LARNED - William J. (Bill) Cole, 65, died Jan. 6, 2012, at his home in Larned.
GREAT BEND - Sharon L. Brack, 64, died Jan. 7, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
DODGE CITY - The Barton Community College women's basketball team traveled to Dodge City looking for its first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference win.
DODGE CITY - There's sure to be a shakeup in the NJCAA Division-I men's national basketball rankings.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - From Florida State's Sugar Bowl meltdown 16 years ago to New England's stunning Super Bowl loss, history suggests that it's tough to beat an opponent the second time around.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Travis Releford has saved his best basketball for Big 12 play.
NESS CITY - The St. John High School girls' basketball team remained undefeated on Friday night, beating Ness City 63-35 on the road.
HOUSTON (AP) - Andre Johnson hugged his coach at the end of Houston's first playoff victory - a moment a decade in the making.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State's Will Spradling knew that undefeated Missouri was going to have its hands full with the Wildcats.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Explosive returner Joe Adams had one last big highlight to help No. 7 Arkansas end a record-tying season in tall Cotton.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Bill O'Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and uttered the kind of words you would expect from someone who had just been introduced as Penn State's new head football coach.
Those who want to help with the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala have a list of items to choose from. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th, Great Bend.
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The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present Carpe Diem String Quartet in its fourth concert of the 2011-12 season. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Chuck Pike will present information on the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation and the GBRC Noon/AM basketball program when the recreation commission board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:
The Rice County Historical Society's Coronado Quivira Museum will host a panel discussion celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. This panel discussion will be moderated by Sterling College History Professor Doug Boardman. The panel members are Junior Soeken, Jackie Rogers Schafer, Shane Cordell, and Bud Kelly.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 South Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Terry Lewis, Shawn Panzer and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.
My oldest son is handsome, smart, and, in the words of my old boss Ann Richards, very nearly perfect. I love him boundlessly, so it hurts me to know that his homeland has been at war for every single day of his life except for a few months in 2001 when he couldn't yet crawl. Now he's shaving, and for the first time in his life he might get to witness a real discussion about going to war.
I'd advise you to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. You're about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed?
At the Greensburg Speech Tournament on Saturday, six students competed and seven events placed. Carter Sheffield qualified all three of his events to state again of by placing 1st in Serious Solo Acting, 1st in Poetry Reading Interpretation and 2nd in Impromptu Speaking.
Beating the approaching bad weather the Barton Community College baseball team got in the rubber game of a hastily scheduled 3-game series Saturday afternoon at Lawson-Biggs Field.
TOPEKA - Kyle Ann Lichter, 51, Topeka, passed away Feb. 24, 2015.
HOISINGTON - Eugene H. Bitter, 83, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born March 30, 1931, on the family farm near Susank, he was the son of Julius and Emilie (Schmidt) Bitter. A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Eugene was a farmer, stockman and fisherman.
Bryanne Biggs, drive while suspended, failed to appear