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Eternal questions are still asked

Monday morning, when I found out that America's public enemy number one had met his demise at the hands of an elite military unit, my first unfiltered, reactionary words were, "That's great." It was a simple statement, devoid of much, if any, emotion.

May 08, 2011 | Elijah Friedeman | Columnists


Our economy is still tanking, folks

Obama Economy is Making You Poor

May 08, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | Columnists


Boston closes series gap to 2-1 with 97-81 win over Miami

BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lady Cards drop two road games

SEDGWICK - The Hoisington High School softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Sedgwick on Friday, losing the first game 7-6 and the nightcap 5-3.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Great Bend freshman Hildebrand hits state-qualifying mark in 100-yard backstroke at Newton swim meet

NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team was led by a state-qualifying performance by Hannah Hildebrand in the 100-yard backstroke in Newton on Thursday.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Area Class 3-1A teams find success at regional tourneys

WAKEENEY - Hoisington, Claflin and Ellinwood boys' tennis teams competed in the high school Class 3-1A regional on Friday..

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS boys take third place; short-handed girls take eighth

SALINA - Alex Reed continued to lead the Great Bend High School track and field team after his return from an injury sustained during the football season, taking first place in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes on Friday at Salina Central.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS tennis team's season ends at Class 5A regional

SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team concluded its year at the Class 5A regional tournament hosted by Salina Central on Friday.

May 07, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Royals break tie in ninth to win 4-3 over Oakland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Spanish golf great Ballesteros dies at 54 after fight with cancer

MADRID (AP) - Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn't seem possible. The Spaniard's passion and pride revived European golf and made the Ryder Cup one of the game's most compelling events.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Animal Kingdom beats odds, wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Grizzlies rally to take 2-1 series lead over Thunder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


NO-NO NO. 2

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


On the record for May 8, 2011

Great Bend Police

May 07, 2011 | | On the Record


Red Cross holds donations day

The American Red Cross will be at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. to accept blood donations from 2:15-7 p.m. on May 9.

May 07, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


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Ronald Lee Reneau 1957 - 2015

SEWARD - Ronald Lee Reneau, 57, passed away April 13, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 1957, in Kiowa. He lived most of his life in the Hudson, St John and Seward area. He joined US Navy right after high school graduation and spent time in the Philippines, Japan and Hawaiian Islands. He trained with the United States Navy Seals as their Assault Coxman.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marvin Leroy Brown 1939 - 2015

RADIUM - Marvin Leroy Brown, 75, passed away April 19, at his home in Radium. Born July 8, 1939, in Great Bend, he was the son of J.P. and Frances (Ward) Brown. A resident of Radium since 1985, he was a welder. On Feb. 14, 1985, he married Lana C. (Mettscher) in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ethel Jonas

HAYS - Ethel Jonas, 91, died April 20 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, KS.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice J. Damm 1933-2015

Maurice J. Damm, 81, died April 19 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born June 17, 1933 at Great Bend, he was the son of Hugo L. and Louise (Shepherd) Damm.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


OTR for April 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

April 20, 2015 | | On the Record


Absconder arrested in traffic stop; K-9 indicates drugs

The Great Bend Police Department's K-9 unit was called to investigate after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Kansas Ave. at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Suspected methamphetamine was found and two people were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Jail Log, April 17-19, 2015

Barton County Jail

April 20, 2015 | | On the Record


​Driver hits patrol car; arrested for DUI

A vehicle driven by Patton Mills of Great Bend was backing and collided with a Great Bend Police vehicle driven by Joel Hamlin at the Kwik Shop, 2334 Main, around 2:41 a.m. Saturday.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Braves’ McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


GBHS baseball C-team game vs. GC postponed

Due to wet field conditions, Monday's (April 20) GBHS C-team baseball game at Veterans Park against Garden City has been postponed. A make up date is yet to be determined.

April 20, 2015 | | Prep Sports


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