MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.
INDIANAPOLIS - If the crew of growing-on-the-job freshmen at Kentucky find themselves in Dallas next week, nobody can tell them they didn't take the toughest path possible.
NEW YORK - Michigan State guard Keith Appling drove the lane one day in practice and flipped a lob to Branden Dawson as he had many times before.
WASHINGTON - The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.
Teens who can sing, dance and act are invited to hone their crafts this summer by attending "Broadway @ Barton," a residential summer high school camp at Barton Community College, from June 15-27.
Spring Training has past.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Both meetings will be sharing meetings, plus discussion of three topics from the CareNotes series, by One Caring Place, a publications imprint of Abby Press.
Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present classic rock and roll band The Diamonds in the association's final concert of the 2013-2014 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The annual membership meeting of the Great Bend Public Library Friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the lower level meeting room of the library, 1409 Williams St. Friends will elect officers for 2014-2015.
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HOISINGTON - Gary R. Dreiling, 63, died Friday, March 28, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. He was born March 21, 1951, at Great Bend, Kansas the son of Rudolph and Anna (Birzer) Dreiling.
Noemi R. Sanchez, 59, of Great Bend, died March 28 at Hutchinson Regional Hospital in Hutchinson. Funeral services are pending with Charter Funerals of Great Bend.
Travis J. Beal, violation of protection from abuse, continued to April 3
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Richard L. Levings, 78, died March 24 following a brief illness. Born July 3, 1935, in Sabetha, he was the son of Charles Henry Levings and Bernice Mabre Thompson. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Army in 1957.
GREAT BEND -- Funeral services for Willis A. Stout, 70, who passed away on March 16, 2014 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosspoint Church, east of Harts Corner, two miles south on Highway 281.
LARNED - Eldon A. Hays, 86, died on April 1, at Diversicare of Larned. Cremation has taken place. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
LARNED - Karlene K. Meckfessel, 68, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.
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Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.