Kansas State's Ross Kivett, Austin Fisher and Jared King were each named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region team on Tuesday, while Kivett earned second team All-America honors from the organization.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Texas woman was awarded custody Thursday of her 9-month-old orphaned cousin whose mother was killed by former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher late last year before he turned the gun on himself.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a vehicular burglary that occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on June 11 and 6:40 a.m. on June 12 at the Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Someone entered a dark blue, 2012 Ford F-350 and took a set of Taylormade golf clubs and bag, Callaway golf clubs and bag, Steelhead golf set and bag, golf shoes and a Klein tool bag with tools. Total loss was $4,950.
Scott Gregory, director of Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, holds a snapping turtle he captured Wednesday. Although Gregory said he receives calls from people who say "one of your turtles is out," the turtles are wild animals that are out in abundance now during the most active time of their mating season. This one will be placed in the pond at the zoo.
Brave knights and fair maidens will be equipped to put on the full armor of God so they can stand strong in the battle for truth at "The Kingdom Chronicles" vacation Bible school. All children who are pre-school ready through those who have completed sixth grade are invited to attend the programs from 9-11:30, June 24-28 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St.
Jehovah's Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year's convention theme is "God's Word is Truth!" The Witnesses launched this series of conventions in the United States during May and will continue the programs worldwide through the end of December.
DORRANCE - Lillian A. Lawrence, 76, died June 16 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. She was born April 17, 1937, at Russell, the daughter of Bertha Bahls and Robert S. Bricker. She married John L. Lawrence on April 2, 1955, at Lucas. A lifetime resident of the Dorrance area, she was a homemaker.
LAMAR Colo. - Rena Viva Willard, 85, was born Aug. 6, 1927 in Belvidere. She died on June 18, at Juniper Village in Lamar, Colo. Funeral arrangements are by Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Colo.
WAMEGO - Patricia Ann "Pat" Breitkreutz, 77, passed away June 17 at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. She was born Oct. 27, 1935, at Great Bend, the daughter of William and Vernie Banks Murphy. She attended Great Bend schools.
Nebraska's legislature recently made headlines when it ended the state's death penalty. Many found it odd that a conservatives-dominated legislature would support ending capital punishment, since conservative politicians have traditionally supported the death penalty. However, an increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.