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.
As Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill undergoes chemotherapy for recently diagnosed cancer, the support both from the community and nationwide has also began.
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People looking for full- or part-time work will have an opportunity to meet employers during Job Fest 2013, taking place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.
According to the Barton County Engineers Office, L&M Contractors of Great Bend will begin bridge repair work on NE 10 Ave. (or North Frey Street), north of the Club at StoneRidge on Friday. Barricades will be placed at the intersection North and South of the structure, allowing access to local traffic only for about three weeks.
HOISINGTON -The Hoisington High School forensics team brought back eight medals from 3A State Forensics in Wichita on Saturday (May 4). Every Cardinal earned at least one medal and Olivia Lowry earned two.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 4.
LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position ...
LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.
LAWRENCE - Charles L. Curtiss, 61, concluded his battle with cancer May 6, at his home. Born on July 30, 1951, in Lawrence, he was the son of Earl and Oma Lee (Coleman) Curtiss. In 1983, he married Debra Nichols. They divorced in 1994. He was an employee of Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Charles was intensely interested in genealogy tracing his own family back hundreds of years and also ...
BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.
"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.