Recently, I was reminded of the value of freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery - and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team won the Titans Classic in Wichita on Saturday, beating Garden City 3-1.
No. 2 LSU 49, Northwestern State 3
LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb hit B.J. Beshears with a 6-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 9 seconds to go and Kansas escaped with a wild, back-and-forth 45-42 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School cross country team competed at a meet in Emporia on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team was able to come back late in the game to beat Medicine Lodge on a 3-yard touchdown from Austin Stout on Friday night.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School volleyball team bested all three Mid-Central Activities Association opponents on Thursday at the conference quadrangular.
Western Athletic Conference
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It may not matter how banged up quarterback Matt Cassel's ribs got in the Chiefs' preseason finale when the Buffalo Bills come to town Sunday.
HESSTON - The Ellinwood High School cross country team competed in the Hesston meet on Thursday.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will inaugurate its 2011-12 season with a performance by the American Tenors, whose repertoire includes classical opera and hits from Broadway musicals, as well as music from the Great American Songbook and Neopolitan favorites.
LARNED - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is coming to Larned. The United Way of Central Kansas and Pamida have provided the funding to start the program for children in the 67550 zip code, bringing it to the Jordaan Memorial Library.
Phinney and Northside Elementary Schools in Larned sponsors a kickoff event Thursday for the WatchDOGS program that aims to welcome dads and father figures into the schools. DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students. These gentlemen, dads, uncles and grandfathers dedicate one day to the school to provide security and support for students. More than 200 dads, father figures and children enjoyed pizza and a program explaining WatchDOGS.
LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Bill Self believes that unbeaten Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament - if it beats Missouri State on Saturday and then wins the Missouri Valley tournament.
LARNED - It's not as important as what's happening in the Ukraine, but that was quite a flap in the Atlantic Coast Conference when new-member Syracuse's Jim Boeheim went ballistic and ran onto the court protesting a key charging call during the Orange's 66-60 loss at Duke over the weekend.
SALINA - Things did not work out as planned for the Great Bend High School bowling teams.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Ore. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree. Orders must be in by Friday and will arrive late March/early April. For additional information call 620-791-7314.
It says here that Jeb Bush has the best shot at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, while Hillary Clinton might not be the Democrats' candidate - and if she is, she's no sure thing.
"The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight at Sterling College
God bless America, and how's everybody?
WICHITA - Kevin Thompson, 56, died Feb. 22, 2014. He was employed by Hawker/Beechcraft as a Tool and Dye Maker for over 25 years.
Orval E. Weeks, 86, died Feb. 26, 2014 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
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