HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS's Two and a Half Men by Warner Brothers Monday after two weeks of crazy behavior. He's unemployed. If he hadn't had to give up his twin boys last week to Child Services he'd have had to give them up this week for a tank of gas. The White House considered tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to increase U.S. oil supplies and ...
The Associated Press Trail Blazers105, Heat 96 MIAMI - Shortly after LeBron James called LaMarcus Aldridge one of the top All-Star "snubs" in NBA history, he scored 26 points and led the Portland Trail Blazers to a win over Miami - sending the Heat to their fifth straight loss. Gerald Wallace scored 22 for Portland, which won its seventh straight on the road and fourth straight overall. Brandon Roy and Andre Miller each scored 14 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Top-seeded Kansas goes into the Big 12 tournament favored to win but with much to lose.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS -The Barton Community College women's track and field team took ninth at the NJCAA National Indoor Championships this past weekend.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Dontrelle Willis continues to make a case for a spot in the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Zeroing in on the crux of the NFL's labor dispute - how to split $9 billion in revenues - players' union executive committee member Scott Fujita said Tuesday the financial information turned over by the league so far "hasn't been sufficient."
Haley M. Piland, 19, of Great Bend, was injured Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on a rural Barton County Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Piland was driving north in the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. at 1:15 p.m. when she lost control of the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. The vehicle went into the west ditch, struck a field drive and returned to the roadway, where it continued into ...
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Legacy of Floyd Cramer," featuring Cramer's grandson, Jason Coleman, playing in the signature style of his grandfather, the Nashville pianist whose smooth "slip note" style made him a musical legend of the 1960s.
Free computer classes offered at Great Bend library
Great Bend Police Tools were stolen from a vehicle on 19th St., it was reported last Wednesday. Loss was $600. A silver can containing collectable coins was found on 10th St. on Thursday. Another individual reported finding some coins from a collection in the street on Forrest Ave. Friday morning. Shoes and clothes were stolen from a locker at the high school sometime before March 2. Theft of fuel from 1000 ...
RUSSELL – Eva (Milberger) Michaelis, 93, of Russell died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Trego County Hospital in Wakeeney.
Sister Malachy Stockemer, 84, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in the Dominican Sisters convent infirmary in Great Bend.
OMAHA, NEB. - Barbara C. Boyd, 62, of Omaha, Neb., died Feb. 27. She was born on Jan. 11, 1949.
Paul Turnbull, 81, went to meet Jesus Feb. 20, 2011. Paul, the youngest of 11, and his twin, John, were born in Elizabeth, Pa., in 1929. He attended Sterling College and served as Bushton Postmaster 42 years and on boards of USD 328 and Great Bend Center for Counseling. Paul loved gardening, swimming, family camping trips, making home-made ice cream, playing Boogaloo and Tennessee Turnbull Reunions.
November of 2010 marked a end to the third class of Leadership Golden Belt graduates who attended almost three months of leadership training in the Golden Belt region. Now, the dates for the 2011 session have been announced, said Christy Tustin, director of the Golden Belt Community Foundation which sponsors the program.
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.
HOISINGTON – Marilyn J. (Korf) Davis, 65, died June 4, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area. Dan served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include, a daughter, Tammy Maes of Pawnee Rock; two sons, Jessie and Chance, both of Great Bend; Ginger Maes, mother ...
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.