As amateur news hounds gain power and influence through social media, the definition of "journalist" has ripened for philosophical debate. But now it's becoming a legal issue – one that could hamper efforts to protect the news profession at the very time federal lawmakers are awakening to the need to do so.
Dear Editor, Maybe no one wants to hear any complaints about the umpires at this weekend tournament for 11 year old and younger. If I was a coach for the Great Bend team I would be completely embarrassed to invite seven other teams to participate in the tournament and have umpires make the calls that they were making. The game that I was watching both sides were having terrible calls made. When did the strike ...
NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS Today Noon (ESPN) - South Carolina (42-18) at North Carolina (55-9) Noon (ESPNU) - Indiana (46-14) at Florida State (47-15) 3 p.m. (ESPNU) - Rice (44-18) at N.C. State (47-14) 3 p.m. (ESPN) - Louisville (49-12) at Vanderbilt (54-10) 6 p.m. (ESPN2) - Oklahoma (43-19) at LSU (55-9) 6 p.m. (ESPNU) - Miss. State (46-18) at Virginia (47-10) 9 p.m. (ESPN2) - UCLA (42-17) at Cal-State Fullerton (51-8) 9 p.m. (ESPNU) ...
MIAMI - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission hosted an NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Great Bend Sports Complex and Brit Spaugh Park.
JONESBORO, Ga. - Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide arising from a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta, authorities announced Monday.
NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher's first game back in the Bronx.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Wilma Fay Creed, 99, died peacefully on May 22 at Flagstaff, Ariz. She was born June 24, 1913, in Ash Valley.
A pedestrian who ran across 10th St. and ran into the side of a vehicle at 10:12 p.m. Sunday sustained a broken leg. Richard Garcia was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.
A 29-year-old man who passed out while flying a kite Saturday night was upset because he couldn't get a 911 tape to post online.
Great Bend Fire/EMS Firefighters responded to 3318 18th St. last Wednesday to check a leaking gas meter that had been hit by a vehicle. There was a small grass fire in the 300 block of Pine At. at 3:36 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters made five ambulance runs Friday, seven Saturday and five Sunday. Great Bend Police Unknown persons stole $703 from a Great Bend resident's financial account, it was reported Friday. Unauthorized use of a credit ...
PAONIA, Colo. - Sonja Karen Swanson-O'Connor, 71, passed away May 31, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Born Feb. 3, 1942 in Paonia, Colo., she was the daughter of Henry R. and Martha Ellen (Hallar). She married Maurice Guy O'Connor. They moved to Montana where they made their home in the Lolo Creek Valley for the next 25 years where she raised her family, later divorcing in 1985.
Della Hurd, 74, died June 2 at home in Great Bend. Born May 8, 1939 at Mansfield, La., she was the daughter of Willie and Ruth (Jamison) Jackson.
John Baker, 85, died June 2 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 11, 1927 at Wichita, he was the son of Oscar and Lottie (Frasier) Baker.
llinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 28 Aaron Pohlman, illegal/expired tag, fine $30, court costs $55.50 Aaron Pohlman, speeding 42/30, fine $42, court costs $55.50 Alicia Hoeffner, driving while suspended, failed to appear Alicia Hoeffner, no insurance, failed to appear Terrance Graves III, speeding 54/35, fine $168, court costs $55.50 James Whiting, driving while suspended, pled not guilty James Whiting, illegal tag, pled not guilty James Whiting, no insurance, pled not guilty Christopher Smith, speeding ...
Small Claims Cases
By David Clapsaddle
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 30 at the Pawnee County Courthouse for a special meeting. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
By David K. Clapsaddle
PRATT - The next Miss America could come from Barton County. The next step toward the title is the Miss Kansas Pageant, which starts today at Pratt and concludes Saturday. Twenty-five women will compete, including two from Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Children at the Barton Community College Child Development Center (CDC) play with some new toys, Tuesday afternoon. The toys were acquired through a $500 grant awarded by Child Care Aware of Kansas. The grant requirements focus on increased efforts to practice healthy eating habits and to include physical activity both in and outside of the classroom. CDC Director Larissa Graham said the equipment is intended to help aid in fine muscle development and encourage "active ...
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this summer, helping to ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Blood donations tend to decline during the summer, when many regular donors are on vacation and schools are out of session. However, the need for blood is constant. All blood types are currently needed, especially O negative, which is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient. Upcoming blood ...
Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.
HOISINGTON – Marilyn J. (Korf) Davis, 65, died June 4, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
PAWNEE ROCK - Daniel J. Maes, 59, was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Joseph and Ellen (Phelan) Maes. He passed away May 26, 2013 in Topeka, with his loving family by his side. He was employed as a water well driller in the Great Bend area. Dan served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include, a daughter, Tammy Maes of Pawnee Rock; two sons, Jessie and Chance, both of Great Bend; Ginger Maes, mother ...
SAN ANTONIO - Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
LAWRENCE - Kansas and Hawaii will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1985 when the Warriors travel to Lawrence in 2016 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
MANHATTAN - For the first time in program history, all available public football season tickets have been sold as department officials announced Monday that Kansas State football fans have stepped up in record fashion for the Wildcats' 2013 eight-game home schedule.
Waters True Value has donated $4,000 to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. The effort to contribute to the disaster relief efforts came after an EF5 tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction and damaged 4,000 homes and businesses in the Oklahoma City area on May 20.