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Mary Jane Dickens 1926- 2013

Mary Jane Dickens, 86, died March 28 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 29, 1926, in Ozark, Mo., she was the daughter of Luther Alexander and Ruby Mildred (Nix) Young. On Oct. 12, 1946, she married Preston Maynard Dickens Jr. in Pratt. He died on Jan. 29, 2002. A Great Bend resident since 1953, coming from Pratt and Ozark, Mo., she owned and operated Mary Jane's Sewing Center for 30 years, retiring in 2004. She loved reading her Bible daily, working find-a-word puzzles, playing Bingo at Cherry Village and watching KU basketball.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


LaVernne Johnson 1936 - 2013

GORHAM - LaVernne Johnson, 76, died March 27 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born on Nov. 21, 1936, in Rooks County, she was the daughter of Vernon and Leah (Mayo) Matheson. She grew up in the Natoma area and graduated from Natoma High School in 1954. On June 23, 1954 she married to Chester Webster. Later she was married to Carl Johnson. Both Chester and Carl preceded her in death. She worked as a cook at Irene's Café in Russell.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gerald LeClair Phillips 1936 - 2013

LARNED – Gerald LeClair Phillips, 77, died March 27 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Born January 15, 1936, at Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of Blain Henry and Meriba June (Meik) Phillips. A lifetime area resident, he was a Special Education Teacher for Tri County Services for 20 years.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jennifer Ann Riedl 1974 - 2013

Jennifer Ann Riedl, 38, left the sufferings on Earth to be with her heavenly Father on March 27 at her residence in Great Bend. Born May 11, 1974, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Darlene (Booth) Riedl. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, she did secretarial work. She enjoyed computers.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 29, 2013

Kansas

March 28, 2013 | | On the Record


​Altar Society announces kolache sale

The Prince of Peace Altar Society's annual Kolache Bake and Take will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Bake Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available to purchase.

March 28, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Good Friday service at First Baptist Church

There will be a Good Friday service at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. Local ministers will take part in the service, which is open to the public.

March 28, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Ducks preparing for Louisville's defensive pressure

INDIANAPOLIS - The speed. The quickness. The penchant for causing chaos and mayhem. The ability to take a manageable game and turn it into a blowout in a matter of seconds.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Surprising Florida Gulf Coast to challenge Gators

ARLINGTON, Texas - A week ago, Florida Gulf Coast University was just another overlooked No. 15 seed - a longshot at best to nearly everyone eyeballing their NCAA tournament brackets.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


GBHS track team opens season

JUNCTION CITY - A pair of 2012 Class 5A state track and field meet qualifiers highlighted Great Bend High School's season-opening meet at Junction City on Thursday night.

March 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers dominate home meet

With numerous first-place finishes, the Great Bend High School girls' swim team has made marked improvement since their season-opening meet two weeks ago at Salina.

March 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


HOW SWEET IT IS

ARLINGTON, Texas - Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it's been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Veteran coaches to meet as Michigan State takes on Duke

INDIANAPOLIS - Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski have been teaching young men how to play basketball for decades.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Barton tennis teams drop two matches at Seward County

LIBERAL - The Barton Community College tennis teams lost a pair of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference duals against Seward County on Tuesday afternoon.

March 28, 2013 | | Community College


Death ruled a suicide

The death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found late Wednesday afternoon in a home at 2204 Adams St. has been ruled a suicide, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. The woman's body was transported Wednesday evening to Brock Funeral Home in Hays for an autopsy because authorities were originally concerned that the death was suspicious. The results of the autopsy were made known Thursday morning.

March 28, 2013 | | Local News


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Panthers 11U win league title

The Great Bend Panther 11 under baseball team finished up league play on June 25 in Larned. The Panthers earned a league championship with a 14-2 league record. They also qualified for the NBC State tournament to be held in Great Bend on July 10 and 11.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Great Bend United places second at Kearney Invite

Great Bend United FC U14 team traveled to Kearney, NE this past weekend to participate in the Kearney Invitational. They placed second in the tournament losing against the Cyclones 4-2. Final standings were 2-1-1.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Russell Community Theater presents The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic So

The Russell Community Theater 2015 season continues with The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. This rollicking comedy features a play within a play, where anything and everything goes wrong. The RCT actors portray members of the Dramatic Society, and then go on to portray several characters in the Murder Mystery.

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Great Bend Sophomore competes at National Speech & Debate Competition

Great Bend High School Sophomore Ashtin Heath competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament held in Dallas, Texas from July 13 to July 19, in Dramatic Interpretation.

June 26, 2015 | | Local News


Musical Comedy “heaven” on stage in Sterling

Sterling's Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration will include an "old-fashioned" musical comedy classic this year as the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe presents the 60 year old classic American musical "The Pajama Game." Hailed as "musical comedy heaven," the show will be staged at 8 p.m. next Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5, in the Sterling High School Theatre.

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

New CD Audio Books added to our collection:

June 26, 2015 | | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

In the world of classic television sitcom patriarchs, Dick Van Patten surely ranked high on the list of all-time favorite dads. Best remembered for his role of Tom Bradford in the ABC family series Eight is Enough, which ran from 1977-1981, Van Patten died June 23, at the age of 86 from complications of diabetes.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Whatever Happened to Common Sense Regarding Climate Change?

Fear mongering is quite lucrative in what seems to be a burgeoning "climate change industrial complex," where certain people benefit monetarily or politically in their promotion of global catastrophic risk due to catastrophic global warming.

June 26, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Time to Reconsider Going to College?

The American economy has supposedly long since recovered from the Great Recession. The stock market is doing exceptionally well and unemployment isn't what it once was.

June 26, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Climate change deniers

June 26, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


​USD 428 board calls special meeting

A special meeting of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda include a donation for the playground equipment initiative, insurance for 2015-16, personnel, and end-of-year budget expenditures and transfers.

June 25, 2015 | | Local News


​Ryan Robert Fanshier 1979-2015

Ryan Robert Fanshier, 36, died June 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1979, at Great Bend, the son of Randall and Angela (Sharpe) Fanshier.

June 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

HAYS – Local students are among the 2,061 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2015 semester.

June 25, 2015 | | Education


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