MAIZE - The Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team opened their season with a pair of impressive victories on Tuesday night.
HAYS - In a season-opening high school tournament on Monday at Smoky Hill Golf Course, Great Bend finished sixth out of nine teams.
PHOENIX - College football is in for some big and, some say, much-needed changes with the switch to a four-team playoff.
WINFIELD - William 'Billy' R. Bauer, 78, of Winfield, passed away Aug. 27, 2012 at the Wm. Newton Memorial Hospital.
DEERFIELD - Robert (Bob) Lee Hughes, 76, of Deerfield, died Aug. 27 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born Nov. 14, 1935 in Craig, Colo., he was the son of Lena E. (Barnhart) and Paul O. Hughes. In 1996, Robert and Thelma Hughes were united in marriage in Satanta.
ELLINWOOD - The ravaging force of a hurricane is beyond the imagination of those that have never experienced one, and most in this country have never experienced homelessness or hunger. Yet one small country in the Caribbean seems to continuously struggle with nature.
NEW YORK - Considering their previous high-profile faceoffs, there's no better way to finish off an NFL season than the New England Patriots vs. the New York Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fans who say the preseason doesn't count for anything probably tend not to congregate in Kansas City.
BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland rookie starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will sit out the Browns preseason finale against Chicago.
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The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules Tuesday.
This week, the Kansas Supreme Court began video streaming its oral arguments live on the Internet, Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced.
The Touched by Cancer Support Group has announced its updated September meeting schedule.
Wife-and-husband team Debbie and Duane Reif know how to motivate and energize a community from the grassroots level.
The Shafer Gallery at Barton County Community College is closed for the holidays, and the quilt exhibit has been sent to Harlingen, Texas, where it will be on display next at the Harlingen Heritage Museum. A recent press release erroneously stated Dec. 20 was the final date for the exhibit, gallery administration said, offering their apologies for the error.The gallery will reopen Jan. 16 with the show, "Prairie Pulse," featuring works by Christina Lamoureaux. More information will be available closer to the opening, including details about the opening reception.
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The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
As the end of the year approaches, it's likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you're an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous.
The annual America's Health Rankings report today ranked Kansas the 27th healthiest state in the nation, falling from our peak at 8th healthiest in 1991. Kansas' ranking dropped in 19 of the total 30 measures in the report and experienced a double-digit drop in rankings (falling behind 10+ states) in measures such as cancer deaths, children living in poverty, cardiovascular deaths and more.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Regan Ochs and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.
The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.
Oil, like political punditry, is a commodity, traded freely on the open market and subject to the laws of supply and demand. The difference of course is that punditry enjoys an abundant and renewable supply, flows freely, and produces nothing of value. Oil, on the other hand, is actually important. The problem is that people think they are related.
The political class breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when the US Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. This year's omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and disguised spending increases, and was voted on before most members could read it.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
WICHITA (AP) - Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 53-52 victory over Alabama Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The new-look White Sox added another bat to their potent lineup on Tuesday, announcing a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.