HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As much as Alex Smith tries to avoid it, the veteran quarterback can't help but hear what outsiders are saying about his Kansas City Chiefs.
TULSA, Okla. - Rebecca Sue "Becca" Ehster Smokes, 21, died Oct. 31, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla. Born April 22, 1992 at Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Mark Richard and Susan Diane (Richardson) Ehster.
ST. JOHN - Donald L. McAllister, 84, passed away Nov. 2, at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt. Born on Feb. 18, 1929, in rural Stafford County, he was the son of Joseph and Sabina Isabell (Stodgsdill) McAllister. He graduated from Fort Hays State University receiving his teacher's degree. On June 4, 1953, he married Helen M. Gerstenkorn in Great Bend. She passed away in 1973. He then married Lynda L. Crissman on Jan. 20, ...
ELLINWOOD -Celebrating its German Heritage, the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce announces the inaugural Christkindlmarket, which will be held on Dec. 1. The event will include an afternoon of shopping, arts, crafts and food vendors. During the evening, guests can enjoy a traditional abenbrot dinner or evening meal, the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, a living Nativity, St. Nicholas and Christmas Carols by local choirs.
Explore the night sky and see the stars at Cheyenne Bottoms and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Nov. 8. Fall provides some excellent views of the night sky and various stars, constellations, and planets will be viewed and discussed.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report that a 14-year-old girl was raped last month at an unknown location in the county.
Barton County Jail Booked Nov. 1 Alberto Garcia, St. John - Stafford County case for battery domestic violence Sarah Berger, Ellinwood - Failure to appear Colorado Shields, St. John - Hold for Stafford County on warrant; bond set at $50,000 Evelyn Louise Kasper, Great Bend - Contempt of court Delora Donovan, Hoisington - Felony theft Michael Loughner, Great Bend - Serve sentence Ashli Witten, Larned - Failure to appear Justin Schartz, Great Bend - Serve ...
TUESDAY Call of Duty "Ghosts" X-Box tournament - 6 p.m., in the Technical Building at Barton Community College. Hosted by the BCC Computer Club "BC4." Open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Admission is $5, which covers prizes, drinks and food. Must be 17 or older to participate. Consoles provided, but participants may bring their own controller if they choose. For more information call Cristi Gale, 620-786-1183. Hoisington Swinging Stars square dance - 7:30 ...
Barton County Sheriff At 2:50 p.m. Saturday, BCSO received a report that a truck on the south side of the sand pit at 694 Harrison, Great Bend, appeared to have been destroyed by fire. A case was taken. At 9:48 p.m. Saturday, it was reported that a woman was battered at 64 NE 21 Rd. A rural Hoisington man reported accidentally shooting himself in the thigh late Sunday on his farm, after tripping while carrying ...
The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports of parked vehicles being hit by unknown motorists in recent days.
The Great Bend Police Department received three burglary reports on Saturday. Audio equipment was taken from a car at 206 Barton Dr. Tools were taken from a vehicle at 2702 Williams St. Loss was estimated at $1,200. Pills were taken from 1054 Warner Rd. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports a burglary occurred sometime Friday morning at 361 NW 50 Ave.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports several accidents involving deer on county roads in recent days. There was also a report of a duck flying into a windshield at 4:25 p.m. Sunday on northeast K-156, at mile marker 134. The Garden City motorist said there were hunters by the road, which is located in Cheyenne Bottoms, and he believed the duck fell to the windshield after it was shot. He said the vehicle, a Ford ...
When a cat's body was found in some bushes last month, the Great Bend Police Department logged it as a cruelty to animals case with no leads.
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.
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Opal Marie McCullough, 95, died Nov. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m., at her home in Great Bend. She was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Wilmore, the daughter of Ather and Ella Burnett. She had two brothers, Carl and Orbia Burnett, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Great Bend since November, 1961, coming from Wichita. She married Paul W. McCullough on July 16, 1939. He was a partner of the former Self-Service Drug stores and preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1975.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.