ULYSSES - The Golden Belt swim squad won the Western Kansas Swim Club title on Sunday.
HUTCHINSON--Loventrice C. "Lovey" Hutter, 88, died July 16 at Hester Care Center in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Quitman, Ark., she was the daughter of James Frank and Eva Lena Bevins Hooten.
Great Bend Fire Department
A vehicle driven by Saul Moreno Leal was backing from a parking stall in the 1800 block of Main St. at 7:58 p.m. Sunday and struck a vehicle driven by Rachelle Widener, who was also backing up. Leal reportedly left the scene and was stopped at Seventh and Main, where he was arrested for driving without a license. He was booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting a $500 surety bond.
The Ness County Sheriff's Office reports recovering a gun stolen from Great Bend. Ness County contacted the Great Bend Police Department at 11:54 p.m. Saturday to report it had recovered the weapon previously reported stolen.
An individual on a dirt bike eluded police Saturday night after allegedly committing traffic violations on Third Street. The incident occurred at 10:33 p.m. and officers were unable to locate the bike after it went through a field.
Great Bend Police are investigating an accident that occurred Saturday when a vehicle struck a pedestrian at 10th and Frey. David Mack was reportedly driving east on 10th St. at 6:11 p.m. and struck Robert Galliart, who was walking south on Frey St. Galliart was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated for a broken wrist and released.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning and maintenance July 17 through July 20. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23.
HOISINGTON -The Clara Barton Foundation awards scholarships annually to local applicants interested in the pursuit of education in a medical field of study through scholarship endowments that have been established over the years. The Foundation awarded seven $500 scholarships this year.
Activities July 15-21
Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.
Time's up, Mr. President.
At age 12, I earned a rather unusual distinction: I was the most experienced funeral altar boy at St. Patrick's parish. And with my kid brother Marty as my wingman, we became a pretty reliable one-two tag team for many funerals in the early '70s. If there were a teen version of funeral crashers, I was Owen Wilson.
The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use...an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Montana Mike's. John Popp, from USD 428, will present the program "College Career Readiness Standards."
The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.
The State Fair is in high gear and today is Sept. 7. A strong cold front moved through this past Friday and parts of the area have received fairly significant amounts of precipitation over the last week. Much of the immediate area was listed under the Moderate Drought category last Thursday but parts of eastern Barton, Rice, and Ellsworth Counties are a bit better and rated as Moderately Dry. Some producers question this since they are dealing with fields too wet for equipment while other missed out on the rains. It's almost time to plant the 2015 winter wheat ...
LARNED - It was an old-fashioned, bone-jarring slugfest of a football game at Earl Roberts Stadium Friday evening as the Larned High School Indians handed Hoisington's new head coach, Zach Baird, a loss in his coaching debut, 21-20 in two overtimes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade football team defeated Medicine Lodge on Thursday evening 24-6.
NEW YORK - Obtained by the Yankees from Arizona in separate July trades, Brandon McCarthy and Martin Prado are doing their best to keep alive New York's slim playoff hopes.
AMES, Iowa - For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.
LAWRENCE - Everything went so perfectly for Kansas in the first quarter Saturday night that Charlie Weis openly wondered whether things might have gone too well.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first inkling Dexter McCluster had that Ryan Succop was joining him in Tennessee came from a posting on Instagram. McCluster didn't know anything for certain until he walked into a meeting.