LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 15 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14 and No. 12 Kansas remained perfect at home against Texas Tech with an 86-54 victory on Saturday.
ASHLAND - Ashland rolled past the Pawnee Heights boys 53-29 Friday night in boys basketball.
HILLSBORO - Isiah Perez scored 15 points to spark Larned past Hillsboro 43-39 in a Central Kansas league basketball game. Larned's Derek Delgao iced the victory with two free throws. Larned won the fourth quarter 12-6.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls basketball team survived with a late 58-55 rally over Garden City.
The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team started the new year with a dual meet 90-80 victory against Campus High School Thursday afternoon at the Barton Community College Natatorium.
ST. JOHN - Dean Wade scored 24 points and St. John roared to a 50-15 halftime lead and beat Ness City 73-36 Friday in a Central Prairie League basketball game.
LA CROSSE - Esther Marie Urban, 92, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the "Pulse of the Prairie" exhibit, featuring the Kansas-inspired works of artists Doloris Pederson and Christina Lamoureaux. The reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in the gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College. Artist talks and performances will be at 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.
HOISINGTON - Neta Richards Johnson, 100, died Jan. 9, 2015, at Country Place Senior Living.
PAWNEE ROCK – Keith C. Converse, 88, passed away Jan. 7, 2015, at the Leisure Homestead at St. John.
CHASE - Heather D. Radcliffe, 38, died Jan. 9, 2015, at her residence in Chase.
GREAT BEND - Duane A. Potter, 94, died Jan. 10, 2015 at Birchview Gardens Assisted Living, Hackensack, Minn.
Well, 2015 is starting out as busy as 2014 ended! I have several more upcoming programs to tell you all about in Agriculture and Horticulture. As always, you can contact me at the Extension Office for more information about these exciting opportunities coming your way!
DALLAS (AP) - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Positions available in Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dress It Up at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Melinda Kurth and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Larry Watts, M.D., has become a familiar face to the staff at St. Rose Health Center but in upcoming months he will be introduced to many others in the community.
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - JoAnn Hlavaty, 87, died Jan. 15, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Born Sept. 25, 1927, she was the daughter of Francis and Eveline Barland. On Oct. 14, 1967, she married Donald Hlavaty of Olmitz. JoAnn and Donald lived in the Olmitz area until 1982 when they retired and moved to Bella Vista, Ark.
RUSSELL - Verlin E. "Buster" Humphrey, 67, passed away Jan. 19, at the Hays Medical Center. Born April 12, 1947, in Great Bend, he was the son of Kenneth "K.D." and Ruth (Pearce) Humphrey. He graduated from Russell High School and attended Kansas State University. On April 24, 1980, he was united in marriage to Linda Harmon in Salina. He was employed by Southern States Oil Company, later known as Lasmo Oil Company, as a pumper and made his way up to Regional Production Manager. He then worked for over 13 years for the Kansas Lottery, retiring in 2011 as ...
LARNED - Peggy J. Thompson, 61, passed away Jan. 19, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 6, 1953, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of John H. and Marjorie Wagner Niewald. On Dec. 17, 1983, she married Kelly Thompson. They later divorced. A longtime area resident, she worked at the Larned State Hospital for 23 ½ years as a LMHT.
OLMITZ - Marilou Axman, 84, died Jan. 20, 2015 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 1, 1930, in Odin, she was the daughter of William and Eleanor (Hickel) Linsner. On April 20, 1949, she married Frank W. Axman in Odin. He died on May 17, 1994. A resident of Olmitz since 1949, coming from Odin, she was a retired nurses' aide, working for the Hoisington Hospital.
Joseph John Zecha, 89, died Jan. 21, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1925, in Claflin, he was the son of Emil R. and Mary Theresa (Kinzel) Zecha. A Great Bend resident for the past year and half, living in Denver, Colo. for 50 years, he was an auto mechanic for Montgomery Ward, retiring in 1990. He was a fine example of charity to almost everyone he met, befriending numerous persons in need throughout his life. He was an animal lover, especially dogs.
RUSSELL - A Russell man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with a possible injury on Tuesday after vehicles collided on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Russell.
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The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ran its dual record to 11-0 this past Thursday evening, and picked up the Championship Plaque from the Stafford Duals Tournament. The team was outstanding all night as they defeated Bluestem 70-7, Chaparral 65-6, Lincoln 76-6, Nickerson 75-3, and Stafford 63-16. Those in attendance were able to see some outstanding matches on the evening as there were several State Place winners wrestling each other.
Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.
GBMS A team 12 - Salina South 27
A decade ago, Rick Perry famously signed off an interview with the words, "Adios, mofo." Now, signing off as governor, he told the same reporter, "Adios, my friend." He might be on his way out, but he's leaving behind a cast of characters that promises years of entertainment. The price of oil might be tanking, but stupid will always be Texas' most abundant natural resource.