SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.
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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will share her experiences in the field while becoming an amateur fossil hunter.
CLAFLIN - Michael R. "Mike" Connell, 57, peacefully passed away on Feb. 26, 2013.
GREAT BEND - Dorothy Ann Cannon, 60, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Hays Medical Center.
ELLINWOOD - Roger D. Berger, 53, submitted himself to God at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America of Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 23, 2013.
LYONS - Ralph H. Rogers, 77, died Feb. 26, 2013 at Rice County District Hospital in Lyons.
MCPHERSON - Naomi June Stevens, 83, passed away on Feb. 25, 2013 while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 900-gallon fuel trailer from Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.
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The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education announces that Steve Woolf, superintendent of USD 112, is one of the recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Award. Nominated by their peers, these individuals exhibit outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement, as well as collaboration and cooperation within and beyond the environmental education field.
"There once was a place called America," our children's children will one day write, "a bright and shining city on a hill, divinely placed by God to serve as a beacon of hope to the entire world. A land filled with generous-hearted souls who showered the needy the world over with their abundant blessings."
After President Obama left for a three day Florida golf vacation that included a round with Tiger Woods, the White House announced his latest immigration plan. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Obama threatened Congress that if it didn't introduce legislation to grant permanent residency and eventually citizenship to 11 million illegal aliens by March, he'd launch his own.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Gallery, 2021 Forest, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Judy Reed with greeters Allene Owen and Cindy Parr. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.