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Shape up after Thanksgiving

For those wanting to recover from too much Thanksgiving feasting, Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes, which start Monday and continue through Jan. 23, 2013. All classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.

November 20, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Rozel teen dies in accident

An 18-year-old man from Rozel died Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident in Pawnee County.

November 20, 2012 | | News


Kelly Holden Benker 1988 - 2012

Kelly Holden Benker, 24, died Nov. 19 in Barton County. Born April 6, 1988 in Kingman, he was the son of Keith Wayne and Susan Lynn (Bojan) Benker. A resident of Great Bend since 1993, coming from Kingman, he was an electrician.

November 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sylvia Ann Welch 1933 - 2012

DENVER, Colo. - Sylvia Ann Welch, 79, died Nov. 14 at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colo. Born July 18, 1933 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of J. David and Esther (Ehrlich) Marmie. On May 17, 1954, she married Charles E. Welch in Great Bend. They later divorced. A resident of Denver, Colo. since 1954, coming from Great Bend, she was employed by J.C. Penney, May D & F, Circuit City, Mountain Bell and owned and operated a Dolly Madison Creamery in the 1970s.

November 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


CPMS 'Students of the Month'

BUSHTON - Central Plains Middle School would like to recognize 8th grade students Cassidy Crites and Aaron Schneweis as the November "Students of the Month."

November 20, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Band

November 20, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


DARE graduation

November 20, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


CBH receives tax credits to offer

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will receive $140,000 in Kansas tax credits for the tax years 2012 and 2013 through the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. The Foundation was notified by the Kansas Department of Commerce that its application was approved. Tax credit awards are distributed through a competitive application process.

November 20, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Big Brother

November 20, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Bull Moose! Reviving Progressive Conservatism

The great American conservative thinker Russell Kirk once observed that some disasters are so catastrophic they require a re-examination of first principles. On Election Day, the Republican Party suffered such an existential shock.

November 20, 2012 | | Columnists


Dreaming of Barack Obama’s Forced Retirement

With Hamas Rockets falling on Israel, massive layoffs decimating America's family's finances, and Barack Obama demanding massive tax increases or he will drive us over the fiscal cliff, we cannot help but day- dream about four years from now. We dream of days when Barack Obama will finally be retired, and his ignorance of economics will no longer plague our homeland.

November 20, 2012 | | Columnists


Christmas tree decorating

November 20, 2012 | | News


Annual Turkey Bowl returns

The fourth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium.

November 19, 2012 | | Local Sports


Falcons have several issues to deal with despite 9-1 start

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the best record in the NFL. They have a comfortable lead in their division. They've already clinched another winning season.

November 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Notre Dame only one win away from BCS title game

NEW YORK - Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other.

November 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Moran meets with ag secretary

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, met with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about priorities for the 114th Congress.

February 27, 2015 | | Agriculture


CLASS 3-2-1A State wrestling

CLASS 3-2-1A

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Cougar women close regular season with win; host playoff game

It took all 16 games to secure but the Barton Community College women's basketball earned a home playoff game this weekend. Barton put it in the books with an 86-79 win over Cloud County Wednesday night at the Barton Gym in the regular season finale.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

This weekly poetry column explores the topic of "home" from micro to macro: from our body to the house it inhabits, to the land that anchors the house, to the sky in which it swirls.

February 27, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Enoch lights up Cloud with record-tying 9 3’s

It was a night to remember for Kenny Enoch. A night that put him in the record books.

February 27, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

Her career as a child actress only lasted from 1931-1944, but Marilyn Knowlden has carried the memories for a lifetime.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


US-56 pavement widening and box bridge project in Lyons set to begin

Starting around Monday, March 2, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace the concrete box bridge on the west side of Century Road and widen US-56 to four lanes from the end of the existing four lane roadway west to the entrance to the airport. Project construction is scheduled to be completed in September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Music Recital at the Sandzen Gallery

Kimberly Roberts, soprano, will present a chamber music recital at 1:30 p.m. on March 8, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The recital will feature Scandinavian music of Sibelius and Sven Lekberg, as well as the music of Giacomo Puccini and Michael Patterson.

February 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


Justice Selection

Some members of the legislative and executive branches of Kansas government have publicly expressed their admiration for many "things Texan." For example, they acclaim Governor Rick Perry's conservative leadership and praise Texas' lack of a state income tax. Their high regard for our southerly neighbor may explain why our legislature is considering whether Kansas should switch to Texas' system for selecting Supreme Court justices. Texas procures justices through statewide elections.

February 27, 2015 | Lawton Nuss | Columnists


Snow's Silver Lining

I admit it: I love the snow and the cold.

February 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Shutdown Politics

February 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Stiefel Theatre announces Jim Gaffigan performances

The Stiefel Theatre in Salina has announced that Jim Gaffigan will perform two shows at the Theatre on Thursday, July 30. They will be at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6.

February 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


Wrestling State Qualifiers

February 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Write legislators

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February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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