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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


James Luther ‘Swede’ Hemphill 1927-2012

GREAT BEND - James Luther "Swede" Hemphill, 85, died Sept. 12, 2012 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Ronald Lee Reneau 1957 - 2015

SEWARD - Ronald Lee Reneau, 57, passed away April 13, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 1957, in Kiowa. He lived most of his life in the Hudson, St John and Seward area. He joined US Navy right after high school graduation and spent time in the Philippines, Japan and Hawaiian Islands. He trained with the United States Navy Seals as their Assault Coxman.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marvin Leroy Brown 1939 - 2015

RADIUM - Marvin Leroy Brown, 75, passed away April 19, at his home in Radium. Born July 8, 1939, in Great Bend, he was the son of J.P. and Frances (Ward) Brown. A resident of Radium since 1985, he was a welder. On Feb. 14, 1985, he married Lana C. (Mettscher) in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ethel Jonas

HAYS - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, KS.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice J. Damm 1933-2015

Maurice J. Damm, 81, died April 19 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born June 17, 1933 at Great Bend, he was the son of Hugo L. and Louise (Shepherd) Damm.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for April 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 20, 2015 | | On the Record


Absconder arrested in traffic stop; K-9 indicates drugs

The Great Bend Police Department's K-9 unit was called to investigate after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Kansas Ave. at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Suspected methamphetamine was found and two people were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 17-19, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 20, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver hits patrol car; arrested for DUI

A vehicle driven by Patton Mills of Great Bend was backing and collided with a Great Bend Police vehicle driven by Joel Hamlin at the Kwik Shop, 2334 Main, around 2:41 a.m. Saturday.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Braves’ McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


GBHS baseball C-team game vs. GC postponed

Due to wet field conditions, Monday's (April 20) GBHS C-team baseball game at Veterans Park against Garden City has been postponed. A make up date is yet to be determined.

April 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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