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No. 18 Utah State throttles Toledo 41-15

BOISE, Idaho - Kerwynn Williams ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Utah State won a bowl game for the first time in nearly 20 years, beating Toledo 41-15 on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cousins to start for Redskins

WASHINGTON - Robert Griffin III's sprained right knee will keep him out of the starting lineup Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns in a game with vital playoff implications.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 14 Gonzaga seizes 68-52 win over Kansas State

SEATTLE - Kelly Olynyk dominated inside with 20 points and No. 14 Gonzaga rebounded from its first loss of the season with an impressive 68-52 win over Kansas State on Saturday night.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Behanan leads No. 6 Louisville as it rallies past rival Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Chane Behanan scored 22 points and Louisville rallied from 16 points down in the first half to beat Memphis 87-78.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Arizona scores two TDs in last 46 seconds to rally past Nevada

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Matt Scott watched helplessly as Nevada kicked a field goal to pad its lead. The Arizona quarterback had already thrown two interceptions, and now needed two quick scores and some luck - in a hurry, too - to somehow win the New Mexico Bowl.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks ease past Belmont

LAWRENCE - Andrew White III figures he will get some more playing time for No. 9 Kansas if he starts performing to the same level as Ben McLemore and Travis Releford.

December 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs, Raiders motivated by rivalry heading into matchup

ALAMEDA, Calif. - For most of the past decade, December has meant only one thing to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler - searching for motivation as he plays out the string of another lost season.

December 15, 2012 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Report adds to chorus predicting era of American energy dominance

WASHINGTON – American Petroleum Institute Senior Economic Advisory Rayola Dougher said that Energy Outlook released today by EIA adds to the growing chorus that predicts increased domestic energy production could make America a global energy giant in just a few short years:

December 15, 2012 | | Oil & Gas


Beautiful Beginnings' donation helps Heartland Cancer Center patients

The Heartland Cancer Center is once again the beneficiary of a local fundraising event at a downtown business.

December 15, 2012 | | Business


Experts discuss how to talk to kids about Conn. killings

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday left some parents struggling to figure out what, if anything, to tell their children.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press local reporting by Susan Thacker | News


Let’s have peace on earth for Christmas

Santa –

December 15, 2012 | BY MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Children stepping up to help others

Heartwarming stories about people thinking of others at holiday time are surfacing in the news. Today I want to share a story about some thoughtful youngsters who are at work right in our own community. Earlier this fall I met with Cindy Warner, with the Great Bend Recreation Commission, to plan some basic sewing skills classes. The first project was to teach class participants how to construct a pillow or quilt from T-shirts. Our project in October was to make a quilt from Relay for Life shirts donated in memory of Sister Lorena who was killed in a tragic accident ...

December 15, 2012 | | Local Life


‘Kansas Forts and the Indian Wars’ to be series topic

KINSLEY – The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded the Edwards County Historical Society and the Kinsley Library $3,397 in support of the "Kansas Military Forts and the Indian Wars" discussion series. Leo Oliva, Ph.D. will be facilitating the series with guided lectures and discussions.

December 15, 2012 | | News


William R. Rose 1929 - 2012

GREAT BEND - William R. Rose, 83, died Dec. 13, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.

December 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Retzlaff 1951 - 2012

HOISINGTON - James Retzlaff, 61, died Dec. 12, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.

December 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


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High school boys tennis regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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