STERLING - Central Plains girls basketball coach Pat Stiles was concerned how the Lady Oilers would perform after a 13-day layoff.
CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks for his third career triple-double and the Chicago Bulls ended a two-game losing streak with a 93-82 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
His photo hung on the brick wall above the front door of St. Patrick's Grade School. Sporting a red beanie, resting on what seemed to be a disproportionately small head, with a serious, reflective expression. It was easy to brush by his glare. Typically we exchanged glances while I was on my way to recess and had other priorities -- like pulling Mary Lou Marmie's pony tails, for instance. Still, that photo of Pope Paul IV became a part of my consciousness. He was, afterall, the direct successor of St. Peter, the rock on whom Jesus built "the church ...
PROVO, Utah - Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Gary Bell Jr. hit four 3-pointers and No. 2 Gonzaga survived a late Brigham Young rally for a 70-65 victory Thursday night and its 10th outright conference title.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' bowling team claimed a Class 5-1A state title on Thursday afternoon at Northrock Lanes.
LYONS - Bill Schoenhofer, 85, Lyons, died Feb. 28.
HOISINGTON - Bette M. Billinger, 96, died Feb. 28 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.
CANYON, Texas - Margie Helen (Bragg) Cooper, 85, died Feb. 27 in Amarillo Texas. Born on Dec. 20, 1927 in Goodman, Mo., she was the daughter of Lena Juliet (Rush) Bragg and August Clifton Bragg. On Sept. 15, 1945 she married Richard D. Cooper in Neosho, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1977. A resident of Hoisington from 1947 to 2012, moving to Canyon, Texas, she worked as office manager for Dr. Merle Fieser and Dr. Keith Wolfenbarger for 25 years before retiring in 1995. Margie was known by many as "Granny." She enjoyed working in her garden ...
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Lenten Luncheon series continues with the next luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 6, at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. Host pastor is the Rev. Bill Johnson, and the speaker will be the Rev. Jim Strasen from Trinity Lutheran Church. Luncheons are from noon to 1 p.m. and open to the public. A freewill offering is accepted to defray the cost to the host congregation.
SALINA - Bethany House of Studies presents its 2013 Spring Event, "Tackling the Effects of Poverty," on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 302 South 7th St., Salina.
Men's breakfast announced
Two Christian artists give their very different and personal interpretations of the Stations of the Cross and Passion week in the new exhibit at Shafer Art Gallery, located on the Barton Community College campus. Works by Todd Dayton-Fox and the Rev. Richard Vettel-Becker will be on display March 7-17 and March 24-29.
HOISINGTON - A legislative coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. Senator Mitch Holmes and Representative John Edmonds will be present.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Committee has decided since it was such a huge success last year to have a contest for the design/logo for the annual AHF T-shirt to have the contest again this year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self made sure to remind his team at halftime Saturday night that Iowa State has a penchant for putting together dramatic comebacks.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace announced Wednesday the election of J. Basil Dannebohm and Karla Kirkman as co-chairs of the Heartland Farm Advisory Council. The advisory council works with the sisters toward the wellbeing of the farm.
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Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.
WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.
BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN