ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kobe Bryant was a no-show during Friday's media session at All-Star weekend.
The Great Bend High School boys' bowling team will be heading to the Class 5-1A state tournament on Friday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita after winning its regional on Saturday.
LAWRENCE (AP) - It was the best atmosphere that Kansas coach Bill Self could remember. Thomas Robinson said the Jayhawks rose to another level. Tyshawn Taylor simply smiled, shook his head in disbelief, and tried to describe his emotions.
Members of the Great Bend High School class of 1957 are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss and continue plans for the class reunion and get together to be held in September. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard.
Chemotherapy patients at Heartland Cancer Center know how important their complete blood count (CBC) results are, and now they can have those results more quickly.
Barton Community College's Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has named initiates for the 2012-13 academic year.
As an associate faculty member of the Early Childhood Education Program at Barton Community College, Shara Neidenthal teaches cutting-edge childcare techniques. As owner of her own preschool, Neidenthal gets to practice what she teaches.
Spanish Brass with its offering of classical to contemporary music will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
A news release recently published by the Kansas Board of Regents shows Barton Community College attracted the second largest number of new students compared to the other 18 community colleges in Kansas. In the fall semester of 2011, 257 students found their way to Barton's campus for the first time.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will not have a study session this week as previously scheduled. Instead, board members will travel to Junction City and Fort Riley on Thursday, March 8, for a retreat.
DALLAS, Texas – The finally final 408(b)(2) regulation was on the minds of advisers at the 2012 CPI Retirement Academy held this week in Dallas, Texas. In Monday's general session, Bradford Campbell, former Department of Labor assistant secretary for employee benefits (EBSA) discussed changes to the final 408(b)(2) regulation in his presentation "At Least 2012 Won't Be Boring: Advisor's Guide to ERISA's Shifting Sands."
Melissia Pemberton, duty to report accident, fine $100, court costs $55.50
HOISINGTON - A Texas Hold'em Poker tournament to raise funds for area charities will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.
LARNED - Although their actual anniversary isn't until April 20, the weather was perfect for Wayne Hesher to get out and visit his lovely bride with the assistance of his nurse.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, Rep. for District 110 in the Kansas House; Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
The seventh Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot scheduled for May 4 has been canceled due to the fire in the dining hall at Camp Aldrich this past weekend.
ELLINWOOD - Teresa "Toni" Batchman, 87, died April 17, 2014, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 19, 1927, at Milwaukee, Wis. Toni graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married Vernon Batchman on Aug. 5, 1944, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Jan. 29, 1995. An Ellinwood resident since 1944, she was a homemaker and artist.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59.
PHILADELPHIA – Just a few years ago, the region's refineries were on life support, hurt by high prices of oil imported from foreign countries. Now, they're humming again with the daily deliveries of domestic crude in mile-long trains.