ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Marshall's Rakeem Cato was back in the state of Florida, so it wasn't surprising that the freshman quarterback felt so comfortable and confident that he pushed coach Doc Holliday to give him a chance to seal the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's 2011 season will be remembered for challenging Les Miles' crisis-management skills over and over again.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.
CHICAGO (AP) - Reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls worth approximately $94 million, a person familiar with the situation said.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State football fans will have an opportunity to cheer on the Wildcats football team at an event that has become a fan favorite of K-State bowl traditions.
Cletus Younger, 83, died Dec. 20 at home in Great Bend. He was born Aug. 26, 1928 at Victoria, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Mermis) Younger.
ELLINWOOD - Patrick J. Schartz, 66, died Dec. 20, 2011 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.
It didn't take long for the winter storm that started whipping through central Kansas Monday afternoon to wreak havoc for safety personnel.
Great Bend Fire Department
Larry W. Jimison, 66, died Oct. 21 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Oct. 27, 1944 in Stafford, he was the son of Howard David and Verda Marie (Staley) Jimison. On Nov. 24, 1964, he married Sue Curtis in Ellsworth. A resident of Great Bend for 47 years, coming from Lorraine, he was the Water Superintendent for the city of Great Bend, working at the water department for 47 years.
The high school basketball games between Larned and Central Plains have been postponed due to inclement weather.
Sunday, Dec. 18
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Bright Horizons, 4801 W. 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Karmi Green and Linda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
OTIS - Sharon Royer, 52, died Dec. 19 in Rush County. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Olmitz. Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a wake starting at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Complete obituary information will be announced later.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.
LAWRENCE - Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Up by 12 points with just under 6 minutes left, No. 4 Syracuse appeared poised to secure an unusually easy victory.
LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas has received a lead donation from alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy to help finance the first phase of the Fieldhouse Apartments project, which will house basketball players and other students.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the City of Great Bend are sharing in the announcement from the Kansas State High Sschool Activities Association that the 2014 Class 2-1A State Baseball and Softball State Tournaments will be played at the Great Bend Sports Complex on Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30.