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USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the sale of the Shady Grove property, presentation of the 2010-2011 business audit, projected roofing plan/invitation to bid, approval of quote for replacement doors at Lincoln Elementary, presentation of district's three year technology plan, and fund raising policy for USD 428.

December 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s QPA designation

Tina Fredrick and Dyan Suppes of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.

December 11, 2011 | | Business


Progress Club

The Progress Club met on Dec. 5 at the home of Patricia Halbower with Becky Dudrey as co-hostess. There were 15 members present.

December 11, 2011 | | Club News


"Rebel Returns" to Deines Cultural Center

"Rebel Returns" begins Dec. 18 at the Deines Cultural Center with an opening reception from 2 to 4 pm. The show runs through February 12.

December 11, 2011 | | Local News


Kansas Farmers Union voting delegates approve policy, by-law changes at 2011 Annual Convention

Kansas Farmers Union (KFU) voting delegates attended the 2011 KFU Convention at the Topeka Ramada on Dec. 2-3 to vote on policy, elect the 2012 Board of Directors and elect delegates to the National Farmers Union Convention.

December 11, 2011 | | Agriculture


Cardinals claim Keady Basketball Classic title

LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team didn't seal the deal until the final seconds of the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night.

December 11, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Well, that’s what they said!

Pennsylvania state Rep. Michael Sturla, an opponent of increased natural-gas drilling in his district, warned that one effect of the drilling would be an increase of sexually transmitted diseases "amongst the women-folk."

December 11, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Hoisington girls win Keady Basketball Classic championship

LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 52-37 win over Spearville in the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night in Larned.

December 11, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS places fourth

EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in fourth place at the El Dorado swim meet on Friday night.

December 10, 2011 | | Prep Sports


AP Top 25 capsules

College Basketball

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 13 Kansas hands No. 2 Ohio State first loss

LAWRENCE (AP) - Tyshawn Taylor played through the pain. Jared Sullinger did not.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


List of league’s obscure starting quarterbacks includes Palko

With a quarter of the NFL season left, it seems like a good time to talk quarterbacks.

December 10, 2011 | By Richard Rosenblatt AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs offense still in search of touchdowns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It took a desperation heave on the final play of the first half for the Kansas City Chiefs to finally score a touchdown on offense last week.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Griffin III wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor player

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

December 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Otis-Bison’s Tammen ties classic record in girls’ fourth-place game

LARNED - The Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team fell to Kinsley to finish in fourth place at the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday.

December 10, 2011 | | Prep Sports


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​Verl Lee Martin 1930 - 2014

Verl Lee Martin, 84, died Dec. 8, 2014, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Utica, to Clade and Sylvia (Everhart) Martin. He had been a Great Bend resident since 1971. He was retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad as a truck driver.

July 07, 2015 | | Obituaries


Merlyn L. Stoecklein

Merlyn L. Stoecklein, 78, died July 7, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Nebraska.

July 07, 2015 | | Obituaries




OTR for July 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 07, 2015 | | On the Record


​Cartooning, puppets coming to library

Children can learn to draw cool cartoons and watch a puppet show this week at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


Points needed for food fight

Teens who haven't cracked a book open this summer should do so this week, if they want to participate in the biggest food fight of the summer.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


24 students earn scholarships from Sunflower Bank

SALINA – Sunflower Bank has awarded 24 scholarships to local students in their communities who participated in the bank's Community Ambassadors Program. Scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,500 totaling $20,000 for the class of 2015.

July 07, 2015 | | Business


Fan hit by line drive and injured during Braves-Brewers game

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout was injured Monday night when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.

July 07, 2015 | RICH ROVITO, Associated Press | AP Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 07, 2015 | JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer | AP Sports


Rays-Royals game rained out; fans evacuated

KANSAS CITY- Monday night's game between the Royals and Rays at Kauffman Stadium scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT was postponed due to rain and the threat of tornadoes in the area.

July 07, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Faces of Harvest: Ruthann Spare

The best answer to a complicated question is often the most obvious. Take Ruthann Spare. Searching for a future career path in college, she spent summers working on the family farm in Ellinwood. Eventually, she realized that returning home and farming full time was exactly the lifestyle she was looking for.

July 07, 2015 | Julia Debes | Local News


Greek MythMath

July 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Confederate Flag Flap

You can tell it's presidential election season.

July 07, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Powder Room Police

My father grew up in rural Texas during the 1930s. He childhood featured dirt roads, a hand-crank telephone and outhouses. Most, if not all, of the bathrooms the Shannons constructed were what is termed a "one-holer."

July 07, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Glad stained-glass church windows at Olmitz being restored

Dear Editor,

July 07, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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