Two reeling teams that somehow remain atop their division open the NFL's Thursday night package in San Diego. Picking a winner could come down to who throws more picks: Philip Rivers of the Chargers or Carson Palmer of the Raiders.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
Andrew Luck came into this season as one of the most overwhelming Heisman Trophy favorites college football has had in years.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Having successfully shored up last season's troubled run defense, No. 17 Kansas State is now struggling to defend the pass.
Barton County Sheriff
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about last week's burglary at 3220 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
WICHITA - A Lyons man has been charged with the armed robbery of a bank in Arlington, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Wednesday.
Barton County Historical Society will pay tribute to veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. All veterans and their families will be admitted to the museum at no charge. The museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and light refreshments will be available during the afternoon. An exhibit of uniforms from the Spanish-American War through the Gulf War is on display.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will celebrate National Gaming Day from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King said students in grades seven and up, as well as adults, are invited to come to play a variety of board games, card games, video games and computer games.
The Family Crisis Center Inc. announced the re-launch of its website Tuesday. Located at www.familycrisiscntr.org, the site has been re-designed to reflect the center's new logo and gives information about domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking along with available services and contact information.
Calling all retailers. The City of Great Bend is inviting business leaders in the Great Bend area to the first-ever Retailers Roundtable meeting on Monday.
Great Bend is making a revived effort to get young working adults involved in the community by reorganizing the Barton County Young Professionals group. To show prospective members what it's all about, the group will have a free membership mixer from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.
Just in time to kick off the Christmas shopping season!
Great Bend High School will honor veterans at 9:40 a.m. on Friday with an assembly. Student Council president Luke Abbott will lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the GBHS Madrigals will sing the Star Spangled Banner. The GBHS Marching Panther Band will play Salute to Freedom and Salute to America's Finest. The Jazz Band will play God Bless the USA. Mr. Dan Eyestone will give the history of Veterans Day and have a reading of Flanders Field. Mr. Radke will also give a short speech. The assembly will be held in the GBHS gym and ...
BALTIMORE - Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn't help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create.
Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.
Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
MINNEAPOLIS - For as long as he has been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
BALTIMORE - The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN - In many ways, the direction of Kansas State and Auburn the past couple of seasons has been shaped by a surprising decision that Jake Waters made nearly two years ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning didn't take a single second-half snap in the preseason, and he's barely breaking a sweat after halftime in the regular season.
Which would be more effective for your brain functioning – computer training or a gym membership?
HAYS - So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know - and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Doerflers Harley-Davidson, 1100 East 43rd St., Hays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.
McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.
Carolyn A. Sheets, 79, died Sept. 15 at her home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 3, 1934, in rural Rose Hill, she was the daughter of Earl and Esther (Hall) Showalter. She married Gerald Skeels. On Nov. 9, 1979, she married Donald Eugene "Gene" Sheets in Dighton. He died July 25, 2012. A Great Bend resident since 1963, she was an office manager for Great Bend Appliance for 13 years and was a former secretary at Security State Bank and First National Bank. She enjoyed her family and friends and playing golf.
Peggy Lynn Crowe, 58, died Sept. 16 at her home in Great Bend. Born May 4, 1956, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Johnnie Douglas and Marie (Griffith) Crowe. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was an occupational therapist at Clara Barton Hospital.
Lester Leo Achatz, 65, died Sept. 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Milton and Bertha (Birzer) Achatz. On Dec. 27, 2011, he married Kimm M. Lewis in Great Bend. He grew up in Great Bend and lived in Virginia before moving back to Great Bend. He was employed by H-2 Trucking.