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Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Larned

The Great Bend Quicksilver team won the 14 and under division at the Larned fast pitch tournament last weekend. Quicksilver team went undefeated on the weekend.

June 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Carolyn S. Rein 1962 - 2015

LARNED - Carolyn S. Rein, 53, passed away June 4, at her home in Larned. Born May 31, 1962, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Rosemarie H. Henrici Rein. She was an Insurance Medical Clerk.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Heather Dawn Allen 1973 - 2015

JUNCTION CITY - Heather Dawn Allen, 41, died June 7, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Oct. 14, 1973, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Michael Dale and Sharon (Bruno) Vanaman. On Oct. 10, 1999, she married Shawn Allen in Great Bend. A resident of Junction City since 2006, coming from Great Bend, she was a LPN.

June 08, 2015 | | Obituaries


Former banker in Great Bend sentenced for bank fraud

WICHITA - Aformer loan officer for a bank in Great Bend was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months home detention for bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. In addition, he was ordered to pay $124,000 in restitution and $50,000 in a personal forfeiture judgment.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


Tornado siren repaired

The tornado warning siren at 5th and Chestnut in the southeastern part of Great Bend is now back in service, the Great Bend Police Department reported Monday afternoon.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for June 9, 2015

Pickup driver leaves after backing into wheelchair

June 08, 2015 | | On the Record


​Vehicles collide near Russell

RUSSELL - Two vehicles collided and two people were taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Sunday after a driver ran a stop sign at the intersection of Old 40 and 189th St., approximately 1.25 miles east of Russell.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


Tuesday is Ninja Day

Tuesday, June 9, is Ninja Day at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Kids are invited to join in some sneaky ninja fun. They will get the chance to decorate their own ninja swords and frost ninja cookies.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


​‘Run for the Soul’ motorcycle run set

ELLSWORTH - On Saturday June 27, the 16th annual "Run For The Soul" Motorcycle Benefit Run will be held at the Ellsworth Recreation Center, former Armory, in Ellsworth. The ride will leave at 12:30 p.m. with a bike parade around the Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

June 08, 2015 | | Local News


WSU’s Baker, VanVleet invited to Team USA tryout

WICHITA, Kan.- Wichita State guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet have accepted invitations to attend Team USA's Training Camp, July 7-12 in Colorado Springs, and will compete for an opportunity to represent the United States at the Pan American Games in late July.

June 08, 2015 | GOSHOCKERS.COM | AP Sports


James carries Cavs to OT win over Warriors, evens NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The final buzzer sounded, and LeBron James wasn't done.

June 08, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Salvy’s solo shot carries KC in series finale

KANSAS CITY- Royals catcher Salvador Perez lined the decisive solo home run in the eighth inning in a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in the series finale at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was Kansas City's fourth win in its last 12 games.

June 08, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.COM | AP Sports


Brady Keith recognized on Dean’s Honor Roll at Southwestern College

Brady Keith, Larned, was recognized on the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester at Southwestern College in Winfield. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor.

June 07, 2015 | | Education


Bird graduates basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samuel T. Bird graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

June 07, 2015 | | Local Life


Better prospects for 2015 wheat harvest

Travel through northwestern Kansas and you'll see plenty of variability in the winter wheat crop.

June 07, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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​Reinder Carl Ringwald

ELLINWOOD - Reinder Carl Ringwald, 92, died at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation in Great Bend on June 22, 2015. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Hugh Robert “Bud” Steadman 1925 - 2015

Hugh Robert "Bud" Steadman, 90, died June 21, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born May 23, 1925, in Great Bend, he was the son of Frank M. and Blanche Marie (Sterling) Steadman. On July 14, 1946, he married Delores June Schenkel in Bazine. She died on April 28, 2015. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, he was an engineering technician for Evans, Bierly and Hutchison.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Barbara R. Eubank

ELLINWOOD - Barbara R. Eubank, 75, died at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwod on June 23, 2015. Services are pending with Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Kimberly Dawn Burkhart 1969 - 2015

MCKINNEY, Texas - Kimberly Dawn Burkhart died at her home in McKinney, Texas, on May 13, 2015. Born April 4, 1969, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cliff and Barbara Burkhart. She was employed by American Airlines as an International flight attendant. She served as an MP in the United States Army and was active in Desert Storm.

June 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for June 23, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

June 23, 2015 | | On the Record


Former Wildcats Sexton and Waters to hold football camp in Hoisington

Curry Sexton and Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State's most impactful and productive QB/WR combos, revealed the dates of the summer football camps they will be doing as part of Kansas Gridiron Greats, which targets players from 1st to 12th grade and launched its website (www.KansasGridironGreats.com). Sexton and Waters will be coming to Hoisington for a camp on June 27th. The camp is a fundamentals camp welcome to football players of all positions.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


St. Rose physician recommends proper use of helmets for cyclists

Jill Doerfler, M.D., has seen up close and personal what can happen during a bicycle or motorcycle accident. She has treated people who have been injured and acknowledged that she has been "pretty banged up" herself.

June 23, 2015 | | Local News


Panthers hold local football camp

More than fifty participants were involved at this week's football camp held at Memorial Stadium. The camp was faciliated by members of the GBHS football team and coaching staff. The three-day camp concludes Wednesday.

June 23, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Bandits win back-to-back titles

PRATT- It was a very rewarding Father's Day for the dad's of the Barton Bandits 13U baseball team. Behind exceptional pitching the Bandits successfully defended back-to-back tournament titles at the 2015 Smoky Ford Wood Bat Tournament held this weekend at the Green Sports Complex in Pratt.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


Golden Belt swimmers win Hays meet

HAYS- The Golden Belt swim team recorded a first place finish at last weekend's meet in Hays. Aubrey Snapp placed first in all her events. Cal Dunekack and sister Camryn were standouts as well. Phane Pedigo and Dawson Clark were leaders in the high school boys events. All swimmers improved their times swimming in a 50 meter pool.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


FCC Bans

June 23, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Who Has the Worse Idea: Obama or Trump?

There are some very stupid ideas emanating from powerful people and political wannabes.

June 23, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


Donald Trump’s Circus Act

Poor Jeb.

June 23, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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