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Out of the Morgue

Guess who? Early 1980s Great Bend “men on the street”

For the remainder of the month, Perks Coffee Shop has these photos in their entirety on display. See if you can guess the names of these Great Bend people, circa 1980. Bragging rights will be awarded to those who can guess them all.

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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.

The morgue.  It’s not as morbid as it sounds.  It’s where old newspapers are stored to access later.  Sometimes, readers want a back issue of the paper that had an important photo or story in it.  Sometimes, we use them to research current stories.  And while ...

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