MANHATTAN - The Great Bend Chiefs have had a rough start to the Class AAA American Legion summer baseball season against rugged competition.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday for the second time this month because of a left hamstring strain.
MANHATTAN - Single-game tickets for K-State's seven 2012 football contests at Bill Snyder Family Stadium will go on sale Wednesday, June 6, in an exclusive online sale only at www.k-statesports.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
GALATIA - Leland Benjamin Keil, 83, died May 29 at Hays Medical Center.
LARNED - Phyllys Nadine Yeager, died May 27, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Plattsmouth, Neb.
The 2012 campaign season is shaping up as a possible "transformational" election, but not the kind that Barack Obama and many Democrats had in mind. It's a year when, if Democrats don't get their act together ASAP, they could suffer a trifecta of losses that will trigger further erosion of threatened New Deal and Great Society legacies and fulfill many conservatives' longtime dreams.
Once again there will be a Labor Day Baby Contest in conjunction with the annual Labor Day activities. A Labor Day Baby will be named during the Labor Day Weekend and the winner will receive a cash award of $100, a $100 savings bond and momento.
HOISINGTON - At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Haley Acker of Hoisington was selected to attend the 29th-annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program May 6 in Topeka.
GREAT BEND - Donna May Cape, 81, died May 31, 2012 at her home in Great Bend.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. May 14 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - Wanted: Youth 14 and older who want to hike in the mountains, canoe in the Boundary Waters, camp and go white-water rafting. A Venture Crew is forming in Larned and there will be an informational/organizational meeting from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the Larned Scout Cabin in Schnack (SP?) Park. For more information, contact John Harmon at (620) 285-6425.
By Dave Ranney
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility reports the following Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2012 - Uniformed, Aaron Cobb, Corrections Officer II; Non-Uniformed, Carla Lile, Administrative Specialist I.; Contract, Valarie Browning, Discharge Planning Specialist.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two of the U.S. team's breakout stars from the World Cup will keep playing at home.
LAS VEGAS - Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas.
RISOUL, France - Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
BOSTON - Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.
Two residents of Great Bend were injured after a wreck at 10 a.m. on Friday in Stafford County.
HOISINGTON -It turns out the 4th time's the charm, not the 3rd time. The 11-year-old Quivira All-Star baseball team, comprised of Ellsworth, Claflin and Hoisington players, avenged three previous losses to CVL (the Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars) to claim the Cal Ripken State Baseball Championship in Garden City this past weekend for the 11-year-old Cal Ripken Division. The Quivira team will now advance to an 8-team, 5-state Regional tournament in Minot, North Dakota beginning July 31st.
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TOPEKA (AP) - Kansas' highest court Friday overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of capital murder in connection with the killings a decade ago of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend after she'd witnessed a robbery.
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Robert Norman Alpers, 79, died May 31, in Hendersonville, N.C. A service will be held at Peace Church, 492 NE 140th Street, in Hudson, at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25, with burial to follow. After the burial, family and friends are invited to a meal at Wheatland Café for visiting and reminiscing.
With Barack Obama's approval ratings getting dragged down by a floundering foreign policy, we might miss one of his biggest successes in a place no one expected-Iran. Whether we extend the interim anti-nuke deal or reach a longer-term agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Obama has backed our enemy into a corner. But fans of cynicism, failure, and partisanship should take heart, because there's still time for congress to turn what should be a win-win for the United States into yet another loss.