The theft of a Thompson submachine gun from a Great Bend residence has Crime Stoppers asking the public for information. Police Chief Dean Akings reports the gun, valued at $1,700, was stolen sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 5:11 p.m. on the 28th, from a home at 2821 16th St. "This .45 caliber automatic machine gun was a model T1SB with serial number KH2157," Akings said. "The house was locked but possibly entered through a basement window. If you have information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers, 793-1300 or 888-305-1300. Remember we don ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hear a report on new software and the time line for future computer enhancements when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. There will also be a report on enrollment in youth football, soccer and volleyball.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Labor Day 5K results were:
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Cardinal Debate Team is looking for volunteers to judge at the Garrett Blase Memorial Open Debate Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22. Experience is not necessary. A training session and materials will be provided.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young's single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night.
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The Barton Community College women's soccer team captured a 2-1 victory over Metropolitan Community College (Maple Woods) at the BCC soccer and track complex on Thursday afternoon.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team secured a 1-0 win over Dodge City in the second round of the Wichita Titans Classic on Thursday evening.
It was a Homecoming of sorts for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – in Kalamazoo, Mich. that is.
Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture. It's against the Bill of Rights; it's against the Geneva Convention; it's against United Nations Convention Against Torture (ratified by the U.S. in 1994); it's against every state statute from every modern constitutional democracy and every decent and encouraging proposal coming from humanity in the last century.
Well over two years ago, a local public figure encouraged folks to give blood because it was the selfless thing to do.
It was summer when Mom had first mentioned the idea of our going as a family to Disney World. We were ecstatic. Because we were a family of 12, trips that necessitated hotels and plane rides were extremely rare. This would be a first for many of us. Before we got too excited, Mom explained to us that the only way this trip would be possible was if each of us worked hard and saved up money to pay some of our own way. We weren't worried about that, though.
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.
What's it like to have strangers disappointed that you weren't eaten and potentially killed by an anaconda? Just ask Paul Rosolie, the host and (almost) snake snack on Discovery Channel's recent "Eaten Alive" special.
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
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