Recently, I was reminded of the value of freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery - and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team won the Titans Classic in Wichita on Saturday, beating Garden City 3-1.
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LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb hit B.J. Beshears with a 6-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 9 seconds to go and Kansas escaped with a wild, back-and-forth 45-42 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School cross country team competed at a meet in Emporia on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team was able to come back late in the game to beat Medicine Lodge on a 3-yard touchdown from Austin Stout on Friday night.
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HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School volleyball team bested all three Mid-Central Activities Association opponents on Thursday at the conference quadrangular.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It may not matter how banged up quarterback Matt Cassel's ribs got in the Chiefs' preseason finale when the Buffalo Bills come to town Sunday.
HESSTON - The Ellinwood High School cross country team competed in the Hesston meet on Thursday.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will inaugurate its 2011-12 season with a performance by the American Tenors, whose repertoire includes classical opera and hits from Broadway musicals, as well as music from the Great American Songbook and Neopolitan favorites.
LARNED - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is coming to Larned. The United Way of Central Kansas and Pamida have provided the funding to start the program for children in the 67550 zip code, bringing it to the Jordaan Memorial Library.
Phinney and Northside Elementary Schools in Larned sponsors a kickoff event Thursday for the WatchDOGS program that aims to welcome dads and father figures into the schools. DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students. These gentlemen, dads, uncles and grandfathers dedicate one day to the school to provide security and support for students. More than 200 dads, father figures and children enjoyed pizza and a program explaining WatchDOGS.
MUNJOR - Mary Ann Gross, 74, died Feb. 22, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays, she was the daughter of Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner. On April 18, 1959, she married Wilbert Gross in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker. She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and the special trips she took with the love of her life, Wilbert.
Ellen Nadine Bittner, 81, died Feb. 23, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Morell Funeral Home in Larned.