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No. 7 K-State closes deal against No. 23 Texas

MANHATTAN - Collin Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and No. 7 Kansas State beat No. 23 Texas 42-24 on Saturday night for its third conference title in 117 years and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

December 02, 2012 | By Doug Tucker The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers hold off Lady Thunderbirds in season-opening win

ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' basketball team graduated their leading scorer and rebounder from last year.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Panthers struggle in first swim meet

SALINA - It was a slow start to the season for the Great Bend High School boys' swim team.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs to meet Newton, Panthers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Carolina Panthers won just once in their first six games and were scuffling along toward irrelevance when owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney.

December 01, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Police: Chiefs’ Belcher kills girlfriend, self

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

December 01, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Panthers fall short against Riley County

HAYS - Great Bend High School's final shot from Brock Ibarra for a chance to win was off-target on Saturday afternoon at Hays Middle School.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers edge Lady Falcons

HAYS - It all hinged on a pair of free throws from Great Bend High School's Regan Unruh.

December 01, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Alabama wins SEC championship

ATLANTA - AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and No. 2 Alabama advanced to a national championship showdown with Notre Dame by holding off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a thrilling Southeastern Conference title game Saturday.

December 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cowley drops Barton

ARKANSAS CITY - It was a struggle from the outset for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.

December 01, 2012 | | Community College


Cougars coast past Midland JV 72-50

HIGHLAND - In their final game before the holiday break, the Barton Community College men's basketball team jumped ahead of Midland's junior varsity 39-15 at halftime.

December 01, 2012 | | Community College


TV Sports

TODAY

December 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mountaineers handle Jayhawks 59-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Geno Smith got a mini-bath courtesy of teammate Brodrick Jenkins' drinking cup after an impressive home finale at West Virginia, then led fans in the postgame tradition of singing John Denver's "Country Roads."

December 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Jayhawks topple Oregon State

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When one team shoots 60 percent and holds its opponent to 40 percent, blowouts usually follow. Not this time.

December 01, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Brief

St. John Lutheran to host Festival of Carols

December 01, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Marie Schank 1920 - 2012

Marie Schank, 92, died Nov. 29 at her home in Great Bend. Born April 4, 1920 in Rush County, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Horacek) Nepereny. On Sept. 14, 1937 she married John W. Schank in Wichita. He died on March 5, 1966. A resident of Great Bend since 1972, coming from Hays, she was a tax clerk for the Barton County Treasurer's Office, retiring in 1986.

December 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


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​Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis will be held at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Spring Expo scenes

These photos were taken Saturday at the 21st annual Central Kansas Spring Expo. With 194 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. The expo continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Admission is free until noon. In the afternoon it is $1 for adults; children will be admitted for free. Many vendors have featured products.

March 28, 2015 | | News


Community Concerts of 2015-16 season come 'From the Top'

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Local candidates submit short biographies

Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

March 28, 2015 | | On the Record


Parkinson's group to meet April 7

In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


​Dorothy Mae Dawson 1926 - 2015

Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.

March 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


High school boys tennis regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


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