LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. March 4 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.
DAYTON, Ohio - Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points on Tuesday night, and Saint Mary's got a good start on its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, beating Middle Tennessee 67-54 in the First Four.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey arrived at Kansas with a volleyball player's body, a lanky 7-foot frame that was developed over years of playing on the beaches of his native San Diego.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arms waving in and out, eyebrows raising up and down, Arizona coach Sean Miller repeats the same line five times in rapid-fire fashion, his voice rising as he continues.
INDIANAPOLIS - When Butler's Rotnei Clarke finishes his daily shooting routine, he bombards teammates with postseason questions.
DAYTON, Ohio - Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points, leading North Carolina A&T past 21-loss Liberty 73-72 on Tuesday at the First Four, ending an NCAA winless streak at nine games.
MILWAUKEE - Marquette had what most would call a surprising season. After being a preseason coaches' pick to finish seventh in the powerful Big East, the Golden Eagles stunned the conference with a 14-4 league record and a share of the regular-season title.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State has earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday.
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has become the first coach in Division I history to guide five different programs to the NCAA tournament, landing the Sooners on the bracket Sunday as a No. 10 seed in the South Regional.
STILLWATER, Okla. - After suffering through Oklahoma State's first losing season in 24 years, forward Le'Bryan Nash watched last year's NCAA tournament with one thought on his mind: "We've got to be there next year."
WASHINGTON - John Thompson III took the microphone and made a very un-JT3-like declaration.
Future Barton County kids receiving a diagnosis of cancer will benefit from funds raised by Dr. Dave McMillon, Hoisington veterinarian. Dr. Dave dubbed his event, "Drown Dr. Dave", inviting others to pledge their support to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation as he swam laps at Club 1 Fitness recently in Great Bend.
SEWARD - Ronald Lee Reneau, 57, passed away April 13, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 1957, in Kiowa. He lived most of his life in the Hudson, St John and Seward area. He joined US Navy right after high school graduation and spent time in the Philippines, Japan and Hawaiian Islands. He trained with the United States Navy Seals as their Assault Coxman.
RADIUM - Marvin Leroy Brown, 75, passed away April 19, at his home in Radium. Born July 8, 1939, in Great Bend, he was the son of J.P. and Frances (Ward) Brown. A resident of Radium since 1985, he was a welder. On Feb. 14, 1985, he married Lana C. (Mettscher) in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.
HAYS - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, KS.
Maurice J. Damm, 81, died April 19 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born June 17, 1933 at Great Bend, he was the son of Hugo L. and Louise (Shepherd) Damm.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Police Department's K-9 unit was called to investigate after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Kansas Ave. at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Suspected methamphetamine was found and two people were arrested.
Barton County Jail
A vehicle driven by Patton Mills of Great Bend was backing and collided with a Great Bend Police vehicle driven by Joel Hamlin at the Kwik Shop, 2334 Main, around 2:41 a.m. Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.
BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.
Due to wet field conditions, Monday's (April 20) GBHS C-team baseball game at Veterans Park against Garden City has been postponed. A make up date is yet to be determined.