Michael and Heather Crist announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Marie Crist, on Sept. 7 in Great Bend. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long. She has a 16-year-old big sister, Brittany Krieger and an 8-year-old big brother, Wyatt Crist.
Margaret Krug of Hoisington will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 7 with a card shower.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The San Diego Chargers ran more than 1,000 offensive plays last season.
TORONTO (AP) - The New York Yankees are making the last week of the season very difficult for themselves.
TAMPA, Fla. - EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, helping Florida State remain unbeaten as it beats South Floria 30-17.
Dr. Mark Sarver of eduKan delivered the afternoon session on the opening day at NUTN 2012.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - No. 9 West Virginia and the Big 12, perfect together.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Tech finally played somebody decent - on the road, no less.
DALLAS (AP) - Casey Pachall threw two touchdown passes, Jason Verrett had two interceptions and No. 15 TCU extended its FBS-best winning streak to 12 games by beating SMU 24-16 on Saturday night.
JUNCTION CITY - Chon Chavez matched his personal best time on Saturday to lead Great Bend High School's boys' cross-country team to a fourth-place finish in Junction City.
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team accomplished something that head coach Shannon Schartz hasn't seen in his 36 years.
CLAFLIN - The Canton-Galva High School football team held an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, but Central Plains took the lead before halftime and never turned back in Eight-Man action on Friday night.
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Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
Kansas Highway Patrol worked an injury accident at 5:04 p.m. Friday in Stafford County, after two pickups collided 4 miles southeast of Stafford in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave.
CLAFLIN - Three people were taken to Barton County hospitals on Thursday after a motorist swerved to miss a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave., 1 mile south of Claflin.
Immanuel UCC to hold annual Bazaar
Great Bend will soon become an epicenter for thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. From a drop-off site based at Grace Community Church, for example, volunteers will be working to collect 17,600 gift-filled shoeboxes packed by caring Great Bend-area residents.
DODGE CITY - For half a century, Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City has served people in need in southwest Kansas regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural or racial background or age.
The news of the brutality of the ISIS fighting force has made global headlines. ISIS is a terrorist army that has amassed a force in the tens of thousands. Their savage march across portions of the Middle East has captured the attention of world leaders and its citizens alike. The unashamed imagery and how they glory in their barbarism is something the world has never seen. What motivates these fighters to do such shameless evil?
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
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RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that all of the $215,000 in tax credits awarded to the organization by the Kansas Department of Commerce earlier this year have been purchased and will allow the organization to contribute $300,000 to Barton Community College toward the rebuilding of the Camp Aldrich conference center/dining hall that was lost in a fire early in 2014.
There for a little while, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center physicians didn't know if a popular primary-care program for military veterans would continue.
Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater majors Joy Conner and Maili Kee are co-directing "Love, Lust & Lasagna," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21 in the Barton Planetarium.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Rarely has there been a college basketball season that has been more anticipated in the Sunflower State than this one, which begins in earnest on Friday night.