Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked national outrage, and rightfully so. And yet, with much of the focus on race, there is an accomplice to Trayvon Martin's death that has, to a surprising degree, escaped scrutiny and a seat in the dock- guns, and our lenient, permissive approach to them. The fact that it's a repeat offender makes matters even worse.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them today, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.
MANHATTAN - A day after placing a league-high five players on the preseason All-Big 12 Conference team, Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the 2013 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State placed a Big 12 Conference-high five football players on the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 team as voted on by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Wednesday.
The First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will play host to The New Generation Singers on their way to the northern states of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.
The Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 21st St., is having a "priceless" rummage sale, Saturday, July 20 from 7:30-11:30 am. The sale will be set up the same way in the church as in other years; the difference is the items are not marked. Payment is by donation that is determined by the shopper.
First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., offers a vacation Bible school with a roller coaster theme. Children from 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend "Colossal Coaster World" from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 21, and continuing through Friday, July 26.
TOPEKA - Stephen Wesley Bell, 62, died July 16 at Midland Hospice. Born Jan. 5, 1951, in Great Bend, he was the son of Elmer "Pete" and Bernice (Harding) Bell. He attended Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English.
HAYS - Fidelis "Dale" Degenhardt, 84, died July 16 at the Golden Living Home in Wilson. Born July 1, 1929, in Pfeifer, he was the son of John and Emma (Basgall) Degenhardt. On Sept. 22, 1947, he married Edna Cantwell in Pfeifer. He was the service manager for Hartman Oil for many years.
Members of the Great Bend High School Class of 1957 recently sponsored two seats for $125 each as part of the Take a Seat campaign to renovate the Fine Arts Auditorium. They are challenging other classes to follow their example.