ATLANTA - Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was upgraded to serious condition at an Atlanta hospital Saturday, a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman.
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa winked when the television camera focused on him during the national anthem, a signal to his friends watching the game back home in Slovakia. Then he gave them something to cheer about.
Larned High School reeled in seven All-Mid-Central Activities Association baseball selections to cap the 2013 season.
MANHATTAN - It was not the start to the 2013 season that Great Bend Chiefs head coach Mike Stettinger was hoping for.
Both Hoisington High School and Larned finished with six Mid-Central Activities Association softball selections.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The cancer fight for Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Matt Kuchar couldn't think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Earl Dean Resner, 75, died May 29, 2013 at his home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born March 2, 1938 at Barton County, the son of Edmund and Amelia (Wegele) Resner. Earl was baptized as an infant at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. He married Anita Marlene Robertson June 7, 1959 at Great Bend. She died July 26, 1970. ...
MANHATTAN - Kansas State's baseball team scored runs in chunks on Friday afternoon - a rapid pace that would make their fellow Big 12-champion football program across the parking lot proud.
HUTCHINSON - Joy. J. Ballard, a longtime Hutchinson resident recently residing in Winchester, died June 1, 2013 at Hospice House following a battle with cancer. Survivors and arrangements will be provided by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
McPHERSON - The Wichita Children's Theatre brings a musical adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood" to the McPherson Opera House stage on Saturday, June 8, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. In this musical, Little Red Riding Hood learns not to talk to strangers, and the wolf learns not to trick people. Thanks to a grant from the Waldhauer Education fund, admission is free for all ages.
HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.
HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.
Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.
Terry and Sandra Vink of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Vink, to Jack R. Bates, son of Jim Bates of Overland park and Susan Bates of Dallas, Texas.
David and Jamie Bailey celebrated their 40th anniversary with family and friends on June 9 with a pool side reception at the Best Western Motel in Great Bend.
Genola McCarter will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30 at Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road in Great Bend. Friends and family are encouraged to attend or send cards.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Riley, Park, Eisenhower and Lincoln schools. The program will run from June 3 through June 27 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.
I don't know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action I would come to regret.
SAN ANTONIO - It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.
Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
It is no accident that Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, is opening on Father's Day weekend. Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman-and thus, America-was raised with. As an inwardly directed memoir that illuminates our political conflicts, Man of Steel might as well have been called Dreams of Superman's Fathers. Hollywood directors ...
Bill Mead of Great Bend has been through it all – five surgeries, three complete radiation treatments and skin grafts. He is currently undergoing more chemotherapy.