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Spounge brain Bob square ...

September 22, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


He must be good at something

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

September 22, 2011 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Weird smells are a big deal

It is not the most popular fetish, but a few men do don raincoats and climb down into public outhouse pits.

September 22, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Faceoff isn't adding anything yet

YORK, Pa. - It's fitting that Pennsylvania is land of the pretzel - where "Pennsylvania Dutch" Swiss and German immigrants introduced the food to America in the 19th century.

September 22, 2011 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists


Major League Baseball scores, Sept. 21

AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 21, 2011 | | AP Sports


Tigers score late for 6-3 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Detroit Tigers had already clinched the AL Central title, so manager Jim Leyland decided he would start getting his starting staff in order against the Kansas City Royals.

September 21, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas State faces first stiff test on Saturday, traveling to Miami to play Hurricanes

MANHATTAN (AP) - He's not quite King Arthur of Kansas just yet. The start that linebacker Arthur Brown has gotten off to with Kansas State may earn him that nickname in due time, though.

September 21, 2011 | | AP Sports


We interrupt this realignment ...

Between board of regents meetings and applications for membership, there actually are a bunch of games to be played this college football season.

September 21, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP Football Writer | AP Sports


Barton sweeps Pratt

Behind the play of its freshmen, the No. 15-ranked Barton Community College volleyball team swept Pratt in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action on Wednesday night 25-15, 25-15 and 25-21.

September 21, 2011 | | Community College


On the Record for Sept. 22, 2011

Great Bend Police

September 21, 2011 | | On the Record


Free movies showing at the public library

Movie nights are back at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Starting Friday, Sept. 30 the library will once again be screening movies for the public, said Jennifer King, head of marketing.

September 21, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Four organizations featuring monarch migration

As the monarch butterflies flutter through our area on their great fall migration, four organizations have joined to celebrate the unique beauty and the endangered existence of these remarkable insects. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, and continuing through October, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Shafer Gallery, Barton County Arts Council and the Barton County Historical Society will team to showcase the monarchs' tale.

September 21, 2011 | | News


Edith M. Oeser-Stratmann 1917-2011

HOLYROOD - Edith M. Oeser-Stratmann, 93, died Sept. 20, 2011 in St. John.

September 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Anne Durler Jacobson 1921 - 2011

GREELEY, Colo. - Mary Anne Durler was born in Leavenworth on April 27, 1921, the daughter of John Jacob Durler, Sr. and Marguerite Cecelia Reynolds. She graduated from The Dominican (St. Rose) School of Nursing in Great Bend in 1944 and on May 11, 1944 enlisted in the US Army Nurse Corps, receiving her basic training at Colorado Springs.

September 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mrs. Jo Lyn Bartz 1960 - 2011

SALINA - Mrs. Jo Lyn Bartz, 51, of Salina passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Via Christi- St. Francis in Wichita.

September 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


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High school boys tennis regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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