SALINA - There's nothing like getting a low seed to get the competitive juices flowing, motivating a high school doubles team.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The football world will have to wait another day to find out if Tim Tebow was only keeping Kyle Orton's seat warm or whether he's pushed the veteran to the end of the bench.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.
MIAMI - Florida is out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Time to start counting down the undefeated teams and sorting through which ones have the best chance to reach the national championship game.
ELLINWOOD - Viola Eggers, 82, died Oct. 10 at Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1929 at Catherine, the daughter of Ludwig and Julia Leiker Staab. She has been a Barton County resident since 1943, formerly of Ellis County.
ELLINWOOD - Richard (Dick) Elsen, 68, died Oct. 9 at his home in Ellinwood. He was born Nov. 14, 1942 in Colwich, the son of Nicholas Elsen and Emelia Schwartz Elsen. He was an Ellinwood resident for over 45 years and worked in manufacturing at Marlett Coach in Great Bend.
LARNED - Wayne J. Seba, 77, died Sept. 1 in Denver, Colo. He was born on March 8, 1934.
A free Great Bend Recreation Commission program will show that flying model airplanes isn't just for kids, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. Members from the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will share information about the hobby from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
A contest at Great Bend Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 to create movie posters for their favorite books.
With construction on its next house under way and an upcoming talent show fundraiser in the works, Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is hosting a mixer event to thank current and prospective volunteers. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the non-profit organization's construction site, 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - USD 112 Central Plains School District is one of four school districts in the state to receive $5,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to install a 1.9 kilowatt wind turbine to educate students on the importance of wind energy as an alternative energy source and to promote rural jobs.
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FORT LARNED - A free lunch will be served to help Fort Larned National Historic Site celebrating its 50th anniversary of being a national park.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Landmark National Bank, 1623 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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Like a boulder dropped in a lake, Hillary Clinton's dissing of President Obama is still creating serious ripples. So let's stay with this story a bit longer.
Obama has failed to help defeat islamists in Syria, leading to the growth of The Islamic State (The Radical Islamist Murderers Formerly Known as ISIS) and fails to define a foreign policy for the U.S.
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AUSTIN, Texas - New Texas coach Charlie Strong wasted no time delivering fans a bit of the honesty he demands from his players.
Baylor coach Art Briles quickly dismisses the idea of his Bears defending their Big 12 championship.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has his way, Cam Newton won't be running as many read-option plays as he has in the past.
MINNEAPOLIS - Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
A memorial service for Gwen Schroeder who died on July 20, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend.