To celebrate Independence Day on July 4, the City of Great Bend - along with Sunflower Diversified Services and many other sponsors - will host a Community Fireworks Display at the Great Bend Expo Complex. The show is choreographed to music, and will begin at dusk. Sunset will take place at approximately 9:02 p.m., and the show will begin as soon as it is dark enough (around 9:33 p.m.).
ELLINWOOD - Five Ellinwood residents participated in the 39th Annual Bike Across Kansas, which ran from June 8-15. Chase and Scott Tillotson, and David and Mel Waite rode their bikes, and Debbie Tillotson went as a support member. The 800 plus bikers and the 200 support members began their journey across Kansas in the far southwestern town of Johnson City. The Ellinwood group, along with many of the other bikers, started on Friday night, and went the extra 14-mile ride from the Colorado border into Johnson City.
PORTLAND, Ore.- The Portland Trail Blazers attempted to solidify their backcourt of the future when they selected 6-foot-4 guard C.J. McCollum of Lehigh with the 10th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
A couple from Branson, Mo., was taken to Ellsworth County Medical Center following a collision at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County, after their Dodge Caliber was rear-ended a Toyota Highlander. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Dodge was driven by Mark G. Rice, 66, of Branson, who applied his brakes when the trailer on a tractor-trailer combo ahead of him swung onto the shoulder, kicking up dust and decreasing visibility.