GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to make him a factor in March at all.
OMAHA, Neb. - Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For a whole year Georgetown had to live with its failure last March, a second straight early-round NCAA exit. It haunted the Hoyas, angered them, drove them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida State beat North Carolina twice this season. Did the same to Duke, too.
OMAHA, Neb. - With his 1.5-point scoring average, Casey Prather surely wasn't a big part of Virginia's scouting report on Florida.
NESS CITY - Carl Henry Reinert, 88, died March 14 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born March 2, 1924. Fitzgerald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Josh Jones figured he owed his teammates one.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Richard Howell has been a solid, if often overlooked, part of North Carolina State's resurgence this season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This time, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin wanted to be on the other end of a slow start.
Commission to meet
Great Bend native Marty Keenan has announced his candidacy for Great Bend City Council, Second Ward, in the April 3 city elections. Keenan was born and raised in Great Bend, graduated from Great Bend High School in 1978, and has practiced law in his hometown since 1988.
Welcome to another edition of the Marsh Musings. You know, I have never been much of a superstitious person. I don't swerve dramatically when a black cat crosses my path or tackle someone to save them from walking under a ladder. I have even stepped on cracks and my mom seems to be walking just fine. For some reason though, I have always trusted the predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, the all-knowing groundhog. Even as a kid, I was amazed at how a groundhog could tell a shift in seasons by simply seeing his shadow. As it turns out, he ...
NCAA Tournament games
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing. Such was the case recently when two candidates offered a radical solution to the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border: Bomb Mexico. Serious or not, it shows how far the anti-immigrant tide has carried some politicians from realistically addressing border security and immigration reform.
Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe.
Some people live for challenges.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the latest estimates on health insurance coverage. The American Community Survey (ACS) reported that 348,097 Kansans - or 12.3 percent of the population - did not have insurance coverage in 2013. This was essentially unchanged from 2012 (12.6 percent). The uninsured rate in Kansas of 12.3 percent is significantly lower than the national uninsured rate of 14.5 percent.
KINSLEY - A Kinsley man died after rolling a vehicle Tuesday night on U.S. 50, 1 mile east of Kinsley. Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Manuel G. Baca, 43, was not wearing a seat belt. He was taken to the Edwards County District Hospital.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason.
ARKANSAS CITY - Some nights it just isn't there.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.
MANHATTAN - Many stars refuse to admit they look at the players they're passing on the slow climb through the record books. They'll speak in platitudes about focusing on the team first, the individual second, and shrug off most of their achievements.