HOISINGTON - Building on the theme, "Our Children, Our Future," Hoisington will celebrate for the 116th time on Labor Day weekend beginning Aug. 30- Sept. 3.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Never one to back away from a fight, Lance Armstrong is finally giving in and the cost of quitting is steep: His seven Tour de France titles could be gone as soon as today.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The story being told by Penn State president Graham Spanier as he defends himself against accusations that he covered up a sex abuse allegation runs contrary into his own reputation as a detail-oriented manager.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - When he was signed at the end of July, giving Braylon Edwards another shot seemed like a desperate move by the Seattle Seahawks as they tried to find answers at wide receiver.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The third preseason game is when NFL coaches generally give their starters the most playing time, turning it into a de facto dress rehearsal for the regular season.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - After a life well lived, Ty Schurtz died Aug. 22 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., just 12 days past his 99th birthday.
NEWTON - Mae Etta Steckman, 98, died Aug. 22 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. Minnis Chapel, St. John, is in charge of arrangements.
LARNED - Roberta Jane Grant, 78, dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 23 in Larned surrounded by family members. On Oct. 12, 1954 she married John Richard Grant in White Lake, S. D. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years, and her children, Rita O'Gwin and husband David of Larned, John Grant and wife Monica of Adams, Okla., Leonard Grant and wife Cindy of Larned, Evelyn Grant and husband Rick Morse of Portland, Ore., Pauline Hampton and husband David of Larned, Margaret Grant of Larned, Lisa Grant and ...
A "sizeable amount" of suspected methamphetamine, cash and firearms was seized Wednesday evening when law enforcement officers searched a home at 301 Chestnut St. in Great Bend.
Presbyterian Women of Great Bend are now taking orders for pecans from this season's Schermer's crop.
KANOPOLIS - Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, 127 N. Missouri St., Kanoplis, will hold its annual Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 1. Members will be selling Mexican and American food, including homemade pie, starting at 11 a.m.
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Members of the Barton Community College cheer squad and basketball team lead the way through the Walmart parking lot Wednesday to unload Barton's bus that was filled with donated goods collected by the college to benefit the United Way "Stuff the Bus" campaign, which aims to collect donations of goods to help supply their 21 local agencies. Barton students and athletes helped transfer items from BCC's bus to the United Way's larger school bus. Executive Director of the United Way of Central Kansas Julie Bunger-Smith said the efforts by Barton were very beneficial to the campaign.
Microsoft Word is likely the most utilized word processing software ever. Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
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.