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Williams sets sights on Wimbledon

LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.

June 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Heat celebrate after capping season with title

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade was walking down the hallway toward the Miami Heat locker room in the wee hours of Friday morning, still in uniform and fussing with the new championship hat atop his head as his team and their families were in the midst of partying the night away.

June 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Great Bend splits games in pool play at Pratt tournament

PRATT - The Great Bend Braves split games in pool play to open the Pratt Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday at Green Sports Complex.

June 22, 2013 | | Summer Sports


​Tire blowout causes accident on I-70

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when the rear passenger tire blew out on westbound car on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County.

June 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Dorothy Mae Hague 1928 - 2013

HUTCHINSON - Dorothy Mae Hague, 85, died Friday, June 21, at Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson.

June 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bargain time

Hundreds of people came to Foundry Methodist Church Saturday morning for a garage "sale" where everything was free. There we garage and yard sales throughout Great Bend, and the farmers market was open at the Great Bend Public Library parking lot.

June 22, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for June 23, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2013 | | On the Record


Kenny ‘Hank’ Radenberg Jr. 1952 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Kenny "Hank" Radenberg Jr., age 60, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home in Hoisington. He was born July 8, 1952, at Great Bend, the son of Kenneth William and Delores (Anderson) Radenberg.

June 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Offerle man injured on Barton County highway

A motorist was injured Friday when the car crossed the center line in Barton County and hit the trailer of an oncoming semi-trailer.

June 22, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Carla VonFeldt 1940 - 2013

Carla VonFeldt, 72, died June 22, at home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 7, 1940, at Great Bend, the daughter of Lee and Ruth (Powelson) Smith. She married Roy VonFeldt on Nov. 13, 1961, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, she was a hairdresser at Hair Affair.

June 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Reed 1938 - 2013

Betty Lou Reed, 74, died June 22 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1938, at Great Bend, the daughter of Carl and Thelma (Morris) Whaley. She married Mills Reed on Oct. 7, 1956, at Mount Pleasant Church in Stafford County. He died July 16, 1994. A Great Bend resident since 1995, coming from Stafford County, she was a homemaker and RSVP volunteer and bus driver.

June 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Knights of Columbus to hold poker tourney

HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.

June 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD - "Echo" by Kate Morgenroth. In the year since Justin's younger brother, Mark, died in an accident, Justin's life has unraveled, losing friends and confidence. Now Justin is hearing a voice that's making him relive the day of the accident over and over. The author explores the thin line between reality and illusion inside a troubled young mind.

June 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Sts. Peter and Paul to hold Feast Day

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, north of Ellinwood, will celebrate the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul with a traditional Latin Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Celebrant will be Fr. Pascal Klein. A hot meal will follow in the church yard. A free will offering will be accepted.

June 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


George L. Wiedemann 1939 - 2013

BURDETT - George L. Wiedemann, 73, died June 21, at the Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita. He was born Nov. 7, 1939, at Burdett, the son of Fred G. and Laura Wiedemann. On June 4, 1965, he married Dolores Y. Holt at Woodbury, Tenn. She died July 23, 2010. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer/rancher.

June 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Robert Eugene Kuhn 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 82, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Hoisington.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for July 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 27, 2015 | | On the Record


​Truck driver flees; eludes officers

Two units from the Barton County Sheriff's Office and a Hoisington Police Department vehicle were involved in a pursuit early Sunday.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Snake shot, chopped

ALBERT - At 4:13 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman called 911 to let law enforcement know she (or someone at the residence) was attempting to shoot a snake in her yard on Charles Street in Albert. At 4:20 she called back, asking if an officer would make sure the snake was dead.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Aggravated robbery reported

A Great Bend man told police he was hit with a bat and robbed of cash around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Baltzell Motel, 705 10th St. The man called police shortly before 9 a.m. At that time he also identified his alleged attacker, saying they were arguing over money. He was reportedly hit in the knee with a small baseball bat, and then his wallet was taken.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Juanita C. Landrum 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Juanita C. Landrum, 79, died on July 25, 2015, at the McPherson Hospital. She was born on Sept. 11, 1935.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eudale Brack 1926 - 2015

OTIS - Eudale Brack, 88, died July 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Alva, Okla. he was the son of Herman E. and Alma A. (Brack) Brack. On Sept. 12, 1945, he married Magdalene T. Tuzicka at Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. She past away on Dec. 19, 2012. A lifetime Otis resident, he served as Mayor of Otis from 1963 to 1995, while working as a carpenter, farmer, and operating the Otis Cafe with his wife from 1964 to 1997. In May 2001, he received his high school diploma from Otis High ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace (Wilkens) Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away on July 25, 2015, at her home in Holyrood. Born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Kruse) Wilkens. On Aug. 30, 1958, Grace married Richard E. Johnson. He preceded her in death. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, moving from the farm three miles east of town, she was a housewife. She worked part-time at Quivira Heights Jr. High School in the computer lab.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wetland Explorer: Summer's Embrace

A female Baltimore oriole offers a juicy grasshopper to her youngster, who will soon be on its own. The male's bright orange and black colors prompted its name – the same colors as England's Baltimore family crest.

July 27, 2015 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local News


Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school year. This program is free - except for a $40 initial enrollment fee - and is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

July 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Sugercane aphids

Sugarcane aphids have a good chance of being a serious issue in Sorghum fields this year. Despite a slow start in 2015, the sugarcane aphid is now spreading fast. The aphid has been causing serious problems in Georgia where some farmers have been seeking insecticide alternatives after two applications of Transform, the allowable limit. This week, economically significant infestations were found as far north as Noble, Kay, and Grant Counties in Oklahoma, right on the Kansas state line. With some southerly wind, we will soon get winged aphids landing in Kansas sorghum.

July 26, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Beat the Heat with Plenty of Fluids

We made it through the Barton County Fair with just a couple of really hot days. Some of the surrounding counties have not been that lucky. Our unused supplies have been returned to the storage area and we are back to our summer programming. Looking at my calendar I have an educational program titled, "Beat the Heat" which will be presented on Tuesday, July 28th at 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center.

July 26, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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