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Panthers seize second place at Paola Invitational

PAOLA - Falling just out of first place by 19 points, the Great Bend High School wrestling team finished second behind Derby on Saturday at the Paola Invitational.

January 21, 2013 | | Prep Sports


No. 3 Jayhawks, No. 11 Wildcats set for showdown

Bruce Weber has been in the middle of some intense rivalries during his career.

January 21, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Habitat for Humanity's 'Barton County's Got Talent' raises $17,000 for housing projects

With only a few months left until Habitat for Humanity plans to break ground on its next building project, the nonprofit organization raised over $17,000 Saturday at the fourth annual "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater.

January 21, 2013 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 22, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

January 21, 2013 | | On the Record


​Crime Stoppers seeks info on home burglary

A burglary at 1440 12th St. in Great Bend resulted in the loss of $4,120 in property, Police Chief Dean Akings said. Between the early morning on Jan. 11 and 5:46 p.m. on Jan. 16, someone entered the residence and took a 60-inch flat-screen television and TV stand, a white refrigerator and a Eureka vacuum sweeper.

January 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Library will give away old magazines

The Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines, said Jennifer King, head of marketing. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 28." Magazines are free while available.

January 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Yowell named to Star of Hope board

ELLINWOOD - Skip Yowell has been named to the Star of Hope Board of Directors. Yowell joins other volunteer board members as they guide the organization in the pursuit of its mission.

January 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington City Council filings all incumbents for April elections

HOISINGTON - All of the individuals who have filed for election in April for the Hoisington City Council are incumbents. They are Mayor, Clayton Williamson; Ward One, Gerald Donovan; Ward Two, Mike Aylward; Ward Three, Dean Andereck; and Ward Four, Christina Smith.

January 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


HHS students paint school fight song on school wall

HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School art students, Amber Karst, Kayla Reisner, Presley Smith, Brennan Knapp, Tana Hickel, and Kim Harper have painted the school fight song on the school wall.

January 21, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Steven E. Crockett 1952 - 2013

LARNED – Steven E. Crockett, 60, died Jan. 20 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born March 31, 1952, in Dodge City, the son of Edward and Emma James Crockett. On July 8, 1973, he married Carol Arrowsmith at Sedgwick. A long-time Larned resident, he was a disciplinary hearing officer for the Juvenile Justice Authority.

January 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


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January 21, 2013 | | AP


49ers shut out Falcons in second half, advance to Super Bowl

ATLANTA - Make way Joe Montana and Steve Young. Colin Kaepernick is leading a brash new group of 49ers to the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Garden Club enjoys the beauty of the World’s Largest Flower Garden

At the January meeting of Great Bend Garden Club, Darlene Boley introduced her guest speaker, Joyce Esfeld, who gave a delightful program on Holland's Keukenhof, The World's Largest Flower Garden. The Keukenhof, translated "Kitchen Garden," is located near Amsterdam on the original hunting grounds of a large castle. For many years it has been the showcase for Holland's bulb growers. The seventy-nine acres are blooming with over seven million bulbs and is open to the public from March 20 to May 20 each year. Nine miles of paved paths meander through beautifully landscaped Historic, Native, Japanese, and ...

January 20, 2013 | | Club News


Morris - Meitner

Wade and Diane Morris of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Caitlyn Morris to Cory Meitner, son of Rocky and Connie Meitner of Olmitz.

January 20, 2013 | | Engagements


Cindy Rugan 70th

Lucinda "Cindy" Rugan celebrated her 70th birthday on Jan. 19 with a card shower.

January 20, 2013 | | Birthdays


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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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