Ah, the St. Patrick's season is upon us.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Sheriff's deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in Bryan, Texas, after she had allegedly arranged a hit on her husband.
PITTSBURGH - Frank Martin watched freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez flub his way through the first half against Southern Miss on Thursday and tried to keep his sanity.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Shaka Smart and Co. pulled off the first major surprise of the NCAA tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The national champions are one and done, thanks to Iowa State.
OMAHA, Neb. - Bill Self knows better than most that matchups dictate success in the NCAA tournament.
In the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference opener, the Barton Community College softball team swept Colby on Wednesday at Cougar Field.
CLAFLIN – Derwin Disque, 55, died March 13 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1956, at Ellsworth, the son of Clarence and Delores C. (Woods) Disque. He married Karen West on Sept. 29, 2007, at Lake Wilson. He was a freight operator and tire salesman at Orscheln's Farm and Home.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Baylor Bears started out looking like they were the NCAA tournament novices, not South Dakota State.
PITTSBURGH - Gonzaga senior center Robert Sacre's pregame message to his younger teammates before facing West Virginia made up for in directness what it lacked in eloquence.
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Jason Christiansen, 27, of Ellinwood fell at least 30 feet while trimming trees, and was flown to a Wichita hospital on Wednesday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.
Eco-consultant Rebecca Ford will talk about ways to cut energy costs and save money while making homes or businesses more environmentally friendly during the program, "Green Money," at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Dr. Maxine Lingurar of Central Kansas Women's Health Center holds helpful information on the topic of osteoporosis. Dr. Lingurar recently presented this information to a gathering of Presbyterian Women.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Fresh vegetables (in season) available. All bakers, craftsmen, artisans and more are invited to come to sell and showcase.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Food Bank volunteers and board have been named as the 118th Annual Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals, the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week.
ELLINWOOD - Sentinel Gallery will present an Art Opening for the exhibition Who Knew? Art Exhibition Showcasing Art with Ellinwood Roots, taking place at 201 South Main on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning July 22- 25. It will reopen on July 28.
Star of Hope is proud to announce the dedication of the new church building in Hesse, Haiti. The original church building was rendered useless and unsafe by the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. On June 28, more than 250 people gathered in the new mountain church to dedicate it to the use of the people in the area. The church is located next to the new Hesse School also rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake. In addition to being used for church services it will also be used by the school for assemblies.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.