NEW YORK (AP) - Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and is at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - It was a roar that defines the Masters, so loud it startled even Tiger Woods.
DETROIT (AP) - Bruce Chen baffled the Detroit Tigers for most of the afternoon, and when someone finally hit a ball hard, his fielders were there to halt a promising rally.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library's Book Club will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Cummins Room. The April theme is "Embracing the Outdoors."
Mary Elizabeth Gunn 1914-2011
Mabel J. Flickinger 1914-2011
Barton County 4-H will be host to the State 4-H Shooting Sports competition Saturday, April 16, at the Expo grounds west of Great Bend. The disciplines included in this competition are Air Rifle, Air Pistol and BB gun. There are over 250 4-H members age 9 -18 years old registered for the event.
Carol K. Thompson 1930 - 2011
Jeffery Scott Garcia
Barton County Extension and the Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting a pep rally to celebrate the half way point of the 2011 Walk KS program. The event will be held Tuesday at the northeast shelter at Brit Spaugh Park.
Charles F. 'Chuck' Edwards 1914-2011
Paul T. Friebus 1936-2011
Elva Lucille Petz 1915-2011
Barbara Bushnell 1919-2011
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.