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Larry Vincent Gales 1942-2013

BURLINGTON - Larry Vincent Gales, 71, Burlington, passed away Friday July 26, 2013, at his home.

July 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

Wilma “Jean” Schenk 1930 - 2013

Wilma "Jean" Schenk, 83, died July 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 18, 1930 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Joe and Zora (Zinn) Stukey. On May 5, 1965 she married Clemith Burton in Hoisington. He died on Oct. 21, 1994. She married Harold Schenk on Dec. 14, 1996 in Olmitz. He survives. A long time resident of Great Bend, she owned and operated a beauty salon.

July 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

Larned Police Report

Thursday, July 25

July 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


We have a special bird in our area at the present time. The upland sandpiper is a beautiful bird. We see them sitting on fence posts. They are very well camouflaged when on the ground. This bird has been called "The Shorebird of the Prairie" since most of it's relatives are never far from water. This bird thrives on the grasslands. It was previously called the upland plover and Bartram's Sandpiper after the American naturalist William Bartram (a very interesting fellow - Google him up some time). The bird has been in decline for some time due to loss ...

July 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


July 29, 2013 | | AP


OAKVILLE, Ontario - Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Newman breaks 49-race winless streak

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Gordon's two-run homer in 12th lifts Royals to sixth straight win

CHICAGO - It's down to the last couple days of July, and the Kansas City Royals have an equal amount of wins and losses.

July 29, 2013 | | AP Sports

GBHS Class of 1993 reunion

On Aug. 30 and 31 the Great Bend High School Class of 1993 will hold their 20 year class reunion. For more information email

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Oetken family reunion

The 71st annual John Oetken family reunion was held on July 21 at the Great Bend Best Western Court Yard. The reunion was hosted by the Ida

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Worst ever?

Hundred degree days coupled with 30-40 mile-per-hour winds and little moisture spells crop and pastureland failure for western Kansas. It's like putting the corn and grass in a giant outdoor oven and turning a fan on.

July 28, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Snyder —

Melissa Ideva Chandler and Clint Wesley Snyder were united in marriage on June 1 at Fields Pentecostal Church in Fields, La. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Reverend Terry Lee. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Parents of the couple are the Reverend James Chandler of DeQuincy, La. and the late Nina Chandler (both formerly of Great Bend) and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Snyder of Bancroft, La.

July 28, 2013 | | Weddings

Area students accept scholarships from Fort Hays State University

Seven area students have accepted scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

July 28, 2013 | | Education

Welch - Doll

Tim Welch and Jean Garner announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Marie Welch, to Ryan Wade Doll, son of Clayton and Cheri Doll. The bride-elect attended Barton Community College where she majored in journalism. She is employed as a loan processor at Farmers Bank and Trust in Great Bend.

July 28, 2013 | | Engagements

Froetschner baby girl

Jamie and Christopher Froetschner announce the birth of their daughter, Royce Callait Froetschner, on July 5 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. She has an 18 month old big sister, Finley LaRue Froetschner.

July 28, 2013 | | Births

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​Harlan Dean Maier 1939 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Harlan Dean Maier, 76, died Nov. 29, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. He was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Hays, the son ...

December 01, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Darrel L. Unruh

NEWTON - Darrel L. Unruh, 74, of Newton, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. He was born to Harvey and Geneva Unruh in Great Bend ...

December 01, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Forrest Tupper 1945 - 2015

BISON - Forrest Tupper, 69, died Nov. 24, 2015, at Huron Regional Medical Center in South Dakota. Born Dec. 3, 1945, in Goodland, he was the ...

December 01, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Loray “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community.

December 01, 2015 | | Obituaries

Black Friday Lives Matter

December 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

What Happened to Politicians Like Arlen Specter?

Last month, the third anniversary of a man's death came and went without much - if any - public attention.

December 01, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

How Many Turkeys Died for your Dinner?

We've spent such a large portion of the past year cringing at the prospect of potential disasters crouching behind every bush: ISIS, Putin, Trump ...

December 01, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists

Cougar men split games at Thanksgiving Classic

It was eerily similar to the first home classic. The Barton men were in control for an opening night win only to watch it slip ...

December 01, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Cougar women close out home classic with win

The winning streak came to an end Friday night. But it didn't take the Barton women's basketball team much time to start a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Community College

MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Gwini C. Delgado 1951 - 2015

Gwini C. Delgado, 64, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on Aug. 27, 1951 in Scott City ...

November 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 30, 2015 | | On the Record

‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

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