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Handle food with care

While most people don't acknowledge, reflect or dwell on it, they value tremendously the joy and pleasure that results from eating – especially with family and close friends. Food remains deeply entrenched in our family values.

May 26, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


One Life to Live

The answers to the questions from two weeks ago are at the end. Old-timers say wheat has nine lives. It's safe to assume wheat has used up eight and is on its last one after this growing season. As of now it appears the wheat heads escaped the cold snaps in April with little obvious damage to the head or stems but the stem damage may show up if hot, dry conditions set in. A few fields this past week did exhibit some obvious head damage but the damage appeared to be scattered.

May 26, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mitchell Johnson is the 2013 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Great Bend High School. He excels in mathematics and is a National Honors Society Member. Johnson will be attending the Kansas State University and will major in Computer Engineering.

May 26, 2013 | | Education


Soldier thank you notes

Dear Editor

May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business


Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries


EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record


Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


​Attempts to reverse voter policy ‘brazen’

On Monday, Brian Newby, the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) suddenly, unilaterally, and illegally decided to issue letters adding "proof ...

February 05, 2016 | By Micah Kubic Executive Director ACLU Kansas | Columnists


​Three imaging employees at Great Bend Regional Hospital earn new certifications

In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


Tribune Broadcasting names Joan Barrett VP/GM of KDVR and KWGN in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), announced the appointment of Joan Barrett as vice president/GM of KDVR and KWGN ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


​BCC trustees call special meeting

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of ...

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


Quilting Bees meet at First Presbyterian Church

Members of the guild met on February 2 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. New members include Jenny, Sarah, and Audrey Manry ...

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Midwest offers retirement nirvana

The exodus of northern (retired) snowbirds traveling to southern destinations takes place every winter.

February 05, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Violet M. Mattix 1925-2016

GREAT BEND - Violet M. Mattix, 90, died Feb. 5, 2016 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for February 5, 2016

Great Bend Police

February 05, 2016 | | On the Record


Central Prairie League basketball

CPL BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


UWCK hits 2016 goal

United way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The upcoming Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients will provide an opportunity for chefs to prove they have the best recipe.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


WAC basketball standings updated

WAC BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Central Kansas League basketball

CKL BOYS

February 05, 2016 | | Prep Sports


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