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Bloodmobile comes to Great Bend Monday

Severe winter weather across much of Kansas forced the cancellation of 50 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 1,600 blood and platelet donations through the Red Cross Central Plains Region. Now that the storm has passed, eligible donors are encouraged to give lifesaving blood and platelets to help offset the current shortfall and ensure a stable supply.

February 28, 2013 | | Local News


Use Kansas wind power

Dear Editor,

February 28, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


It’s nice to know their pay is safe

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

February 28, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Not The Onion

Separating satire from real news requires an advanced degree these days. When Jon Stewart becomes the most trusted newsman for millennials, the line between the evening news and The Onion gets blurry, so perhaps we shouldn't laugh so loudly at old Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Senator who's up for re-election next year. But given the circumstances-he's responsible for using the filibuster to prevent even the clocks from ticking in the Senate-maybe we should.

February 28, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Sequester Ax

February 28, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lady Mustangs have rally fall short

ST. JOHN - A last-second shot by Macksville High School senior Mindy Wood fell short as La Crosse held on for a 47-45 win in a Class 1A Division-I sub-state game on Wednesday night.

February 27, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Cougars topple Hesston

The Barton Community College women's tennis team won a dual match against Hesston on Wednesday afternoon at Club 1 Fitness.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Cougars coast past Cloud County

CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College men's basketball team breezed to a 79-57 drumming of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division foe Cloud County on Wednesday night to close the regular season.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Lady Cougars allow Lady T-Birds to slip away

CONCORDIA - The Barton Community College Lady Cougars held a lead for a majority of the first half, but let it slip away at the end of the first 20 minutes at Cloud County.

February 27, 2013 | | Community College


Big 12 admits officiating gaffes

DALLAS - The Big 12 says officiating errors were made at the end of regulation before No. 6 Kansas outlasted Iowa State in overtime on Monday night.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Gonzaga has path to top ranking after No. 1-ranked Hoosiers lose

SPOKANE, Wash. - Second-ranked Gonzaga's game at BYU today suddenly has national significance.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs to trade for 49ers QB Smith

SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

February 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Feb. 28, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

February 27, 2013 | | On the Record


Rec Commission offers free program, ‘Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will share her experiences in the field while becoming an amateur fossil hunter.

February 27, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Michael R. ‘Mike’ Connell 1954-2013

CLAFLIN - Michael R. "Mike" Connell, 57, peacefully passed away on Feb. 26, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Fishy Election

July 28, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Why the Media Loves Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the politically unhinged train wreck equivalent of the Kardashians.

July 28, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Misleading Monikers in the News

Pop quiz: Which of the following was hatched in the mind of George Costanza? (a) The Center for Financial Stability, (b) The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, (c) The Hudson Institute, (d) The American Enterprise Institute.

July 28, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Firemen are the heroes of blood drive

Dear Editor,

July 28, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Robert Eugene Kuhn 1932-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Eugene Kuhn, 82, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Hoisington.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for July 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 27, 2015 | | On the Record


​Truck driver flees; eludes officers

Two units from the Barton County Sheriff's Office and a Hoisington Police Department vehicle were involved in a pursuit early Sunday.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Snake shot, chopped

ALBERT - At 4:13 p.m. last Wednesday, a woman called 911 to let law enforcement know she (or someone at the residence) was attempting to shoot a snake in her yard on Charles Street in Albert. At 4:20 she called back, asking if an officer would make sure the snake was dead.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Aggravated robbery reported

A Great Bend man told police he was hit with a bat and robbed of cash around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Baltzell Motel, 705 10th St. The man called police shortly before 9 a.m. At that time he also identified his alleged attacker, saying they were arguing over money. He was reportedly hit in the knee with a small baseball bat, and then his wallet was taken.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Juanita C. Landrum 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Juanita C. Landrum, 79, died on July 25, 2015, at the McPherson Hospital. She was born on Sept. 11, 1935.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eudale Brack 1926 - 2015

OTIS - Eudale Brack, 88, died July 25, 2015, at Locust Grove Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Alva, Okla. he was the son of Herman E. and Alma A. (Brack) Brack. On Sept. 12, 1945, he married Magdalene T. Tuzicka at Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis. She past away on Dec. 19, 2012. A lifetime Otis resident, he served as Mayor of Otis from 1963 to 1995, while working as a carpenter, farmer, and operating the Otis Cafe with his wife from 1964 to 1997. In May 2001, he received his high school diploma from Otis High ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace (Wilkens) Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away on July 25, 2015, at her home in Holyrood. Born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Kruse) Wilkens. On Aug. 30, 1958, Grace married Richard E. Johnson. He preceded her in death. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, moving from the farm three miles east of town, she was a housewife. She worked part-time at Quivira Heights Jr. High School in the computer lab.

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wetland Explorer: Summer's Embrace

A female Baltimore oriole offers a juicy grasshopper to her youngster, who will soon be on its own. The male's bright orange and black colors prompted its name – the same colors as England's Baltimore family crest.

July 27, 2015 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local News


Free 4-year-old preschool openings available

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Great Bend USD 428, has a limited number of openings available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the upcoming school year. This program is free - except for a $40 initial enrollment fee - and is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education.

July 27, 2015 | | Local News


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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