The 2010 PIF Sweetheart Award was presented to Debbie Jones (on the right) by Norma Ward, local PIF Representative. Debbie was honored for her outstanding service on the fund raising and projects committees. She has hosted the annual geranium sale pickup at her home for the last two years and also held a club garage sale. Currently, she is co-chair of the Projects Committee. A donation in her name has been sent to the Pilot International Foundation and she will receive recognition in the international Pilot Log magazine.
After an historic site along the lower Jordan River was closed for a day this summer for public health reasons, an environmental group, EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth (Middle East), called for a permanent suspension until the governments of Israel and Jordan (on either side of the river) assure that it is safe from agricultural discharge and untreated sewage.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - It looks like journeyman Todd Bouman will make his first start in nearly five years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - All those critics who've been carping about the way Todd Haley uses his running backs have all of a sudden fallen silent.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Jerrod Johnson broke Texas A&M's career record for total offense, and backup Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes to help the Aggies roll past hapless Kansas 45-10 Saturday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) - After 14 seasons of futility and lopsided losses in the Big 12, Baylor finally gave its fans a reason to celebrate Saturday night.
BY KEVIN PRICE
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series to reach the World Series for the first time since 2002.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers did a victory lap, sharing the moment with their frenzied fans. They sprayed each other with ginger ale on the field to involve the AL championship series MVP in the celebration, and doused their manager with the contents of a water cooler.
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.