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Alliance Insurance selected as EMC Insurance Companies 2012 Premier Partner

Alliance Insurance of Great Bend is one of the highest-performing EMC Insurance Companies agency partners in the country and has been named a 2012 EMC Premier Partner. Alliance Insurance placed in the top two percent of all EMC agencies nationally, based on key indicators such as customer retention, profitability and growth over a three-year period.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Summer Driver Education

Parents of students interested in enrolling in the summer session of Driver Education are invited to attend a Driver Ed meeting held by Mr. Meter on April 11 in the GBHS commons. Meeting times are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Attendance at the meeting is recommended but not required. Class dates, times and expectations will be discussed at this meeting, followed by a question and answer session. Enrollment forms are available on the USD 428 website as well as the high school activities office and the middle school office. Cost for the course is $150 ($100.00 ...

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


What If? Oh My! What Can I Do?

Jenni Carr, CEA

March 25, 2012 | | Agriculture


Nex-Tech Wireless announces new message manager product

Nex-Tech Wireless has announced the launch of a new text messaging management service entitled Message Manager. Message Manager allows customers to monitor, customize and place text messaging restrictions for any line on their account. Messaging personalization options allow you to copy and forward messages to other mobile numbers or e-mail addresses. You can also create personalized signatures that are added to every message you send, as well as customized auto-reply messages.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Barton student Devan Boeger lands Bronze Scholar award on Coca-Cola's 2012 Community Academic Team

Facing graduation in May, sophomore at Barton Community College Devan Boeger would have easily been able to look back on the last two years with comfort, pride and a sense of accomplishment. Those emotions however, have recently been amplified, as Boeger is the recipient of a Bronze Scholar Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing only the top 0.1 percent of the 125,000 members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


GBRH Lab Fair to be held April 3 and 6

All sorts of numbers are etched in our minds because we use them throughout our daily lives. But few people know the numbers that matter most – those numbers related to health. Great Bend Regional Hospital is offering an inexpensive way for members of the public to learn their health numbers at Spring Check-up Lab Fair, which will be held from 6-7:30 a.m. April 3 and 6 at GBRH.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Doctors learn of Early Ed Center services

Cathy Estes has been communicating with local and area physicians for years – just not face to face. So, as coordinator of Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC), Estes thought it was high time to change that.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Library Friends to elect officers

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March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Golden Belt Community Concert Association presents Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson, noted for her unique blend of jazz and country music, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

March 25, 2012 | | Local News


Russell boy struck, killed by freight train

RUSSELL (AP) - Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Forgiven Quartet to perform today

The Rev. Bill Johnson and the entire church family will welcome the Forgiven Quartet to First Christian Church of Great Bend at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 25. First Christian Church is located at 5230 Broadway.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Joyce A. French 1935 - 2012

AUGUSTA - Joyce A. French, 76, Augusta, died March 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on April 15, 1935, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Anthony G. and Ruth P. Casteel Brizendine. On Aug. 14, 1954, she married Lyle D. French in Eureka. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1982. She graduated from Eureka High School and then attended Emporia Teachers College. She worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wanda Nadine Meyer 1932 - 2012

YUMA, Ariz. - Wanda Nadine Meyer, 80, of Yuma, Ariz., passed away peacefully at 3 p.m. on March 16. She was born in Great Bend on Jan. 24, 1932, to Edward and Sarah Etta Keys.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams 1926 - 2012

Naomi Janell (Jan) Williams died on March 9. Born on June 9, 1926, in Hayworth, Okla., she was the daughter of William McKinley "Bill" Whala and Lessie Whala. In 1943 she graduated from Ellinwood High School. She retired from Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lenora Jean McMillan 1929 - 2012

TOPEKA - Lenora Jean McMillan, 83, of Topeka, went home to be with her Lord on March 23, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Eugene and Edith Duncan Johnston. She attended Great Bend High School and obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from Barton County Community College. The early years of her life were spent raising her family in Great Bend before moving to Topeka in 1975.

March 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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ROCK CHALK RALLY

LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 03, 2015 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro OLB Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.

March 03, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals largely settled as spring training opener nears

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


​Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists to discuss amphibians

The March meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Recently launched, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists provides monthly opportunities for adults and interested teens to learn more about the natural world, participate in research opportunities and enjoy hands-on activities. Programs are free and open to the public.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


Imagination Playground open Wednesday

Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.

March 03, 2015 | | Local News


New radiation equipment installed at Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute

HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Burton joins Holste & Bowers accounting firm in Great Bend

Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend Municipal Court

February 2015 convictions and fines

March 03, 2015 | | On the Record


OTR for March 4, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 03, 2015 | | News


Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown 1932 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wanda Jo Simmons 1952-2015

Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Marie Thurston 1917 - 2015

LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.

March 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys basketball substate

BOYS

March 03, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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