NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team was led by a state-qualifying performance by Hannah Hildebrand in the 100-yard backstroke in Newton on Thursday.
WAKEENEY - Hoisington, Claflin and Ellinwood boys' tennis teams competed in the high school Class 3-1A regional on Friday..
SALINA - Alex Reed continued to lead the Great Bend High School track and field team after his return from an injury sustained during the football season, taking first place in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes on Friday at Salina Central.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team concluded its year at the Class 5A regional tournament hosted by Salina Central on Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.
MADRID (AP) - Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn't seem possible. The Spaniard's passion and pride revived European golf and made the Ryder Cup one of the game's most compelling events.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.
TORONTO (AP) - Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
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The American Red Cross will be at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. to accept blood donations from 2:15-7 p.m. on May 9.
The Ellinwood Garden Club traveled to Stutzman's Garden Center in Hutchinson on April 13. After shopping, eight members and their guests had lunch and dessert at the Dutch Kitchen. The next meeting will be May 11. Members will meet downtown to plant flower boxes at 9:30 a.m.. Hosts are Bill Starr and Bobbie Richardson.
USD 355 BOE to meet
ELLINWOOD - There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - The vocal and instrumental departments at USD 355 will combine this year presenting their spring concerts. The High School Band and Vocal Concert will be held Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in Ellinwood High School old gym. Groups performing will be the concert band, percussion ensemble, concert choir and Mystic Blues. Additionally, students will be honored for their good showing at state music festivals this year and for their contribution to the music programs at EHS.
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Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, spent Friday morning touring the multiple locations that comprise Rosewood Services.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.
The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.
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HUTCHINSON - Billie Louise Messick Williams, 83, died Aug. 10, at Hester Care Center. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lee and Sally LeRoy True. She was a 1956 graduate of Raymond High School. On Aug. 27, 1947, she married Donald F. "Pete" Messick in Tribune. He died Sept. 18, 1994. Then on Sept. 12, 1998, she married Robert Stanley Williams in Hutchinson. He died Aug. 10, 2013.
CHASE - Donald Mark Oberle Sr., 66, passed away Aug. 11, at his home in Chase. Born July 3, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of George J. and Florentine L. (Kimpler) Oberle. A lifelong resident of Chase, he was a pipe-liner in the petroleum industry. On Dec. 23, 2002, he married Debbie (Gilley) in Great Bend. She survives of the home.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
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