MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder selected teammate Rickie Weeks, Los Angeles' Matt Kemp and St. Louis' Matt Holliday to represent the National League in Monday night's Home Run Derby.
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - In a frantic final day of campaigning, the three cities vying for the 2018 Winter Olympics lobbied for votes Tuesday in what shapes up as a choice between the third-time Asian bid from South Korea and the European challenger from Germany.
MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans edged defending champion Alberto Contador in a photo finish Tuesday to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France, while Thor Hushovd kept the overall lead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, which begins Wednesday, is considering just how much of a salacious allegation against the star pitcher's chief accuser is fair game, and he's probably not going to let a parade of Clemens' former New York Yankee teammates testify about their drug use.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Foundation's 18th annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction in June netted $38,900. The money raised is having an impact on quality of care received at Clara Barton Hospital's Emergency room. Proceeds from this year's event are being used to replace aging cardiac equipment through the purchase three cardiac monitors. These monitors are located at the bedside in each of the hospital's emergency rooms to meet any patient acuity need. ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of tractor parts, which reportedly occurred Thursday night at 1200 NE 50 Ave. and North U.S. 281. The victim said a shed door was torn open and a tractor had been dismantled with parts missing. Another tractor had been partially dismantled. Deputies also received a report Sunday night that someone had broken into a camper at 30 SE 20 Road and taken off ...
SEWARD -Billy G. Owen, 71, died July 3 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He was born July 8, 1939 at Great Bend, the son of William and Alberta (McNett) Owen.
A free program, "Employers and Job Seekers Ages 55 and Older," will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging promotes a program to help senior citizens find gainful employment, whether seeking part-time or full-time work. Staff will assist with job searches, resumes, cover letters, job referrals and employment counseling. Larry W. Durr, coordinator of the Older ...
Great Bend Police Vehicles driven by Rebecca Demel and Rosalyn Borchers collided at McKinley and Forest at 5:05 p.m. Friday. A vehicle driven by Dustin Parker was northbound on Frey at 5:09 p.m. Friday, and struck a vehicle driven by Diana Waterhouse, who was stopped at the stop sign at Broadway and Frey. At 9:54 p.m. Saturday, police received a report of someone setting a plastic bottle on fire at 2101 ...
HOISINGTON - Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Hoisington on Monday, July 11 from 5 - 6 p.m. at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W. 1st (1st & Vine). Come to the south basement door. Any questions, call 620-653-2702.
HOISINGTON - Seeds have been planted, and the Hoisington Community Garden, in its first year, is flourishing.
Larned city manager Don Gaeedert (left) talks with Bruce Dirks at a reception Friday at Larned city hall. Gaeddert received a clock and a honorary key to the city.
Larned Police Dept. Friday, July 1 Officers responded to the illegal discharge of fiireworks at 7th and Carroll at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, June 30 An animal control officer was dispatched to First and Carroll at 2:55 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by phone in the 100 block of E. 14th at 4:51 p.m. An animal control officer was dispatched to the 200 block of E. 13th at 7:42 p.m. Officers investigated a possible protection from abuse ...
In January 2010, shortly after News of the Weird's report, the U.K. government admitted that the British-made "magic wand" bomb-detector its own Department of Trade and Industry was promoting for export to police in Mexico and the Philippines was useless - no better than a Ouija board.
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
Those past a certain age can name the song the title of this column came from. There aren't many fans of the weather that descended upon the Great Plains the past week, especially after the balmy weather over Thanksgiving weekend. Outside of our discomfort and many peoples urge to strangle those they meet who love this weather, is it really a "bad" thing. What are the benefits of this weather winter for agriculture? First let's summarize the downside.
WICHITA - As Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall started recounting his team's first-half baskets Saturday, he suddenly stopped himself.
PRATT - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team started the season with a dominant performance on Friday night.
No. 2 ARIZONA 63, UNLV 58
BOULDER, Colo. - Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
WASHINGTON - Just as everyone expected: One team is on the cusp of the playoffs, and the other is sinking like a stone.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma's players scoffed at the notion earlier this week that they had been reduced to the role of spoiler against rival Oklahoma State.
WACO, Texas - Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
ATLANTA - If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
LARNED - Norma J. Haynes, 82, died Dec. 6 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. Born May 1, 1931, in Cloud County, she was the daughter of Earl and Alberta Allen Snavely. She was the Vice President of Haynes Electric, Inc.
BURDETT- Lawrence L. Bauer, 88, died Dec. 6, at the Country Place Senior Living, Larned. Born Dec. 28, 1924 in Burdett, he was the son of Philip and Frances (Mooney) Bauer. A lifetime area resident; he was a farmer and stockman.
Jay Kroulik, driving while suspended, continued to Jan 28