BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal, a 15-time All-Star who struggled to get on the court last season because of injuries, tweeted on Wednesday that he is going to retire after a 19-year career in which he won four titles and the 2000 league Most Valuable Player award.
Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports there have been several vehicular burglaries in recent days. In one recent case, several cameras, and iPod and a Garmin GPS were stolen from a vehicle parked in front of 2913 Quivira St., sometime between 11 p.m. on May 25 and 9 a.m. on May 26. Loss was $1,150. "Please always keep your vehicles locked and valuables out of sight," Akings advised. Anyone with ...
A Great Bend man and two children were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Tuesday after a one-vehicle accident in the 300 block of NE 10 Ave. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Ricky Jo Staab, 42, was driving a Mazda 929 and swerved to miss a deer around 8:20 a.m. The car went out of control and struck a utility pole. Passengers in the car were Dalton Jo Staab, ...
Ancil Wilber Baker, 96, died June 1 at Medicalodges Eudora in Eudora. He was born Jan 17., 1915 at Gilbert, Ark., the son of George M. and Nettie Jo (Cross) Baker.
Tonda Lee McAvoy, 59, died May 18 at Woodside Hospice House in Pinellas Park, Fla. Born Sept. 18, 1951 in Johnson, she was the daughter of Pearl and Vanonda Mae (Wise) Miner. On April 2, 2010 she married Terry Lee McAvoy in Pinellas Park, Fla. She was a resident of Largo, Fla. since 2010, coming from Great Bend, formerly residing in WaKeeney and Dallas, Texas. She was a nurse for 25 years and a coast-to-coast truck driver for five years.
OLATHE - Kimberly Johnson Faber, 36, of Olathe, went to run free in the pastures of Heaven on Thursday, May 26, with her loving husband, David W. Faber, at her side. She spent the last few years of her life traveling from one coast to another with her husband, Dave, and an extraordinarily loyal dog, Koko. This travel highlighted a cornerstone of Kim's essence: living life to the fullest. Another passion of hers was ...
Recently the Golden Belt Community Foundation awarded a $1,500 grant to the Dominican Sisters of Peace - Heartland Farm to support the 2011 Eco-Peace Camp. The camp will be held June 6-10 and is for ages 10-13. The camp provides an exciting outdoor experience with an emphasis on sustainable living. Activities focus on alternative energy, gardening and cooking, native Kansas nature study and interpersonal skills of cooperation and peacemaking. Those interested in attending the camp ...
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.
MIAMI (AP) - As if losing the opener of the NBA finals wasn't bad enough for the Dallas Mavericks, now they have to deal with an injured Dirk Nowitzki.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Miami Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration.
Tuesday, May 31 A suspicious person was reported in the 1300 block of Broadway at 4:59 a.m. Monday, May 30 A suspicious item was found in the 900 block of Corse at 10:36 a.m. An animal control officer responded to the 500 block of W. 10th at 3:41 p.m. Officers investigated a disturbance in the 100 block of E. 14th at 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to an alarm in the 800 block of Broadway at ...
For two philanthropic gifts totaling $105,000, Jim Massen, 80, a retired television repairman and farmer in Windsor, Ontario, has perhaps salvaged his good name, overcoming a 1990 guilty plea (and one-year jail sentence) for molesting three teenage boys.
Forget the almanac. And the calendar. Forget whatever the weatherman or the newspaper or the next-door neighbor with the hair growing out of a mole shaped like the state of Delaware on his nose told you. The true worm-hole opening to summer is not the upcoming solstice on June 21; it's the last Monday of May, Memorial Day. Memorial Day: when the world alters unalterably for every kid and teacher across the land. By now, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? FEMA asked Congress for $2 billion in extra aid money due to tornadoes, flooding and blizzards. The need makes foreign aid look silly. There are five states in the Midwest who would've gladly housed bin Laden if they knew how fast that would get you $3 billion in aid. McDonald's chairman Jim Skinner refused calls to fire Ronald McDonald at the company meeting in Chicago Friday. He ...
There are still openings in the Adult/Youth bowling league at Walnut Bowl. Teams are made of one adult and one youth member. The league bowls every Thursday evening at 7:30 for 10 weeks. Contact Jim Mayberry at 793-9400 to register or just show up to get started.
LARNED - Stella Louise Parker, 73, passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at Wesley Towers Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.