KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The play that may have netted Chiefs safety Eric Berry the AFC defensive player of the week award was a game-changing pick-six in the fourth quarter that helped Kansas City rally past Carolina.
November 17, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
Goddard's top-ranked defense will present the ultimate test for the No. 1 ranked Great Bend Panthers. The winner of Friday's semifinal at Memorial Stadium will qualify for the Class 5A state championship at Pittsburg.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's after-school art classes and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's upcoming workshop in making clay jewelry are but two examples. Barton Community College, private businesses and groups such as the Golden Belt Woodcarvers are all places to learn a new skill.
Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting a coloring book and crayon drive to benefit children within the community. The drive will end at the end of this month. Afterward, the donated items will be given to the St. Francis Community Services and Central Kansas Dream Center, both located in Great Bend.
It was time to talk turkey this week at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. After-school art classes offered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools allowed children 5-12 years old to create "button turkey" wall decorations.
ST. JOHN - Bertie Lou Hayden, 88, passed away on Nov. 15, 2016, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born on Sept. 17, 1928, in rural Hudson, she was the daughter of Jacob and Nettie (Ricker) Siefkes. On Dec. 22, 1951, she married Leo L. Hayden of Hudson. He survives, of the home. She was a graduate of Emporia State Teachers College. A life-long Stafford County resident, she was a retired school teacher.
Tamara Ann Pfeifer, 47, of Great Bend formerly of Hays, passed away Nov. 16, 2016, in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 19, 1969, in Hays, to James J. Pfeifer and Norma Jean "Jeannie" Munsch. She graduated from Hays High in 1987 and attended Garden City Vo-Tech.
It's not the same as Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities but it will do until something better comes along. Two Barton County cities. Two football teams. Twenty-three games. Twenty-two victories. Great Bend 10-1. Hoisington 12-0. State semifinalists both. Two cities separated by just maybe ten miles but certainly not separated by their efforts on the football field.
Do you ever consider all the hilarious things that happen in our day to day lives that go right over our heads if we aren't paying attention? We are so consumed with our deadlines, our hardships, our own selves, that we often miss the joy of good laughter.
We're all so fixated on what's happening right now in Washington - where Team Trump, shocked by its own victory, is scrambling to form a government with predictable incompetence - that it's easy to ignore what's happening in the states beyond the Beltway.