SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon was denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Simon's lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A bullet killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo, and injured his brother, 17-year-old Starlling Castillo, in the city ...
The public is invited to attend two free film nights at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires, but they were dispatched to the 2900 block of Quivira St. to check on downed power lines. Barton County Sheriff Someone broke into a shop at 394 SE 100 Ave. and took some tools, it was reported Monday. A Barton County resident reported an attempted phone scam Monday. A company ...
The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Feb. 10, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
The Kansas Room in Jordaan Memorial Library is a collection of books by Kansas Authors and information about Kansas History. Newspapers printed in Larned are on microfilm and a reader printer is available to read the papers. There is also information on pioneer families in Pawnee County.
Cougars to host Cloud on Wednesday night Barton Community College is playing host to Cloud County (Concordia) in KJCCC Western Division basketball action on Wednesday night at Kirkman Athletic Center - weather permitting. The women's game is set for 6, followed by the men at 8.
Gayle M. Hopkins Slack, 91, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Sterling House of Great Bend. She was born May 20, 1919, at Happy, Texas, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Edwards) Murdock. She married Arthur Hopkins in 1944. They later divorced. She then married Ethmer Neil Slack in 1992 at Great Bend. He died Feb. 18, 2002.
The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold a dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Senior Heritage Center.
Walter "Wally" Straub, 79, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Born Aug. 4, 1931, at Claflin, he was the son of Tony and Mary (Kimpler) Straub. He married Barbara Jane Schartz Dec. 27, 1952, at Wichita. She died May 13, 1973. He then married Elizabeth L. R. Hickey May 31, 1974, at Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School students celebrated Kansas Day with a couple of hands-on activities. The first activity was making homemade whole-wheat yeast rolls for the entire student body. Students from Susan Lowry's and Tina Johnson's classes made four batches of yeast rolls.
Freshman Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host 14 town hall meetings across the First District of Kansas the first week of February. He will be in Great Bend from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St.
By The Associated Press Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami, 74,059 New Orleans 0 6 10 15-31 Indianapolis 10 0 7 0 -17 Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The Colts took a 10-0 lead in the first with a 38-yard field goal by Matt Stover and Peyton Manning's 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre ...
How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term? Late-night comics know better than pundits. Let's start with some of their earlier jokes: • Jay Leno - "President Obama plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" • Jimmy Fallon - "In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama said he has Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and the ...
Dear Editor, Nearly every Kansan knows that on January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the ranks of statehood. The Sesquicentennial (or 150th anniversary) of such an event is indeed an important milestone. A few days ago, I drove to Washburn University to hear special remarks on this occasion delivered by former Kansas Gov. John W. Carlin, who served as the state's chief executive from 1979 until 1987. What made it even more meaningful or ...
Children at the Barton Community College Child Development Center (CDC) play with some new toys, Tuesday afternoon. The toys were acquired through a $500 grant awarded by Child Care Aware of Kansas. The grant requirements focus on increased efforts to practice healthy eating habits and to include physical activity both in and outside of the classroom. CDC Director Larissa Graham said the equipment is intended to help aid in fine muscle development and encourage "active ...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this summer, helping to ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Blood donations tend to decline during the summer, when many regular donors are on vacation and schools are out of session. However, the need for blood is constant. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, which is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient. Upcoming blood ...
Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.
HOISINGTON – Marilyn J. (Korf) Davis, 65, died June 4, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area. Dan served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include, a daughter, Tammy Maes of Pawnee Rock; two sons, Jessie and Chance, both of Great Bend; Ginger Maes, mother ...
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
LAWRENCE - Kansas and Hawaii will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1985 when the Warriors travel to Lawrence in 2016 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
MANHATTAN - For the first time in program history, all available public football season tickets have been sold as department officials announced Monday that Kansas State football fans have stepped up in record fashion for the Wildcats' 2013 eight-game home schedule.
Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an EF5 tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the Oklahoma City area on May 20.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?
Washington, D.C., is in the grip of scandals, the economy is stumbling and a host of other challenges are weighing me down - which is why I prefer to dwell on more obscure subjects, such as a battle raging behind the scenes over the 2020 Olympics.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State needed a little help to win the school's first NCAA regional championship.
MANHATTAN - The NCAA and ESPN have announced the Super Regional schedule for this weekend as Kansas State's best-of-three series at Oregon State will be played Saturday through Monday at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.