MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Melky Cabrera became the first Kansas City player in 11 years to get 200 hits and Mike Moustakas hit the go-ahead home run in a four-run sixth inning as the Royals topped the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Monday night.
CHASE - James D. Sheldon, 31, died Sept. 26 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
ELLINWOOD - Guy Anthony Caton, 43, died Sept. 23 at his home in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
EL DORADO - After a short battle with cancer, Lorna Rose Holmes, 52, of El Dorado, went to be with her Lord, on Sept. 24 at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. Lorna was born on June 28, 1959, in Great Bend, the daughter of Keith and Lorraine Holmes. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1977, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University, and her master's degree in rehabilitation ...
LARNED - Amil A. Hanson, 95, passed away Sept. 25 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Born April 18, 1916, in rural Pawnee County, he was the son of Axel and Mae Nelson Hanson. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/stockman. On Oct. 1, 1950, he married Berniece M. Nuttelman at Great Bend. She survives.
The line is long at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. The annual fundraiser attracted a good turnout, with a lot of familiar faces and many newcomers.
Balloons are released at the Heartland Cancer Center's 8th anniversary celebration Sunday. The HCC's Support Group sponsored the event.
A Barton County motorist was injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a deer, 0.4 miles north of SE 50 Road on SE 100 Ave. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Jacob Delgado was driving the 1997 Dodge pickup. It went into a ditch and then came back onto the road but entered into a side skid into the other ditch, rolling three-quarter times. ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to a Methodist cemetery located northeast of Hoisington on NE 10 Ave. and NE 120 Road. On Saturday evening a man reported finding stones broken and overturned. Officers continued their investigation on Monday. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 1-888-305-1300.
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made four ambulance runs Friday, five Saturday and one Sunday. At 6:07 p.m. Friday they extinguished a old abandoned shed on fire at 51 SW 30 Road. At 10:42 p.m. Friday they responded to a possible explosion with fire at 1712 Third St. and found a pit fire in the back yard, which the occupant extinguished. He was cited for illegal burning. At 1:51 p.m. ...
Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter ...
The annual Zoo Society meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. President Penny Quinn will host a slide show presentation to update members on activities and answer questions. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said members will take a behind-the-scenes tour and view the newest animal at the zoo, a 167-pound cougar named Phoenix, who is on loan for a year from Panthera Research in Texas. ...
GREAT BEND - Betty J. Marsh, 84, died Sept. 25, 2011 at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?