Imagine you are a 19-year-old Marine. You are riding in a Humvee with four other Marines - your friends - when an improvised explosive device (IED) explodes.
There's good news and bad news in the twin terrorist outrages of the horrific running over and hacking to death of a British soldier and the Boston Marathon bombings. The good: intelligence agencies had some of these young terrorists on their radar. The bad news: having them on the radar did little good since the murderers still successfully completed their planned butchery.
MANHATTAN - The Class AAA American Legion baseball team's season-opening Tournament of Champions game was postponed due to inclement weather.
MIAMI - There will be no win-or-else Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals for the MiamiHeatthis season. LeBron James saw to that, and now the reigning champions are one victory from a third straight trip to the NBA Finals.
As a special "Kick Off" event for the "half century" observance of "50 Years of Rodeo at Fort Hays State University" occurring in 2016, a special travel experience has been created and will be sponsored by alumni of the FHSU Rodeo Club.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad opens their season on Saturday with a meet at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
ST. LOUIS - George Brett is giving coaching a month The greatest player in Kansas City Royals history isn't sure teaching is his forte and doesn't know if players will listen. Before hustling to the batting cage to start his job and greet well-wishers that included his former manager Whitey Herzog, the team's high profile interim batting coach certainly gave a fiery acceptance speech. "I'm scared to death right now, to be honest with you," ...
The Barton Community College Lady Cougars volleyball program is offering volleyball camps for various ages throughout the month of June. All camps will be held at the Great Bend High School Panther Athletic Center. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Barton head coach Phil Shoemaker or online at www.BartonSports.com.
Barton Community College head baseball coach Mike Warren has announced seven in-state signings for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
MANHATTAN - For the first time in school history, Kansas State will host NCAA postseason play as the top-seeded Wildcats welcome No. 2-seeded Arkansas, No. 3 Bryant and No. 4 Wichita State to a regional today through Monday at Tointon Family Stadium.
First Baptist Revival ends Friday Friday is the final day of a three-day revival hosted by First Baptist Church in Great Bend. The public is invited to attend at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1600 19th St. Local pastors have spoken each night. The theme for the revival is "No Boundaries." No prayer breakfast scheduled for Saturday There will be no men's prayer breakfast this Saturday, June 1, at the River of Life ...
Great Bend Recreation Commission summer activities start Saturday with a model airplane fly-in at MACK field.
Correction An accident report in the May 22 "On the Record" was incorrect. Great Bend Police Department released the correct information on Thursday: A vehicle driven by Victor Parsell, 54, Raymond, was northbound on Main at 3 p.m. on May 20 and hit a vehicle driven by Justin Merritt, 32, Seneca, who was eastbound on 24th St. Both drivers reported they had a green light, but after talking to a witness, police cited Merritt with ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo.
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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.
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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.
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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.