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Great Bend Library announced teen activities

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25. Teen Movie Monday is free and open to all students in grades 7-12.

March 18, 2013 | | Area Briefs


HMS students show leadership

HOISINGTON - Each nine weeks, Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom, and just showing leadership qualities.

March 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hunter Donecker first Kans for Kids ambassador

HOISINGTON - Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Hunter Donecker, 8, Pawnee Rock, as the first Kans for Kids Ambassador during the organization's 3rd Annual Radiothon on Friday, March 8. Donecker was diagnosed with a hepatoblastoma on his liver when he was 3-years-old and received assistance from Kans for Kids. He is currently cancer free. He is the son of Jon and Misty Donecker and has a younger brother, Gage, and a younger sister, Temprance.

March 18, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Louisville lands top seed for NCAA Tournament

Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Wichita State's at-large berth pits Shockers against Pitt

WICHITA - This was supposed to be a rebuilding year at Wichita State.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Gonzaga gets first No. 1 seed in school history

Once Mark Few saw the names of Miami and Duke pop up as No. 2 seeds in other regions, the long-tenured Gonzaga coach knew there would be another first to check off for the 2013 season.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Kruger becomes first coach to guide five different programs to NCAA Tournament

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has become the first coach in Division I history to guide five different programs to the NCAA tournament, landing the Sooners on the bracket Sunday as a No. 10 seed in the South Regional.

March 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Plethora of championship coaches in South Region

The South Region is a stew of coaches who have recently dominated the NCAA tournament.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Iowa State to meet Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State has earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Ten things to know for NCAA Tournament

A look at the NCAA men's tournament, the 68-team free-for-all that begins Tuesday and ends three weeks from now at the Final Four in Atlanta:

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Kansas State gets first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday at Sprint Center

MANHATTAN - Bruce Weber got what he wanted from the NCAA tournament selection committee.

March 17, 2013 | | NCAA Tournament


Jayhawks earn top seed in South Region

LAWRENCE - Elijah Johnson is the first to admit there have been far more talented teams to play at Kansas, even in the four years he's been part of the program.

March 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Biomass research collaboration seeks to improve biofuel efficiency, bio-products quality

A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed.

March 17, 2013 | | Oil & Gas


Roberts files for City Council

Edwin O. Roberts is a candidate for the Great Bend City Council, Ward I. Below is a biography he submitted.

March 17, 2013 | | Local News


Prescribed Burn Association informational meetings scheduled

Pheasants Forever and their regional partners are hosting four informational meetings for landowners to discuss the benefits of forming a local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Prescribed Burn Associations are landowner-led cooperatives that bring people together to assist each other with prescribed burns in rangeland and CRP. This allows individual landowners to overcome obstacles to safe burning, such as a lack of experience, equipment, or manpower. Safer burns mean reduced liability risks to landowners, less risk of wildfire outbreak, and greater community safety. Partners assisting with the meetings are: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, local county Conservation Districts, Rice County Fire Districts ...

March 17, 2013 | | Agriculture


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​Verl Lee Martin 1930 - 2014

Verl Lee Martin, 84, died Dec. 8, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Utica, to Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1971. He was retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad as a truck driver.

July 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlyn L. Stoecklein

Merlyn L. Stoecklein, 78, died July 7, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Nebraska.

July 07, 2015 | | Obituaries




OTR for July 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 07, 2015 | | On the Record


​Cartooning, puppets coming to library

Children can learn to draw cool cartoons and watch a puppet show this week at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


Points needed for food fight

Teens who haven't cracked a book open this summer should do so this week, if they want to participate in the biggest food fight of the summer.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


24 students earn scholarships from Sunflower Bank

SALINA – Sunflower Bank has awarded 24 scholarships to local students in their communities who participated in the bank's Community Ambassadors Program. Scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,500 totaling $20,000 for the class of 2015.

July 07, 2015 | | Business


Fan hit by line drive and injured during Braves-Brewers game

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout was injured Monday night when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.

July 07, 2015 | RICH ROVITO, Associated Press | AP Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 07, 2015 | JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer | AP Sports


Rays-Royals game rained out; fans evacuated

KANSAS CITY- Monday night's game between the Royals and Rays at Kauffman Stadium scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT was postponed due to rain and the threat of tornadoes in the area.

July 07, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Faces of Harvest: Ruthann Spare

The best answer to a complicated question is often the most obvious. Take Ruthann Spare. Searching for a future career path in college, she spent summers working on the family farm in Ellinwood. Eventually, she realized that returning home and farming full time was exactly the lifestyle she was looking for.

July 07, 2015 | Julia Debes | Local News


Greek MythMath

July 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Confederate Flag Flap

You can tell it's presidential election season.

July 07, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Powder Room Police

My father grew up in rural Texas during the 1930s. He childhood featured dirt roads, a hand-crank telephone and outhouses. Most, if not all, of the bathrooms the Shannons constructed were what is termed a "one-holer."

July 07, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Glad stained-glass church windows at Olmitz being restored

Dear Editor,

July 07, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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