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Lessons from the 1940 Census

My great-grandmother Jane Purcell had a wonderfully full life. Part of her story is revealed in the 1940 U.S. Census, which the National Archives and Records Administration made available online to the public in 2012 at 1940census.archives.gov .

January 16, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, But Also Didn’t Win

I was all set not to like "Zero Dark Thirty." I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. When I walked into the screening, I was ready to hate "Zero Dark Thirty" as revisionist conservative propaganda.

January 16, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Flu

January 16, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Great Bend Middle School 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

January 16, 2013 | | Education


USD 112 upcoming Board Member elections

USD #112 Central Plains announces the following school board positions up for election on the April 2 general election ballot: Position #2, currently held by Dawn Dolezal; Position #4, currently held by Ron Etchison; and Position #6, currently held by Richard Rugan.

January 16, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Central Plains romps past Medicine Lodge

ST. JOHN - The Central Plains High School boys' basketball team didn't take any time putting away Medicine Lodge in the first round of the St. John Lions Club Mid-Winter Classic on Tuesday night.

January 15, 2013 | | Prep Sports


OTR for Jan. 16, 2013

Correction

January 15, 2013 | | On the Record


Local instructor leads free Tai Chi presentation

Even though Joan League is a local Tai Chi instructor, she took advantage of a recent class at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center to add to her knowledge. That mission was accomplished but there was another benefit.

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Lineman injured when bucket truck tips over

A Midwest Energy lineman making repairs to a power pole south of Great Bend was injured Tuesday morning, when the bucket truck holding him aloft tipped, sending his bucket to the ground.

January 15, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


​Velma May Mettling 1925 - 2013

Velma May Mettling, 87, died Jan. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 4, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Carrie (Unruh) Smith. On June 4, 1967, she married W. Gordon Mettling in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a teacher in the Newton, Oakley and Great Bend school districts.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Dorothy Jean “D.J.” Welch 1936 - 2013

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Dorothy Jean "D.J." Welch, 77, died Jan. 11 at her home in Chesterfield, Mo. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (McCormick) Detmer. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married James Curtis Welch in Washington, D.C. She spent much time and effort in supporting Little Wishes Foundation of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and Loaves and Fishes (Food Pantry).

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter 1952 - 2013

KATY, Texas - Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter, 60, died Jan. 11 at her home in Katy, Texas. Born Feb. 20, 1952, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Herbert William "Bill" and Ann (Hahn) Asher. On June 3, 1972, she married Pat Schneweis in Great Bend. They later divorced. She then married David Hunter on May 28, 1994, in Great Bend. She was a longtime resident of Great Bend and Houston, Texas.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Richard Zamarripa

SAPULPA, Okla. - Richard Zamarripa, 57, died Jan. 14 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. A full obituary will be published later.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


So, Lincoln was a Republican, eh?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 15, 2013 | | Columnists


2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions

Okay. Bent over. Hands on knees. Breathing hard. Whew. Made it. "Pant. Pant." For a while there, didn't seem like it'd ever happen, but somehow we mercifully staggered across the annum finish line, finally placing 2012 irrevocably in the rear-view mirror. Make no mistake, the political climate is still volatile. Rash. Mad. Loud. Pulsating forehead vein above arcing spray of spittle loud. And the double-crossing chicanery hasn't mellowed a bit of a spot of an iota from the fever pitch of last year's quadrennial heights.

January 15, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


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Rotary welcomes Teen Parent Advocate and Speaker

Local Ellinwood Rotary chapter welcomed Raechel Manley, Director of Point of Grace Pregnancy and Parenting Resources, as a speaker at their weekly meeting this past ...

August 30, 2015 | | Club News


Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day combines entertainment with education

Sesame Street's Walkaround Elmo is coming to Hays for Smoky Hills Public Television's Family Fun Day on Sept. 26th.

August 30, 2015 | | Business


KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Balance 4 Life program to start at Ellinwood District Hospital

Falls are the most common cause of trauma in Kansas. In the United States, there are 183 emergency room visits every hour for fall-related injuries ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jacam Chemical Co. 2013 Assigned Patent

Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


“Farcing” hits social media users

Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Agriculture In Society

Most students in the Agriculture Program at Barton Community College take a class titled Agriculture In Society. This isn't simply a class to fulfill ...

August 30, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


China In A Bull Market

August 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


EPA: The Cure's Usually Worse Than the 'Disease'

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. But, as Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends ...

August 30, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


America's Heroin Epidemic

There were so many people buying "breakfast bags" of heroin from street dealers one Philadelphia morning, the traffic came to a standstill - and the dealers ...

August 30, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools

The following meals will be served Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


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