COLUMBUS, Ohio - Even before the first touch foul or vicious dunk of the season, Thad Matta didn't know what kind of a team he had.
Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme cost 16,500 investors a total of as much as $18 billion, according to the court-appointed trustee, but at least Madoff is not on death row.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has even more in common with Blake Griffin now. Not everything, though.
LAWRENCE - The word filtered out from an email from a Kansas official that the Jayhawks' bus, at least according to their GPS system, would arrive back in Lawrence at shortly after midnight.
Great Bend Police
An accidental hit-and-run case is now considered an aggravated battery case, based on new information received by the Great Bend Police Department, Lt. Bill Browne said Monday. The man who reported being hit by a car as he was walking the night of Monday, March 19, now says the driver tried to run him over.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Frank Martin has agreed to become South Carolina's next men's basketball coach, people familiar with the decision say.
ELLINWOOD - Government commodities will be distributed in Ellinwood from 11 a.m. to noon on March 29 at the CC Church, 701 N. Fritz Ave. Call 564-2695 for more information.
ELLINWOOD -Pamela Reser, 57 died March 25, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Services are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
Magdalene Elizabeth Schauf, 79, died on March 24 at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. She was born April 12, 1932 at Beaver, the daughter of Joseph L. and Lena (Hoffman) Schneweis. She was a 1951 graduate of Hoisington High School.
BISON - Alberta J. Freidenberger, 83, died March 23 at Hays Medical Center-Hadley Campus. Born Oct. 1, 1928 in Claflin, she was the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Kukula) Hoffman. In 1946, she graduated from Claflin High School. A resident of Rush County since 1949, she was a homemaker and a bus driver for USD 403 for 20 years. On May 22, 1949, she married Alex J. Freidenberger in Odin. Mrs. Freidenberger was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary and Women of Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America of Trinity Lutheran Church, both of Otis.
LARNED - Mary Alice Stegman died March 25 at Hospice of Reno County in Hutchinson. Arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
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