WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations to prevent an NFL lockout took a grim turn Thursday with the cancellation of the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy upstaged the world's top three golfers with a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, four shots better than No. 1 Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer and six ahead of an inconsistent Tiger Woods.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - AL MVP Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers agreed Thursday to a $24 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - A granddaughter of the first president of the Green Bay Packers was among the 400 ticketholders forced out of the stands at the Super Bowl because their seats weren't safe.
As many Americans continue to face economic hard times, there is no reason to compromise the welfare of your family's diet. The cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. It does require strategic shopping however.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Middle School wrestlers took part in the Hays Kennedy Middle School Invitational this past Saturday, and had a very good showing for the teams' first match of the year. The team placed 10 out of 13 varsity wrestlers in the top four, and three out of four placed in the top three for the junior varsity.
HOISINGTON - USD 431 School Board and the Hoisington Recreation Commission held the annual joint meeting on Monday night.
The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team earned a third place team sweepstakes trophy in a 13-team meet at Sterling on Feb. 5. Every EHS student competing in the meet placed in the top six.
The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. The cost is $10 per person and will be held at the Heritage Center, 103 N. Main.
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Price of Peace Parish of Great Bend will have an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Parish Center, 4200 Broadway in Great Bend. Tami Strobel said there will be numerous items for sale, including baked goods.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received several weather-related calls on Wednesday.
Researchers at the University of Queensland revealed that parrot fish, which reside on Australia's reefs and need protection from blood-sucking, lice-like parasites, shelter themselves at bedtime with blankets of "snot." Typically, the fish's mouth-slobber, once it starts dribbling out, takes about an hour to ooze into place.
LIBERAL - The Barton Community College women's basketball team started off slow, but Seward County got off to a slow start as well.
LIBERAL - The usually potent shooters for the Barton Community College men's basketball team were uncharacteristically quiet from the outside against Seward County on Wednesday night.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team put the game away down the stretch, outscoring Macksville 16-7 in the final quarter.
SOCHI, Russia - Julie Chu remembers watching the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team win the gold medal at the Nagano Games in 1998, when she was in high school.
CHICAGO - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.
A man convicted of aggravated battery in Ellsworth County will be eligible for a parole hearing in April, for possible release on May 1. Curtis Lee Bentley, 53, is currently housed in the El Dorado Correctional Facility where his custody level is high-medium. He was incarcerated in 2008.
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It's easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor US Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That's so incredibly righteous of you.
Sandy Kress, the controversial testing lobbyist, is leading a new raid on school taxes. This month he registered to lobby for Amplify, the company that wants to replace textbooks with tablet computers, positioning him to grab some of the hundreds of millions of dollars Education Sec. Arne Duncan is offering to create pre-K tests. Despite a nationwide backlash against high-stakes testing, your tax dollars are now going to developing standardized tests for 4-year-olds, and Kress is ready to cash in.