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Eunice Dreher 80th

Eunice Dreher (Brack-Basye) will celebrate her 80th birthday on June 8, with a card shower. Eunice was born on June 8, 1935.

June 07, 2015 | | Birthdays


Halbower 60th

Donald and Patricia Halbower will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 5.

June 07, 2015 | | Anniversaries


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

June 07, 2015 | | Local News


American Pharoah becomes first Triple Crown winner in 37 years

NEW YORK (AP) - At long last, the Triple Crown drought is over.

June 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cavs’ Irving has surgery on kneecap

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving didn't waste a moment in starting his recovery for next season, rushing back from the NBA Finals to have surgery on his left knee.

June 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Williams wins French Open for 20th career major

PARIS (AP) - What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams.

June 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


KC falls to Rangers, 9th loss in 11 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yordano Ventura throws a fastball that can touch three figures on radar guns, while Texas Rangers left-hander Wandy Rodriguez seldom reaches 90 mph.

June 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson 1921 - 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gladys Erma (Schultz) Williamson, 94, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 2, in Bismarck, N.D. Gladys was born to Edward and Maggie (Miller) Schultz on Feb. 1, 1921, near Larned. Her early years were spent on the farm near Larned. After the family moved into Larned, she graduated from high school there in 1939. It was there that she met Delmar Williamson. Romance blossomed and they were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 30, 1939. The family moved to Lorraine where Gladys taught Sunday school, vacation bible school, and Scripture Memory at the Baptist ...

June 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dennis 'Dingbat’ D. Batt 1945-2015

HOISINGTON - Dennis "Dingbat" D. Batt, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

June 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned players earn all-state honors

Earning first team Class 4A-Division 2 all-state honors for Larned's baseball team are catcher Tyler Stelter and second baseman Landon Erway. Outfielder Evan Skelton and pitcher Isiah Perez earned second team all-state honors. Larned is coached by Chad Erway.

June 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Pawnee Annie unravels mystique of a new car

By PAWNEE ANNIE

June 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Employees, Volunteer of the Quarter recognized at LJCF

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) formally recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of January, February, and March, 2015 - Becky Carter, Non-Uniformed Employee of the Quarter; Ric Loiland, Uniformed Employee of the Quarter; Kathy Schneider, Contract Employee of the Quarter; and LeeRoy Charvat, Volunteer of the Quarter.

June 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Santa Fe Trail Center has interesting history behind it

By JUDI TABLER

June 06, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. 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 proposed employee handbook changes, a Sheriff's Office training facility update and the county's road sand-sealing operation.

June 06, 2015 | | Local News


Extra rest, lack of command derail Volquez

KANSAS CITY- Seven days of rest proved more than right-hander Edinson Volquez needed.

June 06, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


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Donald Trump’s Circus Act

Poor Jeb.

June 23, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Brookdale of Great Bend (Sterling House of Great Bend), 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Outlaw motor vehicles

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Military Moms letters

Dear Editor,

June 23, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Huelskamp vets visit

Huelskamp staff to host local office hours in Great Bend for Veterans' concerns

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for June 22, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Blazers place second

The Barton Blazers took second place in the Shawnee Mission/Overland Park Premiere basketball tournament. The Blazers defeated the Reno County Elite, Beastmode, Bobcats, and CNBA. They lost in the championship game to Missouri Flight. The Blazers will be playing at home this coming weekend in the Great Bend MAYB tourney. Players include, Brock Skelton, Evan Campbell, Nick Wondra, Chance Sanger, Ray Kuhlman, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and JJ Heredia.

June 22, 2015 | | Local Sports


Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dave Schultz – Seed Research Equipment Solutions

Let's go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe, this planter comes from halfway around the globe in the middle of Kansas?

June 21, 2015 | Ron Wilson director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University | Agriculture


Miles family reunion

The annual reunion of the family of William and Stella Miles, was held June 14, at the Iuka Community Hall with 23 family members attending.Hosts for the reunion were Teresa Bachand and Kenny and Fern Tompkins.

June 21, 2015 | | Reunions


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I hope that your family takes time to celebrate with dad on his special day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my own father. Even though he's been gone nearly 10 years I appreciate the role model he was to our family. A hard working farmer, he was totally outnumbered with a wife and three daughters. He taught us a lot of things and provided opportunities for us to attend college. He even took the time to be a 4-H community club leader for many years. He was a wonderful caregiver to my mother ...

June 21, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Avian Flu

Avian Influenza has been in the local news many times over the last several months. Bird flu, as it is otherwise called first infected humans in China in 1997. In 2003, a larger outbreak of the flu crossing species barriers caused the World Health Organization to keep a closer eye on it and track the two potential viruses that are able to infect not just birds, but mammals including humans as well. The two strains of the virus that have crossed the species barrier are HH5N1 and H7N9 with possible pandemic threats since humans do not have any immunity to ...

June 21, 2015 | | Agriculture


Agriculture – Separating Fact From Fiction

We live in the Age of Information. Twenty-four hour news channels, Twitter, the internet, and various forms of social media are prevalent. Many argue, and correctly, that having instant platforms for information and instant access to information is a good thing. However, there is a downside – a lack of vetting of what is presented as data and fact. In the "Good Old Days" news outlets took great pains to verify facts and researchers needed to have articles reviewed by peers for the veracity of the methods used, the analysis of the data, and the conclusions made. While this still happens ...

June 21, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder

A long time ago, I was a "do it yourself" guy. All that changed in roughly December 1991. I remember it well.

June 21, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


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