The refrain has echoed across the globe our entire lives. "The World Cup is the most exciting sporting event on the face of the planet. Bigger than the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series combined and go ahead, throw in the next Star Wars movie especially with Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford dragging their walkers through it."
In the June 24 story on the Barton County Commission, the cost of the fence at the new radio tower east of Great Bend was incorrectly reported. The cost of the work, being done by Little Giant Fabrication of Great Bend is $2, 992.18, not $9,992.18. The Tribune apologizes for the error.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team came out of pool play at the Dodge City tournament on a roll.
Tim Duncan could have easily gone out on top, with his fifth NBA championship trophy under his arm and his health intact just a few months after his 38th birthday.
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.
Monday, July 7
Genetics, brain function and other factors hold promise of helping researchers predict which teenagers will become binge drinkers and abuse alcohol. A study just out in the journal Nature suggests scientists can teach a computer to make such a prediction with close to 70 percent accuracy.
LONDON - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.
ATHLETICS 4, BLUE JAYS 2
CLEVELAND - The Kansas City Royals' recent road dominance has grounded to a halt.