SANFORD, Colo. - Rocky Ford, 63, died Dec. 29 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colo. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
ATHENS, Texas - Mr. Tony Drees passed away on Jan. 1 in Tyler, Texas. Anthony Drees was born on Aug. 1, 1937 in Hays to Fredericus and Alberta Binder Drees. He was an avid golfer and loved drinking coffee with friends. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and an amazing spirit that will be missed by all he touched.
WICHITA - Elle Fischer, former resident, a Kansas farm girl, was born in Stafford County on Sept. 25, 1935. Throughout her life, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery which kept her spirit young and daring. Sadly, that journey ended on Dec. 31. She was a woman of conviction who never knew a stranger and established enduring friendships throughout the world, Kansas, and especially Wichita. She will be remembered as a stylish, adventurous, genuine individual with a generous heart. She never failed to entertain us with stories of her amazing escapades.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
NEW ORLEANS - Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play, dual-threat quarterback Teddy Bridgewater directed several scoring drives and No. 22 Louisville surprised No. 4 Florida 33-23 Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State and Oregon were in perfect position at the start of Nov. 17, Nos. 1 and 2 in the BCS standings, seemingly on a crash course toward the national championship game.
CHANUTE - After winning their first 13 games, the Barton Community College Cougars suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday evening.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs were courting former Eagles coach Andy Reid on Wednesday as they searched for a replacement for Romeo Crennel, who was fired this week after the worst season in franchise history.
PASADENA, Calif. - Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards, and No. 8 Stanford won its first Rose Bowl since 1972, beating Wisconsin 20-14 on Tuesday night.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries reported at 1293 NW 30 Ave. On Saturday, the victim said someone entered the home and took a camera. Other items were reportedly stolen Sunday. A car operating without lights was at the house at 2:28 a.m. Monday and was followed to Rush County. On Tuesday morning the reporting party said there had been another burglary, and antique furniture had been stolen.
American Legion Auxiliary is having an After-Holiday Snowman Tea from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be finger foods and desserts, and those attending are welcome to bring a favorite treat.
First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., Great Bend, is starting a divorce care support group. Meetings will be from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, starting Jan. 15. For more information call the church, 620-793-8444.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a "big fight" with "lots of blood" in a shed outside a rural residence at 2:04 a.m. Tuesday. The reporting party, who refused to give a name, estimated more than 50 people were involved.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
BY ELTAF NAJAFIZADA AND
Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN