LARNED – Michael P. Bartz, 45, died July 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 10, 1968, in Columbus, Neb., he was the son of Melvin and Carol Walsh Bartz. On April 20, 1991, he married Sandra Ashley in Larned. She survives. He was the owner of Bartz Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs, which waited decades to install lights at Wrigley Field and has waited more than a century to win a World Series, took a giant step toward ending the wait for something every other team in the majors already has: a Jumbotron.
TOPEKA – Each year, millions of people enjoy spending time at Kansas lakes and rivers and return home with happy memories to share with others. Sadly, outdoor fun turned fatal for five people who drowned in Kansas waters the first week of July – including four who perished over the extended July 4 holiday, one of whom was a Hoisington man, according to Maj. Dan Hesket, boating law administrator for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Buried deep in congressional legislative fine print is a clause which, pursuant to the Constitution, Article 1, Section 7, states that only the House of Representatives can increase taxes. The Constitution's exact language: "All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."
NEW YORK - Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge reversed an earlier ruling and said Wednesday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren't properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.