Dear Editor, I wish to thank the Claflin Ambulance Service for their good, dependable group. I had an emergency a few nights ago at midnight and they were here to transport me to the hospital in a few minutes. Good job, EMTs! Thanks. Elsie M. Clowers, Claflin
Dear Editor, To the fine citizens of Great Bend: I would like wholeheartedly to thank you for the write-in support I received for the USD 428 school board position. Though I am disappointed to not be a part of the official workings of my children's school, I am not discouraged. God willing I will try again in two years. Unfortunately, after the election I learned that there was some misinformation as to why I was ...
JV TRACK & FIELD At Ellinwood Tuesday BOYS Team standings 1. Ellinwood, 145; 2. Great Bend, 138; 3. St. John, 126; 4. Lyons, 48; 5. Smoky Valley, 22; 6. Hoisington, 20; 7. Chase, 19; 8. Claflin, 15; 9. Larned, 10. Individual results 100-meter dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 11.43; 2. D. Blair, Great Bend, 11.75; 3. O. Ramirez, St. John, 12.08. 200 dash - 1. Ringering, Ellinwood, 24.42; 2. Oglesbee, Ellinwood, 25.74; 3. Reynolds, Great ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The locked-out NFL players don't want to go back to collective bargaining with the league. They have now made a move to allow their former union boss to be present if court-supervised talks take place between the two sides.
BOSTON (AP) - Russell Martin hit two of New York's four homers and the Yankees rebounded for a 9-4 win over Boston on Saturday, one day after becoming the only team to lose to the Red Sox this season.
RUSSELL - Hoisington High School and Larned attended the Russell track and field invitational on Thursday.
ARKANSAS CITY - The Barton Community College track and field team opened the 2011 outdoor season at Arkansas City on April 2-3 at the Cowley Tiger Invitational.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors were down to their last chance, and possibly losing the case.
It was a very windy day at the Lawson-Biggs Field as the Barton Community College Cougars faced the Cloud County Thunderbirds in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Spurs 111, Jazz 102 SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs began resting up with the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference secured, beating the Utah Jazz 111-102 on Saturday night. The Spurs (61-19) have two games left and are 1½ games ahead of Chicago for the NBA's best record. DeJuan Blair had 12 points starting in place of Antonio McDyess, who got the night off. Coach ...
LYONS - Lyons High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday. For the girls, Larned took first place with a score of 105. Quivira Heights scored 98 take third place and Claflin finished in fifth place with 77 points. Quivira Heights took third place in the boys competition with 102 points. Larned came in fourth place with 62 points and Claflin ended the day in seventh place with 17. PREP TRACK & FIELD ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and is at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It was a roar that defines the Masters, so loud it startled even Tiger Woods.
DETROIT (AP) - Bruce Chen baffled the Detroit Tigers for most of the afternoon, and when someone finally hit a ball hard, his fielders were there to halt a promising rally.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library's Book Club will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Cummins Room. The April theme is "Embracing the Outdoors."
Quick: someone call a chiropractor for California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. He's overreached so far his arm may separate from his shoulder. Even some key figures in his party are suggesting he needs an adjustment. F-a-s-t.
Equal parts murder, mystery, music, and comedy are in store as the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe presents the new Broadway musical "Curtains" as part of Sterling's Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. "Curtains" has a tuneful, toe-tapping musical score by the song writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb famous for the musicals "Chicago" and "Cabaret." The show will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6 and at ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals' franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
MIAMI - Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
MANHATTAN - The Kansas State record holder for wins and saves by a freshman, relief pitcher Jake Matthys has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday.
LARNED - Remember when you were a little kid and always had someone you looked up to, that you worshipped, that you wanted to be like? A famous ball player like Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle or George Brett? Maybe it was George Washington, Marilyn Monroe or even Cher, though, I don't know why!
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By David Clapsaddle
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 30 at the Pawnee County Courthouse for a special meeting. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
By David K. Clapsaddle
PRATT - The next Miss America could come from Barton County. The next step toward the title is the Miss Kansas Pageant, which starts today at Pratt and concludes Saturday. Twenty-five women will compete, including two from Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Children at the Barton Community College Child Development Center (CDC) play with some new toys, Tuesday afternoon. The toys were acquired through a $500 grant awarded by Child Care Aware of Kansas. The grant requirements focus on increased efforts to practice healthy eating habits and to include physical activity both in and outside of the classroom. CDC Director Larissa Graham said the equipment is intended to help aid in fine muscle development and encourage "active ...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this summer, helping to ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Blood donations tend to decline during the summer, when many regular donors are on vacation and schools are out of session. However, the need for blood is constant. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, which is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient. Upcoming blood ...
Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.