LOS ANGELES - The Fighting Irish punched their ticket to Miami.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron passed for four touchdowns and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Luke Hancock scored 19 points and Russ Smith had 18 points and six steals and No. 2 Louisville looked more like itself with an 84-61 victory over No. 13 Missouri in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
NEW YORK - Tim Hardaway Jr. brought the ball up the court, then dribbled between his legs and headed to the left. Then he flashed back to his right, rose up and knocked down a midrange jumper.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wasted little time in bringing the John L. Smith era to a close.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jarvis Landry made a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch and No. 8 LSU kept its BCS hopes alive with a 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The courtship of Peyton Manning ended early for the Kansas City Chiefs.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
Our marsh got a sip of water this past week. There was enough rain to put some sheet water in a few spots in the Bottoms and the magic began! Overnight a group of pelicans appeared. Ducks, geese and cranes are suddenly present in significant numbers.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Family, Career and Community Leadership Association had an anti-bullying event on Oct.17 at HHS.
Paul Snapp, president and CEO of First Kansas Bank, announced the promotions of Patty Strube to assistant vice president and Angela Campbell to vice president and facility manager of the First Kansas Bank location in Great Bend. "Patty Strube is a model for our Bank Team," Snapp said. Strube's role in customer service will continue to expand. She has been with the Bank for nine years in a variety of positions.
LARNED - Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Larned. He was born March 7, 1928 in Pawnee County, the son of John Jacob Dirks and Anna Marie George. He was a resident of both Larned and Wichita. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Larned and attended Evangel Assembly of God, Wichita.
BROWNELL - Dennis Dale Michel, 64, died Nov. 22, 2012 at Ness County Hospital, Ness City, to join God's Thanksgiving feast, after his long three year battle with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. He was born June 3, 1948 in Great Bend, the son of Walter and Fern (Keatley) Michel. Dennis was a lifetime resident of Ness County and was proud of his heritage, coming from an 1867 century farm in Ness County.
It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.