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Lennie “Boots” Hughbanks 1915 - 2012

Lennie "Boots" Hughbanks, 97, died Nov. 9 at Sterling House in Great Bend. Born April 17, 1915, in Newton, she was the daughter of Willard and Ellas (Stoops) Anderson. On Jan. 7, 1946, she married Hanley Gene Hughbanks in Brewton, Ala. He died on Sept. 29, 1988. A resident of Great Bend since 1968, coming from Pratt, she was employed by the JC Penney Co. as the catalog department supervisor, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pratt and was a member of the Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary.

November 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Imogene Eileen Avery Eilers 1925 - 2012

LARNED - Imogene Eileen Avery Eilers, 86, died on Aug. 28 after a brief illness. Born Aug. 30, 1925 in Larned, she was the daughter of Brian Jennings Avery and Edna May Keller Avery Buhrer. In 1945, she married August E. Eilers from Missouri. They divorced in 1958. A resident of Larned for 30 years, she was employed at Larned State Hospital, retiring in 1986. She moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and to Hawthorne, Fla. in 1999.

November 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Lynda Jamison with greeters Marty Steinert and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

November 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Butting Heads Over the Fiscal Cliff

November 13, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Claflin Knights of Columbus to hold breakfast buffet

CLAFLIN - The Claflin Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon on Nov. 25 at the Claflin Parish Center.

November 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Two GBHS debate teams place

The Great Bend High School debate team had three teams compete at the TMP open and novice debate tournament on November 10th. Two of the teams placed in open division. In the open division. Michael Gieck and Marissa Hoisington placed second overall with a 4-1 win loss record and 20 speaker points. Morgan Francis and Kameko Schultz placed sixth with a 3-2 win loss record and 23 speaker points. In the outstanding speaker awards in open division Hoisington placed second. Rebecca Clark and Kane Schumacher competed in the novice division for the squad. The team will compete in the Salina ...

November 13, 2012 | | Local News


I’m not as think as you drunk I am

BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 13, 2012 | | Columnists


Mitt Romney best-suited to be in Obama's new cabinet

Dear Editor,

November 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Steelers beat Chiefs 16-13 in OT

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers escaped with a victory. The health of their franchise quarterback is another matter entirely.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kansas State crushes Lamar

MANHATTAN - Angel Rodriguez scored 19 points and Will Spradling added 14 as Kansas State defeated Lamar 79-55 in a Preseason NIT game on Monday night.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Trout, Harper designated Rookie of the Year awards

NEW YORK - Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Texas Tech’s Tuberville calls outburst unfortunate

LUBBOCK, Texas - Tommy Tuberville on Monday took full responsibility for losing his cool with a Texas Tech graduate assistant along the sideline during Saturday's win over Kansas.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


BATTLING FOR BERTHS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Big 12's attention is on Kansas State's national championship dreams, yet there is plenty left to be decided in the conference over the final weeks.

November 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Santana feeling like rookie with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana feels like a rookie again, getting a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.

November 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Program looks at birds that migrate through Cheyenne Bottoms

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Birds That Migrate Through the Cheyenne Bottoms," at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Staff from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present information about some of the birds that migrate through Cheyenne Bottoms and the effect of the drought on this year's migration.

November 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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March 13, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GOP’s Letter to Iran Flirts with Treason

Let me put this as charitably as I possibly can:

March 13, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Barton softball ends long streak with split at Seward

The last time the Barton Community College softball defeated Seward County was 2009. Some 24 straight losses. Until Wednesday that is.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars sweep Colby in West baseball

Finally a sweep. The Barton Community College baseball team had played six doubleheaders this season. And six times the day ended with a split.

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Chili for a cause

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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