PHOENIX (AP) - Major league teams are reviewing stadium safety following the death of a fan at a Texas Rangers game last week, while still encouraging players to toss balls into the stands.
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Heartland Cancer Center's monthly Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. This will be a sharing meeting. Cancer support meetings and activities are open to all individuals currently fighting the disease, cancer survivors, or families and friends of those involved in all phases of the cancer fight. For more information call Dana Foss, 620-793-5811 or e-mail email@example.com.
Barton County Jail Booked July 8 Rachel Kelley, Larned - Probation violation Leonardo Torres-Saloman Jr., Great Bend - Serve sentence Tashina Diaz, Great Bend - Serve sentence Randy Dent, Great Bend - warrants for possession of anhydrous ammonia and probation violation; he was also booked for flee and elude, reckless driving, basic speed rule, fail to yield at stop sign, left of center and no turn signal Malcolm ...
ELLSWORTH - Robert Dale Nienke Sr., 77, died July 11, 2011, in Ellsworth. Born Mar. 14, 1934, at Ellsworth, he was the son of Reinhart H. "Rein" and Pauline C. (Zorn) Nienke. A former resident of Salina, he had lived in Ellsworth for six years. He was retired from Enron Corporation and was a United States Army veteran. On Aug. 5, 1956, he married Elaine McCarty in Holyrood. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2009.
WICHITA - Dr. Robert D. Smith, 59, met his Heavenly Father on July 8, 2011. Bob was the son-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Reinhardt of Great Bend. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 6, 1951, to DH and Patricia Smith. He leaves behind his wife, Roxie, son, Dr. Brian Smith (Emily) of Wichita, and daughter Abby Andrus (Adam) of Denver, Colo.
PHOENIX (AP) - Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field. "That was my favorite one I'm going to have that in my mind for the next two or three weeks. I wonder how far could it be, that ...
PHOENIX (AP) - When Prince Fielder came to the plate in the Home Run Derby, he was showered with boos.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Aleene Owens and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
They came home tired, but energized nonetheless. Three Great Bend High School business students – Dylan Dreiling, Colton Lagerman and RJ Seidel – recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. The conference was designed to sharpen students' core business skills and expand their networks while they participated in business and business-related competitive events. "I just cannot put into words how valuable the experience was," said Cody Lee, FBLA ...
PAWNEE COUNTY - The Kansas Department of Transportation will complete the final asphalt seal on the surface of U.S. 183, between the intersection with U.S. 56 and the intersection with K-156 in Pawnee County.
Larned Police Dept. Sunday, July 10 Officers investigated phone harassment in the 1000 block of Johnson at 12:15 a.m. Officers responded to a loud music complaint in the 100 block of Broadway at 1:04 and 2:55 a.m. Officers responded to a parking complaint at Santa Fe and 9th at 10:36 a.m. Officers assisted with a vehicle lockout in the 1300 block of W. 7th at 3:22 p.m. Officers investigated an unattended death in the 400 ...
"Go ahead and shoot me," said Rodney Gilbert, 57, who was embroiled in a domestic tiff with his girlfriend Kimberly Gustafson in Ocala, Fla.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Sunday's games) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .354; Bautista, Toronto, .334; MiYoung, Texas, .323; Konerko, Chicago, .319; Ellsbury, Boston, 316; VMartinez, Detroit, .329; Peralta, Detroit, .312; MiCabrera, Detroit, .311. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 31; Granderson, New York, 25; Teixeira, New York, 25; Konerko, Chicago, 22; NCruz, Texas, 20; Reynolds, Baltimore, 20; Ortiz, Boston, 19; Ortiz, Boston, 19; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17. RBI-AdGonzalez, Boston, 77; Beltre, Texas, 71; Konerko, Chicago, 67; Teixeira, New York, ...
The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, were swept by Pratt on Monday night, losing the first game 7-3 and the second, 14-10.
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. 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.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.