MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Travis Releford and Jeff Withey both scored 15 points and No. 2 Kansas nearly relinquished a double-digit lead before beating West Virginia 61-56 on Monday night to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as No. 12 Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night.
WINDOM - James Jonathan (Jim) Teeter, 44, of Windom die on Jan. 24 in rural McPherson. Born on Aug. 16, 1968 in Lindsborg, he was the son of Billie J. (Buffington) and James A. Teeter. He attended the Marquette grade schools and Marquette High school and graduated from Little River High School in 1986. He then attended Fort Hays State University. On Sept. 12, 1992 he was united in marriage to Jo Davenport in Great Bend. He was employed by Wear Tech in shipping and receiving in McPherson.
GARDEN CITY - Any Kansas high school wrestling team would be hard-pressed to be facing tougher competion than what was showcased on Friday and Saturday at the Rocky Welton Invitational at Garden City High School.
DeleteHOISINGTON - Louise M. Lehning, 92, died Jan. 26 at Logan Manor in Logan. Born July 28, 1920 in Sedalia, Mo. she was the daughter of Luther Roscoe and Mary Elizabeth (Phillips) Marcum. On June 30, 1948 she married Jonathan Lehning in Susank. He died on April 4, 1989. Louise worked for many years at the Town and Country grocery store in Hoisington. She also managed the Peter Pan Ice Cream Store in Hoisington, later working for Fuller Brush in Great Bend, from which she retired.
WICHITA - Pierre "Perry" Reed DeYoe, 83, died Jan. 26 at Lake Point Nursing Home in Wichita. Born April 29, 1929 in Wichita, he was the son of Garland and Thelma (Harrison) DeYoe. On June 5, 1949 he married Evelyn Gasswint in Wellington. He was a Parts Manager for Several Different Trucking Companies in Kansas.
ELLINWOOD - Marjorie M. "Margie" Long, 92, died Jan. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Feb. 11, 1920 in Barton County, she was the daughter of August and Pruella Hager Christiansen. She was a 1938 graduate of Ellinwood High School. On Sept. 21, 1937, she married Frederick Long in Hutchinson. He died on Aug. 20, 1999. A resident of Ellinwood all of her life, she was a homemaker.
EDMOND, Okla. - Michael James Smith, 66, of Edmond, Okla. passed away on Jan. 25. Born on Aug. 11, 1946 in Great Bend, he was the son of Steve and Gwendolyn Smith. On Aug. 18, 1967 he married Donna Saint. She died on Jan. 8, 2012. They had two children, David and Matthew. He was employed for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Okla. as a contract editor and writer.
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Misti C. Anderson, 42, died Jan. 27 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born May 12, 1970 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. Berchek Jr. and Roxanna L. (Reiser) Hartline. In 1989 she married Jay Anderson. They later divorced. Formerly of Great Bend, Sterling, Beloit and Lindsborg and Carlsbad, Calif., she was a waitress.
DODGE CITY – Billy Collins, 75, died Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Dodge City. He was born Jan. 24, 1938 at Welfare Island, New York. On Oct. 10, 1944 he was adopted by Anthony and Delia Dunnigan Collins. A Dodge City resident since 1988, moving from Ellinwood, he was a truck driver for Chaffin, Inc. in Dodge City, retiring in 2002. He served in the United States Air Force.
KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie tossed six shutout innings and Eric Hosmer scored twice and drove in a run as the Royals took a 7-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday night in front of 30,450 at Kauffman Stadium.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and amid my secondhand anguish for injured strangers I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. Had it not been, I might have been sitting in one of those mangled cars.
An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free
Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.