PRATT - Leading 31-25 at halftime, the Barton Community College Lady Cougars looked set to pounce on Jayhawk West win No. 3.
PRATT - Barton Community College's Al Key recorded his fourth double-double of the season in leading the Cougars past Pratt on Saturday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The music blared in the Baltimore Ravens locker room Saturday as the players threw their football gear into black duffel bags lying in front of their cubicles.
WICHITA - Once Wichita State got rolling, Bradley was no match for the 20th-ranked Shockers.
PRATT - In a low-scoring affair, the St. John-Hudson High School girls' basketball team lost their first game of the season on Saturday night.
HOISINGTON - With an 87.5-point advantage over second-place Cimarron High School, the Hoisington Cardinals wrestling team won the Cardinal Classic on Friday.
PRATT - A 29-15 lead after the first half was all St. John-Hudson High School's girls' basketball team needed to beat Maize South 43-30 in a semifinal game of the Pratt Girls' Tournament of Champions on Friday night.
Great Bend Middle School students are kicking bullying to the curb – in a positive way.
WASHINGTON - An acrobatic tip-in from a player who has scored all of 49 points in three seasons at Georgetown has put No. 5 Louisville into must-win mode.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey made life miserable for Oklahoma in just about every way possible.
PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Arcidiacono took the inbounds, heaved the ball, and ducked.
HONOLULU - Adrian Peterson signed and tossed miniature footballs into the Aloha Stadium stands, then chatted up Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. Arian Foster played Peyton Manning's bodyguard for stadium cameras and told fans he recently walked on hot lava.
AMES, Iowa - The worst week of Kansas State's season is over.
HOISINGTON - Justin Eugene Heggemeier, 35, died Jan. 22 at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug. 20, 1977 at Great Bend, he was the son of Ronald R. and Rhonda S. (Clarke) Heggemeier.
WICHITA - Marylyn Ann Scheuerman, 81, passed away on Jan. 21 in Wichita. Born Oct. 4, 1931 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harry and Rose Mausolf. In March 1950 she met and married Elmer Scheuerman. She was employed in medical insurance billing for various doctors in Wichita. She later became a volunteer with Victory In The Valley.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The following meals will be served Feb. 23 through Feb. 25. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef 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.
The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the "Harnessing Consciousness: Joel T. Dugan" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 27. The reception will be preceded by a live painting demonstration at 2 p.m. presented by Dugan, which will focus on the process of portrait work.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include approval of Board of Education policy; superintendent report; and licensed teacher retirements and resignation. Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at GBHS.
The latest Drought Monitor Update (February 17) indicates almost the entire state is at least abnormally dry. Most of Barton County falls in this category except for the extreme southern section. South into Stafford and west into Pawnee Counties the shortage increases to moderate drought. As you move south towards the border and to Southwest and West Central Kansas the severity increases to severe with a small area rated as extreme drought. This is in spite of slightly above average precipitation experienced in the Barton area over the last several weeks.
Great Bend Middle School announces the November through January Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.
Proponents of President Obama's 332-page plan to regulate the Internet insist they oppose content control. They even style themselves defenders of free speech. But there is a very serious risk that changing the Internet from an unregulated free enterprise into a heavily-regulated public utility will lead over time to content control.
Where does the Obama Administration find these people?
The Sunflower State Games announces that registration is now open for the Spring Team Time Trial. Event details and registration procedures can be found online at www.sunflowergames.com. This three person cycling team event will take place on Saturday, April 11. Staging for the race will take place at the Historic Lecompton High School, 620 E. Woodson Street in Lecompton. Racing begins at 10 a.m with teams set to start at two minute intervals.
Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) will hold their March meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at Thirsty's Banquet Room, 2704 Vine Street in Hays. Registration is between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the March meeting will be on "The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Employment Process" presented by Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions.