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​Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists to hold program in inflatable planetarium

An inflatable planetarium from Fort Hays State University will be set up at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for a preview of the 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower. The free program will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the KWEC on K-156.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Alan E. Bartholomew 1946-2015

Alan E. Bartholomew, 69, of Stotts City, Mo., died July 27, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Feb. 3, 1946, at Great Bend, the son of Earl and Mary Slankard Bartholomew. He grew up and went to school in Great Bend. Following graduation from Great Bend High School, he attended Pittsburg State in Pittsburg. While there he met Linda Blancet. They were married on June 4, 1967, in Benedict. She passed away on Feb. 20, 1995.

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Marnie Keith Thaete 1939 - 2015

WICHITA - Marnie Keith Thaete, 75, of Wichita, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Sylvan Grove, he was the son of Armin G. H. and Elta Irene (Frey) Thaete. On June 1, 1971, Marnie and Marilyn Geesling were united in marriage in Holton. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage before her passing in 1997. Marnie was blessed to find love again and married Geri Adkins on Sept. 1, 2001, in Wellington. The two were privileged with nearly 14 years of marriage. Marnie received his master's degree in education and made ...

August 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for August 4, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 04, 2015 | | On the Record


National Baseball Congress suspends use of batboys and batgirls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.

August 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cain, Davis named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for July

The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been named the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for July, while right-handed pitcher Wade Davis has been named the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.

August 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Asphalt overlay on K-96 Highway in western Barton County

Starting around Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project on K-96 Highway in Barton County, from the Rush/Barton County line then continuing east 13.63 miles to the west city limits of Great Bend. The purpose of this asphalt roadway surface recycle and overlay project is to extend the life of the asphalt pavement and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

August 04, 2015 | | Local News


Prisoner of Prisons

August 04, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Has Your Car Been Cyber-Attacked Yet?

So, did a recent "Wired" magazine article bring your complacency about automotive safety and privacy to a screeching halt?

August 04, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Obama's Unilateral Surrender Foreign Policy

It's not always necessary for a nation to wave the white flag for its enemies to know it has surrendered. Sometimes a leak from an administration official will do just fine without requiring all the logistics of a formal surrender ceremony.

August 04, 2015 | Michael Shannon | Columnists


Divisive and misleading drivel

Dear Editor,

August 04, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Donald Lee Herl 1937 - 2015

SALINA - Donald Lee Herl, 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the care of his loving wife and family. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Hays, the son of Jacob and Leona (Dingus) Herl. On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Henrietta Huser at St Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Lee Douglas 1937 - 2015

LYONS - Jimmy Lee Douglas died on Aug. 2, 2015 in Lyons. He was born on May 1, 1937, in Sheridan, Ark.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. “Bill” Frenzl 1932 - 2015

William E. "Bill" Frenzl, 83, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Odin, he was the son of Hugo and Matilda (Hoeffner) Frenzl. On Nov. 10, 1954, he married Mary Ann Hickel at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. She died on Oct. 20, 2005. A lifetime resident of Barton County, he was a farmer, carpenter, and a maintenance supervisor for Ref-Chem. Corp. Bushton Plant, retiring in 1997.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Emelia Germaine Wetig 1924-2015

Emelia Germaine Wetig, 91, died Aug. 3, 2015, at her son's home in Great Bend. Born May 1, 1924 at Raimes, France, she was the daughter of Emile and Henriette (Vairon) Lesne.

August 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Chiefs hold off Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists he has a handle on who will start along the offensive line when Kansas City opens ...

August 22, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Ellinwood City Council special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the city office for a special meeting to discuss the reestablishment of ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for August 21, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 21, 2015 | | On the Record


More Familiar Faces - image gallery

Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances and Some Folks We Hardly Know" exhibit opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Familiar Faces

Each year, the Barton Community College faculty and staff get to strut their artistic talents in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Kasselman begins student teaching

LINDSBORG - Amber Kasselman, Great Bend, is one of 19 students from the Bethany College Department of Education who are getting real-life experience in the classroom ...

August 21, 2015 | | Education


​Red Cross to accept blood donations

The next opportunity to donate blood in Great Bend will be Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Donations will be accepted ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We are back to school this week! This is always an exciting time of year! Following are the latest teen fiction accelerated reader books we ...

August 21, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Gunsmoke stars set to reunite in legendary Dodge City

Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon have been part of cultural history for over sixty years this September. Their names have been in songs, books and ...

August 21, 2015 | | Entertainment


Mission Implausible

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Sorry Donald, Substance Trumps Style

Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


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