The road hardly was daunting in the wild-card round, and it might be just as kind when the NFL playoffs reach the final eight.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb is heading to the NFL. The junior first-team All-American announced Thursday he will bypass his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Cobb led Kentucky with 955 yards receiving, 401 yards rushing and 12 combined touchdowns. He also threw for three scores and returned a punt for a touchdown. He was selected an All-American as an all-purpose player by The Associated Press last month. ...
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford has hired offensive coordinator David Shaw to replace Jim Harbaugh as football coach.
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James sprained his left ankle on Wednesday night and says he will decide Thursday if he will play in Miami's game at Denver.
KANSAS CITY, Kan., – Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced the selection of Ellsworth native Josh Svaty, who just served as secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to be his senior adviser.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through Thursday, March 3. The program opened Thursday.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Democratic House leader Jim Clyburn blamed the Tucson shootings Tuesday on the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of Congress last week. He said reading the U.S. Constitution out loud was an attempt to de-legitimize the president. So he listened to it. Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh for Tucson's shootings. It hardly merited their response. Rush called him a fool ...
When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts.
Safari World, the well-known and controversial zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, has previously stupefied the world (and News of the Weird readers) by training orangutans to play basketball, ride motorbikes and kickbox (while outfitted in martial-arts trunks).
MANHATTAN (AP) - Before heading off to the Pac-10, Colorado is settling some old scores in the Big 12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State 84-79 to win its 20th straight conference opener.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points and Florida State pulled off its latest upset of No. 1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils' 25-game winning streak with a 66-61 victory Wednesday night.
Bobcats 96, Bulls 91 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - D.J. Augustin had 22 points and 12 assists, outplaying Derrick Rose in the Charlotte Bobcats' 96-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. The Bulls, off to their best start since their last title under Michael Jordan in 1998, couldn't keep it going with Jordan sitting courtside. The Bobcats owner stood and clapped as the final seconds ticked down in Charlotte's fourth straight win. Ex-Bull Tyrus ...
No. 2 Ohio State 68, Michigan 64 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding off Michigan 68-64 on Wednesday night. New Michigan football coach Brady Hoke arrived with athletic director Dave Brandon moments after the opening tip and immediately began firing up the crowd, pointing at the student sections and raising his right fist. Hoke was ...
Carl Alvin Rose 1926 -2011 LARNED - Carl Alvin Rose, 85, died on Jan. 12, 2011 at South Wind Hospice, Pratt. He was born January 11, 1926, at Haviland, the son of William August and Elsie Ellen Smith Rose. A resident of Larned since 1961, he was a retired carpenter. He attended the Church of the Nazarene, Larned and Life Member Disabled American Veterans. He was a World War II Army ...
For the seventh year in a row, local job seekers were given a unique opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event held May 9th at the Best Western courtyard in Great Bend.
The Dunlap family recently awarded the fourth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dunlap's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Dunlap was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of ...
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood Community Historical Society made the decision to sponsor a new and different promotion of Ellinwood. Plans are to have a mural painted on the south side of the Dick Building, which is on the northwest corner of Main and Santa Fe. The mural will depict the past and present of Ellinwood. Several different styles and types of murals were submitted for study. The one chosen will have a postcard motif featuring different scenes.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital patient rooms are now all equipped with a LED flat screen television mounted on the wall. A flat screen television in each patient room has been a goal and project of the Foundation and Auxiliary for the past several years, with these two organizations purchasing a few units each year through donations. At the end of this past year, all but five patient rooms had flat screen televisions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joe Blanton got some backing from the Los Angeles Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season.
First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will host a three-day revival May 29-31. The meeting start at 7 each evening with area pastors speaking. The theme for the revival is "no boundaries." The public is invited.
Great Bend Fire Department
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kansas State relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings to bolster a solid start by freshman Blake McFadden as the top-seeded Wildcats edged Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The cancer fight from Barton Community College baseball player Skylar Hill continues, as does the support from various sources from around the country.
Below are the Great Bend High School seniors who received local scholarships.
ELLINWOOD - LaVon Charlotte (Soeken) Sessler, 94, died May 22 at the Ellinwood District Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, at Great Bend, she was the daughter of Otto G. and Lydia S. Frerichs Soeken. On Jan. 21, 1940, she married Charles W. Sessler in Ellinwood. He died on June 25, 2002. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a farm wife. Mrs. Sessler was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and LWML, and was ...
Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman ...
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