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Marshall William Mumford, 1921-2013

GREAT BEND - Marshall William Mumford, 91, died March 8, 2013, at the Cherry Village, Great Bend.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Anna Louise Hejny 1923-2013

OLMITZ – Anna Louise Hejny, 89, died March 6, 2013 at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Andrew Kurtz Jr. 1925 - 2013

LARNED - Henry Andrew Kurtz Jr., 87, died March 6, 2013 at his daughter's home in Dodge City.

March 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


KDOT crews rack up big numbers during back-to-back storms

During last month's back-to-back snow storms, Kansas Department of Transportation snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 lane miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.

March 06, 2013 | | News


Great Bend Travel Photography Workshop - A picture perfect event

A recent Travel Photography Workshop, hosted by Please Go Away™ Vacations and co-sponsored by The American Eagle Club of American State Bank, was a winner. It was presented by award winning photographer, and intrepid world traveler with Please Go Away™ Vacations, Ernie Lowden who, along with his wife Frances, traveled from Olathe to present the workshop.

March 06, 2013 | | Business


The Blame Game

March 06, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


At least the ballots wouldn’t change much

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

March 06, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


AG announces local National Consumer Protection Week event

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is providing consumers opportunities this week to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents and conducting consumer education programs throughout the state.

March 06, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Rodriguez leads No. 9 Kansas State over TCU 79-68 on Senior Night

MANHATTAN - Kansas State is tired of seeing Kansas rule the Big 12. The Wildcats have a chance to finally end the Jayhawks run atop the conference.

March 05, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Larned Police Report

Monday, March 4

March 05, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Monday, March 4

March 05, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Frieda M. Weber

LIBERTY, Mo. - Frieda M. Weber, 88, of Liberty passed away March 3, 2013.

March 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Glenn F. Morrison

LA CROSSE - Glenn F. Morrison, 83, died March 4, 2013 at Rush County Memorial Hospital in LaCrosse. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

March 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Clarence Richard Horyna 1958-2013

ERIE - Clarence Richard Horyna, 54, died March 4, 2013 at Labette Health, Parsons. He was born Sept. 12, 1958 at Great Bend, the son of Clarence E. and Grace Lucille (Alexander) Horyna.

March 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barton and GBHS students to perform in Vocal Masterclass

The public is invited to observe a Vocal Masterclass forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building on the Barton Community College campus.

March 05, 2013 | | Local News


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​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie's Inside Corner

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 27, 2015 | | Sports


Elect Susan Young

Dear Editor,

March 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cougar women come up short in close matches with Seward

Playing without its top player made life pretty tough for the Barton Community College tennis team Tuesday afternoon. In the Cougars' only home match of the season, Barton played without Daniela Sanz and lost to Jayhawk foe Seward County.

March 27, 2015 | | Community College


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