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Kathleen Pafford 1943 - 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kathleen Pafford, 68, died on Dec. 28, 2011. Born Aug. 4, 1943 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harold and Geraldine (Kienzle) Schwartz. After graduating from Great Bend High School, she received her bachelor's degree at UCO in Edmond, Okla., and later received her master's degree at OU in Norman, Okla. She worked as a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines and later moved to Oklahoma City where she met and married her beloved husband of 37 years, Jim Pafford. Kathy taught in the Mid-Del school system for 43 years and was passionate about ...

April 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Four-wheeler, bikes, mower and phone reported stolen

In about 90 minutes time on Monday afternoon, the Great Bend Police Department received three unrelated theft reports at separate locations.

April 10, 2012 | | Local News


Evening celebration planned for Kilby sculpture unveiling

When "The Gift" sculpture is unveiled on April 28 in the courthouse square, it will be at night. Special lighting will illuminate three bronze figures, which are the centerpieces of the Jack Kilby Memorial Plaza.

April 10, 2012 | | News


Marlins suspend Guillen for five games

MIAMI (AP) - A contrite Ozzie Guillen sat in the heart of Little Havana seeking forgiveness for what the Miami Marlins manager called the biggest mistake of his life - saying he admired Fidel Castro.

April 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Petrino fired at Arkansas after four seasons

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior that included hiring his mistress and then intentionally misleading his bosses about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.

April 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas hires Roberts as assistant

LAWRENCE - Kansas has hired University of Florida assistant Norm Roberts, bringing back a familiar face to join Bill Self's staff.

April 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


T-shirt design contest to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is holding a T-shirt design contest for the After Harvest Festival. The design must be associated with this year's theme, Celebrate Ellinwood-140 years from 1872-2012.

April 10, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


William Henry Troutman 1922 - 2012

SALINA - William Henry Troutman, 89, Salina, was born Nov. 1, 1922, at Altoona, to Henry and Mabel (Smith) Troutman, and died April 9, 2012, at Inman. During WWII, he served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific War Zone. He was a vice-president of sales for the Mountain Iron and Supply Company, retiring in 1997.

April 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


'Down in Front' Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

April 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned High to perform 'Down in Front'

LARNED - Over Actors' Anonymous of Larned High School would like to invite everyone to their final performance of the year, "Down in Front," a comedic farce which takes place in the lobby of an old theater.

April 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Tuesday, April 10

April 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Endowment sale Wednesday

Endowment sale Wednesday

April 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Panthers win Hays tennis invite Monday

HAYS - Great Bend High School head tennis coach Shannon Schartz said before the season that he expected great things out of his boys' tennis team.

April 09, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Guillen to apologize for Castro comments

MIAMI (AP) - Five games into his tenure with the Marlins, motor mouth manager Ozzie Guillen is returning to Miami to explain himself as a backlash builds regarding favorable comments he made about Fidel Castro.

April 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Robinson leaving KU for NBA

LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson, the brawny Kansas forward who overcame personal tragedy to lead his team to a national runner-up finish this season, is leaving for the NBA.

April 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


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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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