Riveted to our screens, we learned last week of the enormous value of social media and surveillance video when tragedy strikes. But -- and this second point is as significant as the first -- we were also reminded of the importance of established, well-funded, conventional media, without which the big picture would have had gaping holes.
The Great Bend High School baseball "C" team's scheduled game at Dodge City today has been canceled.
Barton Community College High School Track & Field Invitational FRIDAY • STARTING TIMES 2:30 p.m. - Coaches/Scratch Meeting 3 p.m. - Field Events (See order of events) 5 p.m. - 3200 M Run-Women 5:30 p.m. - Running Events (See order of events) • PARTICIPATING TEAMS Central Plains, Little River, Larned, Phillipsburg, Solomon, St. John & Wilson. • ENTRY FORMS Each team will be allowed 3 entries per event. Athletes are allowed to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football.
Drum roll, please. The BCS conference commissioners have announced the name of the new postseason football playoffs. They traveled from all across the country to Pasadena to make this happen. They spent thousands of dollars with Premiere Sports Management in Overland Park to come up with this name, along with a committee of the commissioners. As tough jobs go, this wasn't exactly cleaning up the kitchen! Here's what they came up with for a moniker: ...
DETROIT - Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead.
NEW YORK - Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick - Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL - to last year's No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.
For NFL prospects on the bubble, it's often better not to get picked at all than to be selected in the final rounds.
ALAMEDA, Calif. - For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome.
It wasn't an easy road. The Barton Community College women's tennis team overcame several tiebreakers to take third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Tournament to qualify for the national tournament. Still, it came down to the competition's final match. "It was exciting," Barton head coach Lyle Stickney said. "It came down to our very last match on Saturday. We were tied up with Seward at 11 1/2 points ...
Area/Local Schedule TODAY Golf Hoisington at Russell, 8:30 p.m. Ellinwood at Trego I-70 Classic, 9 a.m. St. John at Hesston, 1 p.m. Tennis Hoisington meet, 9 a.m. Larned and Central Plains at Pratt, 10 a.m. Softball Great Bend at Garden City, 3 p.m. Larned at Hays, 4 p.m. Track & Field Pawnee Heights at Larned meet, 3 p.m. Great Bend at McPherson, 4 p.m. Central Plains and Otis-Bison at Hoisington, 4 p.m. Baseball ...
ST. JOHN - St. John High School's boys' golf team took second place, shooting a combined 356 at their St. John Invitational on Wednesday.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team finished third at the Hesston Invitational on Wednesday afternoon.
As Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill undergoes chemotherapy for recently diagnosed cancer, the support both from the community and nationwide has also began.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! The month of May has arrived and that means a frenzy of activity for families who are celebrating Mother's day today and graduations now or in the weeks ahead. I am truly blessed to have my mother-in-law, daughter, and granddaughters close by. It is a joy to spend time together at a moment's notice. Hopefully your weekend plans include some good family time with plenty of hugs.
The annual Kansas Lions State Convention in Wichita, May 30 - June 1, 2013, will take on an international significance as the Kansas Lions host Lions Clubs International President Wayne Madden and wife Linda at the Airport Hilton Convention Center.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, are scheduled to resume today, May 8th. This includes payments for the 2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE), the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).
This is finals week at Barton and many of the other colleges around the state. For instructors it's time to evaluate what students learned over the last semester. For students it's time for that one last push to maintain or raise their grades. While faculty see testing as a method to evaluate learning and adjust accordingly, students often see testing as a way to be tortured. Students focus on the grade while faculty focus on ...
The dream of many young farm boys and girls is to ride on a tractor. For a youngster, the mammoth tractor epitomizes raw power, responsibility and coming of age.
The theme for the 2013 Barton County Fair quilt block challenge is "Celebrate Wheat." Coordinated by members of the Central Kansas Thread Benders quilt guild, the contest is open to anyone who sews. Kits are available for pick up for $3 at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street in Great Bend. Each kit contains two fat eighths of fabric. Each of these fabrics must be used in the final block as well as ...
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team travels to Hays on Tuesday to play an opening-round game of a Class 5A regional tournament
HILLSBORO - Central Plains High School brought a young team, but the Oilers came through for a third-place finish at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday to take home some hardware.
HAYS - It was Thomas More Prep Marian that ruled Thursday's Mid-Central Activities Association track and field meet.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
In its 60th year, the drag strip at Great Bend honors not only it's anniversary but also its national publicity.