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March 21, 2013 | | On the Record


Belmont's 3-point shooting has Wildcats on alert

SALT LAKE CITY - Belmont coach Rick Byrd hated the 3-pointer when it was first approved in college basketball, and insisted he would have voted against it had he had the option 27 years ago.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Oladipo provides heart for Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana coach Tom Crean was a believer in Victor Oladipo right from the start.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Wisconsin rides killer Bs into NCAA tourney

MADISON, Wis. - There are no egos at Wisconsin, no individual superstars carrying the team.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Time to see if NCAA tourney really up for grabs

Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament.

March 20, 2013 | By Paul Nweberry AP Sports Writer | NCAA Tournament


Eustachy, Colorado State gear up for Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team.

March 20, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


La Salle outshoots Boise State 80-71

DAYTON, Ohio - Tyrone Garland led La Salle's guard-driven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers wrapped up the NCAA tournament's First Four by getting the better of an old-fashioned shootout, beating Boise State 80-71 on Wednesday night.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Royals beat Dodgers 7-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Mike Moustakas keeps hitting home runs and the Kansas City Royals keep winning.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BCC baseball, softball games rescheduled

Barton Community College's baseball games against Cloud County - initially scheduled for Saturday and Sunday - will be played today and Friday at Lawson-Biggs Field, because of impending inclement weather.

March 20, 2013 | | Community College


Barton to host prep hoops all-star game

The second annual Central Kansas All-Star Basketball Classic will be held on Sunday at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.

March 20, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Davis leads James Madison past LIU Brooklyn

DAYTON, Ohio - After winning the program's first NCAA tournament game in 30 years, James Madison sounds as if it's not done.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Wichita State’s matchup against Pitt looks to be defensive battle

SALT LAKE CITY - Wichita State senior Carl Hall wanted a new look for his last hurrah, especially with a huge test coming up against Pittsburgh 7-footer Steven Adams today in the Shockers' NCAA tournament opener.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


RUBBING IT IN

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Without even trying, Louisville is adding to Kentucky's misery.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


No. 1-seeded Zags not considered underdogs anymore

SALT LAKE CITY - Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the 'Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Spartans, Wolverines staying close to home to start tournament play

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament - or so it seemed at first.

March 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


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Four Royals elected to start All-Star Game; Reds’ Frazier, too

NEW YORK (AP) - The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

July 06, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."

July 06, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hosmer's double gives Royals 2nd walk-off win

KANSAS CITY- Slumping first baseman Eric Hosmer ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with none out in the ninth, giving the Royals a 3-2 walk-off win over the Twins on Sunday afternoon.

July 06, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


AG Schmidt’s office to provide consumer protection information at Barton County Fair

Information to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, scams and deceptive business practices will be offered next week at the Barton County Fair, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Eagles plan sock hop, luau

Great Bend's Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 646, 1024 Main, has events planned for the next two Saturdays.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Gathering the grain

It's 10 a.m. and the sun blazes down on a patchwork of golden grain that dots the High Plains near Seguin in northwestern Kansas. A blistering southerly wind pushes the heat index to the century mark.

July 05, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Honorable Recognition: Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Farmers Bank & Trust adds new Advisory Director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces Kevin Bahr as their newest Advisory Director. "We are pleased to have Kevin join our team at Farmers Bank & Trust. His commitment to the community mirrors ours and we look forward to his contribution to our organization," stated Robert Rugan, Central Kansas Market President. Kevin has served as Board Chairman of the Barton County Extension Council and on the Barton County FSA County Committee. He is also an active volunteer for Otis-Bison school activities and helps coach the Middle School basketball team. Kevin is married to Jennifer, and has three children, Blake, 15, Abbi, 12, and ...

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Garden City Community College honor roll

The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Hathaway family reunion

The annual Hathaway reunion, families of the 12 children of the late John William and Reno Hathaway, was held on June 27, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in St. John with 71 attending. Debbie Haddon was hostess.

July 05, 2015 | | Reunions


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday July 9, at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

July 05, 2015 | | Local News


Kansans named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey congratulated three Kansans recently appointed by USDA chief Tom Vilsack to serve on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs).

July 05, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

Every Hero Has a Story is the theme for the Summer Reading Program at Ellinwood School/Community Library. Students are enjoying hero-based activities as they continue to read to meet their goals. Our participants are beginning to earn prizes; our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders made blankets for the Humane Society to use for the pets that are waiting for a good home; and all are being led by Shatlyn Thomas with the assistance of Michele Martin and Julie Blakeslee.

July 05, 2015 | | Local Life


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


When I was young

When I was young ... a long time ago ... when I liked fireworks.

July 05, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


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