An information session for parents interested in a tuition-free virtual public school through Kansas Connections Academy will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Sponsors said Kansas Connections Academy is a state-of-the-art alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. It serves students statewide in grade K-12. Enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is under way now.
DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets coach George Karl said a few weeks ago he wanted to match up with the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - San Antonio center Antonio McDyess expects to play in Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night despite a neck nerve injury that forced him to leave Saturday night's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
DeleteDALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki was a free agent last summer, unshackled from the Dallas Mavericks for the first time in his career. It was his chance to escape a franchise with a long track record of winning big in the regular season and losing painfully in the postseason.
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Good news for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose: An MRI has come back negative on his sprained left ankle.
April 25 1901 - In the opener at Detroit's Bennett Park, the Tigers beat Milwaukee in a great comeback. Trailing 13-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers scored 10 runs for a 14-13 victory. Frank Dillon had four doubles. 1904 - New York pitcher Jack Chesbro recorded the first of his 41 victories on the season, an American League record that still stands. 1933 - Yankees pitcher Russ Van Atta made a ...
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas will play Kentucky, Ohio State and maybe Duke too next season. The Jayhawks, who lost six key members of the team that just went 35-3, could face as many as three defending regular-season champions. In a non-conference schedule released on Sunday, Kansas will play Kentucky on Nov. 15 in the inaugural Champions Classic in Madison Square Garden. Duke will play Michigan State in the other game. Ohio State, the Big Ten ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The NCAA is accusing Ohio State coach Jim Tressel of lying to hide violations by players who traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos.
LARNED - To celebrate Larned's Santa Fe Trail Days, the Santa Fe Trail Center is proud to present "Music from the Pawnee," a temporary exhibit on the importance of music to the lives of those living in the Pawnee County area.
LARNED - The Fort Larned USD 495 school board met March 14 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Joyce Simpson, the board clerk.
NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday Chicago Cubs 10, L.A. Dodgers 8 N.Y. Mets 6, Arizona 4 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 7, Washington 2 Colorado 3, Florida 1 Houston 9, Milwaukee 6 (10) Philadelphia 4, San Diego 2 (11) Sunday N.Y. Mets 8, Arizona 4 Florida 6, Colorado 3 Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 4, Houston 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 9, San Francisco 6 (10) Philadelphia ...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 4 Minnesota 10, Cleveland 3 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 0 N.Y. Yankees 15, Baltimore 3 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 Boston 5, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 9, Seattle 1 Sunday Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 3 (11) Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 Texas 8, Kansas City 7 Boston 7, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 5, Seattle 2 Tonight Chicago ...
Red Sox 7, Angels 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. - John Lackey threw eight superb innings, Carl Crawford hit his first home run in a Boston uniform and the Red Sox completed a pitching-dominated four-game sweep by beating the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Boston won its fifth in a row. Lackey (2-2) scattered six hits, struck out six and stranded eight baserunners, becoming the third straight Boston starter to hold the Angels scoreless. The right-hander, who ...
Phillies 3, Padres 1 SAN DIEGO - Roy Halladay tied his career high with 14 strikeouts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres on Sunday, coming within one out of their third shutout during a four-game sweep. Halladay (3-1) took a two-hitter into the ninth before allowing three singles, including Will Venable's RBI base hit with two outs. Antonio Bastardo came on with runners on first and third and got pinch-hitter Nick Hundley ...
Celtics 101, Knicks 89 NEW YORK - Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 21 points and 12 assists, and the Boston Celtics swept their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals, holding off the New York Knicks on Sunday. Ray Allen and reserve Glen Davis each added 14 points for the Celtics, the first team into the second round after sweeping a series for the first time since a 3-0 victory ...
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind our day jobs...! Who has time for it all?