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​Free computer classes return to Great Bend Public Library

The Great Bend Public Library will offer free computer classes to the public beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25. Days and times of classes will vary from week to week.

September 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Dodge brand and Great Bend High School team up for booster fundraiser

Great Bend High School will host a Dodge Brand Booster Club fundraiser at the high school, 2027 Morton St., and offer community members the opportunity to take a spin in the latest Dodge brand vehicles for a good cause.

September 18, 2012 | | Business


Reba N. Richter 1927 - 2012

ELLINWOOD - Reba N. Richter, 85, of Ellinwood, formerly of Great Bend, passed away at the Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Monday morning, Sept. 17. Born on July 21, 1927 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of James and Hazel (Selle) Christensen. She attended school in Great Bend, where she was a resident for most of her life. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Virgil Richter, they later divorced. In years past, Reba worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years and later worked for Fuller Brush Company for a number of years. She enjoyed ...

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Newick 1970-2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died Sept. 16 in Barton County, Kansas as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born March 4, 1970 at Reading, England, the son of Eric and Lorraine (Baker) Newick.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Sept. 19, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 18, 2012 | | On the Record


Claflin fire report for July and August

CLAFLIN -In the last two months Claflin personnel were dispatched for: four patient assist calls, a traumatic fall injury, a possible stroke, a pedestrian versus vehicle accident, a multiple injury vehicle versus vehicle accident, a motorcycle accident, a syncope episode, a cardiac arrest, a dehydration call, four sick patients, a patient with other medical problems, eight out-of-town transfers, and one football standby.

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Homecoming

September 18, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


David M. Gerstner 1950 - 2012

OMAHA, Neb. - David Michael Gerstner, 62, of Omaha, Neb. died Sept. 16, 2012 after a short battle with lung cancer. Born April 18, 1950, he was the son of Al and Virginia Gerstner.

September 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


GBHS volleyball team at home

Tonight is "Jam The Gym" night at Panther Fieldhouse for the Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team.

September 17, 2012 | | Prep Sports


’Bama, LSU 1-2 in AP Top 25

NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season.

September 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 15 Kansas State to put No. 6 OU to task

NORMAN, Okla. - It's time for No. 6 Oklahoma to be put to the test.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


RATCHET UP

The Big 12's big bore is about to finally come to an end.

September 17, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Spiller sparks Buffalo’s 35-17 rout over Chiefs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Coach Chan Gailey had a pretty good idea of C.J. Spiller's potential when the Buffalo Bills selected the running back with the ninth pick in the 2010 draft.

September 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Richard E. Newick 1970 - 2012

Richard E. Newick, 42, died September 16, 2012 in Barton County. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Wilma R. Munz Bennett 1925 - 2012

Wilma R. Munz Bennett, 87, died Sept. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 22, 1925 in Kansas City, she was the daughter of Charles Warren and Verda Alta (Post) Lewallen. In August 1949 she married Robert G. Munz in Hutchinson. He died on Dec. 1, 1986. In November 1996 she married Charles Bennett in Wichita. He died on Aug. 14, 2001. A resident of Stafford County and Sedgwick County most of her life, she was a homemaker.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


On Elizabeth Warren, the Bright Shiny Object

Elizabeth Warren continues to bedazzle people precisely because she's not running for president. If she were to actually run for president, her power to bedazzle would diminish in a flash. To quote the sage Bob Dylan, "What looks large from a distance, close up ain't never that big."

January 18, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists


Tree order forms

A forester once told me that you know a drought is severe if you see Red Cedar trees dying. All around the county, you can see Cedars in tree rows and windbreaks dead and brown. If you are looking to replace your tree row, The Kansas Forest Service offers low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Plants are one to two years old and sizes vary from 5 to 18 inches, depending on species. Orders are accepted from now through the first full week in May each year, but order early to insure receiving the items you ...

January 18, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


War on terrorists

January 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Part 2

Last week's column briefly discussed some of the reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century. Drivers for change included two World Wars, the Great Depression, economic conditions after WWII, and the Federal Government. One reader pointed out that the column almost painted war as a good thing for agriculture. That wasn't the intent. The fact is the driver for change and the development of new techniques and technologies is typically an event or events forcing and accelerating change. Now, how did events change farming over the last century.

January 18, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend Sharp Shooters win tournament

January 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


CKARSP oppose Brownback decision

Dear Editor,

January 18, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


The International Year of Soils: soils sustain life

Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous-from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

January 18, 2015 | | Agriculture


Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education.

January 18, 2015 | | Education


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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