with cancer. Survivors and arrangements will be provided by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
McPHERSON - The Wichita Children's Theatre brings a musical adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood" to the McPherson Opera House stage on Saturday, June 8, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. In this musical, Little Red Riding Hood learns not to talk to strangers, and the wolf learns not to trick people. Thanks to a grant from the Waldhauer Education fund, admission is free for all ages.
HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.
HOISINGTON - 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 in Overland Park.
Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.
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.