SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon was denied bail Tuesday and will remain in jail on an involuntary manslaughter charge. The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to stay in jail for a year while officials investigate a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Simon's lawyer has said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. A bullet killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo, and injured his brother, 17-year-old Starlling Castillo, in the city ...
The public is invited to attend two free film nights at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Monday. There were no fires, but they were dispatched to the 2900 block of Quivira St. to check on downed power lines. Barton County Sheriff Someone broke into a shop at 394 SE 100 Ave. and took some tools, it was reported Monday. A Barton County resident reported an attempted phone scam Monday. A company ...
The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Feb. 10, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
The Kansas Room in Jordaan Memorial Library is a collection of books by Kansas Authors and information about Kansas History. Newspapers printed in Larned are on microfilm and a reader printer is available to read the papers. There is also information on pioneer families in Pawnee County.
Cougars to host Cloud on Wednesday night Barton Community College is playing host to Cloud County (Concordia) in KJCCC Western Division basketball action on Wednesday night at Kirkman Athletic Center - weather permitting. The women's game is set for 6, followed by the men at 8.
Gayle M. Hopkins Slack, 91, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Sterling House of Great Bend. She was born May 20, 1919, at Happy, Texas, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Edwards) Murdock. She married Arthur Hopkins in 1944. They later divorced. She then married Ethmer Neil Slack in 1992 at Great Bend. He died Feb. 18, 2002.
The Ellinwood Historical Society will hold a dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Senior Heritage Center.
Walter "Wally" Straub, 79, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Born Aug. 4, 1931, at Claflin, he was the son of Tony and Mary (Kimpler) Straub. He married Barbara Jane Schartz Dec. 27, 1952, at Wichita. She died May 13, 1973. He then married Elizabeth L. R. Hickey May 31, 1974, at Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School students celebrated Kansas Day with a couple of hands-on activities. The first activity was making homemade whole-wheat yeast rolls for the entire student body. Students from Susan Lowry's and Tina Johnson's classes made four batches of yeast rolls.
Freshman Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host 14 town hall meetings across the First District of Kansas the first week of February. He will be in Great Bend from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St.
By The Associated Press Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 At Miami, 74,059 New Orleans 0 6 10 15-31 Indianapolis 10 0 7 0 -17 Super Bowl MVP Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return with 3:12 remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The Colts took a 10-0 lead in the first with a 38-yard field goal by Matt Stover and Peyton Manning's 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre ...
How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term? Late-night comics know better than pundits. Let's start with some of their earlier jokes: • Jay Leno - "President Obama plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?" • Jimmy Fallon - "In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama said he has Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and the ...
Dear Editor, Nearly every Kansan knows that on January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the ranks of statehood. The Sesquicentennial (or 150th anniversary) of such an event is indeed an important milestone. A few days ago, I drove to Washburn University to hear special remarks on this occasion delivered by former Kansas Gov. John W. Carlin, who served as the state's chief executive from 1979 until 1987. What made it even more meaningful or ...
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness ...
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.