KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bubba Starling is just like everybody else who follows the Kansas City Royals - eager to see how good he can be.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs experienced a crash course in the NFL during their three weeks at Missouri Western State University.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
BURDETT - Cecil Raymond Steffen, 84, died Aug. 16, 2011 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.
MANHATTAN (AP) - A jailed University of Miami booster who claims to have provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes told Yahoo! Sports two current Kansas State players were among the recipients.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former Miami coach Larry Coker said Wednesday that NCAA investigators haven't contacted him amid allegations that players on his Hurricanes teams were treated to sex parties, cars and lavish gifts from a booster who is now in prison.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.
MERRIAM - Joan C. Hicks, 81, of Merriam, Kan., passed away July 28, at Trinity Nursing Home in Merriam. She was born Dec. 2, 1929 in St. John.
GREAT BEND - Larry A. Reiser, 71, was received into the loving arms of his heavenly Father August 17, 2011 at his home in Independence, Mo.
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host their ninth annual Kids Camp on Aug. 27 at the BCSO Range.
The potency of the Ringwald family's hard work and dedication to Barton Community College and the BCC Foundation in recent years has not gone unnoticed.
TOPEKA –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations, including two area farmers. Vilsack made the announcement as part of President Obama's rural economic bus tour in the Midwest where today he highlighted efforts underway to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, which will increase the economic competitiveness of rural America and promote job creation.
By Brenda Grabast
Still searching for their first victory of the season, the Barton Community College men's soccer team had to settle for their second tie of the season with a 1-1 double-overtime decision with Dodge City on Wednesday at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
The Barton Community College volleyball team wrapped up their four-match home stand Wednesday night, picking up their first conference victory of the season by defeating Garden City 25-19, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-18.
LARNED - Great Bend High School football this year is getting about as much respect as the Titanic gave to icebergs.
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will host a homemade ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Cakes, pies and cookies will be served with the ice cream and various toppings. Donations will be used for Christmas charities, including Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer, Dream Inc., Ellsworth prison, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and many others.
Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
River of Life Church, 1219 Main, Great Bend, will present the prophetic, healing and teaching ministry of Bill and Ida Ford, Sept. 7-10.
Mary Bieberle will be the featured speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Saturday, Sept. 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the program at 9:30.
The 1980 motion picture, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" will be shown on Friday, Sept. 19, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's fall series of "Movies with a Message."
CTI 14:22 concert
The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in front of the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Airport Airplane/Classic Car display will be from 1:30-3:30 on Sunday. An original P-51B Mustang will perform a flyby, weather permitting, during the event.
They're going to have to get used to it.
Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it is, in the words of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a threat "beyond anything we have ever seen."