Let me say this first: Doughnuts are a wonderful thing. Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream is a joy. I believe one of the key reasons God put us on earth was so that we could appreciate the wonder of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.
Children and teenagers using "text speak" while texting score higher on spelling and grammar tests than those who don't, a study says.
As summer begins, those with school-age children have to decide what these kids will do with their weeks off of school and how closely they will be monitored. According to recent news, the amount of structure children have in their free time can have a significant effect on them down the line.
The ground shakes as an explosion drowns out the musical call to morning prayer in an Afghan village. The streets empty and hurried voices argue in Arabic.
More and more Americans believe that poverty is caused by circumstances that are beyond poor people's control, according to an NYC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games.
Barton Community College women's soccer head coach Aaron Avila will take over as head coach for the men's soccer team.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two former Barton athletes to fill assistant coach vacancies. Approved at Thursday's Board meeting were Brett McBride as assistant coach for the baseball program and Tony Davis as assistant coach for the track & field program.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Tight and tense as it was, it was enough to keep Brazil's national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.
SAO PAULO - No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking.
RIO DE JANEIRO - With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals signed first-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan, a left-handed pitcher who helped lead TCU to the College World Series, on Saturday.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade has made his choice. Chris Bosh is still mulling his.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
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NIMES, France - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
BOSTON - Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later.
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year.
Ray and Linda Everhart of Gypsum, announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea C. Everhart, to Brad J. Birzer, son of Steve and Brenda Birzer of Ellinwood.
John and Edna Klema of Great Bend will celebrate their 65th anniversary on July 26, with a family dinner and a card shower.
Chris and Carla Emerson of Hays announce the birth of their daughter Megan Anne Emerson on Jan. 24 at Hays Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. She has a big sister, Elizabeth and two big brothers, Adam and Mason.