BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Shooting guard Alec Burks is leaving Colorado early for the NBA draft after a record-setting sophomore season with the Buffaloes. Burks was joined by Colorado coach Tad Boyle and his teammates at a news conference to announce his decision Thursday. Burks said he wrestled for weeks with the notion of skipping his final two years of eligibility, and consulted with his family, coaches and others, including former Colorado star and ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Jim Larranaga has taken the Miami Hurricanes' basketball job after 14 years at George Mason, including an improbable run to the Final Four in 2006.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not consider changing Barry Bonds' records following the slugger's conviction on obstruction of justice last week.
The Ellinwood District Hospital will hold diabetes education classes taught by certified diabetes educators. The event will be held on April 30 in the hospital conference room at no cost.
Delete - Merge UpNEW YORK (AP) - The NFL doesn't have a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
The Tractor Safety Course for Barton County youth age 13-18 will be held Saturday, April 30, from 8 am to 5 pm at Barton Community College CNH Training Facility. Pre-registration is required, so please stop by the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street (on the corner of 12th and Baker Streets) to enroll, pay the fee and pickup your notebook. The cost of the class is $15 and registration is requested by April 26.
Every one from the ages of 3 to 103 is invited to come and experience the New Life Drama Company from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cross Point-Great Bend, 2100 Broadway. The New Life Drama Company is being hosted by the *thr3elements YOUth group of CrossPoint-Great Bend, which has a passion to reach out to families and teens in exciting and culturally relevant ways.
Judge William McMosley from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, awarded the Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands I ratings on April 13. The in-house contest was held in the GBHS gym. After listening to the two bands, McMosley worked with the bands as a clinician in addition to his adjudication.
At the District National Qualifying Forensics Tournament held on April 15 and 16 at Hutchinson High School, the Great Bend High School Forensics Team took eight students and competed in 11 events. The Great Bend High School Forensics team had two members advance to semi-finals and another member advance to finals.
The USD 428 Education Foundation, which is proudly observing its 22nd year of philanthropy, recently awarded 16 minigrants to local teachers totaling $10,589.
Anthony Lee Johnson 1982 - 2011 HEIZER - Anthony Lee Johnson, 28, died April 18 at his home in Heizer. He was born Dec. 8, 1982 in Great Bend, the son of Morris and Marilyn Jean (Reed) Johnson. He was a lifelong resident of Barton County. Survivors include his fiance, Angie Orth; four sons, Nate Johnson, Rowan Johnson, Xander Johnson, and Xavier Johnson; his father, Morris Johnson; his mother, Marilyn Jean Zerr; six brothers, James ...
A female motorist in Kitsap County, Wash., reported being motioned by another driver to pull over, but she ignored him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera rifled a bases-loaded, two-run single into left field off Cleveland closer Chris Perez with one out in the ninth inning Thursday night, lifting Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Indians.
LARNED - The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
LARNED - The Larned all-Schools Reunion is seeking pieces of the past of Larned schools to put on display at the registration room and at the banquet for paid reunion members June 8 at the middle school. If you have Lettermen jackets, pom-poms, cheerleading uniforms, band and football uniforms, yearbook annuals, class newspapers, graduation announcements, seats, hats, blankets, maybe even some pictures that didn't make it in the slide show-we would love to display ...
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Larned State Hospital marathon team captured second place among the 15 entries in the Government Agency Division of the 13th Annual Oklahoma City Marathon.
The Larned High forensics team competed at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina May 4 for the Class 4A state speech festival. From left, Abby Ayre, Rachael Herter, Michael Wysong, Shealon Calkins, Alex Lessard, Samantha Harter and (not pictured) Jacey Bishop. Earning one ratings were Michael Wysong, poetry; Rachael Herter and Jacey Bishop, IDA; Jacey Bishop, prose. Earning two ratings were Abby Ayre, poetry; Samantha Harter, humorous solo; Alex Lessard and Shealon Calkins, IDA.
Activities Week of May 12-18
May 13-18, 2013
Army Reserve Spec. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Barton County team of Ryan Kohman, Parker Smith, Katelyn Reh and Lake Lyman placed 2nd in the state at the recent State 4-H Air Rifle Competition. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders to attain knowledge and develop essential life skills.
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and the Kansas Adjutant General's Department have selected Scott Ekberg as the Kansas 911 liaison. Ekberg will begin his duties May 13th.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Brian Staats as the firm's new Managing Partner, effective May 1st.
Louise Gunn will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 18 at the First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families. No gifts are requested.
Richard L. Ahlvers will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 37 NW 48 Road in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his children, Alicia Ahlvers and Richelle Ahlvers Dolphin and husband Wade.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
Timothy and Amy Frieb recently presented the Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 with a $2,500 FOCUS grant through Fontanelle Hybrids.