The start of the NHRA Lucas Division 5 race season kicked off this weekend with the National Hot Rod competition at Great Bend's S.R.C.A dragstrip. The Sunflower Rod and Custom Association is hosting the event, which concludes today after two days of qualifying, for the eighth year.
ELLINWOOD - The Hoisington High School track and field team won the boys' division of the Mid-Central Activities Association meet at Ellinwood on Thursday with 102 points.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had trouble sleeping, trying to shake off the worst playoff performance yet in his young NBA career.
STAFFORD - Stafford High School hosted the Hearts of the Plains League track and field meet on Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Within days of one another, two unrelated and very expensive scandals have finally wound down at Kansas State and Kansas.
HOISINGTON - Claflin High School hosted the Central Prairie League track and field meet on Thursday at Hoisington.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Nick Watney and Graeme McDowell were atop the leaderboard after a short day of work Saturday in The Players Championship. The winner of golf's richest prize will have to work overtime.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - On the night of the big "Decision" last summer, Luol Deng was at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with no TV, and no one was asking if LeBron James would sign with the Chicago Bulls.
DETROIT (AP) - One day after being shut down by Justin Verlander, the Kansas City Royals fared no better against Brad Penny.
HILLSBORO - The Larned High School boys' tennis team took fourth place while Claflin's Benn Kirmer took seventh place as the highest individual medalist at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday.
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Muriel Mildred Gould, 94, of Great Bend, died May 13 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Jan. 11, 1917, at Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Elisha Samuel and Minnette Elizabeth (Rice) Taylor. She married Louis Nathan "Nat" Gould on Nov. 1, 1937, at Angola, Ind. He died March 6, 2010. A Great Bend resident since the mid-1980s, coming from Gunnison, Colo., she was a nurse in Gunnison.
ABBYVILLE - William "Glenn" Flickinger, 90, died May 13 at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson. He was born June 12, 1920, in Abbyville, the son of William H. and Laura Warner Flickinger. He was a 1939 graduate of Nickerson High School. He married Mabel J. Disque on May 7, 1961 in Holyrood. She died April 9, 2011. A resident of Abbyville all of his life, he was a farmer, a custom cutter, and a rough neck in the oil fields. He had attended Missionary Church, Hutchinson and was a member of the El Dorado Camping Club.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James will take some turns guarding Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference finals. So will Dwyane Wade. Mike Bibby, Mario Chalmers and even Chris Bosh in some moments, too.
American Petroleum Institute and Barton County Desk and Derrick Club will have their Annual Scholarship Night, Wednesday, May 18, at The Club of Stoneridge. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and a steak dinner follows at 7:30 p.m.