It all started with a few text messages on a cold Tuesday evening in early January 2011:
"Trike Nite" sponsored by New Life Baptist Church on 12th Street, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 for young children, ages 2 years – 3rd grade.
ELLINWOOD - U.S. government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon on July 13 at UCC Church, 701 N. Fritz.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Once upon a time, people's hands were busy putting food on the table and they were too busy or too proud to consider extending those same hands out to the government for a handout.
Thomas Cavender, 60, of Bessemer City, N.C., pleaded unsuccessfully with a judge to remove him from the National Sex Offender Registry, to which he had been assigned as part of his sentence in 2000 for molesting a third-grade girl.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, split a doubleheader with Dodge City on Wednesday at Dodge City.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association maintains that there is an "adequate basis" for doubting the NBA's losses, citing the inaccurate financial projections the league made in 2009-10.
DALLAS (AP) - Former Kansas State guard Nick Russell is headed to Southern Methodist University. On Tuesday, SMU head coach Matt Doherty said Russell will join the Mustangs this fall.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a Senior Individual Stroke Play Open Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 13, at StoneRidge with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Cardinal Volleyball Camps will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, at the Hoisington Activity Center.
Great Bend is playing host to a state baseball tournament this weekend.
For one player on the 2011 West team, the Kansas Shrine Bowl will be a new experience in a very familiar setting.
The Hoisington Wrestling Team sent teams two different directions this past Saturday, and turned in some very good results.
Great Bend 31 Colby 11
Great Bend Middle School Wrestlers traveled to Salina for a duel tournament on Saturday. "I'm very proud of our team. These guys sacrifice a lot just to participate in wrestling. The fact is this group gave up a Saturday to work their tails off and achieve something pretty special." commented Panthers Coach Norbert Muth. Ten teams attended the tournament. The teams were split into two pools and the winner of each pool would wrestle for the championship. The Panthers first duel of their pool was against Manhattan Eisenhower who they defeated easily 72- 24, Junction City was next up ...
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters John Sullivan and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.
Barton County Jail
Daniel Nobles, 88, died Dec. 7 at Life Care Center, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
Karl Lee Brack, 84, died Dec. 7, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 29, 1930, in Larned, he was the son of Sol M. and Neva M. (Toots) Brack. He was a 1948 graduate of Great Bend High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1953. On Sept. 28, 1958, he married Loreta J. "Reta" Hill in Hoisington. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, Mr. Brack began work at KCKT-TV as a sales representative until February 1956, when he started work for American State Bank and Bank IV, retiring in 1991 ...
Great Bend Fire Department
Two rural accidents Saturday resulted in minor injuries, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.