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April 08, 2013 | | On the Record

Kenneth Wayne Pack, Jr., 1957-2013

Kenneth Wayne Pack, Jr., 55, died April 5, at home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 21, 1957 at Urbana, Ohio, he was the son of Kenneth Wayne and Nancy (Stevens) Pack.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ervin Birzer 1933-2013

Ervin (Erv) G. Birzer, 79, died peacefully at Serenity House of Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 29. Born Dec. 29, 1933 near Ellinwood, his was the son of Joseph Frank and Marie Ann (Huslig) Birzer.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

Oliver Roy Batman 1930-2013

Oliver Roy Batman, 82, died April 6, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born October 28, 1930 at Stafford County, he was the son of Albert Roy and Lina H. (Nicolet) Batman.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

NCAA championship game capsule

ATLANTA - A look at Monday night's NCAA championship game:

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament

Fans welcome Shockers home from Final Four

WICHITA - Several thousand screaming fans turned out Sunday to welcome home the Wichita State Shockers after their first trip to the Final Four since 1965.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament

Louisville, Michigan escape shadows with wins at Final Four

ATLANTA - The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament

Governors make wager over NCAA championship game outcome

LANSING, Mich. - The governors of Michigan and Kentucky have wagered bourbon and cherry pie on the winner of the NCAA men's basketball championship game between Michigan and Louisville.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Students from St. Joseph School demonstrated their public speaking skills in the annual orations contest held on April 4. This contest is sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization. Students shared a presentations on this year's topic, "a person who has overcome." The seven finalists were: Jade Mountain, Allison Panning, Sarah Hammeke, Alex Hammeke, Ross McNett, Jordan Davis Mountain, and Peter Joslin. Judges for the contest were Julie Ann Jacobs, Mike Westerman, and Jenna Snell. The judges selected the top-three finalists, pictured above from left, as: first place - Sarah Hammeke, second place - Ross McNett ...

April 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Glorious spring days

April 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood native visits Topeka for State Proclamation

TOPEKA - On April 1, the state of Kansas formally declared the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.

April 08, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Louisville, Michigan look to create lasting bond

ATLANTA - Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be.

April 08, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament

Trunk show planned

ELLINWOOD – The Twilight Stitchers Quilting Club is holding a trunk show, and the public is invited. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ellinwood District Hospital education room, and refreshments will be provided.

April 08, 2013 | | Local News

Welcome Inn What Nots

Activities Week of

April 08, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News

Snail mail: There’s an app for that

Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers' incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to the customers via mobile phone app, for $4.99 a month. The company, Outbox, provides some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, Outbox's unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: "No one is crazy ...

April 08, 2013 | | News of the Weird

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Fern Faye Nairn 1921-2015

Fern Faye Nairn, 94, died Nov. 27, 2015, at home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1921, at Alexander, she was the daughter of William ...

November 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News

Florence Marie Clayton Doze 1938 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Loray W. “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray W. "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary and Crematory in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Abbie Louise Miller

Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp 1934-2015

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp, 81, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born April 6, 1934 at Jefferson City, Mo., she was the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

​Crafters World offers free art classes for kids

Lynn Benefield from Crafters World will offer free art classes for children 6-18 years old on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Great Bend Public Library ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business

VFW bingo canceled tonight

VFW Post 3111 has canceled bingo tonight.

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Holiday Hustle postponed because of ice

Due to the icy weather, the United Way of Central Kansas' Light to Unite Holiday Hustle, originally scheduled for this evening has been postponed until ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

Suspected Terrorists in America are Free to Buy Guns

Now that congressional Republicans and roughly 50 cowered Democratic colleagues have passed a panicky bill to impede the entry of Syrian refugees, I think it ...

November 27, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

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