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VanVleet, Baker lead No. 14 Shockers over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.

November 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


’Bama, Florida St. take break, while Baylor bows up

Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina.

November 20, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


GBMS seventh-grade girls off to good start

The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.

November 20, 2013 | | Local Sports


Gobble, Gobble

LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.

November 20, 2013 | | Local Sports


Patricia Carlene Rolfs 1954-2013

BUSHTON - Patricia Carlene Rolfs, 59, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatitis, with her husband, sons, and a host of close family at her side. She was born Oct. 7, 1954 in Ellsworth Co. to Carl and Velma Louise (Cruth) Hoelscher.

November 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for Nov. 21, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 20, 2013 | | On the Record


Insurance commissioner says White House meeting premature

The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

November 20, 2013 | BY JIM MCLEAN KHI News Service | News


Reports on local health behaviors, conditions released

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness Regions.

November 20, 2013 | | Healthy Living


ACT NOW:KDHE encourages smokers to quit as part of GASO

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

November 20, 2013 | | Healthy Living


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic, 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Robert Rugan with greeters Karmi Green and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 20, 2013 | | Area Briefs


KDHE reports on local Level health behaviors, conditions

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System- Local Data, 2011, which highlights health risk behavior statistics for local geographic areas compiled through data from the 2011 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. More than 20,000 adult Kansans participated in the 2011 survey, comprising a sample large enough to provide reliable information for 43 of the state's 105 counties and for the 16 Public Health Preparedness Regions.

November 20, 2013 | | Healthy Living


Thank you for successful blood drive

Dear Editor,

November 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


GBMS Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

November 20, 2013 | | Education


ECF inmates make a difference at Ottawa Middle School

Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.

November 20, 2013 | | Local News


The Foggy Crystal Ball

The heck is going on here, people? Did someone drop the flag signaling the start of the 2016 presidential election race in secret? Was there a furtive whispered "go now" left on the voice mail of all the major players in the 202 area code? Thirty-six months before the election? Is it possible to earn extra credit by skipping this one and moving right on to 2020?

November 20, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


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Valentine’s Day

Since it is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to share it with you a short column about flowers which arrived in ...

February 14, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


SBU releases Fall 2015 honor roll

Southwest Baptist University has released the Fall 2015 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Hunter Middleton of Great Bend was named to the Trustee's ...

February 14, 2016 | | Education


Barton County Farm Bureau gives schools DVD

Barton County Farm Bureau presented each of the county's High School Librarians with a copy of the DVD, Farmland, an in-depth documentary about the ...

February 14, 2016 | | Agriculture


Safeguarding U.S. wheat: Kansas State University researchers staying ahead of wheat blast disease

In the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Kansas State University $6.5 million to keep a wheat fungus that ...

February 14, 2016 | | Agriculture


GBHS Regional Piano contest

February 14, 2016 | | Education




Great Bend Regional Hospital implements delayed bathing policy for newborns

Breastfeeding is a high priority for the obstetrics staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It's the reason their facility has maintained their status as ...

February 14, 2016 | | Business


BCC Honor Roll

Barton Community College has named 213 students to the President's List for the fall 2015 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have ...

February 14, 2016 | | Education


GBMS 7th grade boys basketball results

GBMS A team 41 - Garden City Horace Good 32

February 14, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Opportunity and Awareness In Agriculture

This past week, the Agriculture Department at Barton Community College was privileged to have members of our advisory board on campus for our twice yearly ...

February 14, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Bernie and Hillary Valentine

February 14, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Trump Lane or the Conservative Lane

Goodbye, Chris.

February 14, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Let's face it: the only thing more pathetic than hosting a pity party is ha

Let's face it: the only thing more pathetic than hosting a pity party is having to shoo the visitors away from your pity party ...

February 14, 2016 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Bureau of Land Management to install hot tap into federal helium pipeline in Rush County

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) relating to installation of a hot tap into ...

February 14, 2016 | | Business


Official visit of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star

Members of Golden Sheaf Chapter # 226, Great Bend, Order of the Eastern Star were honored by an official visit from the Grand Chapter of Kansas

February 14, 2016 | | Club News


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