LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris, the scoring leader for No. 3 Kansas, has lost his starting job after getting kicked out of the last game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - If this was Russell Wilson's football finale, he sure made the most of it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.
ee Stadium isn't accustomed to digging out for anything. The ballpark in the Bronx is usually dormant this time of year, the sweet sounds of spring still months away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before Scott Pioli and Todd Haley arrived, most Chiefs fans had written off Dwayne Bowe a coach killer, Glenn Dorsey as a first-round bust and Tamba Hali as merely average.
Registration for the next weekly Story Time sessions at the Great Bend Public Library starts Monday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. Parents are invited to bring children to the library, 1409 Williams St., for story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Jan. 18. They will hear stories, do a craft, sing songs and have fun at this free program.
SEWARD - Judy Ann Getman Crump, 61, of Seward, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays after a long illness.
Gordon L. Young, 69, died Dec. 28 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. He was born March 12, 1941, at Pratt, the son of LeRoy Franklin and Phylotis Iona (Chance) Young. He married Donna Jean McGrath on March 12, 1961, at Sun City. A Great Bend resident since 1966, coming from Pratt, he was a salesman for Log-Tech Inc.
TOPEKA - Donald R. Haberman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Dec. 27. Don was born on May 14, 1944, in Great Bend, the son of Alex and Augusta (Koriel) Haberman. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1962, from Fort Hays State University with his bachelor's degree in 1966 and with his master's degree in industrial arts in 1969. Don was united in holy matrimony to Rosanne Horning on July 18, 1970, in Ransom.
RUSSELL - Gerald E. "Jerry" Boomhower, 76, of rural Russell, died Dec. 27 at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Jerry was born April 21, 1934, in Hoisington, the son of Glenn and Florence (Goodheart) Boomhower. He grew up on the family farm in south Russell County and graduated from Hoisington High School in 1951. On May 25, 1957, he was united in marriage to Virginia Tauscher in Hoisington. This union was blessed with ...
Drivers treated and released More information has been released on an injury accident that occurred at 1:40 p.m. last Thursday on 10th St. Drivers Melvin Loreg, 82, and Britani Whitman, 17, both of Great Bend, where both transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital where they were treated and released. Loreg complained of chest pains and Whitman had leg pain. Airbags in both vehicles deployed. According to the Great Bend Police Department's report, ...
Dear Editor, Well, here I am again. Seems like I write lots of letters, but this one really makes me mad. My husband and I got our Social Security letters last week. Our checks are really small the way it is and then they tell us, no increase in our checks, since the cost of living has not went up since 2008. I really would like to know who those dumb people are ...
Dear Editor, There's a new dawning today with education in Kansas. People are going to have to come to the realization that the current way of funding education in Kansas isn't working. Drastic tuition hikes and the elimination of state funding is going to be a reality. The sooner you come to grips with it the better off you'll be. Things like free school lunches and spending tax money on non-education programs in schools such ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Obama vowed on Wednesday to fight next year for the passage of the just-rejected bill that gives U.S. citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. They must attend two years of college or serve in the U.S. military. The name of the bill is "No Juan Left Behind." Steven Spielberg was recruited by Nancy Pelosi to help re-brand House Democrats Friday after November's repudiation at the polls. ...
Last June, the Mexican government filed a brief in Arizona challenging the constitutionality of that state's proposed law that required police to check the immigration status of detainees, which, according to its Foreign Ministry, "violates inalienable human rights."
MIAMI - LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their spring band concerts on Thursday at the Great Bend Middle School gym. The 7th Grade Band the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The 8th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch and assisted by Mark DeWald.
The Great Bend City Band will begin rehearsals for their season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th at the Crest Theatre. Any instrumentalist who loves to play is welcome to participate in the band. Summer concerts will be given at the courthouse band shell and will begin Thursday, May 30th and every Thursday in June. A special big band swing concert will also be given at the band shell on Friday, June 28th. All ...
The "Check Out Hunger" food drive for the Community Food Bank of Barton County was a huge success. RSVP volunteers partnered with 6th grade students from Holy Family School, a local Brownie troop, and Barton County Youth Care manned tables at Dillon's on 10th Street and Walmart on Saturday, April 6th. Persons entering the stores received a handout about the Community Food Bank with a grocery list of needed items. The volunteers collected 1,749 lbs ...
In 1955, the National association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.
The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon ...
Mr. Stan Ewy, a teacher at Otis-Bison Elementary School in USD 403, was recently awarded a classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators association serving Kansas teachers. Mr. Ewy will use the funds to purchase an educational nutrition program for his physical education classes.
On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."
Mike and Jan Keeley of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Diane to Mitchell Birt, son of Randall and Christine Birt of Omaha, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Pat Schartz of Larned and the late Terry and Barbara Keeley.
Josh Koelsch and Meredith Ramsey announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Ramsey Koelsch, on March 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Bill and Joni Hafner of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Hafner, to Heidi Wetzel, daughter of Mark and Rita Wetzel of Roeland Park.
Della Hurd will celebrate her 74 birthday on May 8 with a card shower.