LAWRENCE (AP) - The season's only two games old and Turner Gill's Kansas Jayhawks already own the worst loss and the best win in the Big 12.
Road games sort out the contenders from the pretenders.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State can't help but wonder which defense will show up Saturday to confront Iowa State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) Bureau of Oral Health has recently been awarded more than $1.2 million in federal grants for this year.
STAFFORD - Ruby Katherine Holloway Potter, 101, died Sept. 13 at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. She was born July 6, 1909, in Wichita, the daughter of Schyler and Cora Belle Rogers Lutz, and was employed in the Sedgwick County Clerk's Office. She retired to Winter Haven, Fla., and moved to Stafford in 2007.
September is Baby Safety Month, and Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to plan ahead to make safe spaces for babies "at home, at play and on the way."
Kevin Pflughoeft, Juvenile Corrections Officer II, has been selected as the Uniformed Employee of the Third Quarter. Sergeant Pflughoeft is described by his colleagues as very dependable and trustworthy, one who demonstrates initiative and respect, is a high achiever, and has a high work ethic. Pflughoeft has assumed the role of instructor for several classes for new employees. Kevin has been very positive in this role, and has offered to teach some sessions. Sergeant Pflughoeft is conscientious in the role of instructor, asks questions, and is innovative in his teaching methods to help staff understand proper procedures for basic security ...
Members of the Alpha Kappa Master of Beta Sigma Phi chapter met Sept. 13 in the rural home of Julie Ford, in the screened-in room. President Alice Clapsaddle read a poem in memory of Marty Buster, longtime member. In the absence of the secretary and treasurer, Margaret Larson recorded minutes and Vice President Patty Smith collected dues. The Beta Book drill on absenteeism was presented by Patty Smith. Marcia King distributed cards for David Buster and Loretta Paulson and reviewed the remembrances for Marty Buster. The service committee reminded members to bring bears for the Early Education Center and bingo ...
Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to an outdoor screening of Disney and Pixar's animated movie, "Up," this Saturday. The event is free to the public and will start at 6:30 p.m. with snacks and crafts for children, followed by the movie at 7:30. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, as the event will take place on the east lawn.
Barton Community College will offer the Beginner Rider Motorcycle Safety Course Sept. 24-26 in Great Bend. The course is being taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors Dan Myers and Jeff Young, who have taught more than 1,500 students in more than a decade of instruction.
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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
TOPEKA (AP) - Democrat Tom Holland is trying to gain ground in the Kansas governor's race by linking the Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, to federal financial bailouts. Brownback's campaign contends that Holland is distorting the senator's record.
SALINA (AP) - The police department of a central Kansas city of 50,000 is adding two police officers to respond to a growing gang problem that is linked to the recent shooting death of a teenager.
JENKS, Okla. - Sam W. Mays, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Jenks, Okla., on Sept. 14. He was born in Pryor, Okla., July 6, 1945, the eldest child of Sam W. and Marcine McGouldrick Mays. Sam attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1963. In 1966 he married Cammy McCray of Great Bend. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State University in 1972.
"Where God guides and provides" is the central theme for "Wilderness Escape" Vacation Bible School at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. The church will hold its annual VBS from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, through Thursday, July 24.
Actors from Prince of Peace Parish will host a pageant performance of the symbolic story, "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pageant is being done in conjunction with the "Estamos Aqui" exhibit at Shafer Gallery.
The Trinity Lutheran Church Social Concerns Team will host its annual fundraiser and the proceeds this year will be donated to the Oaks Indian Mission in Oklahoma. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014 following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 24th & Adams in Great Bend.
MANHATTAN - There have been a number of videos interviewing people concerning their knowledge of historical and political information. This method of interviewing started with Jay Leno. It was then picked up by Sean Hannity, and later by several others. The results are both interesting and concerning.
The International Spy Academy is a Vacation Bible School where kids get to be special agents for God, according to sponsors at Community Christian Church in Great Bend. This Vacation Bible School starts Sunday and will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 20-24 at the church, located at 253 NE 30 Road, just east of Barton Community College. It is intended for children who have completed kindergarten, through middle school.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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