MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Youkilis sat in the White Sox dugout before his first game with his new team, looking relaxed, sounding confident and flashing a toothy smile through his trademark bushy goatee.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a United States Tennis Association Jr. novice tennis tournament on Friday, July 6.
Western Kansas Football League sign up will be held on Monday, July 2.
PRATT - Great Bend native and Pratt Community College women's soccer player Kayci Huslig earned a 2011-12 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
LAKIN - For the first time this summer, the Golden Belt swim squad finished second in a meet.
MIAMI (AP) - The NBA championship trophy was center stage, bathed in white light and sitting on a pedestal. And each Miami Heat player offered it a different greeting.
HOISINGTON – Roger Lee Zeigler, 76, died June 25 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Aug. 3, 1935, he was the son of Donald L. and Bernice W. (Slimmer) Zeigler. He worked as a sales associate and representative for Tower Products at Lenexa. A Hoisington High School graduate, he was a resident of Hoisington for most of his life. He spent several years in Kenwood Plaza, St. John.
John H. Mitchell Jr., 79, died June 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Albany, N.Y., he was the son of John Henry and Ada (Oliver) Mitchell. He married Lois Ann Rule on June 5, 1955, at Green Island, N.Y. She died June 13, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Troy and Green Island, N.Y., he worked as a production manager for Fuller Brush Company.
Viola Eleanor Schwein, 96, died June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend, where she had been a resident for the last 6 ½ years. She was born Dec. 28, 1915, at Hoisington, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Herdt) Schneider.
BURLINGTON, Iowa – LaDonna Maxine Denney, 79, died June 23 at her home in Burlington, Iowa, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. Born Jan. 25, 1933, at Kiowa, she was the daughter of Laurence G. and Bertha Pearl (Downtain) Thomas. She married Donald Dean Denney Sr. on May 23, 1952, at Great Bend. He died Aug. 14, 2000. An Iowa resident, she was a cook for Unified School District 428, retiring after 35 years of service.
BISON - Olga Crotinger, 96, died June 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
The Great Bend Public Library will be having another Adults' Night Out Movie at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, for anyone 18 and older. The library will show "The Vow," and those who attend earn an extra entry for this week's Summer Reading drawing.
Great Bend Public Library will offer Touch a Truck from 2-3 p.m. Saturday in the library parking lot, 1409 Williams St.
Great Bend Fire Department
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The past 20 years September has been designated as National Food Safety Month. Often times I devote a column or two and offer training related to this important subject during September and this year is no exception. The web site is full of great information that focuses on five main areas of concern when it comes to food handlers. Those areas include:
The following meals will be served Sept. 2 through Sept. 5. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Starting around Thursday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt overlay project on a 17-mile section of K-156 Highway in Barton County, from the Barton-Ellsworth County line to the US-56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend.
This past Sunday, Aug. 24, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, in Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on US-56 Highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.
The 17th biennial Brack Reunion was held on Aug. 3, at the La Crosse City Auditorium. Fifty-three descendants registered under the families of Henry, John Peter, Johannes and Philip.
Army Pfc. Curry Thomas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
A team of Kansas State University librarians has received its second Project Ceres contract to digitize more than 70 years of Kansas agricultural history.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.