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City Band concerts

The Great Bend City Band will be performing at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday night at the city band shell. A special 16 piece jazz band concert will be presented at 8:15 p.m. Friday, at the band shell. Twelve classic jazz band selections will be presented. In case of inclement weather, these concerts will be moved indoors to the Crest Theatre.

June 26, 2013 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Daniel R. Trickey Memorial Life Giving Center, 2100 Broadway, (use west entrance off of Stone Street), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 26, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Net loss

June 26, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Alien No More

Ear to the ground, everybody. Listen close. You can hear it coming. Could be a while. Might be a bit beat up. Probably won't look like it does now. But eventually those slight puffs of dust in the distance will slide right down Main Street and America will undergo another facelift. And yes, after it's over, the whole country will appear younger and more vital. We might even buy ourselves a red convertible.

June 26, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


No Amendment Will Save Senate Immigration Bill; S. 744 Must Not Pass

To summarize the Senate immigration bill as it heads toward a final vote: illegal immigrants, foreign-born workers, the Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic lobby get everything. Not even crumbs are tossed to American citizens.

June 26, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


Clippers cut deal to make Rivers coach, senior V.P. of basketball operations

LOS ANGELES - After weeks of negotiations and intrigue, Doc Rivers has officially left the Boston Celtics for the Los Angeles Clippers.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


FIRST BASEBALL TITLE

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's offense showed up this time, which meant Mississippi State never had a chance.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


ROYAL PAIN

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kris Medlen outpitched the Royals' Ervin Santana over seven innings, Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead homer, and the Atlanta Braves' bullpen hung on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday night in the team's first visit to Kansas City.

June 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for June 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

June 25, 2013 | | On the Record


Fireworks may have caused Tuesday blaze

Evidence points to fireworks as the cause of a fire that damaged property and killed trees Tuesday afternoon in the southeast part of Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | BY SUSAN THACKER and VERONICA COONS | News


Man injured after trying to pull deer from roadway

A 23-year-old man from Syracuse, Utah, was injured Monday while trying to pull a deer from K-156, 1.5 miles east of Claflin. The accident occurred at 9:53 p.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a Ford F-250 pickup driven by Braiden Samuelson, struck a deer on the road. Meanwhile, another car, driven by 18-year-old Anthony Broeder, Great Bend, tried to avoid Samuelson and ended up hitting his truck.

June 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Betty W. Nation 1915 - 2013

WINFIELD - Betty W. Nation, 97, of Winfield, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, June 22. Born Dec. 1, 1915 in Peru, she was the daughter of Owen "O.C." and Minnie Jane (Foltz) Wasson. She was raised and received her education in Peru, graduating from Peru High School as valedictorian. She then attended Arkansas City Junior College where she received her teaching certificate. Betty was united in marriage to John Howard Nation on March 28, 1936 in Independence. They relocated a number of times due to John's involvement in the oil industry as well as military service in ...

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Virginia Swalley

EL DORADO - A memorial service for former Hoisington resident Virginia Swalley, who died in El Dorado in November, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Harold Robert Shaw 1927 - 2013

Harold Robert Shaw, 85, died on June 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1927 in Emporia, he was the son of Howard R. and Floy Ellen (Parks) Shaw. He married Mary M. Wining in Emporia. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, living in Emporia and Lyons, he was a brakeman and conductor for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad from 1948 until his retirement in 1987.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Todd Willias White 1963-2013

Todd Willias White, 50, died June 24, 2013 at Trego County. He was born Feb. 21, 1963 at Great Bend, the son of Larry D. and Chloe M. (Snyder) White.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


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USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

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