MAIZE - The Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team opened their season with a pair of impressive victories on Tuesday night.
HAYS - In a season-opening high school tournament on Monday at Smoky Hill Golf Course, Great Bend finished sixth out of nine teams.
PHOENIX - College football is in for some big and, some say, much-needed changes with the switch to a four-team playoff.
WINFIELD - William 'Billy' R. Bauer, 78, of Winfield, passed away Aug. 27, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
DEERFIELD - Robert (Bob) Lee Hughes, 76, of Deerfield, died Aug. 27 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 14, 1935 in Craig, Colo., he was the son of Lena E. (Barnhart) and Paul O. Hughes. In 1996, Robert and Thelma Hughes were united in marriage in Satanta.
ELLINWOOD - The ravaging force of a hurricane is beyond the imagination of those that have never experienced one, and most in this country have never experienced homelessness or hunger. Yet one small country in the Caribbean seems to continuously struggle with nature.
NEW YORK - Considering their previous high-profile faceoffs, there's no better way to finish off an NFL season than the New England Patriots vs. the New York Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fans who say the preseason doesn't count for anything probably tend not to congregate in Kansas City.
BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland rookie starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will sit out the Browns preseason finale against Chicago.
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The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules Tuesday.
This week, the Kansas Supreme Court began video streaming its oral arguments live on the Internet, Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group has announced its updated September meeting schedule.
Wife-and-husband team Debbie and Duane Reif know how to motivate and energize a community from the grassroots level.
How much would you borrow to buy something that you would never use and might kill you and everyone around you? If we're talking about Uncle Sam's outdated and useless nuclear arsenal, the price tag is $1.1 trillion. A better-and cheaper-idea might be doing what Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and a host of others wanted to do in the first place: Get rid of nuclear weapons.
Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
A much needed win.
Tryouts for the Great Bend Blitz Volleyball Club is set to start on Sunday.
The Great Bend Middle School eighth-grade football team capped off their season by dominating the Hays Falcons for a 44-6 victory.
DODGE CITY - Carol Jeanie (Kennedy) Blazek, 64, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born June 4, 1950 at Russell, the daughter of Gerald L. and Catherine (Nault) Kennedy. A Dodge City resident for the past 40 years, moving from Hoisington, she worked at Sonic Drive In and Wardrobe Cleaners, both in Dodge City, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed crocheting and making poppies for the Veterans.
HOISINGTON - On Sunday Oct. 26, the annual Homecoming at Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lodge Hall at 2nd and Vine St. in Hoisington.
HAYS - HaysMed was recently recognized with two Excellence through Insight awards for patient experience by HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM). One award recognized the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) in the hospital and the other honored Dr. Michelle Pope in the Pediatric Clinic.
Barton County Young Professionals recently surpassed 600 members, according to Kristy Straub, a founding member of the steering committee.