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Politicians and change

LARNED - Will Rogers once said, "Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." True enough and we have a couple of examples this week in the sports world.

October 09, 2013 | | Local Sports


Harold J. ‘Boots’ Blazek 1928 - 2013

CLAFLIN - Harold J. "Boots" Blazek, 85, died Oct. 8, 2013 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

October 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Oct. 10, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 09, 2013 | | On the Record


​Soup Supper to be served Monday

Great Bend's American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit Soup Supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Members and guests are welcome.

October 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Kolache Bake and Take is Friday

The annual Prince of Peace Kolache Bake and Take will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Rose Auditorium, 1312 Baker Ave. The ladies of the Prince of Peace Parish will be baking apple, apricot, cherry, peach, prune and raisin kolaches during the day and the public is invited to come purchase them hot out of the oven.

October 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Kansas WIC clinics holding November, December checks during federal shutdown

TOPEKA – Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment directed local WIC offices to limit the issuance of WIC checks to only those checks dated October 2013 and to withhold checks dated November and December until further notice due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.

October 09, 2013 | | News


Great Bend gets new football district

SALINA - Great Bend High School will play Salina Central, Salina South and Newton in Class 5A District football the next two seasons.

October 09, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton County Jail log Oct. 7-8

Booked Oct. 7

October 09, 2013 | | On the Record


Chamber of Commerce Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Anytime Fitness, 3721 10th Street, in the Cotton Wood Center at 10th and Grant, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Marty Steinert and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

October 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Incomprehensible Sums

I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number.

October 09, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Advice for Parents on Tantrums

The federal government shutdown has made me sick of politics. For a political columnist, this can be tricky, but taking a break from politics also offers an opportunity. This week, I thought I would write a column about what I've learned as a father of two spirited boys, and offer my advice on how to handle tantrums.

October 09, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Monuments Shutdown

October 09, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Tigers rally against A’s to force Game 5 in ALDS

DETROIT - Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers - helped by two fans who reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez's disputed home run - rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.

October 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Baylor not surprised by massive offensive production

WACO, Texas - Let everyone else be surprised by all the big numbers Baylor keeps putting up on offense.

October 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Weis convinced new defensive scheme can cut it

LAWRENCE - After watching Kansas surrender at least 40 points six times in Big 12 play last season, Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis reached a couple of conclusions.

October 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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​Gertrude Ann Bonham 1926 - 2016

Gertrude Ann Bonham, 89, died Feb. 13, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Oct. 25, 1926, at Swarthmore, Pa., the daughter of ...

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Marlin Marvin Disque 1929 - 2017

Marlin Marvin Disque, 86, died Feb. 13, 2016, at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1929, at Claflin, the son ...

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Sherry R. Rolo

IUKA - Sherry R. Rolo, 47, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments ...

February 13, 2016 | | Local News


St. Rose technology allows immediate access to HaysMed cardiologists

When Ed Habash notices a possible warning sign of a heart problem, he now has new technology that allows him immediate access to a cardiologist.

February 12, 2016 | | Business


McLeland recognized for customer service at all three OPI locations

Gentry McLeland has been at Office Products Inc. (OPI) only a short time but has already earned an employee-appreciation certificate for serving customers at the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


Jerry R. Roberts 1951 - 2016

Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


​Touched by Cancer promotes upcoming programs

The Touched By Cancer Support Group has canceled its meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​TOPS forming Walk Kansas teams; area captain to visit

The Great Bend chapter of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group (TOP KS 1151) is forming teams for the upcoming Walk Kansas fitness challenge ...

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


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