MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joe Mauer homered, rookie Cole De Vries threw six strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Valerie Arioto has established herself as the most dangerous hitter at the World Cup of Softball, swinging the United States to a perfect start at the tournament.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Emails show Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable" for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods played before the largest crowd of the day, even though it never topped 100. Brendon de Jonge had as many birdies - three - as people in his gallery on a strange, silent Saturday at the AT&T National.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man at the center of a large-scale marijuana case allegedly supplied the drug to multiple players from the 2010-11 Kansas men's basketball team, a federal prosecutor said.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Absolutely perfect - 24 points played, 24 points won.
GREAT BEND - Clarence R. Chestnut, 87, died June 30, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
The Hoisington city council passed a resolution Friday afternoon to prevent the discharge of fireworks on the Fourth of July this year.
CUNNINGHAM - Lucy H. Rohling, 97, died June 28, 2012.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Having hit for the cycle less than two weeks ago, Aaron Hill had a plan for when he came up with a shot at a second one.
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GREAT BEND - Mary JoAnn Hill, 82, died June 28, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
GREAT BEND - LuVera Rohr, 83, passed away June 27, 2012 at her home in the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
CLAFLIN - Andrew M. "Andy" Luebbers, 53, died June 27, 2012 at his home in Claflin.
Here are the winners of the 10th Annual Great Bend Firefighters' MDA run on Saturday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Barton and Pawnee county employers now have access to a new program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center designed to help their bottom line and encourage preventive health care for their employees.
Brandi Demel, R.N., has been setting the stage for the rollout of a new program that will help local and area residents find the resources they need for a healthier life.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, or immediately following the canvassing the Tuesday, Aug. 5, primary ballots. The agenda includes the 2013 audit report, the introduction of the new Health Director Shelly Shneider and the booking fee for the Barton County Detention Facility.
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Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Let's wave bye-bye to July with a thigh-slapping salute to Curt Clawson, the tea party's latest contribution to the U.S. Congress. Rarely has a Republican white guy evinced such cluelessness about Americans of a different race.