PHILADELPHIA (AP) - He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.
LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game - but don't count out Alabama yet.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials didn't do enough to try to stop suspected sexual abuse of children at the hands of a former assistant football coach, the state police commissioner said Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez on Monday, upgrading their rotation and clearing the way for hotshot prospect Lorenzo Cain to get a chance in center field.
WICHITA - The Barton Community College volleyball team will be making its second straight trip to the NJCAA tournament after winning the Region VI tournament on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In a somber Kansas City Chiefs locker room, not long after a disheartening loss to a previously winless team, linebacker Derrick Johnson uttered the words everyone must have been thinking.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be host "Update on Radon," a free Stop 'N Learn Session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. According to Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick, radon levels have been reported in every community in Barton County. The only way to be sure that a home does not have a problem is to perform a short term test.
Great Bend Fire Department
LARNED - A Larned man is facing charges of two counts of manslaughter, one count of failure to yield at an intersection and two counts of vehicular homicide stemming from a 2010 traffic accident.
Lutheran church to hold breakfast
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on bone health and osteoporosis at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Dr. Ranjan Sachdev, Orthopedic Surgeon, will be the presenter.
The Barton Community College Learning Resource Center, in conjunction with the Great Bend Public Library, will host a day full of holiday activities for children from 1-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the BCC LRC. The Christmas Tree-Trimming Festival will kick off "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week," which starts Sunday, Nov. 13.
Is there any doubt that, in the Midlands, more people have watched more games in this World Series than all summer combined? The World Series brings out even the most casual of fans. I hope they don't get spit on!
ALBERT - Members of Peace Lutheran Church in Albert are celebrating 125 years of Christian faith ministry in rural Kansas - from 1889 to 2014.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.
RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.
Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at scrooge.bartonccc.edu. Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.
The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.
The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.
David Michael "Mike" Johnson, 72, died Oct. 30 at Almost Home Inc., Great Bend. He was born Nov. 25, 1941, at Denison, Texas, the son of Doug and Woodie (Pritchard) Johnson. He married Peggy Temple April 28, 1962, at Borger, Texas. He founded M and M Equipment in 1975, retiring in December 2012.
PAWNEE ROCK - Ladine Peterson, 95, passed away Oct. 29 at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born April 2, 1919, in Bison, she was the daughter of Everett and Frances Bitter Edwards. On April 3, 1941, she married Loraine Edwin Peterson in Bison. He passed away Jan. 20, 1995. A lifetime area resident of Rush and Pawnee County, she began her career as a teacher and retired from the ASCS office in Larned. She raised Persian cats and took them to many shows, and she also loved flowers.
Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend Municipal Airport. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport.
Coaching basketball at a community college means a lot of new faces nearly every year. Barton Community College men's coach Craig Fletchall knows this. He had been at it for 13 years – eight at Barton where he is the all-time leader in coaching wins.