LAWRENCE (AP) - One can only imagine how emotional Turner Gill's return to Nebraska will be.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - It's been a tough few weeks for Blaine Gabbert. The Missouri quarterback insists he's fine and says support from the coaching staff has not wavered.
Larned's City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 417 Broadway. Council members will review a Larned Housing Authority grant award for energy efficiency improvements. They will also review and prioritize projects to be funded by a Kansas Corporation Commission grant award; consider uses and the fate of the former National Guard Armory, now owned by the city; and hear a report from City Manager Don Gaeddert.
Tracey Christopher Smith, 43, of Great Bend, died Nov. 10 at his home. He was born June 10, 1967, in Great Bend, the son of Melba Jean (Foos) Smith. He was a police officer for the Great Bend Police Department and was administrator for Barton County Youth Care Girls' Home. He was a lifetime Great Bend resident.
Donald A. Dreiling, 83, of Great Bend, died Nov. 11 at his home. He was born April 11, 1927, at Victoria, the son of Alexander John and Catherine (Brungardt) Dreiling. He married Nadine Moore on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chase. He owned and operated Don's Food Mart. He was a lifelong Great Bend resident, coming from Victoria.
SEWARD - Ricki Lee Walker, 57, died Nov. 11 at his home in Seward. Service arrangements are pending with Minnis Chapel, St. John.
VALLEY CENTER - Lucille P. Hester, 84, died Nov. 9 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of William Glenn and Nellie B. (Westover) Gruber. On April 18, 1946, she married Raymond J. Hester in Hoisington. He died Dec. 20, 1985. A resident of Valley Center since 1958, moving from Hoisington, she was a retired cook for USD #262 in Valley Center.
ELLINWOOD - Mary Eileen McQuade, 87, died Nov. 9 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. She was born July 10, 1923, at Frontenac, the daughter of Joseph Charles and Anne Virginia Kelly Lavery. She had been an Ellinwood resident since 1958. She married Peter John McQuade on Feb. 19, 1945, at Frontenac. He died Oct. 31, 2003. She was a homemaker and worked at a munitions plant in southeast Kansas during World War II. She was a secretary for Mount Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg and for Kan/Colo Credit Union in Ellinwood.
Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186.
HOISINGTON - Dr. Dan Witt's nature photography is featured in the 2010 winter issue of Kansas Magazine and on the 2011 Kansas calendar. Dr. Witt resides in Hoisington and has provided the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway with numerous photos.
The Pawnee County Humane Society, Inc., will be breaking ground on their new animal shelter at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the shelter site location at the corner of West 8th Street and Highway 264. Representatives from the city of Larned, Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility and the Pawnee county Humane Society, Inc. Board of Directors will be present. Refreshments will be served.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
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ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Farmers Market will begin Tuesday, July 22 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion parking lot. Fresh vegetables (in season) available. All bakers, craftsmen, artisans and more are invited to come to sell and showcase.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Food Bank volunteers and board have been named as the 118th Annual Labor Day Parade Grand Marshals, the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this week.
ELLINWOOD - Sentinel Gallery will present an Art Opening for the exhibition Who Knew? Art Exhibition Showcasing Art with Ellinwood Roots, taking place at 201 South Main on from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18.
ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning July 22- 25. It will reopen on July 28.
Star of Hope is proud to announce the dedication of the new church building in Hesse, Haiti. The original church building was rendered useless and unsafe by the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. On June 28, more than 250 people gathered in the new mountain church to dedicate it to the use of the people in the area. The church is located next to the new Hesse School also rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake. In addition to being used for church services it will also be used by the school for assemblies.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Leonard Loraine Mullenix, 94, died July 13 at his home in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born Dec. 9, 1919 at Chase, the son of George and Lola (Fuson) Mullenix.