Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
By Pawnee Annie
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
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ST. JOHN – Javon Reed made the game-winning free throw with three seconds left to lift Wichita West past Larned 64-63 in the St. John Mid-Winter Classic.
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STAFFORD - A suspect wanted on arrest warrants fled to Pratt County and escaped a search from various law enforcement agencies south of Stafford Wednesday evening.
Lord, Help our legislators, both national and state, to see keenly their responsibility to be just and fair, sensible and kind in their deliberations, so we may live in peace throughout the nation and the world. Amen
LINDSBORG - Bethany College and Bethany House of Studies are presenting An Evening with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Burnett Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg.
HESSTON - The King's Singers will perform the Great American Songbook on the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.
WASHINGTON – People from across the country rallied in Washington on Thursday to celebrate and protect the lives of the unborn in our nation, Rep. Tim Huelskamp said. The Kansas Republican joined pro-life supporters at the March for Life, again promising to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36.
Fifty-five students, along with priests and parishioners from the Diocese of Dodge City, traveled to Topeka on Wednesday to participate in a march and rally on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The Central Kansas Dream Center Chapel will be the location for the ninth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference, coming Saturday, Feb. 7. The east doors to the Dream Center, 2100 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, will open at 8 a.m. with programs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls basketball team will hold a Soup Supper fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road. Freewill donations will be accepted.
People of central Kansas who are on Social Security disability have a new partner available who can help transition them to long-term employment. Rosewood Services has contracted with Social Security to become an Employment Network for the five-county service area of Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.