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LHS selects Spotlight students

Jennifer Applequist, sr.

January 28, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Carrie Michelle Marlett 1963 - 2016

LEON - Carrie Michelle Marlett, 52, of Leon, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2016, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. She was born Oct. 21, 1963 in Olathe, to Ronald Lee and Josephine Alene (Pierce) Chapin. She worked as a Unit Team Manager at the El Dorado Correctional facility for the past 20 years.

January 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Obama Funds Iran

January 28, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Surviving The Winter Blues

Boy, it's cold outside.

January 28, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The Most Idiotic Reactions to the Poisoning of Flint

The poisoning of Flint, Michigan, is a national disgrace - and some of the people reacting to it have been disgraceful. Here's an abbreviated list, going from bad to worse:

January 28, 2016 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Great Bend High School bowling results

On Tuesday afternoon the Panther Bowling teams hosted the Liberal Redskins and the Holcomb Longhorns. In girls action, the Lady Panthers dominated their opponents from start to finish by tallying 2714 pins to Holcomb's 2193 pins and Liberal's 2104 total. Junior captain Allie Brodrick led the charge by bowling games of 235, 201, 174 for a first place series of 610. Lady Panther Hanna Pfeifer rolled her way to a second place finish with games of 187, 182, and 158 for a 527 series. The Lady Panthers captured all 11 WAC points and sit atop of the overall ...

January 28, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Cherry Village certified as Continuing Care Retirement Community

Jeremy Lewis has long known Cherry Village Benevolence offers the whole gamut of services – from checking in on assisted-living residents to round-the-clock nursing care. And everything in between.

January 27, 2016 | | Business


JoAnn Broadbooks 1930-2016

TOPEKA - JoAnn Broadbooks, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 25, 2016, at Winter Meadows in Topeka. Born March 18, 1930, at Point View in Pawnee County, she was the daughter of Norris and Gladys (Frick) Campbell. On Sept 5, 1948, she married Galen Alva Broadbooks in Radium. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1996. A homemaker for most of her married life, she worked many years for Sweet Briar Clothing Store in Great Bend. She and her husband volunteered at the Elks Lodge in Great Bend. She also donated much time and effort for ...

January 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ellinwood court docket Jan. 26, 2016

Cody Arnold; Driving while Suspended; fine $500, court costs $56; Pled No Contest (PNC)

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for January 27, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 27, 2016 | | On the Record


GBRC to sponsor Winter Middle School Dance

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Winter Middle School Dance.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News




Kansas House of Representative pages

Rep. John Edmonds has an opening for four Kansas House of Representatives pages on March 8. To be considered for a position, students must be at least 12 years old and be able to be in Topeka by 8:15 a.m. on that day. For more information please call Jennifer Schartz, 620-793-1500.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


New Yorkie Values

To taunt his rival and sow seeds of evangelical doubt, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz informed Donald Trump that the rest of the country was concerned about his alarming New York Values, totally ignoring the greater danger of the real estate developer's aerodynamic coif toppling over and knocking innocent supporters unconscious with its hard candy shell.

January 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Will We Choose Freedom in 2016?

One of the greatest gifts my hardworking, blue-collar father gave me when I was young was the belief that no one owes me anything. His wisdom carried me through some difficult times growing up and helped shape me into the person I am today. It seems that self-reliant attitude my dad instilled in me is all but lost in this country.

January 27, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes appointments ...

February 13, 2016 | | Local News


St. Rose technology allows immediate access to HaysMed cardiologists

When Ed Habash notices a possible warning sign of a heart problem, he now has new technology that allows him immediate access to a cardiologist.

February 12, 2016 | | Business


McLeland recognized for customer service at all three OPI locations

Gentry McLeland has been at Office Products Inc. (OPI) only a short time but has already earned an employee-appreciation certificate for serving customers at the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


Jerry R. Roberts 1951 - 2016

Jerry R. Roberts, 64, died Feb. 11, 2016, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1951 in Great Bend he was the son of Theron J ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets for sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are now on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


BCC students honored in Topeka

TOPEKA - Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Donors urged to help the Red Cross blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


​Touched by Cancer promotes upcoming programs

The Touched By Cancer Support Group has canceled its meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 16.

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​TOPS forming Walk Kansas teams; area captain to visit

The Great Bend chapter of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group (TOP KS 1151) is forming teams for the upcoming Walk Kansas fitness challenge ...

February 12, 2016 | | Club News


​GBPL offers DVDs, novels

New acquisitions at the Great Bend Public Library include season six of British historical period drama television series "Downton Abbey," on DVD and Bluray.

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


Stop domestic violence

On Feb. 10, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence hosted its annual training and Advocacy Day to increase awareness about the issues of ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 12, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 12, 2016 | | On the Record


Kansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full Saturday dealing with Buddy Hield and the rest of the ...

February 12, 2016 | | AP Sports


Parity? Not So Much

Much is made about the parity that exists in college basketball, especially in Big 12 Men's play. True enough but if we take a ...

February 12, 2016 | | Local Sports


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