WASHINGTON - At his dominant best until a shaky ninth inning, Roy Halladay held on to throw his first complete game of 2011, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 3-2 Wednesday night.
DETROIT - Brandon Inge hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers in their last at-bat for the second straight day, 3-2 on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know. Even the one charge that left Barry Bonds a convicted felon didn't specify steroids. Instead, a federal court jury found the home run king guilty of obstruction of justice Tuesday for giving an evasive answer under oath more than seven years ago. Rather than say "yes" or "no" to whether he received drugs that required a syringe, Bonds gave a rambling ...
Dear Editor, Help me with some objectivity, if you can find any today. The details of the budget deal are unfolding mighty quick and each hour divulges another almost unthinkable action. Here's how I see it: Our government cuts taxes for very rich people. Our government not only fails to collect taxes from GE and others, we give them additional money. Our government conducts wars and various other military operations around the globe with funding ...
In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
A suburban Chicago high school health-class instructor's technique for teaching the names of female reproductive parts caught the ire of the Illinois Family Institute religious organization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements. One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides will return to the table for court-ordered mediation today with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending. NFL executives met with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday for five hours the day before ...
HESSTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place on Monday at the Hesston Country Club in fifth Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet of the season.
The Barton Community College softball team put together a seventh-inning rally Monday afternoon in its opener with Pratt at Cougar Fields but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles didn't feel he was in a funk. Even at 0 for 18, he didn't consider that long enough to be a slump.
The Great Bend High School softball junior varsity team bested Liberal in both games of its doubleheader on Tuesday.
Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch 1923 - 2011 DORRANCE - Matilda Anna Lucile Hoch, 88, of Dorrance, died on April 10, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. Born March 13, 1923 in Wilson, she was the daughter of Wenzel and Albina (Soukup) Janda. She grew up and attended school in the Wilson area as a child. Later she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Guy Robert Hoch on March 5, ...
Waylon Wages 1977 - 2011 PRINCETON, Mo. – Waylon Dean Wages, 33, passed away on April 9 near Modena, Mo. Born July 12, 1977 in Unionville, Mo., he was the son of Gary L. and Diane (Russett) Wages. He currently lived in Princeton, Mo., moving there in 2005 from Great Bend. Waylon was raised in Theodosia, Mo., and was a 1996 graduate of Lutie High School. He was employed by Premium Standard Farms in Princton, ...
Pauline Julia Thomason 1918-2011 GREAT BEND - Pauline Julia Thomason, 92, died April 12 at the Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born December 26, 1918 at Red Rock, Okla., the daughter of Leonard and Libby (Bridwell) Ward. She married Solomon Leedy Thomason October 15, 1935, at Ponca City, Okla. He died July 4, 1994. Mrs. Thomason was a Great Bend resident most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a ...
Mildred J. Schenk 1924-2011 HOISINGTON - Mildred J. Schenk, 86, died April 13 at Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. She was born November 5, 1924 at Ness County, Kansas, the daughter of Guy and Martha (Corrigan) Ludington. She married Clifton Helt in 1943 at Great Bend. He died July, 1976. She married Bill Daniel, May 9, 1970, at Hoisington. He died March 1, 1979. She married Robert Schenk, December 10, 1988. He died March 8, ...
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.