BALTIMORE (AP) - The Boston Red Sox completed their September collapse in horrific and historic fashion, falling out of the playoff chase by allowing two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of baseball's greatest comebacks, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - With the season on the line, the Atlanta Braves couldn't get the final three outs.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Jared Allen's return to Kansas City this week isn't his priority focus.
The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.
In case you were wondering, black. Nebraska fans, usually decked out in red and easily spotted on the road, will don black Saturday when the Cornhuskers play their first Big Ten game at Wisconsin. You see, the Badgers also wear red, and a very similar shade at that. And Nebraska's defense has been known as the Blackshirts since back in the Bob Devaney days, so there is a connection to Huskers history. As for the ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave Carl Pavano and the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, helping Minnesota stave off a 100-loss season.
GREAT BEND - Floyd Clarence Sanko, 80, died Sept. 28, 2011 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 3, 1931 at Hodgeman County, Kansas, the son of Edward and Mary (Schinstock) Sanko. He married Rosemary Burke Nov. 24, 1952 at Dodge City. He ended his career with Sanko Motors of Spearville in 1956 and moved to Great Bend to establish Sanko's Service, Inc. He was also a former owner of Reed Testing, ...
LARNED - Steven D. Alsup, 60, passed away Sept. 27, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.
TOPEKA - Sandra (Sandy) Craig, 64, died Sept. 25, 2011. She was born on Dec. 18, 1946. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Vera Schenkel; her husband John; and her brother Jimmy. Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.1 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements provided by Chapel Oaks Cremation and Funeral Services 235 SW Topeka Blvd. ...
ELLINWOOD - Evelyn May Miller, 80, died Sept. 27, 2011 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
LYONS - Dale Wilson Ballard, 91, died Sept. 28 at the Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft and destruction of a gray Chevy pickup from Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said the truck was stolen from 6001 Broadway Ave. around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. At 3 a.m. on the 22nd, it was spotted by security cameras at Barton Community College. "This vehicle struck a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, a green Jeep Cherokee and ...
Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each. The Western-themed evening will include a barbecue buffet, silent auction, old-time photographs, country music provided by the Great Bend High School Madrigal Pops Singers and an opportunity to learn line dancing. This Education Foundation event helps fund the ...
Whew! I need to catch my breath. I can't keep up with the quickly shifting journalistic conventional wisdom.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
LACROSSE - The Meade at LaCrosse Class 2A football playoff game has been postponed from Friday night until 3 p.m. Saturday because of a wintry forecast. LaCrosse (11-0) and Meade (10-1) have met in the playoffs the past three years. Defending state champion Meade beat LaCrosse 34-12 last year. By mid-morning Friday, Meade has received 3 inches of snow. Hugoton reported 5 inches of snow and Seward County reported 4 inches of snow.