Duke is no stranger to this situation: Facing an underdog with canny touch from 3-point range, one that's racing downcourt in the closing seconds, scrambling for one last shot at some NCAA tournament magic.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Brittany Rayburn scored 21 points and ninth-seeded Purdue moved into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 53-45 win over Kansas State on Sunday.
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Norbert Stegman of Wichita will celebrate his 80th birthday from 1-4 p.m. on April 3 at CPI, 1809 24th St. in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his wife, Erna Stegman and their five children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to the celebration.
Rick and Margo Larimore of Arkansas City announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Larimore, to Derek Plowman, son of Kevin and Mary Plowman of Lawrence.
Whitney Renee Stuart and Brandon David Thomas were united in marriage on Jan. 3, at the Grove Isle Hotel in Key Biscayne, Fla. in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Michael J. Calderin. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stuart of Overland Park and the granddaughter of the late Inez Friedley. The groom is the son of Windy Thomas of White Hall, Md., and David and Dawn Thomas of Great Bend, and the grandson of Eleanor Miller of Great Bend and the late Harold Thomas and the late Edwin and Nora Karst.
Maxine Rogers of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house, from 2 to 4 p.m on March 26 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend, hosted by her family, friends and the Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts.
Hazel Scheuerman celebrated her 85th birthday on Feb. 20 with a family dinner and reception at Cedar Park Place. The birthday celebration was hosted by her children, Paul and Trella Berscheidt and Cliff and Lynne Scheuerman of Great Bend and Terry and Naomi Scheuerman of Tecumseh, Okla.
If you were in high school between 1953-1963, you no doubt experienced The Highlander Drive-in formerly located on the Northwest corner of Central and Edgemoor. The public is invited to participate in the 8th reunion to be held on May 14 at the Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive (just north on Webb Rd and Kellogg).
Shaun and Jessica Ebert of Sycamore, Ill. announce the birth of their son, Calvin Louis Ebert, on Feb. 17 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. He weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 in. long.
Celeste Vonfeldt of Great Bend will celebrate her 87th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on March 20 at River Bend Assisted Living, 3820 Broadway. This will be a card party with cake and ice cream.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Link of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on March 26 with a family dinner.
The Progress Club met on March 7. Hostess was Karen Becker. Seventeen members were present.
PEORIA, Ill. - Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday night.
Barton Community College softball player Ashlyn Osborne has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Softball Player of the Week.
LAWRENCE - Winning conference titles has become so commonplace at Kansas that there were no scissors or celebrations after the Jayhawks wrapped up a share of their 10th straight championship.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida coach Billy Donovan knows his newly top-ranked Gators are an even bigger target for opponents. They just keep finding ways to finish off victories.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Wesley Iwundu was in the right place at the right time, recovering a loose ball and answering with a three-point play to take a 57-56 lead with 55 seconds to go and give Kansas State the final boost it needed and secure a much-needed 60-56 road win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
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ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team placed 6th at a tournament held at Southeast of Saline on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Lenora Marie Ochs, 97, died Feb. 25 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 21, 1916, in rural Otis, she was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Schlegel) Stieben. On Oct. 6, 1935 she married Clarence Everett Ochs in Otis. He died on May 7, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1978, coming from Otis, she was a part-owner, bookkeeper and parts lady at Ochs, Inc., until retirement.
LARNED - Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, at Alton, Missouri, the daughter of Claude and Esther Barton Strain. A resident of the Great Bend formerly of Larned, she was a retired nurses aide at Gleason Hospital in Larned. She was of the Christian faith.