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Incoming weather postpones Walk a Mile

Due to inclement weather rolling in, organizers of the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event have rescheduled it from this week to until NEXT Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton County courthouse square. The walk, during which men wear red stiletto-healed shoes, is a fundraiser for the Family Crisis Center.

April 16, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Free tree program Wednesday

"Trees for Great Bend" is the topic of a free Stop 'N Learn program set for noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about what tree species are adapted to the Great Bend area. There will also be time for questions. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

April 16, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Monica Unrein 1919 - 2013

LACROSSE - Monica Unrein, 93, died April 15 at Via Christi Care Center in Hays. Born May 4, 1919 at the Schaffer family farm in rural Rush

April 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Charles Wilbur Russell 1922 - 2013

PAWNEE ROCK - Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.

April 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara Ann Yetschke

BEL AIRE - Barbara Ann Yetschke, 64, died April 15 at her home in Bel Aire. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

April 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


United Way of Central Kansas names new board member, Ronda Sjogren

ELLINWOOD -Julie Bugner-Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas, and the board of directors are pleased to announce their newest addition to the United Way Board of Directors, Ronda Sjogren.

April 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Check It Out!

ELLINWOOD -Did you know that more than 2 billion items are checked out of American libraries each year? Wow! There are also more than 16,500 libraries across the United States, more libraries than McDonalds! But most importantly, did you know that libraries offer essential services such as computer access, resources for job and business development, genealogical materials, and much, much more, all for free. All you need is a library card.

April 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Elllinwood On the Record

Approximately 75 calls for service and 86 officer initiated calls were received for the month of March. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and five criminal summonses were served in the month of March.

April 16, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Pawnee County District Court

Speeding Cases

April 16, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Votes count in local election

Dear Editor,

April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Until they are all home

Dear Editor,

April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you for your support

Dear Editor,

April 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


GBHS Speech Team places nine events again

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local News


Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record


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Royals, Yanks honor Negro Leagues, Banks

KANSAS CITY -- As far as the Royals are concerned, they'd like to wear the throwback uniforms all the time if it leads to wins like Sunday's 6-0 victory against the Yankees.

May 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez cruises as Royals blank Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Hoch/MLB.com | AP Sports


NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned at SRCA Dragstrip

Champions were crowned Sunday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Great Bend's SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA West Central Division that included Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.

May 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Memorial Day decorations

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May 17, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend City Band schedule

The Great Bend City Band announces their Summer 2015 schedule. The May and June concerts will be held at the courthouse square band shell at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25th. A special jazz band concert will also be held at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell on June 26th. In case of inclement weather, the outdoor concerts will be moved to the Crest Theatre.

May 17, 2015 | | Local News


Jim Thurman 90th

Jim Thurman will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 30, with a family gathering at the family farm in Rozel.

May 17, 2015 | | Birthdays


Banks 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne 'Buzz' Banks of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 24, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Great Bend. No presents are requested.

May 17, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Adams —

Sarah Ann Panning and Nelson Dale Adams Jr. were united in marriage on Sept. 6, 2014 at St. Patricks Church in Great Bend in a double ring ceremony officiated by Father Ted Stoecklein. Parents of the bride are David and Marlene Panning of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are Greg and Stephanie Nuss of Great Bend and Nelson and Mabel Adams of Hoisington.

May 17, 2015 | | Weddings


Evans — Titus

John and Janet Evans of Lawrence announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara, to Kenneth Titus, son of David Titus of Great Bend and the late Anita Titus.

May 17, 2015 | | Engagements


Grow Your Best Tomato Yet

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.

May 17, 2015 | Melinda Myers | Local Life


Responding to Invitations is Common Courtesy

With graduations, weddings and other special occasions upon us I am guessing you have received a few invitations in your mailbox asking for your RSVP. The term RSVP comes from a French expression, meaning "please respond". If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you're coming, and it does not mean respond only if you're not coming (the expression "regrets only" is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite ...

May 17, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Check It Out!

Ellinwood Grade School is conducting a recycling fundraiser. There's nothing to buy. The school is simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund the Parent Advisory Committee's student/parent events and projects.

May 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News


GBHS FFA banquet

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Sunflower Bank Pay for A’s 2015 Great Bend winners

On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.

May 17, 2015 | | Business


Blue Key awards scholarships to Kansas State University students

Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key, the senior honorary, has awarded scholarships to several students for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

May 17, 2015 | | Education


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