BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
This year, I'm thankful that this year many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The Big Ten race won't officially be decided until Dec. 5 when the final BCS standings come out.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 47-41 on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The final game in the college home of "Mean" Joe Greene mocked the stingy defensive legacy of the former Pittsburgh Steelers star and had Kansas State coach Bill Snyder fuming.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Mallett threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns as No. 12 Arkansas made its case for the school's first BCS bowl game with a 31-23 win over No. 6 LSU on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has never played better defensively in a Big 12 game - and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game.
Halfway through the Iron Bowl, Boise State fans had to be feeling as if the pieces were falling into place for the Broncos to finally get a shot at the national championship.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton can seemingly handle anything thrown his way when he's out on the field.
No. 6 Kansas 98, Ohio 41
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense.
Two women were taken to Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley early Saturday after a rollover accident 1.2 miles north of U.S. 50 on 180th Road in Edwards County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
HOISINGTON - The 2nd annual Hoisington Main Street Inc. and the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Gala and Auction and Business After Hours is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday Dec. 2, at the Hoisington Main Street Welcome Center.
The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in fifth place at the Kansas Jayhawk Comminuty College Conference Championships held at Newton's Sand Creek Golf Course.
SALINA - Leading by four strokes heading into Tuesday's final round, the Barton Community College women's golf team took care of business in winning the Colby Women's Invitational at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished in seventh place at the Bob Blazer Hays High Invitational on Tuesday.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad will be holding a meeting on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. for information about the upcoming season.
WASHINGTON - Albert Pujols hit the 500th home run of his career Tuesday night, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
EDMOND, Okla. – Gracie Mae Gibson, 85, died April 18, 2014 at Willow Creek Nursing Home, Guthrie, Okla.
CLAFLIN - Laura A. Tinkel, 94, died April 22, 2014 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Donna Leatrice Herren, 83, died April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Flora J. Grace, 90, formerly of Great Bend, died April 15, at her home in Prescott, Ariz.
Barton Community College music student and opera specialist Jessica Perez will present a special recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
High school artists from around the state will have a chance to experience the life of a professional artist when their work is featured and judged in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Vortex High School Art Exhibit."
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.