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K-96 stores unveil their birdhouses

Oversized "birdhouses" are slowly popping up throughout town as part of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau's scene byway promotion. Now stores along K-96 have collaborated to unveil their birdhouses at the same time, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

May 08, 2012 | | Business

BCC Field Ops Day stresses realism

More than 100 people were involved in Barton Community College's EMT Field Ops Day on Saturday. Students from the EMS, Medical Assistant, and Criminal Justice programs; instructors, volunteer patients; and local law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel were on hand to create lifelike emergency scenarios designed to put the students' skills to the test and mimic the high stress situations they might encounter in the field.

May 08, 2012 | | Local News

​Wildlife centers will offer Saturday event

The Great Migration Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants start at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and "migrate" the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, stopping at three points and acquiring cards worth points along the route. Lunch will be served at the Dozier Winery.

May 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Second audition session set for ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Barton Community College, in conjunction with the Russell Arts Council, will host a second session for auditions for the upcoming summer musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical opera "Pirates of Penzance," 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.

May 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Angry bird

Dr. Mike Malone, veterinarian to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, examines the zoo's bald eagle, last Wednesday at the zoo. The eagle was dusted with powder, which deter mites, while zookeepers were busy adding new tree branches to its enclosure. Although the bird was none too happy, it was safely back in its enclosure a short time later.

May 08, 2012 | | News

Bo Vincent Brown 1989-2012

PLAINVILLE - Bo Vincent Brown, 23, of Plainville, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home.

May 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Nell V. Thalheim 1911-2012

LAWRENCE - Nell Thalheim, 101, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Brandon Woods Retirement Center, Lawrence.

May 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Larned Police Report

Tuesday, May 8

May 08, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

HHS recognized for character education

TOPEKA-Hoisington High School was recognized as one of ten Kansas schools and one school district receiving the Promising Practice in Character Education Awards last week.

May 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Hesston College celebrates the class of 2012

HESSTON- The Hesston College community celebrated the academic accomplishments of 167 graduates during the commencement ceremony May 6. Joe Manickam, a 1987 Hesston College graduate presented the commencement address "Back to Basics," based on the college's 2011-12 theme verse from Micah 6:8.

May 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Middle School students participate in Cardinal Kindness Campaign

Hoisington Middle School students participated in Cardinal Kindness Campaign by having students write down on a strip of paper the kind things they did. A chain throughout the central hall at the school was made with the links of red and white paper.

May 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Ellinwood forensics places at state

ELLINWOOD - Ten members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on May 5. Ellinwood placed 6th in team sweepstakes out of 37 schools represented in the tournament.

May 08, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Eugene (Gene) Louis Meyer 1928 - 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. - Eugene (Gene) Louis Meyer died May 5 at his home in Tempe, Ariz. Born July 11, 1928, in Lorraine, he was the son of Harvey and Delia (Mehl) Meyer. On Jan. 1, 1950, he married LorRetta Keyser at Holyrood. She died April 17, 1995. On April 11, 1999, he married Gladys Whitcombe at Tempe, Ariz. He was a Holyrood area farmer, and an accountant and Realtor in the Phoenix, Ariz., area.

May 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Lobner, Nathan win at S.R.C.A. Drag Strip

J.R. Lobner and Pat Nahan led the winner's list over the weekend at S.R.C.A. Drag Strip for the Thunder on the Plains event.

May 07, 2012 | | Local Sports

Ginobili helps Spurs sweep aside Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Manu Ginobili broke out of a scoring slump to help sweep the Utah Jazz out of the NBA playoffs.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports

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​Marilyn J. Cleveland 1934 - 2015

HUTCHINSON - Marilyn J. Cleveland, 80, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Wellington Health and Rehab. Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Edwina “Lou” Girard 1943 - 2015

STAFFORD - Edwina "Lou" Girard, 72, died Sept. 28, 2015, at Stafford. Born March 17, 1943, in Lamar, Colo., she was the daughter of Stanley and ...

September 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

OTR for September 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 29, 2015 | | On the Record

Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News

Girls Tennis Regionals

CLASS 6A, Oct. 10

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Girls Golf Regionals

Monday, Oct. 12

September 29, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Behind Rodgers, Packers build big lead to beat Chiefs 38-28

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks his offense is just getting started.

September 29, 2015 | GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Ventura rounding into form for postseason

CHICAGO- Though the Royals' one-time grip on the American League's best record is slipping away, they found something else on Monday night at Wrigley ...

September 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

Pope Francis In USA

September 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Dead Man Walker's Urgent Plea to the GOP

Nine weeks ago, when alleged conservative wunderkind Scott Walker was riding high, I rightly dismissed him as "a clueless newbie unfit to lead." But I ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Don't Let Hillary Shift Blame for Obamacare's Failures

Health insurance premiums are rising because of Obamacare. And there is still one year left of the assorted reinsurance programs designed to mask premium increases ...

September 29, 2015 | | Columnists

Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

September 29, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Lee Miller

Lee Miller, 85, passed away after a short illness on Sept. 26, 2015. Lee moved to Great Bend in 1955 from Gove County and worked ...

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Joyce Steiner McBroom 1944 - 2015

LAKE WAUKOMIS, Mo. - Joyce Josephine "JoJo" Steiner McBroom, 71, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City ...

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Edwina “Lou” Girard

STAFFORD - Edwina "Lou" Girard, 72, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at Stafford. She was born July 15, 1961. Notice provided by Minnis Chapel, Stafford.

September 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

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