NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams owners and players' association leaders met for another long negotiating session Thursday, hoping to finally break the labor lockout that has now lasted more than 16 weeks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Kerry Collins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons in the league, his agent announced Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - With the hours dwindling until the deadline for Ohio State's response to NCAA allegations of improper benefits and a cover up in the football program, athletic director Gene Smith said Thursday that he's disappointed by "where we are" even as he's encouraged by the work of the school's compliance department.
NEW YORK (AP) - George Brett predicts the 3,000th hit of Derek Jeter's career will be harder to get than the first.
LISIEUX, France (AP) - Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway led a sprint to win the rain-splattered sixth stage of the Tour de France, while his countryman Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey on Thursday.
If you see local youths being hauled around on Friday in police cars or in the back of ambulances, it is not because they are in trouble with the law or injured in an accident. Approximately 70 seventh and eighth graders are participating in the annual City of Great Bend Youth Academy. The academy gives youths a close-up view of city departments, and concludes with an idea exchange with city leaders. ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made five ambulance runs on Tuesday and six on Wednesday. Illegal fireworks started a brush fire that spread into trees south of Stone Lake on Tuesday afternoon. A fire at 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, in the back yard of 2521 Ninth St., was also caused by fireworks. At 11:57 p.m. Wednesday, there was another tree fire on the river dike. Barton ...
Larned Mayor Bob Pivonka (left) talks with Lane Massey, Larned's new city manager Thursday morning.
By Matt Sauri 7/7/2011 - 4:47 a.m. Get ready to say goodbye (to Colorado). It's fair to say that climbing and descending The Sierra Nevada Mountains is a "sensory overload" experience. If that's true, then it's also true that ascent and downward deployment of the Rockies can be similar, and that the southeastern parts of Utah definitely fit the bill as well. Your senses go berserk. Magical in its beauty and as cruel as Nero ...
It all started with a few text messages on a cold Tuesday evening in early January 2011: "So . . . I have an idea . . . " "What's that?" ". . . and I think you just might be the person who is young enough, adventuresome enough, and crazy enough to do this with me!" "Ok. Now I REALLY want to know." "I've always toyed with the idea of doing the three-Day walk, ...
"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? Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder and manslaughter and child abuse by her Florida jury Tuesday in a verdict shown on live TV. Prosecutors didn't come away empty-handed. She was convicted of lying to police and ordered to surrender her Heisman Trophy to Fred Goldman. New York prosecutors were set to drop rape charges against IMF former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn based on accusations by a hotel maid. ...
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.
WELLINGTON - Evelyn Fairy DeYoe, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehab Center in Wichita. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Wichita, she was the daughter of William and Evalena (Fields) Gasswint.
WICHITA - Sidney J. Hughes, died on Nov. 23. He was a retired police officer with 28 years of service.
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Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.
ELLINWOOD - The newly formed Ellinwood Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 in a special meeting at the Farmers Mutual Insurance office, 16 N. Main, to discuss a youth basketball league being organized by Hoisington Rec.
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.
Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, enjoyed an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 16 at First Christian Church with their spouses as their guests. Wheatland Café of Hudson catered the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 Ladies Auxiliary met on Nov. 19 at the post home.
"Quilts of Valor" are heirloom quilts sewn with comforting and healing hands to show their compassion for our veterans who have served our country valiantly and with great hardship to themselves but only thinking of their country and how they can best serve. Presenting the "Quilts of Valor," on Veterans Day was the local representative, Sandra Vink of Great Bend, assisted by Helen Hullman of St. John and Shannon Royer of Otis.
Donald and Lilly Penka will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Best Western Angus Inn. Hosts for the event will be their children and families, Michele, Delbert, Sarah and Samantha Smith; Matt, Christi, Lauren, Blake, and Dru Penka; and Melissa, Ashley, and Braden Sides.