NEW YORK (AP) - Union officials said Wednesday that NBA players and owners are about $7 billion apart over a 10-year span in their most recent proposals, a significant gap to close to avoid a work stoppage.
Approximately four acres of wheat stubble were burned in a field fire Tuesday afternoon. Great Bend Fire Department dispatched trucks to a field 3.5 miles south of town on U.S. 281 around 4:55 p.m. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said a hot bearing on the combine started the fire.
Great Bend police were in pursuit, briefly, of a car driven by a 19- or 20-year-old man at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday. The driver and a juvenile passenger were picked up after the car struck a light pole on the northwest corner of Eighth and Elm.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement received a report that a man who was driving toward Great Bend was intoxicated and threatening family members. It was also reported there were three other passengers in the car, including a 4-month-old child.
On the morning of June 13, staff at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo discovered someone had damaged a Polaris Ranger and other property belonging to the zoo. Damage to the Polaris exceeded $1,400.
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LARNED - The Larned USD 495 school board finalized personnel decisions for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school year in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the May 9 meeting.
LARNED - Ready to take an imaginary trip in your arm chair? Children were invited to the Jordaan Memorial Library's June Book Club on Tuesday. The theme was "Books Take You Places." Fiction and nonfiction books were featured.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met June 13 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - USD 495 Fort Larned schools, in collaboration with the Larned Pride committee, were awarded a $3,500 grant from the Golden Belt Foundation to help provide educational, field trip, and expansion opportunities out at Camp Pawnee. Camp Pawnee is four miles west of Larned on 8th Street from downtown Larned.
Reading Al Gore's comments on Mitt Romney we were reminded of all of the reason's we don't trust the man: "Good for Mitt Romney though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis. While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party."
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
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Everett Dirksen and his fellow moderate Republicans (a now virtually extinct species) transcended partisanship in 1964 and supplied the key votes to pass the historic Civil Rights Act. Now flash forward 50 years. Can you imagine how today's Republicans would respond if a major civil rights bill was on the table?
OCEAN CITY, N.J - Everyone loves a parade, or so they say, and by Labor Day practically every town and village in America will have one. They could all learn something from the way folks here conduct a mid-April oddity called the Doo Dah Parade.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
WIZARDS 118, CELTICS 102
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.
NEW YORK - Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.
GEORGETOWN, Ill. - Sandra Marie (Lamb) Miller, 66, of Georgetown. Ill., died April 13, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
Cory Blake Chambers, 40, died April 14, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
GREAT BEND – Ron "Goose" Zecha, 65, died April 16, 2014 at Diversicare of Larned.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned indictments Wednesday against a Mexican national charged with using false identification documents and identity theft in Barton County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.