HOUSTON - J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Barton County Sheriff's officers are emphasizing seat belt laws by participating in the Click It or Ticket program. For the week prior to Memorial Day, and continuing until June 2, drivers can expect to see more BCSO deputies on the highways, aggressively enforcing "Kansas Occupant Restraint" laws and other traffic statutes. Click It or Ticket is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said his ...
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Tuesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Theft of tattoo equipment from 408 Buckeye St. was reported Tuesday. Checks were reported stolen from 2012 32nd St., Apt. B. Barton County Jail Booked May 20 Angel Armendariz, Great Bend - Failure to appear Jasmine Velasco, Great Bend - Contempt of court Released May 20 Travis Wayne Leech - Serve sentence Angel Armendariz, Great Bend - $1,000 surety ...
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Sessler died May 22, 2013 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Tuesday, May 21 5:28 a.m. - Deputies assisted a truck driver at 290th Ave. and K-156 10 a.m. - Deputies assisted with traffic at Rozel 10:30 a.m. - A prisoner was booked and released 2:01 p.m. - Fingerprinting for a job was completed 2:20 p.m. - A theft was reported at 300th Ave. and V Road 2:30 p.m. - A VIN inspection was completed 7:30 p.m. - Deputies assisted a driver with a disabled vehicle ...
Tuesday, May 21 8 a.m. - Officers provided a funeral escort for Beckwith Mortuary 8:41 a.m. - An animal control officer responded to Corse and 6th 1:01 p.m. - A dog was impounded in the 100 block of Broadway 2:03 p.m. - A dog was impounded in the 500 block of W. 7th 4:37 p.m. - Officers investigated debit card fraud in the 800 block of College 5:56 p.m. - Criminal damage was reported in ...
LACROSSE - Opal R. West Andrews, 89, died May 21, 2013 at Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron, Neb. Born June 10, 1923, in Rozel, she was the daughter of John and Louise (Josefiak) Seba. She attended school in Rozel and graduated from Rozel High School in May of 1941. On July 31, 1941, she married Marven Harry West in La Crosse. Mrs. West Andrews was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church of Rush ...
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning, 91, died May 20, 2013 at her home in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 16, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of E. Aubrey Smith and Hazel Converse Smith. In 1939, she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 17, 1940 she married Delmar Manning in Ellinwood. He died on Oct. 11, 2005. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Manning was a member of the Immanuel United Church ...
Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s, but now it's obvious we're talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming -- up to his armpits. Yes, friends, it's pity time at the White House.
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.
Joel Alcala-Reyes, improper stop or turn signal, $323
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will discuss the time line for next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also hear information on the Imagination Playground, Sunflower Community Habilitation Contract, summer program enrollment and the seasonal and part-time employee information handbook.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer the following programs in June: • Summer Reading activities begin Monday, June 10. Registration for all ages will open that day. The children's department will have its kick-off party at 3:30 p.m. Dan Dan the Magic man will perform a magic show that fits in with the Dig Into Reading! Summer Reading Club theme. Students in grades 7-12 can register for the Beneath the Surface Teen ...
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NEW YORK - Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
PARIS - Two hours before her French Open final, Serena Williams practiced on center court, the stands deserted as she whacked one winner after another to the distant sounds of a brass band playing on the plaza.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
EUGENE, Ore. - High jumper Erik Kynard was seeking a three-peat in the men's high jump to close his Kansas State career at the NCAA track and field championship on Friday evening. In front of more than 10,000 cheering fans, Kynard and his rival over his entire collegiate career, Derek Drouin of Indiana, went to battle one last time.
GARDEN CITY - Lela May Urban, 77, died June 7, 2013 at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City. No services are planned at this time.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Michael Wayne Kirkman, 62, died June 7, 2013 at Midwest City, Okla. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Marlene Kay White 1947-2013
LARNED - Amy K. Zielke, 68, died June 6, 2013 at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Dec. 12, 1944 at Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Alice Wallace Weller. A lifetime area resident, she was an office assistant for the Department of Corrections.
Carlos Salvador Torres Reyes, 23, died June 6 at his home in Great Bend. Born June 7, 1989 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was the son of Salvador and Luz Elena (Reyes) Torres. A resident of Great Bend since 2000, coming from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was an assembly line worker.