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Advance voting now available

Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.

October 17, 2012 | | News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Connie Oetken and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Malala Yousafzai

October 17, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ringside at the Undercard

Needed three towels to wipe down my living room after the vice presidential wrestling match, er, debate the other day. The sweat flung off both the bottom names of the campaign bumper stickers was so thick on the Centre College stage, it shot right through television screens onto viewers at home.

October 17, 2012 | | Columnists


Child Abuse Prevention Education

The Child Abuse Prevention Education (CAPE) board of directors announces the hiring of Mary Thurman as the new program director.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Local students to participate in mock presidential debate

Students from the POLS 403 The Presidency course at Fort Hays State University will participate in a mock presidential debate from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robbins Center.

October 17, 2012 | | Local News


Food raised and donated to Hoisington Food Bank

October 17, 2012 | | Business


School district warns of phone solicitation

Two companies, one going by the name All Teams, are currently soliciting funds from local residents and are falsely affiliating themselves with Unified School District 428.

October 17, 2012 | | News


Kansas’ Weis silent on starting quarterback job

LAWRENCE - Kansas coach Charlie Weis has a decision to make at quarterback.

October 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Tigers sweep triangular

ROZEL - The Pawnee Heights High School volleyball team swept its final triangular of the regular season on Tuesday night.

October 16, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Denver’s Manning back to form

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Turns out reports of Peyton Manning's demise were ridiculously premature.

October 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Cougars topple Pratt in three games

PRATT - The Barton Community College Volleyball team solidified its hold on third place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and NJCAA Region VI by defeating Pratt in straight sets on Tuesday night.

October 16, 2012 | | Community College


GBHS beats Liberal

LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team finished Western Athletic Conference play with a 1-0 victory over Liberal on Monday night.

October 16, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals to look to Lohse in Game 3

ST. LOUIS - Kyle Lohse is all about efficiency, about avoiding extended at-bats and letting hitters get themselves out.

October 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NFL approves sale of Browns; Holmgren out as president

CHICAGO - Mike Holmgren won't be finishing the job he went to do in Cleveland.

October 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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High school boys tennis regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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