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Johnny Football becomes Johnny Heisman

NEW YORK - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

December 08, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Rec Commission set to approve computer upgrades

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will act on computer hardware and software bids when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

December 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to look at vehicle purchases, naming rights

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider 2013 vehicle purchases when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be a report on the accreditation checkup by the Higher Learning Commission. Other action items include approval of personnel and naming rights for the Kirkman practice gym floor. Larry and Kathy Schugart have agreed to pay for the new floor and the administration recommends naming it the Schugart Court.

December 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


No. 9 Jayhawks blast Buffs

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore is already accustomed to being on the finishing end of alley-oop dunks.

December 08, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


KWEC to host December bird counting events

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host two bird counting events this month for birders, from novices to experts, on Dec. 14 and 18.

December 08, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | News


Chiefs’ Crennel leans on his family’s example after tragedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel inherited his sense of discipline from his father, a career military man. His patience, kindness and generosity came from his mother, who often had to raise young Romeo and his four siblings like a single mother while her husband was stationed overseas.

December 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs look for normalcy as they travel to Cleveland

CLEVELAND - Their emotions remain raw following a week when their schedule included a memorial service. The Kansas City Chiefs are recovering from an unspeakable tragedy that has altered an already difficult season, changed lives and provoked some questions that may never be answered.

December 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Dec. 7, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

December 08, 2012 | | On the Record


OTR for Dec. 9, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

December 08, 2012 | | On the Record


Santa sighting

Residents in the southeast part of Great Bend reported seeing Santa Claus in town Saturday, handing out bags of candy. Taking advantage of the nice weather, George Weber put on a Santa suit and hitched his mule to a wagon. "I've been doing this for several years," he said, adding the candy was furnished by his cousins, Rick and Randy Suchy. Weber said he'd given away 100 bags of candy, including one to Darien Montes, shown here with his mom. Darien will be 3 years old on Dec. 20.

December 08, 2012 | | News


Donna J. Schmidt 1938 - 2012

HAYS - Donna J. Schmidt, 74, died Dec. 7 at Hays Medical Center. Born April 20, 1938, in Hutchinson, she was the daughter of Henry Oscar and Hertha Elsa (Reiswig) White. She grew up and attended high school in Hutchinson. On Dec. 20, 1959, she married Richard E. "Rich" Schmidt in Hutchinson. He died on Oct. 26, 1998. She and her husband owned and operated Al's Chickenette in Hays, from 1976 to 2010. She received a nursing degree at Fort Scott and worked at Central Kansas Hospital in Great Bend for a few years. She moved to Hays in 1976 ...

December 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Doris "Arlene" Bigham 1923 - 2012

Doris "Arlene" Bigham, 89, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 1 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis in Wichita. She was born the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Stump) Van Cleave on March 18, 1923, in Pawnee County near Larned. In 1943, Arlene and Phillip Eugene Bigham were united in marriage in Denver, Colo. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage. She was a loving mother and grandmother that touched many lives. All that knew Arlene loved her dearly.

December 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Judy Kay Prather 1955 - 2012

GUYMON, Okla. - Judy Kay Prather, 57, of Guymon, Okla., passed away Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon. The daughter of Michael Ross and Othilia Bertha (Bender) Prather, she was born June 10, 1955, in Great Bend. She attended the Countryside school, as well as the Laverne and Keyes, Okla., schools, graduating from Keyes High School with the Class of 1974.

December 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Winter concerts feature GBHS Orchestra, Bands on Monday

The Great Bend Middle School and High School Orchestras, and Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Jazz Bands will present their Winter Concerts on Monday, Dec. 10 in the high school gym.

December 07, 2012 | | Local News


Pearl Harbor Day

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December 07, 2012 | | Columnists


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