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USA shines in track events

LONDON (AP) - Allyson Felix grinned as she waited for the official results to pop up on the scoreboard. She knew what was coming, and she was going to enjoy this moment.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals hold on to edge White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Owens returns to NFL practice field for first time since late in 2010 campaign

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - As he bolted off the line of scrimmage, Terrell Owens tried to "shock release" stout cornerback Brandon Browner by crashing into the defender then disengaging and breaking into the open.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Fire destroys hay shed

Note: This brief has been updated to correct the name Keith Miller. Property owners reported the hay from this building was still burning Friday afternoon.

August 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for Aug. 9, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

August 08, 2012 | | On the Record


Larned Police Report

Larned Police

August 08, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Pawnee Sheriff

August 08, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Chen pitches Royals past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks, Billy Butler hit his career-high 22nd homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Australia’s Pearson beats USA trio in 100 hurdles

LONDON (AP) - Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on her head, eyes fixed on the big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn't be another Olympic letdown for Australia.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


StoneRidge to host benefit tournament

The Larry Zinn Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31, at the Club at StoneRidge.

August 07, 2012 | | Local Sports


Walnut Bowl youth league sign up set

Walnut Bowl is hosting a sign up party for the youth bowling league on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

August 07, 2012 | | Local Sports


Woodson’s role to be limited, if any, Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - If Green Bay Packers fans are eager for a sneak peek at Charles Woodson's potentially expanded role at safety for the Green Bay Packers this season, they probably aren't going to get it Thursday night.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs practice with Cardinals in preparation for Friday’s game

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The practice looked like a normal NFL workout. There were just twice as many players on the fields at Missouri Western State University.

August 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Doris Ann (Harms) Sheridan 1942 - 2012

EDNA - Doris Sheridan, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Edna on Aug. 6. Doris was born Nov. 19, 1942, to Ralph Jack and Lottie Urbanovich Harms in Ellsworth. She was a longtime Ellsworth County resident and a 1960 graduate of Geneseo High School. On May 28, 1988 she married William 'Bill' Sheridan in Ellsworth. Doris owned her own beautician business, worked as a bookkeeper at the Lorraine State Bank and Lorraine Grain and Fuel Company and was a Gas Processing Operator for Northern Natural Gas and Tejas Gas Companies.

August 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Richard B. Fischer

ST. JOHN - Richard B. Fischer, 94, died Aug. 7 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Service is pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.

August 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


​Ruth Marie Cannon

Ruth Marie Cannon, 79, of Great Bend, died May 23, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education




Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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