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February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Even Pistorius can’t run from this

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

February 20, 2013 | By Argus Hamilton | Columnists


America’s poop deck politics

It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms. Passenger cell phone photos showed slews of plastic bags brimming with human waste, and lumpy, raw sewage floating in big puddles.

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Robert D. Dougherty 1931-2013

Robert D. Dougherty, 81, died Feb. 18, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. He was born Aug. 22, 1931 at Casper, Wyo. the son of Brian and Dorthy (Dunlap) Dougherty. He married Linda Sanko April 21, 1965 at Great Bend. He was owner and operator of Cambria Corporation since 1967.

February 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barton games postponed

Wednesday's Barton Community College women's and men's basketball games at Colby were postponed due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2013 | | Community College


Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive to benefit Barton County Food Bank

Dillon's, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Harvesters and the Kansas Food Bank are teaming up for a state-wide food drive called Neighbor to Neighbor. The food drive will kicked off on Monday and run will through Ag Day on March 19th. Dillon's customers will have the opportunity to purchase non-perishable food items to place in donation bins and they will also be able to donate either $1 or $5 at the register. As a partner agency with the Kansas Food Bank, the Barton County Food Bank will benefit from the food and funds collected from the local Great ...

February 20, 2013 | | Business


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announces that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31, 2013.

February 20, 2013 | | Business


Most difficult person to reach with gospel message

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Smoked by Obamacare

Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.

February 20, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Meteor

February 20, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Shakespeare in the Senate

From what little I can remember from when I remained awake in high school and college, William Shakespeare loved mistaken identities, crossed purposes and scheming villains. Shakespeare would have loved Elizabeth Warren, Richard Shelby and Wall Street bankers.

February 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee canceled

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce has canceled the coffee scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 due to the snow.

February 20, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Lady Cardinals rout Larned

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team claimed a 50-23 Mid-Central Activities Association rout over Larned on Tuesday night to close out the regular season.

February 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Paul has 20 points, 15 assists to win MVP honors

HOUSTON (AP) - The NBA's career scoring leader in the All-Star game, Kobe Bryant has never been just about offense.

February 19, 2013 | | AP Sports


New general manager announced for Western Cooperative Electric

WAKEENEY - Western Cooperative Electric Cooperative president Larry Evans announced that Darrin Lynch has been selected to serve as the next general manager. David Schneider, current general manager, will retire May 31.

February 19, 2013 | | Business


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Community Concerts of 2015-16 season come 'From the Top'

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Local candidates submit short biographies

Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

March 28, 2015 | | On the Record


Parkinson's group to meet April 7

In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


​Dorothy Mae Dawson 1926 - 2015

Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.

March 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


High school boys tennis regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​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


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