WASHINGTON - At his dominant best until a shaky ninth inning, Roy Halladay held on to throw his first complete game of 2011, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 3-2 Wednesday night.
DETROIT - Brandon Inge hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers in their last at-bat for the second straight day, 3-2 on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know. Even the one charge that left Barry Bonds a convicted felon didn't specify steroids. Instead, a federal court jury found the home run king guilty of obstruction of justice Tuesday for giving an evasive answer under oath more than seven years ago. Rather than say "yes" or "no" to whether he received drugs that required a syringe, Bonds gave a rambling ...
Dear Editor, Help me with some objectivity, if you can find any today. The details of the budget deal are unfolding mighty quick and each hour divulges another almost unthinkable action. Here's how I see it: Our government cuts taxes for very rich people. Our government not only fails to collect taxes from GE and others, we give them additional money. Our government conducts wars and various other military operations around the globe with funding ...
In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor's technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements. One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides will return to the table for court-ordered mediation today with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending. NFL executives met with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday for five hours the day before ...
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place on Monday at the Hesston Country Club in fifth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet of the season.
The Barton Community College softball team put together a seventh-inning rally Monday afternoon in its opener with Pratt at Cougar Fields but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles didn't feel he was in a funk. Even at 0 for 18, he didn't consider that long enough to be a slump.
The Great Bend High School softball junior varsity team bested Liberal in both games of its doubleheader on Tuesday.
Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch 1923 - 2011 DORRANCE - Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch, 88, of Dorrance, died on April 10, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. Born March 13, 1923 in Wilson, she was the daughter of Wenzel and Albina (Soukup) Janda. She grew up and attended school in the Wilson area as a child. Later she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Guy Robert Hoch on March 5, ...
Waylon Wages 1977 - 2011 PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo. Born July 12, 1977 in Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages. He currently lived in Princeton, Mo., moving there in 2005 from Great Bend. Waylon was raised in Theodosia, Mo., and was a 1996 graduate of Lutie High School. He was employed by Premium Standard Farms in Princton, ...
Pauline Julia Thomason 1918-2011 GREAT BEND - Pauline Julia Thomason, 92, died April 12 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born December 26, 1918 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Libby (Bridwell) Ward. She married Solomon Leedy Thomason October 15, 1935, at Ponca City, Okla. He died July 4, 1994. Mrs. Thomason was a Great Bend resident most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a ...
Mildred J. Schenk 1924-2011 HOISINGTON - Mildred J. Schenk, 86, died April 13 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. She was born November 5, 1924 at Ness County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy and Martha (Corrigan) Ludington. She married Clifton Helt in 1943 at Great Bend. He died July, 1976. She married Bill Daniel, May 9, 1970, at Hoisington. He died March 1, 1979. She married Robert Schenk, December 10, 1988. He died March 8, ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.