Ervin (Erv) G. Birzer, 79, died peacefully at Serenity House of Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 29. Born Dec. 29, 1933 near Ellinwood, his was the son of Joseph Frank and Marie Ann (Huslig) Birzer.
Oliver Roy Batman, 82, died April 6, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born October 28, 1930 at Stafford County, he was the son of Albert Roy and Lina H. (Nicolet) Batman.
ATLANTA - A look at Monday night's NCAA championship game:
WICHITA - Several thousand screaming fans turned out Sunday to welcome home the Wichita State Shockers after their first trip to the Final Four since 1965.
ATLANTA - The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked.
LANSING, Mich. - The governors of Michigan and Kentucky have wagered bourbon and cherry pie on the winner of the NCAA men's basketball championship game between Michigan and Louisville.
Students from St. Joseph School demonstrated their public speaking skills in the annual orations contest held on April 4. This contest is sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization. Students shared a presentations on this year's topic, "a person who has overcome." The seven finalists were: Jade Mountain, Allison Panning, Sarah Hammeke, Alex Hammeke, Ross McNett, Jordan Davis Mountain, and Peter Joslin. Judges for the contest were Julie Ann Jacobs, Mike Westerman, and Jenna Snell. The judges selected the top-three finalists, pictured above from left, as: first place - Sarah Hammeke, second place - Ross McNett ...
TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
ATLANTA - Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be.
ELLINWOOD – The Twilight Stitchers Quilting Club is holding a trunk show, and the public is invited. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ellinwood District Hospital education room, and refreshments will be provided.
Activities Week of
Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers' incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to the customers via mobile phone app, for $4.99 a month. The company, Outbox, provides some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, Outbox's unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: "No one is crazy ...
Forget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter. Ditch the parka and pull out the windbreaker. Stash the boots and burn the long underwear. Trust me. Burn the long underwear.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.
GREAT BEND - Pam Jackson, 62, died April 7, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.
Hilda Chakir, 98, died April 7 at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Born April 8, 1916, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Gustav "Gus" and Matilda (Liese) Kasselman. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married Theodore Richard "Dick" Griffith in Great Bend. He died on April 25, 1977. She then married Norman William Chakir on March 10, 1981, in Miami, Okla. He died on Dec. 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Barton County she was a homemaker. She was a former 4-H Leader, and enjoyed her family, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and going to dances.
A free program for caregivers of senior citizens will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Booked April 6
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.
HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.
HESSTON – It was an outing the Barton Community College men's tennis team was looking to build some momentum on. The Cougars were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season and crawl back to .500 in dual matches.
HESSTON – The Barton Community College women's tennis team got healthy Tuesday. In a couple of ways. First Barton had a full team participating after struggling last outing with that. Secondly, the Cougars picked up a 9-0 win – breaking a 6-match losing streak.
It was the biggest win yet. And there have been some big ones. The Barton Community College women's golf team continued to dominant the rest of the field in the Jayhawk Conference winning its fifth straight conference meet this season.
It went just how it was supposed to. A midweek game against a junior varsity to give the Barton Community College baseball team a break from the rigors of conference play. Those are supposed to be easy wins. And it was.
#1 singles boys, Matt Phillips, 2-2 3rd place
Current and future drought and water issues will be the main topic of discussion at the April 12, meeting of "It Blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" The meeting will be held at the Kinsley Library from 2-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.