LARNED - Three productions down, one to go.
By Jon H. Flint
Congressman to visit
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - For anyone familiar with Colorado basketball, the scene was hard to believe.
PITTSBURGH - Ohio State used its size advantage to handle Loyola, Md., dominating the Greyhounds the way a No. 2 seed is expected to handle a 15 seed.
PORTLAND, Ore. - After a four-year absence, Indiana is making its NCAA tournament return last longer than just one brief appearance.
Ah, the St. Patrick's season is upon us.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Sheriff's deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in Bryan, Texas, after she had allegedly arranged a hit on her husband.
PITTSBURGH - Frank Martin watched freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez flub his way through the first half against Southern Miss on Thursday and tried to keep his sanity.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Shaka Smart and Co. pulled off the first major surprise of the NCAA tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The national champions are one and done, thanks to Iowa State.
OMAHA, Neb. - Bill Self knows better than most that matchups dictate success in the NCAA tournament.
In the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference opener, the Barton Community College softball team swept Colby on Wednesday at Cougar Field.
CLAFLIN – Derwin Disque, 55, died March 13 at Hays Medical Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1956, at Ellsworth, the son of Clarence and Delores C. (Woods) Disque. He married Karen West on Sept. 29, 2007, at Lake Wilson. He was a freight operator and tire salesman at Orscheln's Farm and Home.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
LAWRENCE - It was the last sport to get the fall season underway at Barton Community College.
LARNED - When I was a kid, we played a game called "piling on."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
Photo by Janet Fleske
LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.