BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.
NEW YORK - By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs.
The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team is set to compete in a Class 5A regional at Valley Center on Saturday.
LAWRENCE - It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, "Our Time," a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.
You could color Shannon Wedel happy these days.
The Masonic Lodge will hold a Pancake Sausage Feed on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1917 17th. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. Proceeds help fund the Masonic High School Scholarship program.
Great Bend's American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper on Monday, Oct. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Cost is $6 for all you can eat soup, and dessert. Proceeds benefit American Legion veteran programs, including Military Moms and Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.
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Evette Nicole Aguilera, fail to yield at stop sign, $111
Students will have some time off from school in the coming days, but the Great Bend Recreation Commission has scheduled some activities, including a training course for baby-sitting, for those looking for something to do, said Garet Fitzpatrick, GBRC program coordinator.
Members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ pack newborn baby kits, which will be distributed by the Barton County Health Department. Members prepared the kits this past Sunday as a community service project.
Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold a Kolache Bake and Take starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available.
ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers of First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, will host its annual fall "Croptoberfest" scrapbook crop night on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Everyone brings a snack, so there is always lots of food, said Pam Hendricks, administrative assistant at First Baptist Church.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual Soup Lunch on Sunday, Oct. 14. The menu includes homemade taco soup or chicken noodle with butterball soup, and homemade dessert. Serving will be in the Church Fellowship Hall at 21st & Jackson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals stole their way to a 12-inning victory over the Oakland A's in the AL wild-card game. They powered their way past the mighty Los Angeles Angels with an emphatic three-game sweep in the divisional round.
The Barton County Historical Society will host its annual car show from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Rolling Sculpture 2014 will be held on the grounds of the historical village, located south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281.
ELLSWORTH - Verlin A. Wiles, 73, died Oct. 5 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 3, 1941, in Beloit, he was the son of Arthur and Lorene Wiles.
WAKITA, OKLA. - Marvin O. Conrady, 85, passed away Oct. 4, at Enid, Okla. Born Jan. 19, 1929 on the homestead in Grant County, Oklahoma, he was the son of Otto Anthony and Jenny (Kletcka) Conrady.
SUN CITY, Calif. - Arnold F. Davis, 91, passed away Oct. 2, 2014 at Sunny Rose Glen Senior Care at Menifee, Calif.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School debate team started its season by bringing home five medals from Hays recently.
HOISINGTON -As part of the capital campaign to fund the Therapy Services and Laundry Facility expansion project, Teddy Williamson's family chose to make a pledge to the campaign, in her honor, choosing to rename the Nurse's Station, where Teddy put in many long hours as former chief of Nursing at Clara Barton.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard an update on the 2014 tax sale. The county recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the sale.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave.