LONDON - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil relied on its star Neymar for two early goals to beat Cameroon 4-1 Monday and reach the World Cup's knockout stage for a South American showdown against Chile, a 2-0 loser to the Netherlands.
Unrest in Iraq and talk of a increase in the gas tax have driven the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas up 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68.
Nick's Repair has moved, said owner Nick Hamit. He had been working out of his home at 3206 21st in Great Bend, but he now has a shop at 2528 Fifth in Great Bend, with the entrance to in the ally east of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. Hamit specializes in small engine repair, for such things as lawn mowers and trimmers. The shop will be open Mondays starting at 8:30 a.m.
ELLINWOOD -Some of Ellinwood's finest performers are joining forces to perform a vocal showcase to benefit the Historic Wolf Hotel. The event's theme is "A Night With Show People," and local performers will share songs that celebrate show business and a love of performing. The cost for the event is $20 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School teacher Christina Lamoureaux will be presenting an exhibit, Pulse of the Prairie at Moss-Thorns Gallery Fort Hays State University, Rarick Hall on June 27 until July 17. Reception will be June 27 at 7 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fernando Rodney was good for another dozen pitches and the Seattle Mariners were good for a sweep.
MANAUS, Brazil - They were less than 30 seconds away.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Hunter R. Skaggs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Barbara Shirk, retired School Registered Nurse, was recognized for serving six years on the Board of Directors of ElderCare, Inc. Shirk served as Board chair during 2013-2014. Janet Splitter, Executive Director of ElderCare, Inc. presented her with a plaque in appreciation of her leadership and counsel guiding the service to older adults. Current members of the Board include: Richard VonFeldt, Terry Conard, Robin Fabricius, Sharon Manning and Elaine Simmons.
Barton Community College has named 204 students to the President's List for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association, Inc. 2014 reunion will be held Sept. 8-14, in St. Louis, Mo. at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. For more information contact Don Shade at 866-352-2469 or 716-569-2314; email email@example.com.
Prentice and Carol Weltmer of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 27, with a card shower.
Mr. Gregg Stone of Inman, and Mr. and Mrs. George Shove of Burlington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Teressa Stone, to Ryan Zink, son of Dennis and Teri Zink of Bushton.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."