OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - When he was signed at the end of July, giving Braylon Edwards another shot seemed like a desperate move by the Seattle Seahawks as they tried to find answers at wide receiver.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The third preseason game is when NFL coaches generally give their starters the most playing time, turning it into a de facto dress rehearsal for the regular season.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - After a life well lived, Ty Schurtz died Aug. 22 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., just 12 days past his 99th birthday.
NEWTON - Mae Etta Steckman, 98, died Aug. 22 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. Minnis Chapel, St. John, is in charge of arrangements.
LARNED - Roberta Jane Grant, 78, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23 in Larned surrounded by family members. On Oct. 12, 1954 she married John Richard Grant in White Lake, S. D. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, and her children, Rita O'Gwin and husband David of Larned, John Grant and wife Monica of Adams, Okla., Leonard Grant and wife Cindy of Larned, Evelyn Grant and husband Rick Morse of Portland, Ore., Pauline Hampton and husband David of Larned, Margaret Grant of Larned, Lisa Grant and ...
A "sizeable amount" of suspected methamphetamine, cash and firearms was seized Wednesday evening when law enforcement officers searched a home at 301 Chestnut St. in Great Bend.
Presbyterian Women of Great Bend are now taking orders for pecans from this season's Schermer's crop.
KANOPOLIS - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, 127 N. Missouri St., Kanoplis, will hold its annual Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 1. Members will be selling Mexican and American food, including homemade pie, starting at 11 a.m.
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Members of the Barton Community College cheer squad and basketball team lead the way through the Walmart parking lot Wednesday to unload Barton's bus that was filled with donated goods collected by the college to benefit the United Way "Stuff the Bus" campaign, which aims to collect donations of goods to help supply their 21 local agencies. Barton students and athletes helped transfer items from BCC's bus to the United Way's larger school bus. Executive Director of the United Way of Central Kansas Julie Bunger-Smith said the efforts by Barton were very beneficial to the campaign.
Microsoft Word is likely the most utilized word processing software ever. Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Community Garden is wearing down. The last date for the Vegetable Stand to be open will be Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Ellinwood High School parents will be having an After Prom meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Iserns, 407 N. Main. With the start of the new school year, they also start planning the 2013 After Prom Party for Ellinwood Jr./Sr. Prom. Please join them on Wednesday to help plan a safe and successful event for our students. If you are unable to attend, please contact Jolene Snell, Julie Blakeslee or the high school, 620-564-3136.
HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.
ALBERT - Virginia Marie (Amerine) Bird, 91, gently journeyed from this world to a new beginning on Sept. 14th. Though she was a life-long resident of Barton County, she spent the final years of her life with her daughter providing precious companionship in Wichita and then Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Ellsworth. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Lisa Riedel, and her husband, Bert, of Ellsworth and their son, Bret, of Kansas City; her son, Lynn Bird, and his wife, Pat, of Broomfield, Colo.; their children, Joshua Bird, and his wife, Alison Cashman and their daughter, Josie; Stefanie Bird Stafford and ...
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas this Saturday and Sunday for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
Thousands of bikers and motocross fans will converge at the Great Bend Expo Complex this weekend, for two motorcycle events: The 7th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally and the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout.
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama.
There are a lot of offensive ways to observe 9/11. A yoga studio near DC offered a 20 percent off sale ("9 + 11 = 20 PERCENT OFF!"), and a sex toy company soberly tweeted remembrance of "those lost, & honor those still fighting for freedom." But the most off-putting way to remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11 was by Rep. Louie Gohmert, who thinks of Sep. 11 as the anniversary of Benghazi, or as he says it, "BENGHAZI!!"
The Great Bend Police Department received more reports Monday of counterfeit bills passed at local businesses.