Were they minor hiccups or something much bigger? Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina will sort that out over the next three weeks.
Even after a week in which the top four teams lost, The Associated Press' final poll looks a lot like it did for the last two months of the season.
WICHITA - Wichita State senior Garrett Stutz remembers watching VCU play its way from the opening round to the final weekend in last year's NCAA tournament.
TOPEKA - Leonard Lenhart, 76, of Topeka, passed away March 11, 2012.
Sunday, March 11
LARNED - The Larned City General Election is scheduled April 3, 2012. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, March 13 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. Advance voting starts Wednesday.
SF Trails Days to be discussed Tuesday
LAWRENCE - Kansas will be able to enjoy some home cooking on its path through the NCAA tournament.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State coach Frank Martin had been doing his research ever since the Wildcats were eliminated by Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Due to state budget cuts to the Kansas VFW Veterans Services, the military order of the Cootie, Local Cheyenne Flyway Pup Tent 7 of Kansas will hold a consignment auction at 9 a.m. on April 7 at the VFW Post 3111, 504 Washington with 3% of the proceeds donated to the Cooties to help veterans in need.
The Claflin Lions Club Annual Seafood Buffet will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at the Catholic Church Parish Hall. Ticket prices for the all you can eat buffet are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, and $6 for children under 12 and are available now through Friday morning, March 16th at Pistol Pete's Nuts and Bolts Company in Great Bend, from any Claflin Lions Club member or phone (620)587-3560 or (620)793-2922 for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event ...
Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves of Great Bend, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Great Bend will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate ...
Jennifer Lynn Ganoung and Andrew Dean Kirkpatrick announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Richard and Dana Ganoung of Plainville and Debra Zecha of Great Bend. Andrew is the son of Rick and Patty Kirkpatrick of Ellinwood.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
LA CROSSE - Marie D. Reifschneider, 86, La Crosse, died, Nov. 14 at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. She was born April 5, 1928, at rural Timken, the daughter of Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married LeRoy Reifschneider at the United Methodist Church, La Crosse. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.
Calista Marie Stuart, 88, died Nov. 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 15, 1926, at Barton County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Theisen) Seyfert. She married Herbert Stuart in 1943, and later divorced. A lifetime Barton County resident, Calista was a bookkeeper, working for Cheyenne Drug, Van-Jo Dairy, Kottwitz Motor Company, Bob Reiter Chevrolet, Ron Miller Accounting, and most recently M & F Plumbing Heating and Air.
Sister Patricia Martinez, 89, died Nov. 14 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born May 13, 1925, in Little River, as Pasquala Martinez, Sister Patricia was the daughter of Gregorio and Placida Gomez Martinez. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in Great Bend Oct. 10, 1943, and pronounced her first vows Aug. 13, 1946. She celebrated 65 years of religious profession in 2011.
WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.
WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.
Barton County Jail
Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.
So, that was fun. One minute we're promised a half dozen toss up races to determine control of the United States Senate, and the next Democrats are ducking under their desks as Massachusetts and Maryland elected Republican governors. Let the "Very Important Pundits" take turns on cable news assigning blame for the losses. I'm more interested in why the polls didn't tell us the wave was coming.
I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope.