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Will Durst’s 2013 Political Animal Awards

Hey! You! Yes, you. Sorry. Just trying to get your attention to impart an important warning here. For the next couple weeks, it's imperative all you good folks out there stay alert and keep your wits about you. Remove the earbuds, no texting while walking, and you'd be well-advised to brandish a stainless steel umbrella on the street because it's awards season and golden-plated statuettes are being tossed about like manhole covers during an underground methane explosion. We've made it through the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the Grammy Awards and Oscars ...

February 05, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

Groundhog Day

February 05, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Development Services, Inc., 1105 Main St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 05, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Jones' 108-yard kickoff return for score longest play in NFL history

NEW ORLEANS - What a sensational way to close out the season for Jacoby Jones.

February 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

American Legion baseball tryouts set

Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports

Barton Blazers bring home second

February 04, 2013 | | Local Sports

Panthers take eighth at Manhattan

MANHATTAN - In their final swim meet of the regular season, the Great Bend High School Panthers finished eighth out of 22 teams.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Panthers roll competition at Goddard duals

GODDARD - At the end of Saturday's wrestling duals hosted by Goddard High School, the Great Bend Panthers stood undefeated against five different opponents.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Cardinals capture first place

PHILLIPSBURG - The Hoisington High School wrestling team topped the Phillipsburg tournament on Saturday.

February 04, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Barton hosts Bethany College to open tennis season

The Barton Community College men's and women's tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.

February 04, 2013 | | Community College

Todd Merlyn Beneke 1962-2013

GENESEO -- Todd Merlyn Beneke, 50, died Feb. 4 at home in rural Geneseo. Born April 30, 1962, he was the son of Dale M. and Marlene E. Beneke.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

Quarter Century

Jerry Wendel presents an award for 25 years of service to Rosy Tomlin, director of the Great Bend Senior Center, Saturday, Feb. 2, which was also her birthday. The Senior Center, located at 2005 Kansas Ave., started Dec. 15, 1987, and Tomlin started working there on Feb. 2, 1988. The well attended gathering also celebrated years of service for other employees and volunteers at the center.

February 04, 2013 | | Local News

​American Legion ladies plan soup supper

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Post No. 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. There will be four kinds of soup, as well as coffee or tea and dessert, for $6. Open to members and guests.

February 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs

OTR for Feb. 5, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

February 04, 2013 | | On the Record

Christene Elaine Carney

BEL AIRE - Christene Elaine carney, 81, died Feb. 2 at the Catholic Care Center in Bel Aire. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announce by Morell Funeral Home in Larned.

February 04, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Hoisington Middle School Basketball

Hoisington Middle School basketball teams recently hosted Pratt Liberty Middle School. Hoisington 8th grade boys won 46-36. Hoisington 7th grade boys won 45-11, C team ...

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

GBMS grapplers take second at Clay Center

Great Bend Junior High wrestlers improved their dual record to 6-2 for the season after finishing second overall Saturday at the Clay Center dual tournament.

November 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Sander finishes fourth at Nebraska-Kearney Open

Kade Sander continued to have a nice freshman season for the Barton wrestling team. The Great Bend High School product was the lone wrestler to ...

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If Shawn Behr could give players on this year's Fort Hays State University football team a piece of advice, it would be to enjoy ...

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