GARDEN CITY - The Golden Belt Swim Squad took third place at the Western Kansas Swim Club league meet over the weekend in Garden City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth and the light-hitting Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Great Bend Fire Department units were dispatched to the Red Barn plant Tuesday evening after ammonia vented from a condenser unit on the air conditioning cooling tower. Battalion Chief Rick Robison said there were no injuries and the vapors soon dissipated.
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With its air conditioner out of service, the Barton County Arts Center has curtailed its hours for the rest of the week, Executive Director Karen Neuforth announced Tuesday. The Arts Center, normally open weekday afternoons, will be open from 12:30-2 p.m. this week. Starting Monday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.
A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County.
"Kansans Tell Their Stories," a traveling exhibition featuring Kansas community history, will be on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 S. Main Street in Lucas, July 25 - September 2. The exhibition is part of a statewide tour presented by the Kansas Humanities Council. The Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce is the local host of the exhibition. The exhibition will also travel to Lansing and Kinsley.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
ELLINWOOD - On July 2, Police Chief Art Keffer of Ellinwood, Adam Berhends of Great Bend and Brett Wondra of Overland Park competed in the Kansas 4th of July Spectacular Powerlifting Championships held in Salina.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 27. The library will reopen on Thursday, July 28 at 9 am.
Due to the triple digit heat, the joint Quivira Chapter / Cottonwood Chapter Santa Fe Trail Association tour of historic Rice County sites scheduled for Saturday, July 23 has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled later in the year when the temperature cool down. Information will be published when a new date is set.
Are premium cigars next on the federal government's hit list?
One of the first things I learned when I began youth ministry: Complicated doesn't work in ministry. It's far better to simplify.
• Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Coffee and social time will be followed by a program at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Mary Bieberle.
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Alvin "Al" F. Pfannenstiel 1923 - 2014
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Ah, college is back in session - which means, says The Washington Post, that "helicopter parents" are in full flight.
Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn't burst upon the scene 50 years ago - a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America's first gut-punch TV ad?
MEDICINE LODGE - Larned's Dorothy Keenan tied for first with a 46 and lost a scorecard playoff for first medalist honors at the Medicine Lodge Tournament. Madison Gleason shot 53 and placed eighth. Larned finished fourth.
By Judi Tabler
WASHINGTON _ Energy giant BP's willful misconduct and gross negligence led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge said in a ruling Thursday that exposes the company to billions of dollars in civil penalties.
DETROIT - James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team got its second straight shutout as the Cougars scored a 2-0 conference victory Tuesday over Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
If the Barton Community College women's soccer team gave any indication of struggling offensively this season, Tuesday the Lady Cougars looked like an offensive juggernaut in a 7-0 rout of Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.