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Cyclists plan focus group meeting

The Barton County Health Community Design Leadership Team wants to make Great Bend more bicycle friendly and is seeking input from cyclists on how to make this happen. The team is holding a focus group-style meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Barton County Courthouse Square.

September 14, 2012 | | Local News


Packers use trickery in win over Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On a night when defenses dominated the NFL's most storied rivalry, the Packers got creative - and it worked.

September 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lady Panthers win Dodge City Invitational

DODGE CITY - Make it three in a row for the Great Bend High School girls' tennis team.

September 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


GBHS competes at Hays Invitational

HAYS - It wasn't a victory for the Great Bend High School girls' cross-country team, but head coach Todd Kaiser said he was happy with the effort he saw.

September 13, 2012 | | Prep Sports


​Choir, streamer practice set for worship event

Surrendered Family Ministries will host the eighth annual "Exalt The Name of Jesus" worship event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

September 13, 2012 | | Religion


White discusses road to movie production

David A.R. White didn't grow up dreaming about a movie career.

September 13, 2012 | By Don Steele Dodge City Daily Globe | Religion


Christian movie night returns to Larned Nazarene Church

LARNED - The Larned Church of the Nazarene, 1024 Broadway, announces the return of its Tuesday Christian movie nights, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, with the free showing of "Brother White."

September 13, 2012 | | Religion


Religious professors also need Christ

CLAY CENTER - A Florida teenager made national news giving experts a lot to talk about. Matthew Scheidt, 18, was arrested by authorities after an impersonation stunt. He wormed his way into being a Physician's Assistant at a local hospital. He had an ID badge, had the right clothes and was even trusted by a doctor to do CPR on a patient. Matthew said and did all the right things, so folks gave him a pass in spite of some inner suspicions.

September 13, 2012 | By Clint Decker | Religion


Counselors: Effective arguing improves couples' relationships

The majority of couples experience conflict in their relationship and argue, an act that most experts agree is good for relationships. While any argument has the potential to escalate, arguing effectively can actually improve a relationship long-term. After all, arguments result from one's need to express concerns to someone they care about and serve as a method to openly communicate. Catholic Charities of Kansas, which leads free relationship education and marriage enrichment groups across the state, encourages couples to learn how to argue effectively in order to express themselves in the most constructive and respectful ways possible to resolve ...

September 13, 2012 | | Religion


Rev. Ray Talbot 1923 - 2012

HERINGTON - The Rev. Ray Talbot, 89, born on Jan. 27, 1923, died on Sept. 11 at the Medicalodges of Herington.

September 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Luther Hemphill 1927 - 2012

James Luther "Swede" Hemphill, 85, died Sept. 12 at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born July 26, 1927, at Byers, the son of Emmett W. and Trella (Clark) Hemphill. He married Joan Guinn, Oct. 7, 1950. He lived in Great Bend the past year, moving from rural Seward, having lived there 30 years. He retired from the Great Bend Co-op in 1989. He had also worked part time for the Stafford County Road Department.

September 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Interesting subplot pits Berry vs. Johnson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Berry never saw the hit coming until it was too late.

September 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


John William Haynie II 1973 - 2012

OLMITZ - John William Haynie II, 38, died Sept. 11 at his residence in Olmitz. Born Dec. 3, 1973, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was the son of Glyn and Paula (Woodward) Haynie. On April 12, 1997 he married Stacy Owens in Fort Leavenworth. A resident of the Hoisington area since 2004, coming from Leavenworth, he was a finance manager for Marmie Chrysler in Great Bend. He liked camping, boating, fishing and the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his great group of friends.

September 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hubert helping to carry load for No. 15 Kansas State

MANHATTAN - When John Hubert scored on a 95-yard run in No. 15 Kansas State's season opener, nobody could blame him for cherishing the moment.

September 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


UConn coach Calhoun announces retirement

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - As Jim Calhoun stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut's basketball coach, Pat Calhoun turned to her husband and gave him one final piece of advice.

September 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Monsieur Obama MIA

Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend.

January 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


On Handwritten Letters

I received an unexpected postcard in the mail the other day from an old friend. It made my day.

January 20, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Letter bomb to the editor

January 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Joseph “Joe” Hlavaty

OLMITZ - Joseph "Joe" Hlavaty, 77, died Jan. 19 at Locust Grove Nursing Home, LaCrosse. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, Kansas.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Solomon “Sam” Maier 1911 - 2015

Solomon "Sam" Maier, 103, died Jan. 18, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 3, 1911, in rural Barton County, he was the son of Henry Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier. On Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty Jo Mangum in Lubbock, Texas. She died on Dec. 7, 2000. A resident of Great Bend since 1964, coming from rural Susank, he worked for Producers Gas Company, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, and pheasant, dove and rabbit hunting.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rose Bryant 1942 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Rose Marie Bryant, 73, died Jan. 17, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 7, 1942, in Chase, she was the daughter of George and Georgia (Moore) Bird. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln. On Jan. 27, 1961, she married Carl Lee Bryant in Lincoln. A longtime resident of Hoisington, she was employed for 17 1/2 years as a CNA on the night shift at Cheyenne Meadows Nursing Home. She and her husband both shared a love of fishing.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jan Carpenter Sink 1935 - 2015

MCPHERSON - Jan Carpenter Sink, 79, wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 16, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born May 12, 1935, McPherson, she was the daughter of Fred D. and Evelyn M. (Sward) Carpenter. In 1953, she graduated from McPherson High School. On Jan. 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Edwin L. Sink, Jr. in McPherson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1999. She had worked for State Farm Insurance and Tri-County Special Education Co-op, both in Independence, before retiring from Commerce Bank in Bonner Springs, and relocating to McPherson. She volunteered at Save N ...

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gregory Alan “Greg” Bitter 1959-2015

HOISINGTON - Gregory Alan "Greg" Bitter, 55, died Jan. 19 at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. Born Sept. 6, 1959, he was the son of Harry and Irene (Deutsch) Bitter.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard E. Johnson 1937 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Richard E. Johnson, 77, died Jan. 18, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1937, in West Grove, Pa. he was the son of Samuel H. and Blanche A. Johnson. He grew up in Rising Sun, Md. On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Grace Wilkens Johnson in Lorraine. She survives. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, having moved from the farm 3 miles east of town, he was a farmer and rancher.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


Velma V. Stieben 1924 - 2015

OTIS - Velma V. Stieben, 90, died Jan. 17, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse. Born May 28, 1924, in rural Galatia, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna M. (Koch) Miller. In 1942, she graduated from Otis Rural High School. On Aug. 29, 1943, she married Lester M. Stieben at Otis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2004. A lifelong resident of Rush County, she was a homemaker.

January 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hanston truck driver dies in Ness County accident

A Hanston man died Sunday morning when he lost control of the semitrailer he was driving in Ness County.

January 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Martin Luther King's legacy: Recognition of past realities

Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.

January 19, 2015 | Arthur Cyr, Deseret News | Trending Topics


Is fast food influencing your child's academic success?

A new nationwide survey suggests that the amount of fast food a child eats may affect his or her educational achievement.

January 19, 2015 | Kelsey Clark, Deseret News | Trending Topics


OTR for Jan. 20, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 19, 2015 | | On the Record


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 18, 2015 | | Education


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