Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. According to the San Jose Mercury News, high school kids spend nearly $4 billion annually for dresses, accessories, flowers, beauty products, limos and other prom-related items. The average couple spends upward of $1,000 for the one-time event. That got me thinking about my own prom in 1980. I didn't know my date very well. She was in my photography class, pretty and, more important, available. We arranged a ...
Riveted to our screens, we learned last week of the enormous value of social media and surveillance video when tragedy strikes. But -- and this second point is as significant as the first -- we were also reminded of the importance of established, well-funded, conventional media, without which the big picture would have had gaping holes.
The Great Bend High School baseball "C" team's scheduled game at Dodge City today has been canceled.
Barton Community College High School Track & Field Invitational FRIDAY • STARTING TIMES 2:30 p.m. - Coaches/Scratch Meeting 3 p.m. - Field Events (See order of events) 5 p.m. - 3200 M Run-Women 5:30 p.m. - Running Events (See order of events) • PARTICIPATING TEAMS Central Plains, Little River, Larned, Phillipsburg, Solomon, St. John & Wilson. • ENTRY FORMS Each team will be allowed 3 entries per event. Athletes are allowed to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football.
Drum roll, please. The BCS conference commissioners have announced the name of the new postseason football playoffs. They traveled from all across the country to Pasadena to make this happen. They spent thousands of dollars with Premiere Sports Management in Overland Park to come up with this name, along with a committee of the commissioners. As tough jobs go, this wasn't exactly cleaning up the kitchen! Here's what they came up with for a moniker: ...
DETROIT - Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead.
NEW YORK - Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick - Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL - to last year's No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.
For NFL prospects on the bubble, it's often better not to get picked at all than to be selected in the final rounds.
ALAMEDA, Calif. - For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome.
It wasn't an easy road. The Barton Community College women's tennis team overcame several tiebreakers to take third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Tournament to qualify for the national tournament. Still, it came down to the competition's final match. "It was exciting," Barton head coach Lyle Stickney said. "It came down to our very last match on Saturday. We were tied up with Seward at 11 1/2 points ...
Area/Local Schedule TODAY Golf Hoisington at Russell, 8:30 p.m. Ellinwood at Trego I-70 Classic, 9 a.m. St. John at Hesston, 1 p.m. Tennis Hoisington meet, 9 a.m. Larned and Central Plains at Pratt, 10 a.m. Softball Great Bend at Garden City, 3 p.m. Larned at Hays, 4 p.m. Track & Field Pawnee Heights at Larned meet, 3 p.m. Great Bend at McPherson, 4 p.m. Central Plains and Otis-Bison at Hoisington, 4 p.m. Baseball ...
ST. JOHN - St. John High School's boys' golf team took second place, shooting a combined 356 at their St. John Invitational on Wednesday.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team finished third at the Hesston Invitational on Wednesday afternoon.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
Timothy and Amy Frieb recently presented the Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 with a $2,500 FOCUS grant through Fontanelle Hybrids.
Pheasants Forever is hosting fifty-one informational meetings across Kansas for landowners and agricultural producers in advance of the USDA Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up that runs May 20 through June 14. Led by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists, landowners can learn how to increase their farm or ranch income while creating wildlife habitat in the process.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served May 13 through May 17. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
This week, I found a column from K-State's Mary Lou Peter about the rabbits that are out and about. They may be cute hopping around in a field, but when they get into your garden, their cuteness wears a little thin.
History is one of our greatest teachers.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on May 13 in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
When executives of corporations are caught aiding and abetting criminal behavior of their employees, the executives are prosecuted and the businesses are destroyed.
The 27 members of the 2013 class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will walk across the stage at Commencement beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Fort Hays Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union.