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Central Plains USD 112 BOE meeting

Some heated discussion took place at Monday night's meeting of the Central Plains USD 112 board of education regarding the replacement of bleachers at the Claflin Junior-Senior High School football field.

May 12, 2011 | | Local News


Is this it for Shaq?

MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal limped off Miami's court silently Wednesday night, into the offseason.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Durant, Thunder ease past Grizzlies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant's work was done early.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Royals turn back Yankees 4-3 in 11 innings

NEW YORK (AP) - Eric Hosmer's family rose from their seats at Yankee Stadium, watching his first career home run go soaring into the second deck in right field.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Arson is getting too expensive

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

May 12, 2011 | | Columnists


Obama campaign swims in questionable gunds

President Obama had a busy week.

May 12, 2011 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Jesus saves, Falzini repos

"I thought, 'Man, is this what Jesus would do?'" said Akron, Ohio, repo man Ken Falzini, after surviving a short, harrowing ride clinging to the hood of the Lexus he was trying to repossess from Bishop Marc Neal of Akron's Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

May 12, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Former NBA player Traylor found dead

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Robert Traylor, the former NBA and University of Michigan big man nicknamed "Tractor" because of his hulking frame, has died. He was 34.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat eliminate Celtics in Game 5

MIAMI (AP) - For LeBron James, Game 5 last season against Boston was horrific.

May 11, 2011 | | AP Sports




Thompson Gymnastics competes at AAU event

WAMEGO - Thompson Gymnastics of Great Bend recently competed in the AAU Missouri Valley Championships.

May 11, 2011 | | Local Sports


GBHS wins WAC for ninth straight season

HAYS - It was a very eventful Western Athletic Conference girls' swim meet for Great Bend High School.

May 11, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Donald L. Nagel, 1953 - 2011

STAFFORD - Donald L. Nagel, 57, died May 9 at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. He was born May 31, 1953, the son of Albert and Marcena (Labbe) Nagel.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles LeRoy ‘Chuck’ Backman 1932- 2011

IUKA – Charles LeRoy 'Chuck' Backman, 79, died Tuesday, May 10, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. He was born April 9, 1932 in Cleburne, the son of Wallace Theodore and Ethel (Johnson) Backman. On Jan. 22, 1956 he married Sondra G. 'Sandy' Strait. She preceded him in death on May 4, 1997. On July 4, 2001 he married Mary Ann 'Frostie' (Frost) Russell, she survives.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


John William “Papa John” Skinner 1932 - 2011

John William "Papa John" Skinner, 78, died on May 10 at Kansas Medical Center, Andover. He was born Oct.1, 1932, at Baxter, Mo., the son of Wesley Alexander and Thelma Irene (Reinecke) Skinner.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Expanded Walking School Bus program set to begin this spring

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 26, 2015 | | News


​Lenten luncheon: Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon, at noon Wednesday, March 4. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meetings end at 1 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Snow will be followed by ice Sunday, Monday

WICHITA - A winter storm will begin to impact Kansas beginning Saturday, according to the national Weather Service in Wichita,

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Phil DeMoss 1950-2015

HOISINGTON - Phil DeMoss, 64, died Feb. 23, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital.

February 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ramoma Mae Durbin 1930-2015

GREAT BEND - Ramona Mae Durbin, 84, died Feb. 26, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.

February 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


St. Mark roast beef dinner postponed due to weather

The roast beef dinner that was scheduled for this Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend as been postponed because of impending weather.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Movies with a Message Canceled due to weather

The Heartland Center for Spirituality show the movie "October Sky," originally scheduled for Friday, has been canceled due to weather.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Evangelist Hinkle to speak Sunday

The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking Sunday, March 1 at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Seventh-day Adventist school to present musical

The Students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present the musical "Don't Rock the Art" on Saturday, Feb. 28. The public is invited to attend the program at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the church, or at 2 p.m. at Sterling House.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


​Library programs include how to ‘upcycle’ VHS cases

The Great Bend Public Library continues to offer patron programs at its temporary location, 3407 10th St.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Sheriff's Office to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, March 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Residents of Barton County will be given priority enrollment.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 26, 2015 | | On the Record


GBHS Swim Team

Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund applications now being accepted

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund. Established with the transfer of assets from the St. Rose Foundation, the fund will continue a vision of helping local people.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend’s Cody Liles will face challenge

PARK CITY - Great Bend's state-ranked Cody Liles (132) faces a loaded bracket in Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.

February 26, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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