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North Frey bridge work to begin Friday

According to the Barton County Engineers Office, L&M Contractors of Great Bend will begin bridge repair work on NE 10 Ave. (or North Frey Street), north of the Club at StoneRidge on Friday. Barricades will be placed at the intersection North and South of the structure, allowing access to local traffic only for about three weeks.

May 07, 2013 | | Local News

Spelling bee

May 07, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington forensics places at state

HOISINGTON -The Hoisington High School forensics team brought back eight medals from 3A State Forensics in Wichita on Saturday (May 4). Every Cardinal earned at least one medal and Olivia Lowry earned two.

May 07, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

EHS forensics places at state

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Forensics Team competed at the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championships held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, May 4.

May 07, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey 1928 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position with a national retail company required the family to move frequently, including to such states as Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Sylvia M. Wagner 1927 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Charles L. Curtiss 1951 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Charles L. Curtiss, 61, concluded his battle with cancer May 6, at his home. Born on July 30, 1951, in Lawrence, he was the son of Earl and Oma Lee (Coleman) Curtiss. In 1983, he married Debra Nichols. They divorced in 1994. He was an employee of Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Charles was intensely interested in genealogy tracing his own family back hundreds of years and also providing family trees to countless friends and relatives. His kind and generous spirit was known by all who let him enter their lives.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald 1931 - 2013

BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Benefit dinner and dance

A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.

May 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Droning On

Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.

May 07, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

FCC Must Run Honest Auctions

"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

May 07, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists

Let Us Pray

May 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Larned Briefs

Welcome Board meets

May 07, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 6

May 07, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

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The Other Republican Debate

September 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Senior Activities


September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 21 through Sept. 25. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Scoring the Great Debate

I didn't watch CNN's telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

September 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Murphy 50th

Joseph A. and Roma Lee (Riner) Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, with family.

September 20, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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