NEW YORK - Three words raced through Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith's mind as he streaked toward the end zone in the Super Bowl, returning his interception of a pass by Peyton Manning: "Don't get caught."
NEW YORK - The seeds of Denver's stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during Wednesday's practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because "it's not an away game."
LARNED - Albert George ( A.G.) Crane, 82, passed away Feb. 2, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Larned, he was the son of Edgar H. and Agnes Stockwell Crane. On May 27, 1949, he married Gloria Umberger in Syracuse. She survives. A lifetime area resident of Larned, he was a farmer.
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HAYS - Partiers are invited to wear Mardi Gras costumes and come get their faces painted when St. Catherine Church in Hays celebrates its 11th annual German Mardi Gras is on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Unrein Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. There will be a social at 5 p.m., dinner and 6 and dance from 7-11 p.m., with music provided by the Wes Windholz Polka Band.
Great Bend Public Library will show "Fast & Furious 6" for Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.
The new training that Justin Chapman recently received allows him to zero in on the fine points of maintaining Canon copiers as he serves Office Products Inc. customers. Chapman has successfully completed the two-week course in Canon Applied Technologies at Dallas.
Alleda M. Hickel, 38, of Claflin was injured in a two vehicle wreck on Saturday just north of Moundridge, during inclement weather conditions.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Seattle Seahawks' mantra all season was to make each day a championship day.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Denver Broncos, so fortunate to be down only two scores, finally rediscovered their offensive rhythm and seemed on the verge of getting back in the Super Bowl.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Every time Arizona had been challenged this season, the Wildcats survived by making big plays and big shots in the closing moments of big games.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison, for the final walk-through of the schools gymnasium addition. Guests will be HTK Architect Charley Sexton as well as a representative from Compton Construction Corporation.
As far as James Weatherman knows, he is the only technician in the area that has earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and CCNA Security credentials.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
OKLAHOMA CITY - LeBron James scored 33 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bloody nose and the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-81 on Thursday night.
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Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.
It's anybody's game on Saturday when Great Bend High School's wrestling team opens up the postseason with a Class 5A regional tournament at Wichita Heights.
WICHITA(AP) - Pope Francis has named a priest from Illinois as the new bishop for the Roman Catholic diocese of Wichita.
MANHATTAN - We have been watching in the news as the antiquated Iranian navy sails towards American waters. The navy commander is saying this is just a training exercise for new sailors. However, their president is saying this action is being taken because the American navy is near Iran's waters. This is the first time a foreign power has openly threatened the mainland of America since the War of 1812.
The public is invited to a free memorial concert in honor of Connie Schneweis, set for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at St. Patrick's Church, 4200 Broadway Ave.
The Western Athletic Conference bowling tournament that was schedule for Thursday was postponed due to high winds making it unsafe to travel.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is all about "Breaking Bad" this spring training. He has downloaded the popular cable TV series onto his iPad and plans to watch episodes as he runs on a treadmill.