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No. 3 Kentucky beats No. 4 Louisville 69-62

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had season-highs with 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead No. 3 Kentucky in a rough-and-tumble 69-62 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Saturday to extend the nation's longest home winning streak.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bob G. Henre

Bob G. Henre, 83, of Great Bend, died Dec. 30, 2011, in Great Bend.

December 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ruth M. Immenschuh 1914 - 2011

Ruth M. Immenschuh, 97, passed away at her residence in Great Bend, on Dec. 30, under the loving care of two dear friends. She was born April 3, 1914, at St. Marys, the daughter of Joseph and Grace Farrell. She married Earl Leo Immenschuh on Nov. 23, 1937, at St. Marys. He died Nov. 6, 1991. A Great Bend resident since 1952, coming from Topeka, she was manager of the Barton County Community College Bookstore until her retirement in 1984.

December 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Hokies stave off Cowboys

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Dorenzo Hudson scored 18 points, including four clinching free throws in the final minute, to lead Virginia Tech to a 67-61 win against increasingly shorthanded Oklahoma State on Saturday.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Giants over Cowboys for NFC East

Thank you, Drew Brees and the Saints.

December 31, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Orton vs. Tebow: Subplots galore

DENVER (AP) - Kyle Orton won't come out and say it, calling his much-anticipated return to Denver on Sunday just another chance to take the field and play a football game.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL playoff races: simple, complex

Reduced to its simplest, the NFL playoff races come down to this: Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas and the New York Giants must win. Then it gets complicated, because the Giants host the Cowboys in prime time, and the loser is out.

December 31, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs sign Succop to five-year, $14 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop can retire that "Mr. Irrelevant" nickname.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


Marvin F. Basgall 1933 - 2011

Marvin F. Basgall, 78, died Dec. 30 at Great Bend. He was born May 30, 1933, at Loretto, the son of Joe G. and Hilda (Von Feldt) Basgall. He married Wanita "Sandy" Basgall on Feb. 7, 1953, at Hays.

December 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Eldora Steinert 1923 - 2011

MESA, Ariz. - Eldora Steinert, 88, died passed away on Dec. 28, at her winter home in Mesa, Ariz. She was born March 17, 1923, in Great Bend, to Harold and Angela Powell. She married Alfred Steinert in Great Bend. He survives. She was a resident of Mesa, Ariz., and Denver, Colo.

December 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret Jean Nething 1923 - 2011

Margaret Jean Nething, 88, died Dec. 30 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 21, 1923, at Great Bend, the daughter of Oscar Harmon and Della E. (Parker) Pierce. She married William M. Nething May 20, 1945, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 16, 1986. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone during World War II, worked at Bayless Dry Cleaning, and was a home health aide.

December 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Oklahoma handles Iowa as camera falls from sky

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oklahoma was gaining yards in bits instead of its usual chunks. Its defense was solid before giving up a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lose nearly all of a 21-point lead.

December 31, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 7 Duke routs Western Michigan

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski told his No. 7 Duke team to pick up the pace. That wound up making everyone in the Blue Devils' backcourt look pretty good.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Long pass play helps Rutgers beat Iowa State

NEW YORK - Chas Dodd hit Brandon Coleman for an 86-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and Jawan Jamison ran for two scores to lead Rutgers over Iowa State 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium on Friday.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mississippi State runs past Wake Forest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vick Ballard ran for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi State over Wake Forest 23-17 in the Music City Bowl - the Bulldogs' fifth straight bowl victory and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen.

December 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Trees vs Grass

Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Check It Out!

If you have been to the library in the past few days, you will have noticed a big change! Many of the tables and chairs have been removed to make way for the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibit. Crates should be arriving before Friday filling up the empty space. Library services will remain as usual, and we have tables set aside for you to continue to use. Set up will begin next week, docents will be trained, and there will be a Chamber Coffee on Friday, January 30th. Sharon Sturgis has prepared wonderful accompaniments to the display, and there should be ...

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Jeane Sittner 80th birthday

Jeane Sittner of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 3, with a card shower.

January 25, 2015 | | Birthdays


Buntain — Southard

Darren and Renee Buntain announce the engagement of their daughter Jordyn Nicole Buntain to Kristopher Michael Southard, son of Michael and RaShann Southard.

January 25, 2015 | | Engagements


Johnson —

Erica Whitney Mason and Devin Tyler Johnson were united in marriage on Oct. 4, at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark. in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Jerry Piatt. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Ron and Tammy Mason.

January 25, 2015 | | Weddings


Weiser — Skinner

Weiser - Skinner

January 25, 2015 | | Engagements


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include the R.O.S.E. Award; approval of FY 2015 Carl D. Perkins Reserve Grant; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and teacher resignation. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

January 25, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

January 25, 2015 | | Education


Slow cooker meals

If some fresh ideas for freezer ready slow cooker meals are what you are looking for then the upcoming program at the Great Bend Activity Center is one you won't want to miss. Especially during the winter months it is so nice to come home from a busy day at work and be greeted with the smell of supper ready to serve. The educational program "Freezer Ready Slow Cooker Meals" is designed to give you the tools to put together ingredients and freeze them properly; then cook them in your crockpot for a hearty and healthy meal. Jamie Rathbun ...

January 25, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Club Calendar

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January 25, 2015 | | Club News


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