KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:
TOPEKA - Twenty-three members of the Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club have qualified for the Kids Wrestling state tournament, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas Expocenter.
The inaugural Central Kansas High School All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Sunday at Kirkman Activity Center on the campus of Barton Community College.
The Rooster Booster Chapter of Pheasants Forever held its Seventh Annual Youth Clay Shoot and Pheasant Hunt on March 3.
PHOENIX - Gorgui Dieng swatted away the West Region's top seed to send Rick Pitino into another regional final.
ST. LOUIS - Tyshawn Taylor and the rest of the Kansas Jayhawks know better than to focus on seeds this time of year. Especially when it comes to those nasty No. 11s.
LAWRENCE - A second Lawrence police officer suspended for allegedly fixing traffic tickets for a University of Kansas athletics department employee is no longer working for the city, Police Chief Tarik Khatib said Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has signed his restricted free agent tender, which was at the second-round level and will pay him $1,972,000 for the 2012 season.
GREAT BEND - Darlene J. Delaney, 77, died March 17, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
All sorts of numbers are etched in our minds because we use them throughout our daily lives. But few of us know the numbers that matter most to us – those numbers related to our health. Great Bend Regional Hospital is offering an inexpensive way for you to know your health numbers at Spring Check-up Lab Fair, which will be held from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on April 3 and 6 at GBRH.
One day in 1981 when I was a reporter for the Wichita Eagle-Beacon in Kansas, an assistant city editor who was notoriously into office politics pointed towards the city desk.
Traditional bridge replacement on as prominent a highway as Interstate 15 in Mesquite, Nev., has generally required rerouting traffic for as long as a year, but the new "accelerated" technology necessitated detours for less than a week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow is coming to New York. Really.
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
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