VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team qualified three entries for the Class 5A state tournament, fighting the elements to finish tied for first place at its regional on Saturday evening.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to beat third-ranked Florida State 17-16 on Saturday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.
STERLING - For the first time in Ellinwood High School history, the boys' and girls' cross-country teams won the same regular season meet.
Senior Maddie Werth will be vying for her third straight trip to the Class 5A state golf tournament.
EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School boys' and girls' cross-country teams each finished seventh at El Dorado on Saturday afternoon.
OTIS - Senior running back Dylan Wissman put the Otis-Bison High School offense on his back during a 44-12 Central Prairie League win over Victoria on Friday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing Florida to life in the second half to beat LSU, 14-6.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs and Ravens were on even terms less than two seasons ago, when they met on a frigid field at Arrowhead Stadium to see who would advance in the AFC playoffs.
MANHATTAN - Charlie Weis took his time before emerging from the visiting locker room after Kansas absorbed a 56-16 beating from No. 7 Kansas State.
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Denice Degenhardt's philosophy is "teaching for life by giving hope and help to struggling children and their families," and she is putting it into practice at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC).
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Great Bend resident Don Paden has received a special thank you for his contributions to the community. He was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a new program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.
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United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
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.