OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.
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MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James appreciates the irony.
O'FALLON, Mo. - Barbara Jane Emly Jordan, 84, died May 30, 2012 at Meadowlands Retirement Center in O'Fallon, Mo. Her body was donated to the KU Medical Center.
HOISINGTON - Mildred Kathryn Van Scyoc-Carson, 86, died June 5, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 31, 1925 in Gove County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Carrie Mabel (Bailey) Willson. On Sept. 28, 1941 she married Elmo Van Scyoc in Collyer. He died on March 16, 1961. On July 6, 1963 she married James Richard Carson in Hoisington. He died on July 8, 2010. A resident of Hoisington for 65 years, she was a homemaker and co-owner of Carson's Department Store.
LAWRENCE - Edwin J. "Fritz" Turner, 87, passed away May 28, 2012 at Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence in Lawrence. Born Jan. 11, 1925, in LaCrosse, he was the son of George Walter and Mary Kathryn LaVoney Turner. He grew up in LaCrosse and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1943, where he lettered in football, baseball and the school band. Edwin married Marilyn Rose Kathleen McCarty Sept. 13, 1953, at Larned. They were married 58 years. She survives. "Fritz" worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in the construction department and retired in 1987 after 41 years of service.
GREAT BEND - Michael J. Keenan, 81, died June 6, 2012 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Summer Safety for the Family," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
A stolen book was used to start a ditch fire in rural Barton County on Tuesday, law enforcement officers report.
No other state's history is so entwined with the American Civil War as that of the Sunflower State, says historian Debra Goodrich Bisel. She will visit the Barton County Historical Society to present a lecture and book signing from 1-3 p.m. Friday in the main museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281. Admission to the program is free.
The sentencing of convicted murderer Adam Joseph Longoria that was originally set for June 8 has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 in Barton County District Court, in was announced Wednesday.
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada, and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas.
CLASS 6A-1. Olathe Northwest 33-4; 2. Olathe East 29-8; 3. Blue Valley Northwest 29-7; 4. Blue Valley North 28-8; 5. Blue Valley 24-10; 6. Manhattan 26-11; 7. Maize 32-7; 8. Washburn Rural 25-13; 9. Derby 29-10; 10. Hutchinson 21-16.
Halloween is a week away, but many children will be in costume Saturday for early events.
Everything you need to know about Bruce Braley was made clear by the candidate himself in a thirty-seven second video of him speaking to his real constituents - his fellow trial lawyers - at a fundraiser in Texas.
Let's take a break from our Ebola freakout and debate something a bit more benign - like word usage. For instance, why do we keep using czar?
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a letter of support for a Sunflower Diversified Services grant application to KDOT and the Kansas Association of Counties legislative platform.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
WINFIELD - The fall golf season ended on another positive note for the Barton Community College men's golf team.
The history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
The Central Plains High School volleyball team closed out the regular season on Tuesday.