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HOISINGTON -D.E.A.R. Day is April 12. The acronym stands for Drop Everything And Read. The Hoisington Middle School KAYs will be sponsoring a book fair at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd., to celebrate the day. The public is invited to come see the display and purchase books and novelties on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on April 13. There will be books for all ages as well as posters, pencils, erasers, bookmarks and other fun stuff! The proceeds of the fair will ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two of three in their season-opening series.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
Roxanne Mayers of Great Bend announces the engagement of her daughter, Janelle Mayers to Derek Riner, son of Bill and Sue Riner of Scott City. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Steven Mayers.
James and Terese Kubat announce the engagement of the daughter, Sara Kubat of Tulsa, Okla., to Lukas Sundahl of Great Bend, son of Kevin and Nancy Sundahl.
Lance Donham and Tiffany Heape announce the birth of their daughter, Mya Lynea Donham, on Feb. 20 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 3/4 in.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on March 27 at the Post Home.
Alberta Ledesma celebrated her 80th birthday with a reception/dinner on April 7 in Hoisington. Hosts for the event were her son Herman and wife Nancy and her sister, Gina Zamarripa, all of Great Bend.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting on Tuesday at at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be their "quick serve" menu.
The following meals will be served Dec. 5 through Dec. 9. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
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.