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Smart to sign extension to remain at VCU through 2020

Shaka Smart and VCU have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the coach at the school.

March 27, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Homecoming for Miami head coach against Marquette

WASHINGTON - Jim Larranaga smiled and raised both hands to acknowledge the fans in green - those from both Miami and George Mason - as he walked onto the court where he became part of a national sensation seven years ago.

March 27, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Upstart Wichita State takes on La Salle in Sweet 16

LOS ANGELES - Wichita State and La Salle busted a few brackets with their early wins in the NCAA tournament. Now they're in the final 16 and playing a short drive from Hollywood. Just don't script their matchup as a meeting of underdogs.

March 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


SWEET 16

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - There are times when Mitch McGary gives his coach no choice but to pause and maybe take a deep breath before speaking.

March 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Haysville beats Lady Panthers

WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team opened their season with a 6-1 loss to Haysville on Wednesday in the first round of the Wichita South Titan Classic.

March 27, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers open 2013 season at McPherson

McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished tied for second place with Winfield, just behind host McPherson and ahead of Newton, Derby, Salina South and Hays on Tuesday during the season-opening McPherson Invitational.

March 27, 2013 | | Prep Sports


John Gilbert Nolte

HUDSON - John Gilbert Nolte, 78, died March 26, 2013 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

March 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Fans raving about Louisville's Smith

Drop in any barber shop and sports is usually a hot topic.

March 27, 2013 | By Gary Graves AP Sports Writer | NCAA Tournament


OTR for March 28, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

March 27, 2013 | | On the Record


​BCC music student recital set

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.

March 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Have lunch with a hedgehog

Danielle Ricklefs from Brit Spaugh Zoo will present "Critters in Classrooms" today at noon at the Great Bend Activity Center. Ricklefs, the education coordinator at Great Bend's zoo, will bring a hedgehog and/or other animal ambassadors from the zoo that travel to area classrooms.

March 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Levee gate to be opened Friday

The Great Bend Public Works Department will open a gate across the flood control levee system at south Washington Street sometime the Friday afternoon, said City Engineer Rob Winiecke. This is meant to provide access to the Arkansas River for all-terrain and off-road vehicles. Winiecke saod users are advised to be mindful of pedestrians and to stay outside of the fenced areas (including the levees).

March 27, 2013 | | Local News


Not the Devil, but Silver-Tongued

The devil is in the details.

March 27, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Russell Area Chamber of Commerce names new Executive Director

Jenny Conn has been named as the new Executive Director for the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce. She will officially begin her duties on April 1.

March 27, 2013 | | Business


Your vote counts in local election

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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Gathering the grain

It's 10 a.m. and the sun blazes down on a patchwork of golden grain that dots the High Plains near Seguin in northwestern Kansas. A blistering southerly wind pushes the heat index to the century mark.

July 05, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Honorable Recognition: Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Farmers Bank & Trust adds new Advisory Director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces Kevin Bahr as their newest Advisory Director. "We are pleased to have Kevin join our team at Farmers Bank & Trust. His commitment to the community mirrors ours and we look forward to his contribution to our organization," stated Robert Rugan, Central Kansas Market President. Kevin has served as Board Chairman of the Barton County Extension Council and on the Barton County FSA County Committee. He is also an active volunteer for Otis-Bison school activities and helps coach the Middle School basketball team. Kevin is married to Jennifer, and has three children, Blake, 15, Abbi, 12, and ...

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Garden City Community College honor roll

The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Hathaway family reunion

The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.

July 05, 2015 | | Reunions


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


‘Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profit’ focus of the 2015 K-State Beef Conference

Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Farming and Politics

This column isn't about today's political climate and agriculture. Instead let's focus on the political impact farmers have had on this nation as we celebrate Independence Day, specifically our Presidents. How many of this nation's leaders were farmers? What history and myth surrounds their backgrounds? Maybe more than you think aside from the more obvious ones.

July 05, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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