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Special Meeting Wednesday for Pawnee County Commissioners

LARNED -- Chair Donna Pelton of the Pawnee County Board of Commissioners, has called for a Special Meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday to possibly act on a request from the Pride Committee to order playground equipment for Camp Pawnee. First they will address the the requirements regarding insurance, additional insured's and any other items, as needed, to meet all the Grants requirements.

March 28, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


American Heart Association teams with Olympic medalist Jennie Finch to launch “Billion Calorie Co

On Wednesday, April 4, in celebration of National Walking Day, the American Heart Association has teamed up with Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch to announce the launch of the "Billion Calorie Count-UP," a new multi-year, nationwide goal aimed at encouraging Americans to collectively burn 1 billion calories by the year 2020.

March 28, 2012 | | Mind & Body


Oh, you darned kids

Michael Monsour, the former CEO of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, Pa., was charged with assaulting his brother, Dr. William Monsour, in their father's home.

March 28, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Watch out for mixed racial slurs

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

March 28, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Martin’s death signals deeper problems

The justifiable outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. should give all Americans reason for pause.

March 28, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Kansas State AD denies rift led to Martin’s departure

MANATTAN - Kansas State athletic director John Currie admitted to having some differences with coach Frank Martin over the years. The two men didn't always see eye to eye.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Dodgers sell team to group that includes former Lakers star Johnson

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Monday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten.

March 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Panthers take fifth place

McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the McPherson Tennis Invitational on Monday.

March 27, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Royals pick Chen to start opening day

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Bruce Chen, who led the Kansas City Royals in wins the past two years, will be the opening day starter on April 6 at the Los Angeles Angels.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BCC baseball team records 11-1 win

The Barton Community College baseball team scored an 11-1 run-rule victory in the eighth inning on Tuesday over Brown Mackie at Lawson-Biggs Field.

March 27, 2012 | | Community College


Lady Panthers drop season opener

WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team fell to Wichita Southeast 2-1 in the opening round of the Wichita South Titans Classic on Monday.

March 27, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Cards sweep Russell in twinbill

RUSSELL - The Hoisington High School baseball team began the season strong, sweeping Russell in a doubleheader on Monday night.

March 27, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Buford is wild card for OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio - When it comes to unpredictable, game-changing performers at a Final Four, most of the time the discussion revolves around a precocious freshman.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Big talent hits The Big Easy

It's going to be big boys only in the Big Easy.

March 27, 2012 | By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer | NCAA Tournament


On the Record for March 28, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

March 27, 2012 | | On the Record


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A. Dale Carpenter, 1929-2015

GREAT BEND - A. Dale Carpenter, 85, died April 17, 2015 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina 1924-2014

HOISINGTON – Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina, daughter of Emil and Hedwig (Heger) Penka, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

April 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Two weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shell-BG deal could fuel more oil and gas industry consolidation

BY TIFFANY HSU

April 18, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


​Prince of Peace Altar Society taking orders for Bake and Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Model RR group plans open house

The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Veterans coffee klatch will visit Doonan Truck Museum

Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Speaker to offer tips for flower growing

"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


BCC hosts Enrollment Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for April 18-19, 2015

Barton County Sheriff

April 17, 2015 | | On the Record


​Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas Sampler Festival enters it’s 26th year in Wamego

The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.

April 17, 2015 | | Entertainment


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