MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS (Through Wednesday) AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING-AdGonzalez, Boston, .356; MiCabrera, Detroit, .336; Bautista, Toronto, .329; VMartinez, Detroit, .329; Konerko, Chicago, .322; MiYoung, Texas, .318; Peralta, Detroit, .313. HOME RUNS-Bautista, Toronto, 24; Teixeira, New York, 24; Granderson, New York, 21; Konerko, Chicago, 21; NCruz, Texas, 18; Quentin, Chicago, 17; Ortiz, Boston, 17; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17. RBI-AdGonzalez, Boston, 71; Teixeira, New York, 62; Konerko, Chicago, 61; Beltre, Texas, 57; MiCabrera, Detroit, 56; Granderson, ...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Wednesday. There were no fires. Great Bend Police Wednesday reports: A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 1300 block of Main St. Another hit-and-run was later reported in the parking lot at 1438 24th St. A television and a sofa were stolen in a burglary at 3201 28th St. A man was ...
The penalty for driving under the influence in Kansas got tougher today, with offenders required to use devices on their vehicles to prevent them from driving while intoxicated. The Kansas Department of Transportation reports these highlights for the new law: • Failure of a breath test with a result between .08 and .15, on the first occurrence, is a 30-day suspension followed by six months of ignition interlock device if ...
A Great Bend woman suffered possible injuries to her face, hip, knee and foot after reportedly being pushed from her boyfriend's moving car Wednesday afternoon. Great Bend Police Department is investigating the domestic call that turned into an alleged aggravated battery.
Etta "Jane" Akings, 84, died June 28 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 9, 1926 at Barnsdall, Okla., the daughter of John Oliver and Julia Ava Anthony. Jane married Landon Fletcher Akings July 29, 1944. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Akings was a resident of Great Bend since 2003, coming from Olathe. She and Landon owned the Oxford Place Steak House in Olathe for 30 years. She was also a cook for the Galatia school district from 1955 to 1964.
Roger N. Berry, 61, died June 29 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. He was born Sept. 3, 1949 at Hoisington, the son of Everette and Daisy (Million) Berry.
CLAFLIN - Magdaline G. Reif, 89, died June 28 at Larned Health Care Center. Born July 15, 1921 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Wurm) Hirsh. On July 18, 1939 she married Frank J. Reif in Ellinwood. He died on Aug. 17, 1989. A longtime resident of Claflin, coming from Ellinwood, she was employed by Ell-Kan in Ellsworth and Fuller Brush in Great Bend.
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is offering two educational nature workshops. "Beginning Bird-watching" will be held Sunday, July 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. "Learning about Grasses and Grass-like Plants" will be held Sunday, July 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Both workshops are free of charge, and are open to anyone age 12 or older.
Take part in a butterfly count and learn how to identify our local butterfly species at the Cheyenne Bottoms 2nd Annual Butterfly Quest, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on July 16 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Children should be protected from UV radiation, optometrists warn Children, who typically spend more time outdoors in the sunlight than adults, are particularly susceptible to eye damage from ultraviolet radiation, and steps should be taken to protect young eyes, according to the Eye Care Council. "Damage from the sun can build up cumulatively and may increase the risk of eye disorders later in life," said Dr. Julie Toon, a Wichita optometrist and ...
CAMP PAWNEE - Renovations at Camp Pawnee received a boost recently through a $5,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.
The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Preparation for the Russell Area Artists Exhibit at the Deines Cultural Center has begun. The exhibit will run from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7th. The show is open to any adult artist within a 60-mile radius of Russell.
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
Baylor coach Art Briles described his team as disappointed after its first loss of the season. But not discouraged.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.