This year, I'm thankful that this year many merchants were considerate enough to begin Christmas sales shortly after Columbus Day to avoid interfering with Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The Big Ten race won't officially be decided until Dec. 5 when the final BCS standings come out.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 47-41 on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The final game in the college home of "Mean" Joe Greene mocked the stingy defensive legacy of the former Pittsburgh Steelers star and had Kansas State coach Bill Snyder fuming.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Mallett threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns as No. 12 Arkansas made its case for the school's first BCS bowl game with a 31-23 win over No. 6 LSU on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has never played better defensively in a Big 12 game - and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game.
Halfway through the Iron Bowl, Boise State fans had to be feeling as if the pieces were falling into place for the Broncos to finally get a shot at the national championship.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton can seemingly handle anything thrown his way when he's out on the field.
No. 6 Kansas 98, Ohio 41 LAS VEGAS (AP) - Marcus Morris led Kansas to another easy win. He scored 26 points and had eight rebounds to lead No. 6 Kansas past Ohio Friday night in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. "I thought I played well. I got some easy shots," Morris said. "But I could have rebounded better and could have played the post better." Led by Morris, the Jayhawks are ...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense.
Two women were taken to Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley early Saturday after a rollover accident 1.2 miles north of U.S. 50 on 180th Road in Edwards County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Lisa Marie Wilder, 22, was northbound in a Toyota passenger car at 12:40 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle. It went sideways, entered the east ditch and turned over, landing on the driver's side. Wilder and passenger ...
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HOISINGTON - The 2nd annual Hoisington Main Street Inc. and the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Gala and Auction and Business After Hours is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday Dec. 2, at the Hoisington Main Street Welcome Center.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL's surprise teams.
Before the season started, Great Bend High School's boys' head swimming coach Steve Beaumont said that he had a young team that would need to learn as they went.
LINCOLN - The Central Plains High School boys outscored Phillipsburg 10-3 in overtime to escape with a 61-54 victory Tuesday in the Amos Morris/George Stephens Classic. The Oilers outscored the Panthers 17-10 from the free-throw line.
LARNED - The upcoming college football bowl season is the end of an era. Thank goodness, or Santa Claus or whomever!
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
ASHBURN, Va. - It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
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HOISINGTON - Helen M. Woydziak, 94, died Dec. 10, 2013 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 at Dubuque, Kan., the daughter of Venzel and Mary (Kvapil) Blazek. She married Wilfred Woydziak Sept. 3, 1940 at Dubuque. He died Dec. 12, 1994. She was a homemaker and a nursing assistant at Central Kansas Medical Center, until retirement. Mrs. Woydziak was a lifetime Dubuque and Hoisington resident, living at ...
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Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.
GREAT BEND – Carl Marvin Wells, 76, died Dec. 9, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Dec. 4, 1937 at Mahaska, Kan., the son of Clarence and Rose (Hauschel) Wells. He married Phyllis Westhoff Nov. 9, 1957 at Morrowville, Kan. He owned and operated the Standard Station, Washington. He was also the bookkeeper for his wife's hair salon for 56 years, and later for Doonan's of Great ...
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...