LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
TOPEKA (AP) - Democrat Tom Holland is trying to gain ground in the Kansas governor's race by linking the Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, to federal financial bailouts. Brownback's campaign contends that Holland is distorting the senator's record.
SALINA (AP) - The police department of a central Kansas city of 50,000 is adding two police officers to respond to a growing gang problem that is linked to the recent shooting death of a teenager.
JENKS, Okla. - Sam W. Mays, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Jenks, Okla., on Sept. 14. He was born in Pryor, Okla., July 6, 1945, the eldest child of Sam W. and Marcine McGouldrick Mays. Sam attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1963. In 1966 he married Cammy McCray of Great Bend. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State University in 1972.
Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn't looking so hot. But we've had big problems before - we've solved them before.
North Korea's World Cup adventure began auspiciously with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to a superior Brazil team, leading the government to release photographs of the North Korean coach supposedly receiving long-distance telepathic strategy signals during the game from Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - If the Chiefs keep this up, football will be fun again in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Zack Greinke picked up his first victory in nearly a month and Wilson Betemit homered and drove in four runs to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 11-3 on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19 and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals on Tuesday night.
If not for Wally Straub and his persistence, Barton Community College would not have the Case New Holland Program it has today. Thanks to Straub's insistence and perseverance with the Case New Holland Corporation, the college was able to begin its pilot program in 1995 and turn it into a full-time program just one year later, offering service training to Case New Holland workers across the country.
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CLAFLIN - Friday will be the 2010 Claflin Football Homecoming. This week the cheerleaders have been busy with preparations for the big event. On Sunday, Sept. 12 the cheerleaders sponsored a "White Wash" that allowed students to white wash paint a few of the streets in Claflin to help "kick off" the homecoming week. The cheerleaders are also sponsoring the school "spirit" week which, will allow the students to dress in the following chosen themes: Monday, "Come As You Are Day"; Tuesday, "If I Dress Like This Will You Still Be My Friend"; Wednesday, "Dress Like A Little Kid"; Thursday, "Black ...
Glenn Russell Dunavan, 77, of Great Bend, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 12 at his home. He was born May 7, 1933, in Decatur County, the son of Floyd and Dolly Roe Dunavan. He was a soil scientist for the United States Government.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Fresh vegetables (in season) available. All bakers, craftsmen, artisans and more are invited to come to sell and showcase.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Food Bank volunteers and board have been named as the 118th Annual Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals, the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week.
ELLINWOOD - Sentinel Gallery will present an Art Opening for the exhibition Who Knew? Art Exhibition Showcasing Art with Ellinwood Roots, taking place at 201 South Main on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning July 22- 25. It will reopen on July 28.
Star of Hope is proud to announce the dedication of the new church building in Hesse, Haiti. The original church building was rendered useless and unsafe by the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. On June 28, more than 250 people gathered in the new mountain church to dedicate it to the use of the people in the area. The church is located next to the new Hesse School also rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake. In addition to being used for church services it will also be used by the school for assemblies.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.