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The Little Red Hen

Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who lived on a farm past the woods. She was friends with a bossy but politically connected pig, a groveling sheep who worked as a flunky for the village and a scared little mouse who specialized in running away and hiding. Hey. Sometimes your friends are whoever lives on the farm next to you.

August 14, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

Shark Week

August 14, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Mosquito spraying continues Thursday night and next week

The City of Great Bend will continue its anti-mosquito spraying from about 8 p.m. to about midnight Thursday. Crews will repeat the procedure at the same times Monday through Thursday of next week, weather permitting.

August 14, 2013 | | News

Man arrested in drug raid

A drug raid by Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday night in Great Bend yielded one arrest, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

August 14, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Tuesday's American League & Interleague capsules


August 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Tuesday's National League capsules


August 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Marlins subdue Royals, prevail in 10th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Miami Marlins prodigy Jose Fernandez simply smiled when he was asked about leaving Tuesday night's start against Kansas City in the seventh inning with the game still scoreless.

August 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

K-State sets out to defend its Big 12 Conference title following rebuild

MANHATTAN - The last time Kansas State won a conference championship, Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder was still in his first tenure in Manhattan and nobody had any reason to believe the success would ever end.

August 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Walnut Bowl to host free youth event

Walnut Bowl will be playing host to a Youth Bowler Roundup on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

August 13, 2013 | | Summer Sports

McCluster steps up on special teams for Chiefs

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Dexter McCluster faded back as if he was in slow motion, the Chiefs wide receiver settling under a booming ball off the foot of Saints punter Thomas Morstead in the middle of the Superdome.

August 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional

OTR for Aug. 14, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 13, 2013 | | On the Record

Shafer Art Gallery introduces “Art Chats” discussion series

The Shafer Art Gallery will begin a new series of learning sessions entitled "Art Chats," beginning next week at the gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at Barton Community College. The first program, "Ladies of the Rococo: Belles of the French Court," will be presented from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. It will be led by Shafer Gallery Director Dave Barnes.

August 13, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Glenn Opie 1926-2013

Glenn Opie, lifelong resident of Great Bend, died Aug. 11, 2013, in Olathe, after a brief hospitalization for a heart related illness.

August 13, 2013 | | Obituaries

Marcia C. McIntyre

RAYTOWN, Mo. - Marcia C. McIntyre, 71, passed away Aug. 3. After years of moving around with the Air Force, she and her husband settled in Raytown, Mo., where she eventually retired from DST Systems. She moved to Dayton in January, 2012.

August 13, 2013 | | Obituaries

Richard L. Worman 1925 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Richard L. Worman, 88, died Aug. 12 at the VA Hospital in Wichita. Born June 10, 1925 in Three Sands, Okla., he was the son of John M. Worman and Ruby F. Cates Worman. On Oct. 7, 1958, he married Barbara A. Bryant in Ellinwood. A longtime resident of Ellinwood, he was a retired mail carrier and retired co-owner of Worman Standard Service of Ellinwood. He was the first baseman on the Ellinwood Merchants baseball team.

August 13, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Dorothy E. Kerschen 1924 - 2015

Dorothy E. Kerschen, 91, died Oct. 9, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, at Willowdale, the daughter of Rudolph ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

Meals on Wheels needing drivers

Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver food and smiles to local residents on Fridays.

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education

‘Souper’ Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, St. Mark Lutheran Women of the ELCA will host their annual Soup Lunch. The menu includes homemade Chicken Noodle/Butterball Soup ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

​Dorothy Donnelly 1927 - 2015

Dorothy (Dottie Carol) Donnelly died peacefully on Oct. 2, 2015, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 25, 1927, she was the daughter of Blanche ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

The canary in the coal mine

The title of this article refers to a method coal miners used before sensitive detection equipment and modern ventilation. Miners would take a canary into ...

October 09, 2015 | | Agriculture

AG Schmidt announces public hearing on scrap metal regulations

A public hearing on the proposed permanent scrap metal dealer regulations has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on October 22, at Memorial Hall, 120 ...

October 09, 2015 | | Local News

Speaker Boehner Leaves House Republicans Painted in a Corner

October 09, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

The Lingering Problem of Race Relations

Race relations have returned to the forefront of our national discussion over the last several years. Unless one refers to illegal immigration, relations in question ...

October 09, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Time for Sensible Background Checks

In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is ...

October 09, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Check It Out!

James Patterson Book Series are popular at ESCL, so we have added his most recent to our collection. Stop by to check them out!

October 09, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment

McHugh leads Astros to 5-2 win over Royals in Game 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching ...

October 08, 2015 | | AP Sports

​Saturday’s YP 5K and half marathon open to all

The Barton County Young Professionals are putting together the first ever YP5K and half marathon this Saturday, Oct. 10, in Great Bend. Participants can choose ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

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