LARNED - Arlene Velma Avery, 91, died Dec. 7 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Rush County, the daughter of Emil K. and Antoinette Vesecky Kaufman. A lifetime Pawnee county resident, she was a Homemaker.
Local American Family Insurance Agent Frank Callahan earns Distinguished Insurance Agency distinction from J.D. Power and Associates
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Kala Steffan with greeters Ron Koelsch and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
A 49-year-old Bakersfield, Calif., doctor, whose relationship with her boyfriend was described as "on-again, off-again," was killed when, after he had locked her out of his house, she tried to enter by sliding down the chimney, where she got stuck and asphyxiated.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
ELLINWOOD - Lauren Thill scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter, leading Ellinwood High School to a 47-32 win over Wichita Northfield Tuesday night in the opening round of the Ellinwood preseason tournament.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Arthur Moats would prefer seeing Brett Favre start his 298th consecutive game this weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Self sounded like a coach whose team had just won a game with a less-than-perfect outing.
TOPEKA - The 28 local Head Start programs in Kansas and others across the nation are facing changes considered the most significant since Head Start was launched 45 years ago as a cornerstone of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty.
Driver injured on NE 30 Road
Great Bend Police
Fernando Alvcarez, dog at large, $111
The holidays are a mixed bag and so is the Bittersweet Christmas Band, says Karen Neuforth at the Barton County Arts Council. BCB will perform seasonal music ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Council's Back Room in Great Bend.
Alvin "Al" F. Pfannenstiel 1923 - 2014
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Ah, college is back in session - which means, says The Washington Post, that "helicopter parents" are in full flight.
Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn't burst upon the scene 50 years ago - a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America's first gut-punch TV ad?
MEDICINE LODGE - Larned's Dorothy Keenan tied for first with a 46 and lost a scorecard playoff for first medalist honors at the Medicine Lodge Tournament. Madison Gleason shot 53 and placed eighth. Larned finished fourth.
By Judi Tabler
WASHINGTON _ Energy giant BP's willful misconduct and gross negligence led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge said in a ruling Thursday that exposes the company to billions of dollars in civil penalties.
DETROIT - James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team got its second straight shutout as the Cougars scored a 2-0 conference victory Tuesday over Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
If the Barton Community College women's soccer team gave any indication of struggling offensively this season, Tuesday the Lady Cougars looked like an offensive juggernaut in a 7-0 rout of Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
LARNED - DARTH VADER RETURNS!
Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.