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Out of the Morgue

Local weekly details the fight for a cure and the mysterious loss of a fighter pilot in 1944

A Thunderbolt fighter, which Lt. Harold Haile Macurdy was reported to be piloting when he was reported missing in action over Europe in 1944.

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

During the 1940s, Great Bend was a town that had more than one newspaper.  The Great Bend Herald was a weekly paper located just a block away from the Tribune at 2013 Lakin St.  It was published every Friday morning, with an annual subscription of $1.50 (plus ...

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