ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs experienced a crash course in the NFL during their three weeks at Missouri Western State University.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
BURDETT - Cecil Raymond Steffen, 84, died Aug. 16, 2011 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.
MANHATTAN (AP) - A jailed University of Miami booster who claims to have provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes told Yahoo! Sports two current Kansas State players were among the recipients.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former Miami coach Larry Coker said Wednesday that NCAA investigators haven't contacted him amid allegations that players on his Hurricanes teams were treated to sex parties, cars and lavish gifts from a booster who is now in prison.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.
MERRIAM - Joan C. Hicks, 81, of Merriam, Kan., passed away July 28, at Trinity Nursing Home in Merriam. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in St. John.
GREAT BEND - Larry A. Reiser, 71, was received into the loving arms of his heavenly Father August 17, 2011 at his home in Independence, Mo.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host their ninth annual Kids Camp on Aug. 27 at the BCSO Range.
The potency of the Ringwald family's hard work and dedication to Barton Community College and the BCC Foundation in recent years has not gone unnoticed.
TOPEKA –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations, including two area farmers. Vilsack made the announcement as part of President Obama's rural economic bus tour in the Midwest where today he highlighted efforts underway to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, which will increase the economic competitiveness of rural America and promote job creation.
By Brenda Grabast
By Brenda Grabast
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
HUTCHINSON - Julie Ann Parks, 52, of Hutchinson, died April 10 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1961, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Ronald K. Parks and Eleanor Joan (Gallaugher) Parks of Woodward, Okla.
Rachel Louise Dryer, 97, passed away at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City on April 7, following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in Madison, to William Aaron and Carmen Grace (Focht) Boles. Louise grew up in Madison and Emporia, attending Emporia State University. There she met Cecil Ray Dryer whom she married on May 23, 1936, in Cottonwood Falls. Their son, William Laurence Dryer, was born on June 15, 1937. Both preceded her in death; Cecil on April 1, 1989, and William on Oct. 24, 2011.
OTIS - Darlene Kay Richards, 56, died April 9 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Emil and Wanda (Berry) Vsetecka. She married Ron Richards in Larned. They later divorced. A resident of Otis since 1992, coming from Larned, she was a cook for the Larned State Hospital until retirement.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bonnie (Miller) Mink, 60, died April 9 at her home. Born on Nov. 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Dwight C. Miller Jr. and Helen (Ball) Miller. She graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where she met her husband of 42 years, Ron Mink. They married in December 1972, in Kansas City. She was an avid music lover, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
Wednesday, April 9
A global survey of 68 countries (including our allies) at the end of 2013 conducted by Gallup and the Worldwide Independent Network now rates America as the biggest threat to world peace on the planet. Pakistan was the runner up, closely followed by China. Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea are equally tied for fourth place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.