Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. According to the San Jose Mercury News, high school kids spend nearly $4 billion annually for dresses, accessories, flowers, beauty products, limos and other prom-related items. The average couple spends upward of $1,000 for the one-time event. That got me thinking about my own prom in 1980. I didn't know my date very well. She was in my photography class, pretty and, more important, available. We arranged a ...
Riveted to our screens, we learned last week of the enormous value of social media and surveillance video when tragedy strikes. But -- and this second point is as significant as the first -- we were also reminded of the importance of established, well-funded, conventional media, without which the big picture would have had gaping holes.
The Great Bend High School baseball "C" team's scheduled game at Dodge City today has been canceled.
Barton Community College High School Track & Field Invitational FRIDAY • STARTING TIMES 2:30 p.m. - Coaches/Scratch Meeting 3 p.m. - Field Events (See order of events) 5 p.m. - 3200 M Run-Women 5:30 p.m. - Running Events (See order of events) • PARTICIPATING TEAMS Central Plains, Little River, Larned, Phillipsburg, Solomon, St. John & Wilson. • ENTRY FORMS Each team will be allowed 3 entries per event. Athletes are allowed to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football.
Drum roll, please. The BCS conference commissioners have announced the name of the new postseason football playoffs. They traveled from all across the country to Pasadena to make this happen. They spent thousands of dollars with Premiere Sports Management in Overland Park to come up with this name, along with a committee of the commissioners. As tough jobs go, this wasn't exactly cleaning up the kitchen! Here's what they came up with for a moniker: ...
DETROIT - Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 29 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder recovered after squandering a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 series lead.
NEW YORK - Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick - Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL - to last year's No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.
For NFL prospects on the bubble, it's often better not to get picked at all than to be selected in the final rounds.
ALAMEDA, Calif. - For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome.
It wasn't an easy road. The Barton Community College women's tennis team overcame several tiebreakers to take third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Tournament to qualify for the national tournament. Still, it came down to the competition's final match. "It was exciting," Barton head coach Lyle Stickney said. "It came down to our very last match on Saturday. We were tied up with Seward at 11 1/2 points ...
Area/Local Schedule TODAY Golf Hoisington at Russell, 8:30 p.m. Ellinwood at Trego I-70 Classic, 9 a.m. St. John at Hesston, 1 p.m. Tennis Hoisington meet, 9 a.m. Larned and Central Plains at Pratt, 10 a.m. Softball Great Bend at Garden City, 3 p.m. Larned at Hays, 4 p.m. Track & Field Pawnee Heights at Larned meet, 3 p.m. Great Bend at McPherson, 4 p.m. Central Plains and Otis-Bison at Hoisington, 4 p.m. Baseball ...
ST. JOHN - St. John High School's boys' golf team took second place, shooting a combined 356 at their St. John Invitational on Wednesday.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team finished third at the Hesston Invitational on Wednesday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - The Central Plains High School girls' track and field team won a Central Prairie League title on Thursday.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
TOPEKA-Kansas schools and school districts were honored Thursday for their support of character education as part of the Kansas Schools of Character Recognition Program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Character Education Initiative and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club announces the 2013 theme for the After Harvest Festival Parade to be held at 10 a.m. July 2. This year's theme is "Home Is Where Our Story Begins." They are hoping registrants for the parade will incorporate this year's theme into their parade float.
Hoisington Food Bank open May 16
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Great Bend Regional Hospital has been documented as able to adequately care for a stroke patient brought to the facility, the American Heart Association and the Kansas State Stroke Task Force announced last Wednesday. GBRH was added to a list that already included Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington as hospitals that provided the necessary documentation to be named as Emergent Stroke Ready as part of the Kansas Initiative For Stroke Survival (KISS).
The role of emotions in day-to-day life after a cancer diagnosis is the topic for the next Interactive Television (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 in the basement-level St. Dominic Room.
BURDETT - Arthur Lewis Mostrom, 88, died May 8 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born March 16, 1925, in Spearville, he was the son of Clarence H. and Merion E. North Mostrom. On Aug. 17, 1952, he married Faye Schadel in Alexander. She survives. A longtime resident of Burdett, he was a retired mechanic and custodian.
Alice Walter acknowledged that if she had to do it over again, she wouldn't wait so long. Hindsight tells her she could have returned to her daily activities much sooner.
Two Brown Mackie College occupational therapy assistant students spent four days last week involved with the equine therapeutic riding program at Rosewood Ranch. It's the second consecutive year that Rosewood Ranch has welcomed first-year OTA students from the Salina college to its award-winning therapeutic ranch so that the students can complete fieldwork required for their OTA practicum. Brown Mackie OTA students Megan Collins and Ashley Overbey attended the ranch from April 29 through May 2, ...
Thursday, May 9
Yes I walked out of the council meeting. I should not have even sat there to begin with as I had told them I would not play their childish game and then I did. This was a planned rehearsed orchestrated attempt to discredit me with the voters. I wonder how many if not all of the council members discussed this with each other prior to the meeting.