HOUSTON - J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Tuesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Theft of tattoo equipment from 408 Buckeye St. was reported Tuesday. Checks were reported stolen from 2012 32nd St., Apt. B. Barton County Jail Booked May 20 Angel Armendariz, Great Bend - Failure to appear Jasmine Velasco, Great Bend - Contempt of court Released May 20 Travis Wayne Leech - Serve sentence Angel Armendariz, Great Bend - $1,000 surety ...
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Tuesday, May 21 5:28 a.m. - Deputies assisted a truck driver at 290th Ave. and K-156 10 a.m. - Deputies assisted with traffic at Rozel 10:30 a.m. - A prisoner was booked and released 2:01 p.m. - Fingerprinting for a job was completed 2:20 p.m. - A theft was reported at 300th Ave. and V Road 2:30 p.m. - A VIN inspection was completed 7:30 p.m. - Deputies assisted a driver with a disabled vehicle ...
Tuesday, May 21 8 a.m. - Officers provided a funeral escort for Beckwith Mortuary 8:41 a.m. - An animal control officer responded to Corse and 6th 1:01 p.m. - A dog was impounded in the 100 block of Broadway 2:03 p.m. - A dog was impounded in the 500 block of W. 7th 4:37 p.m. - Officers investigated debit card fraud in the 800 block of College 5:56 p.m. - Criminal damage was reported in ...
LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
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Alvin (Al) and Delores Grose of Great Bend, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a card shower.
Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.
Leo and Charlotte Stos of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Stos to Chris Robinette, son of Larry and Linda Robinette of Cedar Vale.
P.D. and Mary Frances (Fritzie) Smith will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 15 with a family dinner.
Thomas Ney of Topeka and Tammy Ney of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kay Ney, to Cameron Lee Werth, son of Mark and Simone Werth of Hays.
Juanita Mawhirter will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 15 with a card shower. She was born on June 15, 1923, on a rural Hudson farmstead. Her children are Sandy Watson, Marsha Mawhirter, Jayne Boles and Dan Mawhirter.
Georgia Bauer of Pawnee Rock will celebrate her 80th birthday on June 11 with a card shower. Georgia Folkerts Bauer was born on June 11, 1933, on the family farm north of Larned. She has five children: Terry Bauer, Mike Bauer and wife Susan, and Bret Bauer and wife Terri, all of Pawnee Rock; Mary and husband Kevin Holle of Herndon; and Laurie and husband Richard Josefiak of Rozel; and 15 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren with another expected in July.
Dakota Meyers, Hoisington High Class of 2009, graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Economics during the university's 312th commencement ceremony, which took place last week. During the daylong ceremony, degrees were conferred to graduates of Yale College and all of the university's graduate schools, except for Yale Law School. Additionally, the ceremonies featured the conferral of honorary degrees to people of national notoriety, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia ...
A select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests at the 85th Kansas FFA Convention this week on the Kansas State University campus.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and it's Ladies Auxiliary met on May 28 at the Post Home.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park and Riley Elementary schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch ...