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​Applebee’s raises funds for Okla. tornado victims

As soon as the news of the tornado in Moore, Okla., began to break, the folks at J.S. Ventures Inc., an Applebee's franchise operating out of Wichita, began to develop a plan to help. The Great Bend restaurant at 3209 10th St. is participating in a fundraiser.

June 12, 2013 | | Business


​First Assembly of God to Host Next Generation Power Force for Fathers Day

John Jacobs' Next Generation Power Force will put on two shows at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend on Sunday, June 16. Performances will take place during services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and are free to attend. The church is located at 601 S. Patton Road.

June 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Prairie Fire meeting in courthouse square Saturday

Surrendered Family Ministries invite will host a Prairie Fire meeting starting at 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 15, at the Barton County Courthouse Square in downtown Great Bend. This full gospel gathering features speaker Jean Ann DiBenedetto with Go Ye Ministries.

June 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Seventh-Day Adventist Church and School to hold rummage sale

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church and School will hold their annual two-day rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

June 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for June 13, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 12, 2013 | | On the Record


Bette M. Billinger 1916 - 2013

HOISINGTON - Bette M. Billinger, 96, died Feb. 28, 2013 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington.

June 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


House hit twice by burglars

A Great Bend home was burglarized twice during the month of May, Police Chief Dean Akings said.

June 12, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Any breed of dog can be vicious

Dear Editor,

June 12, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Straub International welcomes new General Manager to Great Bend store and hires new Parts and Servic

Last week Dave Tremain replaced current General Manager and President Ron Straub at the Straub International Great Bend store. "The change was necessary as our company continues to grow; we need capable people at every level and the knowledge and experience Dave Tremain has to offer will have a positive impact on the company. I will now focus my full attention to special projects such as the expansion of the Wichita store and guiding our Marketing efforts." said Ron Straub.

June 12, 2013 | | Business


Down, set, audit

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

June 12, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Liberty

June 12, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Countering Government Intimidation

"Admit it. You're a dirty rotten conservative!"

June 12, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Wilson State Park O.K.Kids event

Wilson State Park will hold its annual O.K.KIDS Event on Saturday, June 15th. O.K.Kids is a program sponsored by Kansas Wildscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K.Kids) offers kids and their families an alternative to sedentary lifestyles. It gives children the opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife, and try new outdoor recreation adventures. This year's activities will qualify for Wildlifer Challenge which is another Kansas Wildscape opportunity geared toward promoting the outdoors. Parents should bring cameras and take photos of their children participating in the events. They can download photos to the Wildlifer ...

June 12, 2013 | | Local News




Tigers strike down Royals' six-game winning streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 3-2 to snap the Royals' six-game winning streak on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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OTR for July 7, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 07, 2015 | | On the Record


​Cartooning, puppets coming to library

Children can learn to draw cool cartoons and watch a puppet show this week at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


Points needed for food fight

Teens who haven't cracked a book open this summer should do so this week, if they want to participate in the biggest food fight of the summer.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


24 students earn scholarships from Sunflower Bank

SALINA – Sunflower Bank has awarded 24 scholarships to local students in their communities who participated in the bank's Community Ambassadors Program. Scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,500 totaling $20,000 for the class of 2015.

July 07, 2015 | | Business


Fan hit by line drive and injured during Braves-Brewers game

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout was injured Monday night when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.

July 07, 2015 | RICH ROVITO, Associated Press | AP Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 07, 2015 | JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer | AP Sports


Rays-Royals game rained out; fans evacuated

KANSAS CITY- Monday night's game between the Royals and Rays at Kauffman Stadium scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT was postponed due to rain and the threat of tornadoes in the area.

July 07, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Faces of Harvest: Ruthann Spare

The best answer to a complicated question is often the most obvious. Take Ruthann Spare. Searching for a future career path in college, she spent summers working on the family farm in Ellinwood. Eventually, she realized that returning home and farming full time was exactly the lifestyle she was looking for.

July 07, 2015 | Julia Debes | Local News


Greek MythMath

July 07, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Confederate Flag Flap

You can tell it's presidential election season.

July 07, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Powder Room Police

My father grew up in rural Texas during the 1930s. He childhood featured dirt roads, a hand-crank telephone and outhouses. Most, if not all, of the bathrooms the Shannons constructed were what is termed a "one-holer."

July 07, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Glad stained-glass church windows at Olmitz being restored

Dear Editor,

July 07, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Sunflower Early Education screening

Sunflower Early Education will hold a free developmental screening open to all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 8 a.m. to noon on July 13, at the Sunflower Early Education Center, 1312 Patton Road. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing, and vision. Children 6 months and older will be screened using a brand new electronic spot vision screener donated by the Lions Club.

July 07, 2015 | | Local News


Irvin J. Gerstenkom 1945 - 2015

DUMAS, Texas - Irvin J. Gerstenkom, 70, of Dumas, Texas, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Irvin was born on June 22, 1945, to Hubert Leo and Mary Rose (Oborny) Gerstenkom in Hoisington. He was a part of the Dumas community since 1981.

July 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


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