Great Bend Fire Department
GREAT BEND - James Luther "Swede" Hemphill, 85, died Sept. 12, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.
OLMITZ - A 38-year-old Olmitz man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday after a standoff with law enforcement officers.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Notre Dame got everything it wanted and the Atlantic Coast Conference got Notre Dame.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - This Alabama defense is one-upping last year's dominant group in one regard: Forcing turnovers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have waived linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make roster space for linebacker Tamba Hali, who was suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were recently lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings on the matter.
GARDEN CITY - In No. 2 doubles, Taylor Huslig and Carly Boyd of Great Bend High School captured first place at the Garden City junior varsity tennis tournament on Monday.
LAWRENCE - New coach, new quarterback, new attitude - and the same kind of early season loss to a middling opponent that got Turner Gill fired last season.
STANFORD, Calif. - David Shaw calls it "stealing second."
Barton Community College is hosting pre-auditions for the 2013 spring musical at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Fine Arts building, room F-129.
A plan to add another student housing unit at Barton Community College will be discussed when the board holds its September study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will learn about a proposal to add a $4 million dormitory, funded by student housing revenue.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Food Safety for Seniors," at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Since September is National Food Safety month, Donna Krug, Barton County family and consumer science agent, will remind seniors about safe food handling practices.
Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2012-2013 season, "Drinking Habits," a comedy by Tom Smith, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Historical Society is hosting a Cemetery Tour at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The tour will take place at the Ellinwood Lakin Comanche Cemetery, north side entrance.
There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. "Gays in the military," the joke went. "Next thing you know they'll want to be interior decorators!" Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is no big whoop.
After 13 years of war in Afghanistan - the longest in US history - the US government has achieved no victory. Afghanistan is in chaos and would collapse completely without regular infusions of US money. The war has been a failure, but Washington will not admit it.