ST. LOUIS - To understand Gregg Marshall is to understand that he's a product of his past.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Before Danny Manning sought a head coaching job, the former Kansas All-American called his college coach, Larry Brown, for a bit of advice.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The next step for coach Fred Hoiberg and his surging Cyclones would be a long run in the NCAA tournament.
Larry Klusener, Great Bend, will present "An Alphabetical History of Kansas" at the Barton County Historical Society's monthly program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24. This entertaining presentation is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281
A spaghetti benefit dinner for Saundra (Garner) Wright will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 1601 19th St., Great Bend. Proceeds will help with medical expenses and living expenses for this single mom with no insurance who is in need of support. A $7 donation is suggested.
GREAT BEND – George Bergen, 81, died March 19, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
MOORSEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Wallis Allen, 87, died peacefully on March 18, 2014 in Mooresville, N.C.
GREAT BEND – Bill J. McKown, 58, died March 19, 2014 at his home in Great Bend.
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It was more amusing than piano- playing kittens to see Barack Obama plug the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis' internet comedy show. Not late night. Not basic cable. An internet show: "Between 2 Ferns." Even funnier was the President trotting out the same expression he normally reserves for Bill O'Reilly interviews.
DAYTON, Ohio - Given a second chance, T.J. Warren put on a show in the NCAA tournament.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl wasted no time making an impression- and some bold promises.
RICHMOND, Ky. - Eastern Kentucky's chances of upsetting second-seeded Kansas in Friday's South Region game depend on whether its seasoned, guard-heavy lineup can continue forcing mistakes.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 43 points - 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display - and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.
Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.
It's funny how loopholes are always just big enough to accommodate a lobbyist. In Texas, the legislature recently banned lobbyists for testing companies from serving on education accountability advisory boards, but Bill Hammond, a lobbyist representing Pearson's interests, is serving on an accountability panel. It may sadden you to know that Texas is messing with ethics, but fear not: It appears no one is listening to Hammond anyway.
Over in the sports section they greet each baseball season with rankings, predictions and detailed summaries of off-season roster moves. Here on the opinion page we usually prefer to wax about emerald green grass, the crack of the bat and the vernal reawakening of our Great American Pastime.