The Holy Family School Back to School Bash: We are Family, starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus in Great Bend.
The following SpiritLife classes will be held Sept. 22 at Heartland Center for Spirituality. Participants may attend for the day, for a single talk or register for the complete two-year program with the option of spiritual director's training in year three.
Trinity United Methodist Church of Great Bend kicked off a coat drive on Aug. 26 in conjunction with its second annual Back to School Block Party.
Surrendered Family Ministries will host the eighth annual "Exalt the Name of Jesus" area-wide event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
The Roca Blanca Worship and Ministry Team from the Roca Blanca Mission Base in Oaxaca, Mexico, will be ministering in the Great Bend and Larned area Sept. 7-9.
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HUTCHINSON – With the theme "Weird, wild and wonderful, the Kansas State Fair never gets old," the 100th official Kansas State Fair opens Friday in Hutchinson and runs through Sept. 16.
GARDEN CITY - The Barton Community College volleyball team rallied for its first win of the season on Wednesday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out.
The new kids in the Southeastern Conference have no intention of being pushed around.
Trailing early, the Barton Community College men's soccer team traded goals until Tyler Dixon scored the game-winning goal for the Cougars on Wednesday afternoon at the BCC soccer and track complex.
LARNED - Sometimes when it comes to the agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties that serve those in need, that need isn't about money.
It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self never has to worry about Perry Ellis speaking out of turn.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA's All-Star show has arrived on Brrr-oadway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell bounced back from a four-point game with a double-digit effort and monster jam that moved UCLA into a second-place tie in the Pac-12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Monte Morris scored 19 points and 14th-ranked Iowa State overwhelmed No. 21 West Virginia 79-59 on Saturday to sweep the season series with the Mountaineers.
On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning 10 of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...
LARNED – Sterling's girls coasted past Larned 63-30 in Friday's Central Kansas League basketball game. Andi Dowell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Kylah Comley (13) and Emma Lamert (11) scored in double figures for Sterling (13-4, 6-2 CKL).
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James doesn't take a single moment for granted. There's no time to waste. Every game, every gesture is special.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo are among the finalists for this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.
LARNED – Isiah Perez started overtime with a 3-pointer and Larned converted seven free throws in the extra period for a 63-55 Central Kansas League basketball victory.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
ELLINWOOD - Frank Slade Zamarripa Jr., 45, died Feb. 13, 2015, in Ness County. He was born April 26, 1969, at Great Bend, to Frank and Gloria K. (Kincaid) Zamarripa. He married Donita Kay Morris Nov. 1, 1997, at Great Bend.
NESS COUNTY - One driver died and the other sustained possible injury on Friday morning, when a tanker truck rear-ended a semitrailer that had slowed to turn off K-96, 10 miles west of Ness City.