KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long before Jim Leyland became a big league manager, and well before Miguel Cabrera was even born, the Tigers' skipper hit .222 during an often-ugly minor-league playing career.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together. Now, they will go their separate ways in the NBA.
A Russell woman was flown to Wichita via air ambulance Monday after a vehicle she was a passenger in was involved in an accident on Interstate 70 in Saline County.
Representatives from the Barton County Food Bank pick up items donated at the Great Bend Public Library last week. The library was accepting food donations in lieu of fines in celebration of National Library Week.
The Barton Community College Theatre Department is hosting a trip to the University of Kansas to watch the musical "Merrily We Roll Along," by Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, April 29. The cost is $10 for students and $18 for non-students.
Basketball author and historian Steven Michael Farney will speak at the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23. The public is welcome to attend this meeting at the Barton County Historical Museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
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HOISINGTON - Leslie E. Laudick, 78, died April 16 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Services are pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Writing a book about the inventor of the microchip led to a lifelong friendship between 2000 Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby and journalist T.R. Reid. When a sculpture honoring Kilby is unveiled on April 28 in downtown Great Bend, Reid will attend the 7:30 p.m. ceremony.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Area Health Foundation received autographed sheetmetal from Jeff Gordons 2011 NASCAR and his crew chief shirt to auction off at the upcoming "Giving is Receiving" fundraising event on April 28.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood junior varsity golf team placed second at the Southeast of Saline Invitational Monday at Salina Mlunicipal Golf course. The Eagles missed first placed by just two strokes.
It's one time when kids are encouraged to open their mouths.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy did his best to match Justin Verlander pitch for pitch Monday night, hanging tough with the reigning Cy Young winner until the fifth inning.
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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