At Ellinwood Grade School, Lisa Reser's fifth grade class is excited after receiving zippered-cased drawing sets for art. Lisa McMullen, the EGS art instructor, received a grant from Midwest Energy and purchased "Keep N Carry Artist Sets" for the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The students will be using the drawing sets for various class and at-home art projects.
Ohio State is again the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll, receiving all but two first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers fans furiously twirled their Terrible Towels in the chilly Heinz Field stands to create a blurry sea of black and yellow after their team beat the New York Jets to win the AFC title.Pittsburgh's going back to the Super Bowl for the third time in six years.
CHICAGO (AP) - There was one Monster of the Midway in the NFC championship game and his name was Aaron Rodgers.
James and Noreen Duncan of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 27.
Allan and Anne Beck announce the engagement of their daughter, Kari Ann Beck, to Dalton Robert Wirth, son of David and Pam Wirth of Ellinwood.
Keith and Cheryl Brown of Haviland announce the engagement of their daughter Glenna Lachelle Brown to Nyle Justin Reinert, son of Ralph Reinert of Ness City and Jeannie and Dennis Schuette of Yuma, Ariz.
Jared and JaCole Kirchgassner of McLouth announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Maraye, on Dec. 9. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and
William and Delores Rabas of Russell announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie to Darin Clade Martin, son of Dwight Martin of Haviland and Carolyn Martin of Hoisington.
Tim and Melissa McGinness of Larned announce the birth of their son, Christian Luke McGinness on Jan. 3 at Hays Medical Center. He weighed 5 lbs. 10 oz. and was 18 in. long.
Kenneth and Violet Borror of Ellinwood, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan 21 with a card shower.
Sheriff's deputies in Manatee County, Fla., arrested two men in October after a traffic stop when, following a thorough search of the car's trunk, they found marijuana.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The longest home winning streak in Kansas' vaunted history came to an end on a doubly sad day for the Jayhawks.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Next step, the Super Bowl.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Minutes after Texas A&M was manhandled in an 81-60 loss to Texas earlier in the week, coach Mark Turgeon told the 11th-ranked Aggies they'd have to be much more physical to beat Kansas State.
Ingrid D. Trinka, 67, died Feb. 18 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1947, at Hillsboro, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrl Berg.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit fundraiser poker tournament will be held for 11-year-old Kadin White, who is suffering from acute lympoblastic leukemia, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Ellinwood American Legion, 117 N. Santa Fe. White also has Down Syndrome and has an infection. He is in Wesley Medial Center in Wichita.
The Barton County Fair Association announced Thursday the signing of county group Parmalee to perform at this year's Barton County Fair. Parmalee will perform on Friday, July 11, with special guest the Jared Daniels Band.
SALINA - Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with the planning committee Tuesday for the 2014 Kansas YP (Young Professionals) Summit scheduled for April 3 at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library is currently recruiting volunteers to join their team of docents.
The passing of Sid Caesar, a comedic genius if ever such a term could be used without fear of hyperbole, reminds us that television once had what its fans considered a Golden Age.
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HUTCHINSON - Betty L. Nairn, 84, died Feb. 17, 2014 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is currently seeking applicants for their 2014 healthcare career scholarships. Each year the Foundation desires to present several individuals with scholarships. Scholarship amount varies with the merits of the application and funds available from the endowments. The four scholarships to be awarded are: Jonathan Witt Scholarship, Sadie Stalcup Scholarship, Verda Lane Nursing Scholarship and Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2014.