TOPEKA - Larned State Hospital officials say they need an additional $2.1 million to offset staffing shortfalls cited during a recent accreditation survey.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.
STERLING - They've done it again.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis is hoping turnover in the Kansas roster yields a turnaround on the field.
Barton Community College right-handed pitcher Nick Ney, a Great Bend native, recorded a win from the mound in a baseball game against Kansas Wesleyan Junior Varsity on Tuesday at Lawson-Biggs Field.
NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in 10th place at the NJCAA Region VI championship on Tuesday.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers finished second at the Hutchinson swim meet behind Andover on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
RUSSELL - The exhibit "Pandoras by Poche'" will be shown throughout the month of May at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The exhibit opens Sunday with an artist's reception from 2-4 p.m.
Great Bend Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of 10th St. at 8:06 p.m. Monday, after a vehicle hit a man on a bicycle. Casey Hoffman was driving west on 11th and struck Kevin Mata, who was riding a bike northbound across 11th St. from an alley. Mata was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
A Great Bend Police officer shot a dog at 1140 18th St., Monday afternoon at 4:22 p.m., after the dog charged at him. Police were summoned to that address after someone reported being chased by "a vicious pit bull" in the area. The dog's owner was cited for having a vicious dog.
RUSSELL - Six Russell residents were taken to the Russell County Hospital with possible injuries after a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 1 p.m. Saturday in Russell County, 0.6 miles east of the Bunker Hill exit.
Barton County Sheriff
Wednesday, July 15
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
"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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