KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There are two ways to look at the Kansas City Chiefs right now.
SALINA - There's nothing like getting a low seed to get the competitive juices flowing, motivating a high school doubles team.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The football world will have to wait another day to find out if Tim Tebow was only keeping Kyle Orton's seat warm or whether he's pushed the veteran to the end of the bench.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.
MIAMI - Florida is out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Time to start counting down the undefeated teams and sorting through which ones have the best chance to reach the national championship game.
ELLINWOOD - Viola Eggers, 82, died Oct. 10 at Ellinwood District Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1929 at Catherine, the daughter of Ludwig and Julia Leiker Staab. She has been a Barton County resident since 1943, formerly of Ellis County.
ELLINWOOD - Richard (Dick) Elsen, 68, died Oct. 9 at his home in Ellinwood. He was born Nov. 14, 1942 in Colwich, the son of Nicholas Elsen and Emelia Schwartz Elsen. He was an Ellinwood resident for over 45 years and worked in manufacturing at Marlett Coach in Great Bend.
LARNED - Wayne J. Seba, 77, died Sept. 1 in Denver, Colo. He was born on March 8, 1934.
A free Great Bend Recreation Commission program will show that flying model airplanes isn't just for kids, GBRC Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. Members from the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) will share information about the hobby from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
A contest at Great Bend Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 to create movie posters for their favorite books.
With construction on its next house under way and an upcoming talent show fundraiser in the works, Habitat for Humanity of Barton County is hosting a mixer event to thank current and prospective volunteers. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the non-profit organization's construction site, 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend.
CLAFLIN - USD 112 Central Plains School District is one of four school districts in the state to receive $5,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to install a 1.9 kilowatt wind turbine to educate students on the importance of wind energy as an alternative energy source and to promote rural jobs.
Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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Rich Felts, a Montgomery County farmer, was elected president of Kansas Farm Bureau this month, replacing Steve Baccus, who served in the position since 2002.
Mildred Siebert will celebrate her 85th birthday with a family dinner and card shower.
Record keeping for a 4-H livestock project might involve collecting receipts from the feed store in an envelope or making notes on a feed sack in the barn. But, a new venture for 4-H-a livestock project record app-is allowing members to use their smart devices to keep easier track of their records.
Brogan Kirmer, of Claflin, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center, on the Washburn campus.