This year I'm enjoying a first - coaching a girl's sport, basketball. A team made up of Notre Dame de Sion juniors in the CYO league, it's a rather unusual arrangement as most coaches do things I don't. Practice, for instance. They also use those white boards to diagram plays, make strategic substitutions and scout their opponents. That's not me, not us.
For its business success and long-standing commitment to the community, Rosewood Services earned the title of Business of the Year for 2012.
For several decades, local consultant Rick Ball has been helping business owners and investors make sound decisions about their futures. He founded Ball Consulting Group LTD, specializing in offering financial and management consulting.
Anyone who has worked with teenagers knows how saintly educators are. Teachers dedicate themselves to impacting the lives of their students. But one teacher in particular has earned special recognition for going above and beyond as a role model and servant leader in 2012.
VICTORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School had four players in double figures in a 58-25 victory over Victoria on Friday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Mike Rosario scored 18 points, Erik Murphy added 17 and No. 2 Florida bounced back from a humbling loss earlier in the week to thump Mississippi State 83-58 on Saturday.
The Claflin Lions Club is sponsoring basketball author and historian Steven Michael Farney on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Claflin Community Center, located at 409 A Street in Claflin.
MADISON, Wis. - Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is now clearly in the driver's seat in the Big 12.
NORMAN, Okla. - Buddy Hield came away with the steal, ran out to the other end of the court for a dunk that wouldn't count. It was still time for Oklahoma to celebrate, and Hield would get bounced around on fans' shoulders in a rare on-the-court postgame party at the Lloyd Noble Center.
MANHATTAN – Tradition and heritage is a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.
GREAT BEND - Lynda Marie Garrett, 60, died Feb. 8, 2013 at her home in Great Bend.
ELLINWOOD - William Henry "Bill" Kimpler, 89, died Dec. 8, 2012 in Oklahoma City.
TOPEKA - Lorenzo M. Lemuz, 88, Topeka, died Feb. 2, 2013 at Midland Hospice Care.
HUTCHINSON - Donald Orville "Don" Stafford, 99, died Feb. 8, 2013, at Elm Grove Estates, Hutchinson.
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.
BY ELTAF NAJAFIZADA AND
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