NEW YORK (AP) - All four coaches in the NIT semifinals gathered for photos Monday, three wearing snappy suits and ties. Anthony Grant sported a red Alabama pullover.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic and Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Busy Bees" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Greg Swob, owner of Swobee Honey Farm, will share information about bees, honey production and basic equipment used in beekeeping during this informational program.
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NEWTON - Richard A. Schmidt, 83, died March 27. Born Sept. 7, 1927 at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, he was the son of August and Esther K. (Schmidt) Schmidt. He attended school in Meno, Okla. In 1948 he graduated from Bethel College. The next two years were spent in a flour mill laboratory in Minneapolis, Minn. He returned to Bethel College taking education classes and became a certified public school teacher. He helped build the new Bethel College Mennonite Church. He taught German, middle school science and industrial arts for 27 years in Howard, Lawrence and Lincoln. He spent ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A day of excitement, celebration and delirium wasn't quite enough for VCU basketball fans, who turned out late Sunday night to welcome home their triumphant Rams.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade shook off a bruised tailbone to finish with 30 points and 11 boards as the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119 on Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.
Even in the unpredictable, anything-goes world of March Madness, this is a Final Four nobody saw coming.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kentucky spent 13 straight springs watching other schools play in the Final Four, a destination college basketball's winningest program considers its birthright.
At most places, that's hardly a drought.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Georgetown knows all about Maya Moore and Connecticut's rich postseason history, and the Hoyas were determined to rock the bracket with one of the NCAA tournament's biggest upsets ever.
The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer. This annual award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offer the greatest customer service, outstanding store performance and standards, as well as exceptional demonstrations of local community involvement. In January 2011, the Great Bend store was one of only 190 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition at the annual Hometown Celebration held in Orlando, Fla.
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was bestowed upon Tyler John Koelsch on March 12 at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Tyler is the son of Rick Koelsch, formerly of Great Bend and the late Jane Koelsch. Grandparents are LeRoy and Jean Dringmann and June Koelsch, all of Great Bend. Tyler is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #2 Cornhusker Council. His scoutmaster is Scott Connors.
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OAKFIELD, Tenn. - Edward "Butch" Lee Sanders, 68, died Feb. 12. He was born in Great Bend in 1945. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1965. In 1967, he married Maggie Van Horne in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a computer programmer at Northwestern Bell from 1970-1994.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Plans to offer soldiers at Fort Riley a paramedic certificate through Barton Community College will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Karyl White, director of Emergency Medical Services Education, will explain how offering this program at Grandview Plaza (rather than the degree program for paramedics) will enable solders to sit for national EMT boards in a timely manner, supporting the US Army's mandate for national certification.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A Great Bend Police Department vehicle driven by officer Jacob A. Harlow, 28, struck the back of a van driven Alice L. Council, 52, Great Bend, at 8:42 p.m. Saturday at 3920 10th St. Council was transported to Great Bend Regional by Great Bend EMS.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.
TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2014. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $575,000.
Is it April already? The first quarter of the year has really flown by at least for me. This week, I am going to give a few updates about programs that will be going on around Great Bend that you may be interested in.
"The Great Divorce," a play adapted from the C.S. Lewis novel, will show at 8 p.m. on April 11–12 in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Sterling College. The show will feature the final work of two seniors, director Kyle Davis of Hoisington, and costumes designer Megan Reed of Mulvane. The box office opens on show nights at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
David and Tiffany Nily of Great Bend and Adam and Haziel Lankerd of Warsaw, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Lankerd to John Ketch, son of Rick and Brenda Ketch of Great Bend.
Clint Stafford and Lori Stafford announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Stafford, to Brandon Wells, son of Brett and Donna Wells.
Richard Miller of Great Bend will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 12 at The Front Door, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his family. Friends and family are welcome. The honoree requests no gifts.