USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th. Items on the agenda include bid approval for HVAC/lighting project, electronic communications policy, and Shady Grove property. Jefferson Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson Elementary School.
By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Sunflower Bank presented its annual donation – more than $200 – to the Barton County Children's Miracle Network, an amount determined by customer usage of Sunflower Bank's Health Care Professional debit card.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Seemingly invincible for so long at Owen Field, No. 3 Oklahoma finally proved fallible at home.
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Germany's Green Party temporarily transcended mainstream environmental goals and specially demanded that the government begin regulating sex toys.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Albert Pujols simply let his bat make all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud.
SALINA - Head coach Kelsey Perry knew that her Great Bend High School volleyball team had a difficult task entering Saturday's Class 5A sub-state volleyball tournament at Salina Central.
Friday's high school district scores (Oct. 21)
ST. JOHN - The No. 1-ranked St. John High School volleyball team earned the chance to defend its Class 1A Division-I state title on Saturday, winning its sub-state tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tennessee muted the chatter about that Alabama-LSU showdown for a half, at least.
No. 5 Boise State 33, Air Force 26
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas State's Bill Snyder preaches to his players to treat every game the same, no matter the opponent, the place or the circumstance.
The AP Top 25 Fared
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School cross country team achieved its goal on Saturday at the Class 5A regional meet in Newton.
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It's a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it's a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we've been duped into caring about it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
LAWRENCE - It was the last sport to get the fall season underway at Barton Community College.
LARNED - When I was a kid, we played a game called "piling on."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
Photo by Janet Fleske
LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.