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OTR for July 24, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 23, 2013 | | On the Record


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heart of Kansas Family Health Care, 1905 19th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Jan Westfall and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for July 23, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 23, 2013 | | On the Record


Let’s reclaim America

Dear Editor,

July 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Obamacare Obsession

July 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


No Test-maker Left Behind: Money Short-Changes Education Reform

For the first time since George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind, the House has passed a major rewrite of federal education law. On Friday, the House approved the Student Success Act along party lines-Republicans for, Democrats against-but the bill has little chance of getting past a Democratic Senate and a White House veto threat. Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

July 23, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


2013 Great Bend High School Volleyball Schedule

2013 Great Bend High School

July 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


MLB LEADERS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

July 22, 2013 | | AP Sports


Orioles pound Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs trickle in for Reid’s first training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs began arriving on the campus of Missouri Western for their first training camp under coach Andy Reid on Monday, toting into the dorms everything from flat-screen TVs to box fans to combat the heat and humidity.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kim Marie Pelster 1956 - 2013

Kim Marie Pelster, 57, died July 20 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Jan. 1, 1956 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert L. Sr. and Lodema (Garrett) Pelster. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, she was a foster mother and a driver for St. Francis Academy.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Diana Grace Trimmer 1961 - 2013

Diana Grace Trimmer, 52, passed away July 22, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1961 at St Rose Hospital in Great Bend, the daughter of Hazel Grace Johnson and Joseph Delaine Levingston. The oldest of four siblings, Diana grew up in Pawnee Rock and attended Pawnee Rock High School. She married John Dixon Trimmer June 10, 1976. They adopted 12 children and lived in the rural Great Bend area. As a wife, mother, sister, and advocate, Diana dedicated her life to helping children in need, family, and friends.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster 1925 - 2013

NATOMA - Dorothy Anita (Ahrens) Foster, died July 20, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born Dec. 5, 1925, on the family farm in rural Osborne County, she was the daughter of Paul Conrad and Amanda Julie (Eickhoff) Ahrens. She attended Belleville Country School. On Feb. 13, 1946, she married Charles Dean Foster, in Russell. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She later worked at various jobs in local businesses, grocery store cashier, waitress, bank and mortuary custodian.

July 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Milwaukee’s Braun suspended for rest of season

NEW YORK - The first star to fall in baseball's latest drug investigation is one of its biggest: Ryan Braun.

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


‘Strength in numbers: Collaboration on the Plains’ workshop to be held

JETMORE - A workshop on growing rural Kansas communities hosted by Basil Dannebohm, formerly of Ellinwood, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on July 25 at the King Center, 308 Main Street, Jetmore.

July 22, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


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​Gertrude Ann Bonham 1926 - 2016

Gertrude Ann Bonham, 89, died Feb. 13, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Oct. 25, 1926, at Swarthmore, Pa., the daughter of ...

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Marlin Marvin Disque 1929 - 2017

Marlin Marvin Disque, 86, died Feb. 13, 2016, at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. He was born June 18, 1929, at Claflin, the son ...

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Sherry R. Rolo

IUKA - Sherry R. Rolo, 47, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

February 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments ...

February 13, 2016 | | Local News


St. Rose technology allows immediate access to HaysMed cardiologists

When Ed Habash notices a possible warning sign of a heart problem, he now has new technology that allows him immediate access to a cardiologist.

February 12, 2016 | | Business


McLeland recognized for customer service at all three OPI locations

Gentry McLeland has been at Office Products Inc. (OPI) only a short time but has already earned an employee-appreciation certificate for serving customers at the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


Jerry R. Roberts 1951 - 2016

Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


​Touched by Cancer promotes upcoming programs

The Touched By Cancer Support Group has canceled its meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​TOPS forming Walk Kansas teams; area captain to visit

The Great Bend chapter of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group (TOP KS 1151) is forming teams for the upcoming Walk Kansas fitness challenge ...

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


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