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Why gasoline costs nearly $4 a gallon

Dear Editor,

September 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend competes at Emporia

EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School cross-country team competed at the Emporia meet last weekend.

September 12, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Longest rivalry to be renewed at Lambeau

The NFL's oldest rivalry resumes with its 185th meeting, and it already might be a critical game for the hosts, even in Week 2.

September 12, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


After loss to Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas gets Crimson Tide

The Southeastern Conference's first huge game of the season was spoiled by Louisiana-Monroe.

September 12, 2012 | By Ralph Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCC sweeps Ravens in soccer

COFFEYVILLE - Playing their third road game in five days, the No. 16-ranked Barton Community College men's soccer team handed Coffeyville a 2-1 setback.

September 12, 2012 | | Community College


Lady Cougars finish off Lady Beavers in four sets

Thanks to sophomore setter Jasbelle Cruz, the Barton Community College volleyball team got off to a good start against Pratt on Wednesday night at Kirkman Activity Center.

September 12, 2012 | | Community College


UConn’s Calhoun set to retire

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Calhoun has spent more than half his life as a head basketball coach, never venturing far from the New England area where he was born.

September 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


James ‘Outlaw’ Crosby 1940 - 2012

LARNED - James "Outlaw" Crosby, 72, died Sept. 11, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Daymer ‘Brigette’ Felder 1949 - 2012

ARKANSAS CITY - Daymar "Brigette" Felder, 63, of Arkansas City passed away Sept. 10, 2012 at the South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Diabetes expert to lead free meeting at St. Rose

Those whose lives are touched by diabetes will have the chance to learn more about the disease from a well-known expert at a special meeting of Great Bend's Diabetes Support Group.

September 12, 2012 | | Mind & Body


​No jam session at Russell this month

RUSSELL - The regularly scheduled "Pickin' at the Deines" will not be held this Sunday, due to the large number of participants who will be at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield. Pickin' at the Deines is a jam session and pot-luck dinner that is usually held on the third Sunday of each month. The next one will be on Oct. 21. The jam session will start at 3 p.m. and the supper at 5 p.m.

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Pink pig yard ornament missing

The theft of a pink pig yard ornament from outside a Great Bend apartment is the subject of this week's Crime Stoppers report. Police Chief Dean Akings said that sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 and noon on Sept. 1, a concrete pig was stolen from 3900 Forest Ave., Apartment 8. "This yard ornament was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide and weighed 400 pounds. The base was green and the value of this ornament was $300. If you have information about this crime, please call 792-1300 or 888-305-1300. Remember we don't want your name ...

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​St. Francis offering free training for prospective foster parents

St. Francis Community Services will offer a free course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. The course begins Oct. 9 and will be held every Tuesday for 10 weeks from 6-9 p.m. at Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main, Great Bend.

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Great Bend Zoo silent on accreditation; Topeka Zoo earns AZA nod for 5 years

(AP) - Great Bend officials are refusing to discuss last week's meeting with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums board in Phoenix, Ariz. Zoo Director Scott Gregory attended a meeting Saturday where the board was set to approve or deny AZA accreditation for the Brit Spaugh Zoo.

September 12, 2012 | ​BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Local News


On the Record for Sept. 13, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 12, 2012 | | On the Record


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Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown 1932 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons 1952-2015

Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Marie Thurston 1917 - 2015

LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys basketball substate

BOYS

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A girls basketball substates

CLASS 3A GIRLS

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 3A, 2A, 1A boys basketball substates

CLASS 3A BOYS

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Class 6A, 5A, 4A girls basketball substates

GIRLS

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


KBCA basketball rankings

KBCA basketball rankings

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Barton softball finally loses; splits games at Fort Scott

The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.

March 03, 2015 | | Community College


Panther Bowling teams headed to state

On Friday both Panther bowling teams punched their ticket for a return trip to the 5A-1A State Bowling Tournament. The Lady Panthers started off the day by finishing as the regional runner up in the 12 team tournament which was held at the Walnut Bowl. The Lady Panthers were narrowly defeated by Salina South by seven pins. Sophomore McKenzy Black led the Panthers with a team series high of 518. Following close behind were senior Abby Rose and sophomore Allie Brodrick, who each rolled a series of 514, and senior Addie Soukup's series of 507. Black's series earned ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington High School finishes 2nd at State Wrestling Tournament

The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ended their season this past weekend at the K.S.H.A.A. Class 1-3A State Wrestling tournament held in Hays. The team brought 10 kids to the meet with the expectation of bringing home hardware. Not too long ago when the senior class was freshmen they were able to bring home a second place trophy, but this time the expectations were one step higher. The ultimate goal for the team was to bring home the first place state trophy. When all the rounds were finished the team was able to almost achieve that ...

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington Forensics 3rd at Great Bend

The Hoisington High School forensics team placed third out of 8 schools at a forensics tournament at Great Bend High School recently.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Secret Benefits to Stupid Comments

An offensively stupid comment by influential and presumably smart people sometimes brings awareness to a subject that would otherwise be largely ignored.

March 03, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Olbermann: The Once and Former King

Keith Olbermann should be used to this by now. Two-bit, Class B second tier provocateurs can't be terribly surprised when they're disciplined for the umpteenth time. They thrive on reaction, court controversy and have a masterful way of turning justified castigation into unjustified persecution. Among this motley crew of the mediocre, Olbermann used to be king.

March 03, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


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