WASHINGTON (AP) - After carrying Connecticut to the Big East title, Kemba Walker decided to get his teammates involved in the Huskies' NCAA tournament opener against Bucknell.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A trip to the desert sunshine brought the Wisconsin offense out of the deep freeze and doomed the upstart hopes of little Belmont University.
DENVER (AP) - Stopping The Jimmer? As the poster in the stands said, "Fredette about it."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida made its opening game in the NCAA tournament look like one of those preseason exhibitions.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - San Diego State's players chased Devon Beitzel around screens, got hands in his face, challenged his shots.
DENVER (AP) - Richmond added another upset to an impressive NCAA tournament resume that already had several.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Dickey chased down a loose ball and fed J.P. Primm for a fast break, cutting UNC Asheville's deficit to six with 15:22 to play and prompting Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon to call one of those need-to-stop-the-momentum timeouts.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the final minute against Princeton.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Don't call him "one-and-Dunphy" anymore.
DENVER (AP) - On the verge of seeing his unheralded, 13th-seeded Morehead State program turn into something much more impressive, the coach could have called a play for his NBA-bound center or his guard who couldn't miss.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sometimes, a game-winning play is craftily designed and enacted with precision by each of the five players on the floor.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Clemson's determination to overcome fatigue was no match for West Virginia's fresh legs.
Barton Community College day and evening classes will be closed for the college's Spring Break March 21-25. Barton's offices will remain open through March 23, but will be closed March 24 and 25. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 20-25. The gallery will be open Sunday, March 27, for the final day of the Barton County High School Juried Art Exhibition.
A student's name was misspelled in Thursday's article from Barton Community College about the awards presented in a juried show for area high school students. Carly Hoffman from Claflin received an honorable mention for her acrylic painting, "Welcome to the Jungle." In addition, Jennifer Berg is the current art teacher in Claflin.
HOISINGTON - Virginia M. Bitter, 78, died March 17 at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. Born July 20, 1932, at Russell, she was the daughter of Edward and Alvena (Dick) Luerman.
Thursday, April 17
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold its first bowling tournament at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at Walnut Bowl.
The Barton Community College Planetarium is getting a "re-boot," as the staff is calling it.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Are we now witnessing the beginning of the fall of the House of Bush?
Red Cross Blood Drive to be held
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black. But if Republicans define dumb down any more, soon they'll have to apply for drilling rights.
Maybe you've noticed the Earth Day poster art blooming in downtown Great Bend this spring. Wondering where all that art is coming from? Each poster is an original picture by one of over 30 young artists from Holy Family School in Great Bend.
Thursday, April 17