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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Development Services, Inc., 1105 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Jones' 108-yard kickoff return for score longest play in NFL history

NEW ORLEANS - What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


American Legion baseball tryouts set

Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Barton Blazers bring home second

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports


Panthers take eighth at Manhattan

MANHATTAN - In their final swim meet of the regular season, the Great Bend High School Panthers finished eighth out of 22 teams.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Panthers roll competition at Goddard duals

GODDARD - At the end of Saturday's wrestling duals hosted by Goddard High School, the Great Bend Panthers stood undefeated against five different opponents.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals capture first place

PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School wrestling team topped the Phillipsburg tournament on Saturday.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Barton hosts Bethany College to open tennis season

The Barton Community College men's and women's tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.

February 04, 2013 | | Community College


Todd Merlyn Beneke 1962-2013

GENESEO -- Todd Merlyn Beneke, 50, died Feb. 4 at home in rural Geneseo. Born April 30, 1962, he was the son of Dale M. and Marlene E. Beneke.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Quarter Century

Jerry Wendel presents an award for 25 years of service to Rosy Tomlin, director of the Great Bend Senior Center, Saturday, Feb. 2, which was also her birthday. The Senior Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., started Dec. 15, 1987, and Tomlin started working there on Feb. 2, 1988. The well attended gathering also celebrated years of service for other employees and volunteers at the center.

February 04, 2013 | | Local News


​American Legion ladies plan soup supper

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be four kinds of soup, as well as coffee or tea and dessert, for $6. Open to members and guests.

February 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for Feb. 5, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

February 04, 2013 | | On the Record


Christene Elaine Carney

BEL AIRE - Christene Elaine carney, 81, died Feb. 2 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announce by Morell Funeral Home in Larned.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Annalee Luebbers 1933 - 2013

ELLINWOOD - Annalee Luebbers, 79, died Feb. 2 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Dec. 8, 1933 in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Schwamborn Kowalsky. In 1952 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. On May 4, 1952 she married Norbert Luebbers in Ellinwood. He died on March 24, 2012. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood, she was a cook for Ellinwood Grade School and a homemaker.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Melinda Suzanne Meyer 1964 - 2013

Melinda Suzanne Meyer, 49, died Feb. 2 at her home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 23, 1964 in La Crosse, she was the daughter of Richard and Twila (Basgall) Krom. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was the former owner of Mel's Antiques.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Congress Umpires Nuclear Deal with Iran

May 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Does This Ballistic Vest Make Me Look Fat?

Developments on the women-in-combat front are cause for concern, even for leftists that have made cognitive dissonance a way of life, because the women don't seem to be holding up their end of the ideological bargain.

May 28, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Last Week in Poly Ticks

And now, your weekly update from the world of poly ticks.

May 28, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists


Humanity's fallen state

Dear Editor,

May 28, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Swimming is a family

Dear Editor,

May 28, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Archeology Field School at High Plains prehistoric site near Hays

Between 500 and 1100 CE the treeless western Kansas plains were inhabited by people who made pottery and used spear throwers and the bow and arrow. They lived in small temporary houses with round packed-earth floors and ate deer, bison, pronghorn, fish, and small mammals. The Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Association will hold the annual Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) field school June 5-20 at a High Plains prehistoric village site located west of Hays in Ellis County.

May 28, 2015 | | Local News


Asphalt overlay on US-281 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Friday, May 29, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-281 Highway in Barton County, from the west US-281/K-4 junction continuing north 11 miles to the Barton/Russell County line. The purpose of this asphalt roadway surface milling and overlay project is to extend the life of the asphalt pavement and it is scheduled to be completed by the middle of July, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

May 28, 2015 | | Local News


Iola May Depperschmidt 1920 - 2015

HAYS - Iola May Depperschmidt, 94, died on May 25th. She was born July 24, 1920.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kelptyn Jack Graham 2011 - 2015

ENCINITAS, Calif. - Kelptyn Jack Graham lost his courageous battle with many health issues on May 25th. He was born on Jan. 26, 2011.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries




New pastor to be installed at First Congregational United Church of Christ

Sunday, May 31, First Congregational United Church of Christ rejoices with the installation of Julie Shields as their new pastor. For several years, Shields has ministered to members and friends with her gentle yet powerful message, that all children of God. Her installation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Edith Guffey, United Church of Christ conference minister, will participate in the installation. All are welcome.

May 27, 2015 | | Religion


Two federal indictments involve Great Bend area

WICHITA – The indictments handed down by a federal grand jury in Wichita Wednesday included two central Kansas cases, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

May 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 27, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.

May 27, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Family fishing event planned at Quivira

Celebrate the start of summer vacation with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6.

May 27, 2015 | | Local News


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