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Texas A&M, Notre Dame set for NCAA title matchup tonight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Already packed with one surprise after another, the NCAA women's tournament has one big dose of intrigue left when Notre Dame and Texas A&M play for the championship.

April 04, 2011 | | AP Sports

Chiefs’ Vrabel arrested for theft in Indiana

VEVAY, Ind. (AP) - Kansas City linebacker Mike Vrabel was arrested Monday and charged with theft from a riverboat casino.

April 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


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"This is a dream come true for me," the 27-year-old ...

April 04, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament

Marshall says he's happy at Wichita State

WICHITA (AP) - Gregg Marshall is staying put as the head coach at Wichita State.

Marshall told The Associated Press on Monday that he's staying at the school because he has a "great situation." Marshall led the Shockers to the NIT title last week, beating Alabama to finish 29-8, a school record for wins in a season.

April 04, 2011 | | AP Sports

Paul R. Chisholm 1926 - 2011

Paul R. Chisholm, 85, died April 1 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Born March 24, 1926 in Raleigh, Miss., he was the son of John U. and Eva (Devlin) Chisholm. A resident of Great Bend since 1954, coming from Mississippi, he was employed by Jones and Laughlin Steel Manufacturing and Mission Manufacturing and later was a farmer and stockman. On Aug. 24, 1957 he married Joan Schartz at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries

Gerald “Jerry” A. Bahr 1954 - 2011

OTIS - Gerald "Jerry" A. Bahr, 56, died April 2 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born June 30, 1954, he was the son of Roland J. and Dorothy (Mayer) Bahr. A lifetime resident of the Otis and Olmitz area, he was a foreman in the finishing department at Great Bend Manufacturing for 33 years, later working at Landmark National Bank as the maintenance man. On April 16, 1977 he married Linda Schneider in Olmitz.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries

Lester L. Shuck 1934 - 2011

BURDETT - Lester L. Shuck, 76, passed away April 1, at the Rush County Nursing Home in LaCrosse. Born July 24, 1934 in Pawnee County, he was the son of Rex and Leona Smith Shuck. A lifetime area resident, he was a feed mill operator at the COOP in Burdett.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries

Demel selected for state symphony

laflin High School junior Tim Demel was selected second principal oboe chair in the Kansas Music Educators Association State Symphony Orchestra.

April 04, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

Display elevator

April 04, 2011 | | Barton Co. News

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Great Bend Fire Department

April 04, 2011 | | On the Record

Playdate tips to keep toddlers and preschoolers happy and busy

(ARA) - When the weather keeps children inside, clever moms need to get creative to keep toddlers and preschoolers from going stir crazy. Experts agree that screen time is not the answer: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children younger than 2 years old watch no television and that those older than two watch no more than one to two hours a day of quality programming.

April 04, 2011 | | Mind & Body

Active supervision of kids is key for window safety

TOPEKA- Placing a crib, changing table or even a chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but be careful – window falls can happen to anyone and in some cases, can be deadly. Safe Kids Kansas recommends that adults actively supervise their children when around open windows. Toddlers have been known to fall out of windows open as little as five inches.

April 04, 2011 | | Mind & Body


Barton County District Judge Hannelore Kitts will be a part of history.

April 04, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

The Unlikely: Butler, UConn play for it all

HOUSTON (AP) - After their latest win on the road to an unlikely spot in the national title game, Connecticut's players talked about shocking the world.

April 04, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament

Walker's season among best in history

HOUSTON (AP) - The list of great players at Connecticutis long and illustrious, from Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton to Caron Butler and Emeka Okafor.

April 04, 2011 | | NCAA Tournament

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Henry C. ‘Hank’ Vette 1925-2015


March 05, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ella Mae McCandless 1930-2015

ST. JOHN - Ella Mae McCandless, age 84, passed away March 4, 2015 at Leisure Homestead, St. John.

March 05, 2015 | | Obituaries

John R. Keenan

GREAT BEND – John R. Keenan, 74, died March 5, 2015 at Autumn Hills Retirement Home, Riley, Kansas.

March 05, 2015 | | Obituaries

Great Bend Cemetery Board meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at noon today at the cemetery office.

March 05, 2015 | | Local News

Thank you from GBHS

Dear Editor,

March 05, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Kansas Kings MAYB Team

March 05, 2015 | | Local Sports

Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama's executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

March 05, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Giuliani a Reflection of Everyday Republicans

Things have gone quiet about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's widely denounced comments about President Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean the controversy is history.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

The Winter That Wouldn't Leave

March 05, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

State Tournament Musings

Sub-State basketball tournaments are underway and by Saturday night there will be tears, sadness and shouts of joy ringing out of area basketball arenas as winners move on to the "Big One", the State Finals! Heartbreak and sadness will be the temporary accompanying ghost of many as there is nothing left but to turn to spring sports after a painful loss. That's the trouble with tournaments; all but one end their season on a sad note.

March 05, 2015 | | Local Sports

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


March 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Class 6A, 5A, 4A girls basketball substates


March 05, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Merlyn L. Andres 1942-2015

NEW CAMBRIA - Merlyn L. Andres, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 2 at Enterprise Estates, Enterprise. Born Sept. 21, 1942, at Larned, he was the son of Herman and LaVeda (Moore) Andres.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arla McElhaney 1924-2015

On Sunday, March 1, our dear mom, Arla Faye McElhaney, 90, joined our dad Carl in Heaven. Arla was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburg, to Arthur and Odessa Jones. She graduated from high school in Magazine, Ark., and attended business college in Chillicothe, Mo. She married Carl McElhaney and started a family in Wichita. In 1952 they settled in Great Bend with their two sons, Kenneth and Phillip. They were both active leaders in Cub Scouts, where Arla was a den mother and Carl was a scoutmaster. She loved her flower gardens and was very proud of the ...

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries

Cougar women come up short in upset bid

WICHITA – A repeat effort was not in the cards for the Barton Community College women's basketball team.

March 04, 2015 | | Local Sports

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