LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. June 22 for a regular meeting. Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman; Donna Pelton, chair; and Gary Caplinger, were present. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
PRATT- The Great Bend Chiefs coughed up an 8-3 advantage in the final inning of their opener against Pratt Wednesday night in a 9-8 loss. Down 4-2 in the sixth inning of game two Pratt mounted another rally to claim a 7-4 win over the Chiefs for the two-game sweep.
After 27 years, the Great Bend-based Battery E (Target Acquisition), 161st Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, will fold up their colors for the last time during an inactivation ceremony Saturday afternoon.
The Great Bend American Legion Braves played a doubleheader against Pratt Wednesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Braves lost the first game 7-4 falling short on a late rally in the seventh. The Braves took the rally into the second game and opened up a 6-0 drive in the first five innings allowing only one Pratt run in the sixth inning to close out the game in a 6-1 victory. The Braves will be in Hutch for tournament play beginning Friday night.
KANSAS CITY- Even the Rays' best couldn't tame the Royals, who continued to hit on Wednesday night en route to a 9-7 win, their third consecutive win in the series. The four-game set at Kauffman Stadium concludes on Thursday afternoon.
Nong-gu. That's Korean for basketball. There's a whole lot of nong-gu going on in Korea this week as the Kansas Jayhawks, masquerading as the United States team, are playing in the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.
Last week we saw an encouraging sign that the 50 year cold war between the U.S. and Cuba was finally coming to an end. President Obama announced on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and that embassies could be re-opened in each country by the end of the month.
Every year, it's with a gleeful relief we embrace Independence Day, which marks the beginning of dead solid summer. The Fourth of July is a red white and blue arrow to the bulls-eye of patriotism when we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our country by packing together in crowds, drinking a lot of beer and blowing stuff up real good.