Cattle in pens at Mid-America Feeders mill around as smoke rises from approximately 120 round hay bales that caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 1:18 p.m. and after battling the blaze for awhile, MAF and Great Bend Fire Department officials decided it was best to just let the fire burn itself out. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said this was the third time this month that hay ignited at the feedlot. In each case the cause was spontaneous combustion. Firefighters were at the scene for about three hours to ensure the fire did not ...
The first week of May is Art Week at Barton Community College.
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TOPEKA - Larned State Hospital officials say they need an additional $2.1 million to offset staffing shortfalls cited during a recent accreditation survey.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.
STERLING - They've done it again.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis is hoping turnover in the Kansas roster yields a turnaround on the field.
Barton Community College right-handed pitcher Nick Ney, a Great Bend native, recorded a win from the mound in a baseball game against Kansas Wesleyan Junior Varsity on Tuesday at Lawson-Biggs Field.
NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in 10th place at the NJCAA Region VI championship on Tuesday.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers finished second at the Hutchinson swim meet behind Andover on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
RUSSELL - The exhibit "Pandoras by Poche'" will be shown throughout the month of May at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The exhibit opens Sunday with an artist's reception from 2-4 p.m.
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.