Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is an annual celebration where children, families, schools and communities turn off screens and turn on life. This year it is set for this Monday through Sunday.
Andrew and Johnna Freund announced the birth of their son August Xavier Freund on Feb. 15 at Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Jim and Kathy Hayes announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Hayes to Jason Corbett, son of Jim and Jeanie Corbett and Randy and Ronda Miller.
Robert and Sharon Wissman of Albert announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Wissman to Jeff Kuhlman, son of Gerry and Ann Kuhlman of Ness City.
Kirk and Kim O'Donnell of Manhattan announce the engagement of their daughter Marie O'Donnell of Derby to Brandon Perkins of Salina, son of Eugene and Myrna Perkins of Great Bend.
Bob and Nancy Beck will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 5 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Claflin. Hosts for the event will be their children, Andy and Paula Beck of Hays and Carmen and Howard Johnson of Claflin. Their grandchildren are Brad Johnson of Claflin, Jeremy Johnson, Laura and Treighton of Hays and Brandon Beck of Lawrence.
Dr. Robert J. Weaver celebrated his 90th birthday with a family and friends dinner hosted by Derinda Bussman, Teresa Bachand and Mary Sue Schneider.
The following meals will be served April 29 through May 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
RUSSELL -Larned High School was swept in a baseball doubleheader against Russell on Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls' title hopes just might be finished, too.
LAWRENCE - Tony Pierson took the handoff from Dayne Crist deep in the backfield, started off toward his right and then made a subtle move back to his left.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Toon and Lamar Miller know all about tough tasks. Their challenges won't get any easier as they head to the NFL.
HUTCHINSON - Great Bend High School's Matt Moyd outdid himself in the long jump at the Hutchinson varsity meet on Friday.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will kick off its spring Craft Series with a free class, "Recycled Rag Rug," at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The last few weeks have been an exercise in patience for Kansas. Shots haven't been falling, the offense hasn't looked good. The game has been a struggle.
The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on at Barton Community College.
How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight white latex bathing suit and the fish turns out to be an angry piscine amphibious humanoid – aka a "Creature from the Black Lagoon."
There's still time to sign up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's last Turtle Tot Club session by calling 1-877-243-9268 to register by March 23. For preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, Egg-citement, will be presented 10 to 11 a.m., March 25. From insect to bird eggs, children will explore eggs of all kinds and sizes, participate in an egg experiment and make an egg craft. There is a minimum enrollment of 6 and a maximum of 15 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and pre-registration is required.
As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), many neocons are upset that the U.S. military is not over there on the ground doing the fighting. They want Americans to believe that only another U.S. invasion of Iraq – and of Syria as well – can defeat ISIS. But what is wrong with the countries of the region getting together and deciding to cooperate on a common problem?
We all know that some people, for genetic or other reasons, experience depression more frequently and deeply than normal. At the other end of the spectrum are people like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who, despite having experienced painful losses and disadvantages that would understandably depress a normal person, achieve success and a life of remarkable accomplishment.
The Pawnee Heights Players will be presenting their Spring musical on March 27, in the Pawnee Heights High School gym in Rozel. The play," The Elves and the Shoemaker, the Musical," will be presented at 10:30 in the morning, and again at 7 at night.
Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King recently approved a 24-mile extension of the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway in central Kansas.
ElderCare, Inc/Friendship Meals announced today its participation in the 2015 March for Meals – a nationwide community-by-community celebration of the local Meals on Wheels programs that keep seniors independent in their own homes. ElderCare's March for Meals events will include Community Champions Week, March 16-20. Throughout the 28 SW Kansas counties, 42 meal sites will recruit Community Champions to volunteer their time to deliver Meals On Wheels or serve lunch at the local meal center.
WICHITA (AP) - Wichita State University fans hoping to watch the Shockers' NCAA tournament game Sunday at a Wichita arena should make other plans.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Rarely is Kansas an afterthought.