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.
Sherman leaves with apparent right leg injury
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.
Ingrid D. Trinka, 67, died Feb. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1947, at Hillsboro, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrl Berg.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit fundraiser poker tournament will be held for 11-year-old Kadin White, who is suffering from acute lympoblastic leukemia, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Ellinwood American Legion, 117 N. Santa Fe. White also has Down Syndrome and has an infection. He is in Wesley Medial Center in Wichita.
The Barton County Fair Association announced Thursday the signing of county group Parmalee to perform at this year's Barton County Fair. Parmalee will perform on Friday, July 11, with special guest the Jared Daniels Band.
SALINA - Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with the planning committee Tuesday for the 2014 Kansas YP (Young Professionals) Summit scheduled for April 3 at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library is currently recruiting volunteers to join their team of docents.
The passing of Sid Caesar, a comedic genius if ever such a term could be used without fear of hyperbole, reminds us that television once had what its fans considered a Golden Age.
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HUTCHINSON - Betty L. Nairn, 84, died Feb. 17, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2014 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2014.