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July 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Obamacare Obsession

July 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

No Test-maker Left Behind: Money Short-Changes Education Reform

For the first time since George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind, the House has passed a major rewrite of federal education law. On Friday, the House approved the Student Success Act along party lines-Republicans for, Democrats against-but the bill has little chance of getting past a Democratic Senate and a White House veto threat. Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

July 23, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

2013 Great Bend High School Volleyball Schedule

2013 Great Bend High School

July 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports



July 22, 2013 | | AP Sports

Orioles pound Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Chiefs trickle in for Reid’s first training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began arriving on the campus of Missouri Western for their first training camp under coach Andy Reid on Monday, toting into the dorms everything from flat-screen TVs to box fans to combat the heat and humidity.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Kim Marie Pelster 1956 - 2013

Kim Marie Pelster, 57, died July 20 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Jan. 1, 1956 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert L. Sr. and Lodema (Garrett) Pelster. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, she was a foster mother and a driver for St. Francis Academy.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Diana Grace Trimmer 1961 - 2013

Diana Grace Trimmer, 52, passed away July 22, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1961 at St Rose Hospital in Great Bend, the daughter of Hazel Grace Johnson and Joseph Delaine Levingston. The oldest of four siblings, Diana grew up in Pawnee Rock and attended Pawnee Rock High School. She married John Dixon Trimmer June 10, 1976. They adopted 12 children and lived in the rural Great Bend area. As a wife, mother, sister, and advocate, Diana dedicated her life to helping children in need, family, and friends.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster 1925 - 2013

NATOMA - Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster, died July 20, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born Dec. 5, 1925, on the family farm in rural Osborne County, she was the daughter of Paul Conrad and Amanda Julie (Eickhoff) Ahrens. She attended Belleville Country School. On Feb. 13, 1946, she married Charles Dean Foster, in Russell. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She later worked at various jobs in local businesses, grocery store cashier, waitress, bank and mortuary custodian.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Milwaukee’s Braun suspended for rest of season

NEW YORK - The first star to fall in baseball's latest drug investigation is one of its biggest: Ryan Braun.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

‘Strength in numbers: Collaboration on the Plains’ workshop to be held

JETMORE - A workshop on growing rural Kansas communities hosted by Basil Dannebohm, formerly of Ellinwood, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on July 25 at the King Center, 308 Main Street, Jetmore.

July 22, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

2013 Great Bend High School Football Schedule

2013 Great Bend High School

July 22, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Defendant pleads guilty to sex crime while at LSH

WICHITA, Kan. – A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to an Internet sex crime that took place while he was in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital

July 22, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Schedule


July 22, 2013 | | College/Professional

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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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