BUSHTON -Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize Aubrianna Oberle and Trey Schulte as the September Students of the Month.
GARDEN CITY - Any team would want to finish the regular season on a roll, and it can't be done much better than the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.
COFFEYVILLE - The Barton Community College women's golf team placed five players in the top 10 at a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference tournament on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
SALINA - Wrapping up their season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers junior varsity tennis team captured sixth place out of eight teams last Thursday at the Salina Central invitational.
INDIANAPOLIS - It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Indianapolis Colts.
WILSON-Mary A. "Annie" Vopat, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Salina. Born March 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Paul and Therese (Reissig) Dumler.
HOISINGTON-Troy Edward Bressler, 64, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born July 17, 1948 at Great Bend, he was the son of Donald and Vera (Lowry) Bressler.
The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about the current dry conditions and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.
The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Barton Community College will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Starting around Friday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on a 17-mile section of K-156 Highway in Barton County, from the Barton-Ellsworth County line to the US-56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend.
A cement truck rolled onto its side Wednesday morning, 4 miles east of Great Bend on U.S. 56, injuring the driver. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Jeffery Wasson, 39, of Claflin was driving a westbound 2006 Peterbilt hauling a load of powdered cement owned by Copeland Acid and Cement. At 9:25 a.m. he attempted to turn left onto NE 60 Ave., but turned too sharply, causing the load to shift. The vehicle rolled onto the driver side.
Heather Acheson, Chris Klima, Irma Hladek and other Kennel Techs represented Golden Belt Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Wichita, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Kansas Humane Society.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.