MANHATTAN - With just two weeks left before the 2011 football season opener, Kansas State fans gathered on the playing field of Bill Snyder Family Stadium to meet their favorite Wildcats as they held their annual Football Kickoff on Saturday.
Even with a Super Bowl victory and his name in the NFL record books, Drew Brees struggles to see himself in the same class of quarterback as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.
NEW YORK (AP) - Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Fred Couples shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour's final major of the season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each drove in two runs in an eight-run sixth inning to help the Kansas City Royals rally to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-4 on Saturday night, depriving Tim Wakefield of his 200th victory.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - After getting burned for an 83-yard touchdown pass on the first play, the Tennessee Titans' defense stood fast. The offense thrived without holdout Chris Johnson.
Mark A. Goodwin, 53, of Wichita, died Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. He was born Feb. 20, 1958 in Great Bend, the son of Jerry and Mary Currie Goodwin.
LARNED- James "Tex" English, 74, died Aug. 18, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned.
Stella Mae Keith, 59, died Aug. 17 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 11, 1952 at Great Bend, the daughter of Abe and Mary (Washington) Reed
By Jim Misunas
Richard L. "Dick" Budig, 81, of Great Bend, died Friday, Aug. 19 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, at Redwing, the son of Anton and Eleanor (Mauler) Budig. Richard married Mary Ann Dobson May 20, 1949 at Stockton. She preceded him in death on April 30, 1998. He was a Great Bend resident since 1993 coming from Derby, working for Younger Energy as an oilfield pumper before retiring in 2007.
R.B. Tellers, one of the seven MyTown LP stores in downtown Great Bend, has a new service that makes shipping packages more convenient for customers. Package Express recently opened inside of the business, which sells products manufactured by JanSport, Fuller Brush and Coleman. Package Express offers packaging, wrapping and UPS shipping services Tuesdays through Saturday at its convenient downtown location.
Walk into the Kansas Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and you'll instantly enter the world of Ornithology. Instead of feeling like you are studying birds, however, you will feel like you just encountered them in their natural habitat. Three permanent exhibits with life-like birds, trees, grasses and plants were installed in early July, and three traveling exhibits were also added. The exhibits provide a fun way to learn for kids of all ages, said Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory.
By Dave Ranney
September is National Childhood Cancer Month and Great Bend Middle School would like to help Kans for Kids by collecting aluminum cans through the month.
Paul E. Dyer, 84, died Oct. 8 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Great Bend, he was the son of Homer and Katherine (Jones) Dyer. On Jan. 4, 1954, he married Julitta M. Elsen, in Great Bend. She died on March 12, 1995. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend.
John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.