The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.
In case you were wondering, black.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave Carl Pavano and the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, helping Minnesota stave off a 100-loss season.
GREAT BEND - Floyd Clarence Sanko, 80, died Sept. 28, 2011 at his home in Great Bend.
LARNED - Steven D. Alsup, 60, passed away Sept. 27, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.
TOPEKA - Sandra (Sandy) Craig, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011.
ELLINWOOD - Evelyn May Miller, 80, died Sept. 27, 2011 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
LYONS - Dale Wilson Ballard, 91, died Sept. 28 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft and destruction of a gray Chevy pickup from Great Bend.
Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each.
A retirement reception for Great Bend City employee Willard Renfro will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Cemetery Office, located at 4500 Broadway Ave. He will be retiring from the City with 22 years of service.
Great Bend Fire Department
You can come home again especially when you have an invitation.
Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. of Ransom, Great Bend, Hays and Beloit, has been named among the Top Volume Sales Dealers by Spra Coupe for the previous sales year. The Top Volume Spra Coupe Dealer Award is given to the top three dealers in sales of Spra Coupe in North America. Spra Coupe is part of the application division of AGCO, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga. Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. has been a dealer for Spra Coupe since 1982.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.