An update of the official index for classifying medical conditions - for research and quality control, and for insurance claims - was released recently, to take effect in October, 2013.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Osborne tournament on Saturday.
VALLEY CENTER - Great Bend High School's wrestling team opened the 2011-12 season by taking part in the Valley Center Dual Tournament on Saturday.
Harvard is in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time.
Kansas State was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12. It wound up eighth in the BCS.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Luck entered the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is well aware that the No. 17 Hokies were one of the most controversial teams included in the BCS bowl lineup, and he has a ready defense of his program.
A Hutchinson man was flown to a Wichita hospital Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 56, four miles east of Great Bend.
OLMITZ - Marguerite M. Schneider, 76, died Dec. 3 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Sept. 28, 1935 in LaCrosse, she was the daughter of William O. and Clara (Busch) Maneth. On Oct. 4, 1955 she married Marvin L. Schneider in LaCrosse. They were married 56 years. A lifetime resident of Olmitz, she was a homemaker, a writer for the Hoisington Dispatch, worked for the Rush County News, and farmed in both Barton and Rush Counties. She was a "reading Grandma" at the Otis-Bison Elementary school, a blood donor, and an avid quilter and seamstress.
LARNED - Althea Shuss Vratil passed from this earth on Dec. 3. Born Sept. 23, 1922 in Larned, she recently resided in Overland Park, but had spent nearly all her life in Larned. She left school in 1943 to marry Frank before he was shipped overseas in World War II. Althea finished her degree 50 years later at the age of 71. Althea was a devoted wife, a selfless mother, and a doting grandmother. She loved her hometown of Larned and enjoyed playing golf and substitute teaching. She also loved everything KU.
LARNED - Jordaan Memorial Library has a new boiler and has resumed regular hours. Thanks for being patient during the week we were closed.
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Thursday, Dec. 1
Berlin is a terrific city out of which now comes an important trend: wiser use of food. For example, through a network of food-sharing centers, Berliners can now give leftover food to others who can use it as well as receive food that others donate. It's all free. Thousands of people in Berlin and other German cities are becoming volunteer "food savers" who regularly go to stores, restaurants and other locations to collect and help put to good use tons of food that otherwise would be thrown away.
"Is your job depressing?"
Thursday night saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas State used a strong inside game in the first half to defeat Texas A&M 71-64 in the Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center on Saturday night.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better.
NO. 1 KENTUCKY 83, UCLA 42
It might be too cold for baseball, but not for shoveling snow. Members of the GBHS Baseball team gather to shovel snow for the community
Let's see, if these guys beat those guys, and that team over there loses its game ...
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger doesn't need to bother with the math, not matter how simple the equation.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Brannen Greene's tardiness turned into an opportunity for Kelly Oubre Jr., and the freshman made the most of a surprise start for No. 10 Kansas.
MIDLAND, Texas - Daniel J. Leiker, 86, of Midland, Texas, died Dec. 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
QUINTER - Nola Conley, 82, of Quinter, died Dec. 19 at Gove County Medical Center, Long Term Care, Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home in Quinter is in charge of arrangements.
BY CHRIS FAULKNER
Great Bend Fire Department
Time is running out to help our youth learn the basics of rock and roll. Organizers of the second-annual Great Bend Rocks Band Camp are selling chances for a drawing to win prizes donated by local businesses.