MIAMI (AP) - And it's over. The Miami Heat have captured their second title, the first for LeBron James, and the offseason has officially arrived. But first, a look back at five things we're talking about after Game 5 of the NBA Finals:
LARNED - Timothy Alan Parker, 22, passed away June 20, 2012 in Larned.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James looked at the crowd, knowing he had just a few moments left on the court for the season.
MIAMI (AP) - As the Miami Heat's lead skyrocketed Thursday night from five just after halftime to an insurmountable 24 by the end of the third quarter, their fans outside the AmericanAirlines Arena decided it was time to celebrate the team's second NBA championship in six years.
MIAMI (AP) - The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.
HOISINGTON - Rose D. Schwartz, 85, died June 21, 2012, at Lexington Park Assisted Living, Topeka. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
ELLINWOOD - Norma G. Mounkes, 89, of Great Bend, died June 20, 2012, at the Woodhaven Nursing Home in Ellinwood. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date. The Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wellington is in charge of arrangements.
Rozlyn Faye Arnold was granted her angel wings in the arms of her loving parents at 7:20 p.m. on June 15, 2012, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born at 1:28 p.m. on June 13 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 18 in. long. In her short time on earth Rozlyn was loved and cherished by many and will remain forever within our hearts.
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Governor Walker of Wisconsin and four of his supporters won recall elections rather handily last week. I found it interesting that Yahoo News called his 53 percent to 46 percent margin of victory a narrow victory! In fact, this victory could even be considered a landslide, because the victory was by a larger margin than Walker's win in his original election in 2010. It is clearly a mandate by the people of Wisconsin.
Trinity Lutheran Church is holding some of its worship services outdoors during the spring and summer.
Vacation Bible School at First Church of the Nazarene is a family event this summer. "Babylon: The Courage of Daniel," is an interactive drama that will unfold over the course of five evenings, according to Bobbi Jo Grieb, director.
Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave., will hold its annual "free garage sale" from 8-11:30 a.m. this Saturday, June 23. All items are free.
Great Bend's Hispanic Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 19th St. and the U.S. 281 Bypass, recently wrapped up an educational series designed to teach girls to live like children of the King – princesses, in fact.
K-State Women's Rowing comes to the end of the fall semester boasting the signing of 12 Wildcats to National Letters of Intent.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The firearms deer season will open Dec. 3, pheasant and quail seasons opened Nov. 8, the greater prairie chicken regular season started Nov. 15, and duck and goose seasons are also underway. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state's driver's licensing laws.
A Whole Hog Feed Cancer Benefit will be held for Valarie Smith-Dellrocco at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison in Great Bend. Valarie, a resident of Great Bend, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014. She is now in remission. Funds from the feed will help pay hospital bills.
Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.
Southwest Baptist University head softball coach Jim Flora has announced the signing of three athlete's for the 2016 season, including Hunter Middleton, a senior at Great Bend High School. She is the daughter of Shari and Brett Middleton.
Unlike Barack Obama, I am not a father to teenage girls, but it must be something like being President with this obstructionist congress. No good deed for Obama goes unpunished by Republicans in Washington, and the recent climate agreement with China is a good example.
It seems nobody wants to be Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration. The president's first two Defense Secretaries, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both complained bitterly this month about their time in the administration. The president's National Security Council staff micro-managed the Pentagon, they said at a forum last week.
Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.