NEW YORK (AP) - For all you college basketball fans who've moaned over the years that you could do a better job of switching among NCAA tournament games than CBS - here's your chance.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma fired coach Jeff Capel on Monday after he followed a trip to the NCAA tournament's regional finals with the program's first back-to-back losing seasons since 1967.
ST. JOHN - Ron DeVore, 55, died March 13 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 3, 1955, in St. John, the son of Ronnie W. and Patricia J. (Sayler) DeVore. He was a cowboy and lifelong resident of St. John, graduating from St. John High School in 1973.
The Barton Community College baseball game against Iowa Western scheduled for Monday has been canceled due to snow on the fields.
Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket is tougher this year, and it has nothing to do with the caliber of competition.
Ohio State, Kansas and Duke were the only teams ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll this season, and they were among nine teams in the Top 25 from start to finish.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has chosen a theme the 2011 Labor Day celebration. It will be "There's No Place Like Home."
Rotary Club of Ellinwood will hold their third-annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Stew fundraiser on from 5-7 p.m. March 17 in the Ellinwood High School commons area. Tickets are $5 per person for Irish stew, cornbread and cake. Drinks are provided and carry out is available. Tickets may be purchased form Rotary Club members or at the door. Proceeds will go to eradication of polio which is the Rotary International project in partnership with UNICEF and other non-governmental organizations.
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Last month, Claflin EMS personnel were dispatched for: a possible stroke, an injury auto accident, a fall victim and a patient that was injured in a home accident.
amily Crisis Center Inc. recently recognized its newest volunteers and their accomplishments in completing 40 hours of initial training.
PITTSBURGH - The expanded NCAA tournament field - now at 68 teams - has thrown a wrinkle into the art of scouting an opponent for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Top-ranked Ohio State will be staying close to home in the NCAA tournament.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke's path to a second straight national championship will take the Blue Devils west.
The Blood Moon on Monday night might have brought on the apocalypse, because a rash of stupidity in politics seems to have infected this great land of ours. When you have one major political party winning the argument against evolution, brainless is the new black. But if Republicans define dumb down any more, soon they'll have to apply for drilling rights.
Maybe you've noticed the Earth Day poster art blooming in downtown Great Bend this spring. Wondering where all that art is coming from? Each poster is an original picture by one of over 30 young artists from Holy Family School in Great Bend.
Thursday, April 17
LARNED - Although their actual anniversary isn't until April 20, the weather was perfect for Wayne Hesher to get out and visit his lovely bride with the assistance of his nurse.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, Rep. for District 110 in the Kansas House; Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.