HOISINGTON - Claire Billie Hadley, 80, died on March 16 at Southwind Hospice in Pratt. Born Dec. 19, 1932 in Escanaba, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Wava (Snow) Sargent. On Jan. 21, 1950 she married Ray C. Hadley in Guthrie, Okla. He died on Feb. 21, 2006. A Barton County resident since 1963,coming from Wichita, she was the secretary for her and her husband's business, Hadley Roofing Company.
STAFFORD - Donald Gene Newell, 63, died March 16 at the Stafford County Hospital. Born April 28, 1949 in Stafford, he was the son of Donald Gene and Dorothy Marenchin Newell. A lifetime Stafford resident, he was a farmer. On May 28, 1978 he married Debra J. Witt in Hudson. She died on Dec. 2, 2007. He then married Jenny Fox Kisner on Aug. 24 in Great Bend.
LOST SPRINGS - Maggie Wirtz, 79, died on March 14 at Medicalodges of Herington. She was bon on July 15, 1933 in Olmitz.
SALINA --Norma "Jean" Copeland, 89, died March 13, 2013 at Kansas University Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1924, at Coffeyville, Kansas to Earl R. and Dollie M. (Young) Ford.
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Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25. Teen Movie Monday is free and open to all students in grades 7-12.
HOISINGTON - Each nine weeks, Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom, and just showing leadership qualities.
HOISINGTON - Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Hunter Donecker, 8, Pawnee Rock, as the first Kans for Kids Ambassador during the organization's 3rd Annual Radiothon on Friday, March 8. Donecker was diagnosed with a hepatoblastoma on his liver when he was 3-years-old and received assistance from Kans for Kids. He is currently cancer free. He is the son of Jon and Misty Donecker and has a younger brother, Gage, and a younger sister, Temprance.
Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend.
WICHITA - This was supposed to be a rebuilding year at Wichita State.
Once Mark Few saw the names of Miami and Duke pop up as No. 2 seeds in other regions, the long-tenured Gonzaga coach knew there would be another first to check off for the 2013 season.
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has become the first coach in Division I history to guide five different programs to the NCAA tournament, landing the Sooners on the bracket Sunday as a No. 10 seed in the South Regional.
The South Region is a stew of coaches who have recently dominated the NCAA tournament.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State has earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday.
A look at the NCAA men's tournament, the 68-team free-for-all that begins Tuesday and ends three weeks from now at the Final Four in Atlanta:
In what many considered a referendum on the status quo, NFL player representatives voted to retain DeMaurice Smith as executive director of the union.
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BY MIKE MARZOLF
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