The similarities are as startling as the differences, but two first- year teachers seem to have found their happy places – on opposite sides of the world.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith took the snap in the shotgun, looked quickly to his left and flicked the ball to tight end Travis Kelce, who was pushed out of bounds after a gain of nearly 10 yards.
A few things to watch during Week 15, when the Big 12 finishes its regular season with two games that have title implications while the other four power conferences play championship games:
The game of musical chairs in the football coaching world has begun. Fire your coach. There's gotta be a better one out there somewhere. "Hey, why don't you take ours? We want a new one too!" It's that time of year when the music is played and everyone gets up and shuffles around. Changing coaches to bring "Old Swawmee Tech" to the promised land of a Bowl game is an annual rite of passage in college football.
Elizabeth "Liz" Ewing Moore, 87, died Dec. 4, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Dec. 14, 1926, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William and Jesse (Funk) Stanley. On June 14, 1947, she married Robert Gilmore Ewing in Great Bend. The later divorced. On July 11, 1992, she married Darrel Herman in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 20, 2007. A lifetime resident of Great Bend she was a cook for USD #428, a secretary for Gibson, Titus and Stafford and retired as a clerk for Centel.
BRIGHTON, Colo. - Michael Thomas Ochs, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 26, in a car accident. Born Dec. 19, 1941, in Wichita, he was the son of Martin and Dorothy (Murphy) Ochs.
HUDSON – Hilda L. Siefkes, 100, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born May 31, 1914, on the family farm, rural Hudson, she was the daughter of Carl and Lena Drach. Hilda was a lifetime resident of the Hudson Community. She was a 1932 graduate of Hudson High School. She was a homemaker, careful custodian of her home, yard and flower garden, dear mother and loving grandmother and great grandmother.
While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - In a surprise move to perhaps everybody except the man who did the hiring, Oregon State's Mike Riley is set to take over at Nebraska.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After weathering a late comeback by Wichita State, the Utah Utes recovered just in time to earn their biggest win in 15 years - against a team that's not accustomed to losing.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.
Great Bend High School band directors said the GBHS Jazz, Junior Varsity and Varsity Bands will offer season's greetings to everyone when they perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the GBHS Gym.
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Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Hope Tree for children in need during the holidays
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Cliffhanger serials - from "The Perils of Pauline" to "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" - were once as much a movie-theater staple as double features, newsreels, Three Stooges shorts, Lowell Thomas travelogues and Mickey Mouse cartoons.
There will be no shortage of options facing parents who venture into the electronics department of a big-box store or search for video games at an online retailer.
When her daughter Google-searched "trains" expecting to find results about "Thomas the Tank Engine" but instead found Amtrak train information, Pavni Diwanji, vice president of engineering at Google, recognized a need. She is now on a mission to meet that need. Diwanji, a mother of two daughters, recently shared with USA Today Google's plans to launch new versions of some of its products specifically designed for kids ages 12 and younger.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Orion spacecraft may have been an unmanned mission, but with the help of photos, members of the public can feel as if they were along for the ride.
Have you ever focused on your phone instead of your romantic partner, even if they are right there with you?
WACO, Texas (AP) - No. 5 Baylor did what it had to do keep alive its chance for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Bryce Petty and company grabbed a share of a second consecutive Big 12 title.
Great Bend High School had its varsity boys' swim invitational tournament scheduled for Tuesday at Barton Community College's swimming pool. However, that has changed.
LAWRENCE (AP) - After striking out on a rising star and a well-known coach with an NFL pedigree, Kansas turned to one of its own to resurrect a program that has languished near the bottom of the Big 12.
WICHITA (AP) - Ron Baker scored 18 points, and No. 8 Wichita State beat Saint Louis 81-52 on Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee played good enough defense at the start of Saturday's game to withstand Kansas State's frantic finish.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Kansas Chiefs have dropped two in a row and are in danger of falling out of the AFC playoff race. The Arizona Cardinals have lost two straight and are clinging to a one-game lead in the NFC West.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Last year, Wayne Selden Jr. might have let a lousy shooting performance in Kansas's previous game affect his confidence in a high-profile matchup with Florida on Friday night.
Due to conflicts, the December meeting of Central Kansas Association of the Visually Impaired has been canceled.