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​Bonnie Elaine Fuller 1934 - 2016

ELLSWORTH - Bonnie Elaine Fuller, 81, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Good Samaritan Village, Ellsworth. She was born Feb. 13, 1934, in rural Geneseo, Galt Township, the daughter of Richard and Velma Orm Crane. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1951. She married Clarence H. Fuller on Feb. 7, 1959, at Wichita. He died Sept. 26, 1997. She was a school bus driver for Circle USD 375, retiring after 25 years. A longtime resident of El Dorado, she had also resided in Great Bend and Ellsworth.

January 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Zorn 1927 - 2016

CLAFLIN - Elizabeth Zorn, 88, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Lakepoint Assisted Living, Augusta. She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in rural Barton County, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel. On May 10, 1948, she married Leonard Zorn in Dubuque, Kansas. He died June 18, 2010. A lifetime Barton County resident (2010), she worked in the lunch program at USD 354, Claflin, for 30 years, retiring in 1991.

January 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Car catches fire after rolling

SMITH COUNTY - A motorist from Horton and his passenger from Hoisington were injured at 2:27 a.m. Saturday after the driver passed another vehicle and then lost control of the car on a Smith County highway.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


Animal Medical Center offers stem cell therapy

From day one, Dr. Nels Lindberg has been proud of his clinic's technology and commitment to state-of-the-art veterinary practices. But Animal Medical Center's most recent addition to its ever-growing list of services is probably one of the most scientific therapies offered in the area.

January 18, 2016 | | Business


New heart monitors mean faster test results

Doctors are enjoying the faster results being provided by Great Bend Regional Hospital, now that its Cardiopulmonary department is offering new Holter monitors for patients being tested for heart conditions. The Phillips Zymed Holter Monitors offer many benefits for patients and their referring physicians.

January 18, 2016 | | Business


Touched by Cancer updates meeting schedule

The Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. It will be a sharing meeting plus reading/discussing "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul – 101 Stories of Courage and Inspiration from Those Who have Survived Cancer."

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


GB Toastmasters success continues

The Great Bend Toastmasters group held its most recent meeting on Jan. 14 at the Great Bend Public Library. Meetings in 2016 will occur from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the library, 1409 Williams St. They are free and open to the public. The next meeting is set for Jan. 28.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


GBHH&H sets dates for grief sessions

Cathy Soeken understands if someone is uncertain about attending grief-support meetings but she has a couple of encouraging suggestions.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


BCC to host ribbon cutting for new Welding Lab

Barton Community College in conjunction with the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development will host a coffee followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for its new welding lab at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Technical Building, room T-172.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


Comeback falls short for Barton women

BY MIKE MARZOLF

January 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Barton men lose at Dodge City

BY MIKE MARZOLF

January 18, 2016 | | Local Sports


Featured cartoon

January 18, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Political correctness taking over Philly

I'm reading "A Prayer for the City," Buzz Bissinger's classic book about Ed Rendell and his fight for the soul of Philadelphia, and this passage quoting the former mayor jumped out at me: "Everything that goes on is a power struggle between black politicians and white politicians, and it isn't because of what's good for the citizens. It's about who controls what project. I'm so fed up with the blackmail stuff that goes on I could just scream. I could just take a machine gun and shoot'em all."

January 18, 2016 | | Columnists


Ted Cruz made Donald Trump look good

There's no point in parsing all the verbal volleys in the latest Republican debate, which one again was the equivalent of a Michael Bay action flick, a blustering bludgeoning macho entertainment that pummeled the cognitive intellect and reduced one's brain to the consistency of mixed nuts.

January 18, 2016 | | Columnists


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain QKA designation

Nicole Potter, Kyleen Maneth and Phylleicia Clawson of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

January 17, 2016 | | Business


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2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Country Place® Senior Living celebrates 13 years

This week Country Place Senior Living assisted living residence celebrates 13 years as part of the Hoisington community.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Mike Boys joins Panzer Insurance

Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Cook’s Library with Patsy

I heard a song on the radio recently that took me right back to college days, sitting on the floor of my apartment, looking at ...

February 07, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Lifestyle


$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Education and Agriculture: Traditional or Technical Education?

throughout February with a series of events recognizing the importance of career and technical education while increasing awareness of career paths available for those preparing ...

February 07, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Mighty Mysterious White-tailed Buck

Three of my friends kill BIG deer almost every year. They are all bow hunters. It is amazing to me that they consistently kill deer ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Father Tighe/Murphy

The movie "Spotlight" was recently nominated for an Academy Award. I watched it, like I watch most movies these days, alone at the Leawood Theater ...

February 07, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Title up for grabs in 67th International Pancake Day Race Tuesday

Eleven women will compete in the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal this year, facing off against 25 runners in Olney, England. Last year's ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Birthing Classes for expecting mothers offered at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


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