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College football rivalries being built on gridiron

These six rivalries are being built the old-fashioned way - on the field. And there's no contrived, committee-designed trophies, no quaint nicknames that hark back to a more innocent time, and definitely no corporate sponsorship. Just contemporary, 21st-century spite. The winners usually take a big step toward a conference title, or even a national one. The losers just have to sit and stew and plan their revenge next season.

August 11, 2012 | By Rick Freeman AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Mathieu kicked off LSU’s football team

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off LSU's football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule, a blow to the Tigers' national championship hopes three weeks before their season opener.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


McIlroy, Singh tied for lead in PGA event

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods watched the flight of his tee shot until he could see it drifting too far right, and he hung his head slightly as the ball tumbled off the green. Already with three bogeys in seven holes, it looked as though nothing was going right for him in the PGA Championship.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Gay, USA 4x100 relay finishes with silver medal

Former Barton Community College and University of Arkansas sprinter Tyson Gay combined with the rest of the United States 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday for a new national-record time in the finals at the Summer Olympic Games on Saturday.

August 11, 2012 | | Community College


Today’s game to be last for USA head coach Krzyzewski

LONDON (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski's job is nearly finished.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


SHAKY START

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Matt Schaub led one scoring drive and threw an interception in his first action since breaking his right foot last season, and the Houston Texans beat the Carolina Panthers 26-13 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Players back from injury seem fine in Chiefs’ preseason win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For the Kansas City Chiefs, getting a victory was more of a relief than a win.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Merna Marie Williamson 1926-2012

HOISINGTON - Merna Marie Williamson, 86, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Morton ‘Dale’ Manwarren 1929-2012

HUTCHINSON - Morton "Dale" Wanwarren, 83, died Aug. 9, 2012 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lawrence ‘Larry’ Joseph Drescher 1918-2012

GREAT BEND - Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Drescher, 93, of Great Bend, passed away Aug. 9, 2012.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kenneth T. Siebert

ST. JOHN – Kenneth T. Siebert, 85, died Aug. 11, 2012 at Hospice House, Pratt.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


August W. ‘Gus’ Werhahn 1920-2012

GREAT BEND - August W. "Gus" Werhahn, 92, died Aug. 10, 2012 at Sterling House in Great Bend.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kenneth H. Praeger 1917-2012

CLAFLIN - Kenneth H. Praeger, 94, died Aug. 10, 2012 at his residence in Claflin.

August 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


St. Rose accepting donations for auctions to benefit cancer patients

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is now collecting items for the live and silent auctions during its annual fundraiser for cancer patients. Proceeds will benefit people treated at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, which St. Rose owns.

August 11, 2012 | | Business


Friday's NFL preseason capsules

CINCINNATI - Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much to his Jets debut.

August 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


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February is Heart Health Month

February may be the shortest month of the year but it is an especially good time to recognize the importance of making lifestyle changes related to heart health. Is it true that you are what you eat? When it comes to heart health, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Eating the right way is not about dieting, which is really a temporary change in your eating habits to lose a few pounds; it is about making better choices every day so that they become second nature.

February 22, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Club Calendar

Monday

February 22, 2015 | | Club News


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Hoisington School Menu

Breakfast

February 22, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Shafer Gallery to feature opening reception for “Harnessing Consciousness: Joel T. Dugan” exhibit

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Library is irresponsible

Dear Editor,

February 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Short and Long-Term Drought Outlook

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.

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Education


Obama's Plan to Regulate the Internet Risks Content Control

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.

February 22, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

Where does the Obama Administration find these people?

February 22, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Undocumented

February 22, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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