ELLINWOOD -This past January, the final Big Al Memorial Basketball Tournament was held. "We met the goal of $10,000 so that the scholarship in Alan's memory will be endowed," said Virginia Fullbright, Alan's mother. "It is the generosity of the Ellinwood community, school system, Ellinwood High School students, instructors, sponsors, family and friends that has made this possible.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Say Hey Kid is as popular as ever.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a game between teams short on cash, Jason Pridie came up with the money hit.
The CPI Barton County Endowment is accepting Letters of Inquiry for the Fall 2011 grant cycle. The intent of the CPI Barton County Endowment is to improve the quality of life in the Barton County area. Projects eligible for grants will make tangible improvements that provide a visible improvement to one or more of the communities in Barton County. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Inquiry. After review by the Golden Belt Community Foundation and the CPI Barton County Endowment committee, selected organizations may be invited to provide further ...
HAYS – After experimenting last year with a special hooding ceremony for graduate students, Fort Hays State University will have a completely separate Commencement this year for students who are receiving advanced degrees. This year marks the first graduating class for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is hosted at FHSU, so KAMS will also have a separate Commencement. For the first time, Commencement at FHSU will consist of three stand-alone ceremonies.
If a child slides into third base on Friday evening and injures an ankle, it may not be a full-fledged emergency. But immediate medical attention is in order, nonetheless.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include the district's health initiative, Kansas Safe Routes to School program, approval of the 2011-2012 Certified Employees' Agreement, approval of supplemental salary changes, approval of the 2011-2012 BOE meeting schedule, approval to publish the amended 2010-2011 budget, Kansas Assessments updates, professional development update, and updates on state ad federal programs.
Great Bend High School musicians achieving "I"s at the State Festival last Saturday in Newton were, front row: Hannah Mosier, marimba; Taylor Fry, flute; Holly Mosier, and Estella Schumacher, voice; and Taylor Lampe, trumpet. Second row: Saxophone Quintet members Nick Moyers, Colton Lagerman, Spencer Keil, Stu Hogg and Jake Kohman. "II" ratings were awarded to Nick Moyers, alto sax; Austin Habash, Andrew Coster and the Brass Ensemble (Miles Orth, Kameron Boese, Taylor Lampe, Matthew Bruner, Preston Miller, Elena Lewis, Luke Abbott, Stephanie Langer, Genesis Rose, Kiralynn Bunn and Logan Boyd).
The 66th-annual Kansas State Convention of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International was held April 28-May 1 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center in Great Bend. Kim Kummer, member of ESA: chapter Delta Tau of Great Bend, served as the Kansas state president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for the 2010/2011 year. Kummer served as the presiding officer over the weekend's business and festivities, and her theme for her term in office, "Let Your Life Speak," well influenced the atmosphere of the conference.
At Clive's, of Victoria, British Columbia, Glenfiddich Scotch whisky is only one ingredient in the signature cocktail "Cold Night In," which, according to a New York Times review, combines "molecular mixology" and comfort food.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - After sweating through crisp white shirts and expensive suits for more than three decades, Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams is finally ready to take it easy.
DALLAS (AP) - Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks on Friday night for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm.
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GENESEO - Johnetta G. Rolfs, 87, died May 5 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center. Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Rush County, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Scheuerman Kaiser. A 1942 graduate of Otis Rural High School, she then attended Fort Hays State College, receiving her teaching degree. On June 10, 1948, she married Alvin D. "Pete" Rolfs in Otis. He died on Dec. 9, 1995. A longtime resident of Geneseo and Lyons, she was a homemaker and elementary school teacher in Geneseo.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
The seventh Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot scheduled for May 4 has been canceled due to the fire in the dining hall at Camp Aldrich this past weekend.
ELLINWOOD - Teresa "Toni" Batchman, 87, died April 17, 2014, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 19, 1927, at Milwaukee, Wis. Toni graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married Vernon Batchman on Aug. 5, 1944, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Jan. 29, 1995. An Ellinwood resident since 1944, she was a homemaker and artist.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59.
PHILADELPHIA – Just a few years ago, the region's refineries were on life support, hurt by high prices of oil imported from foreign countries. Now, they're humming again with the daily deliveries of domestic crude in mile-long trains.
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
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