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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Spring football practice began Wednesday as Ohio State's basketball team prepared for its second trip to the Final Four in the last six years.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Before Chane Behanan could carry Louisville to the Final Four, he had to put down some other baggage.
LAWRENCE - Kansas basketball fans will be able to watch the Jayhawks' NCAA tournament semifinal game with Ohio State on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team dropped its second game of the season on Wednesday.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
ST. LOUIS - During his nine seasons at Missouri State, Barry Hinson had his way with Southern Illinois.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow.
DENVER - For the first time since 1989, all four top seeds reached the NCAA women's Final Four.
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ELLINWOOD - Pamela Sue Reser, 57, died March 25 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born March 5, 1955, in Stafford, she was the daughter of Jerome Otto Werner and Peggy Josephine Smiley Werner. In 1971 she graduated from Campus High School in Haysville. A resident of Ellinwood since 1990, she was employed for the past 18 years by American Family Insurance in Ellinwood as an Office Manager.
William J. "Bill" Welsh Jr. 76, died March 28 at his home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 19, 1936, at Great Bend, he was the son of William John and Catherine Frances (Befort) Welsh, Sr. He married Mary Agnes Schneweis on May 14, 1960, at Great Bend. She died April 10, 1989. He married Karen A. (Torline) Shore on March 5, 1996, at Las Vegas, Nev. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a farmer.
At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.
HAYS - "The Waters of Kansas - Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.
Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.
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