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Keep Those Catalogs Comin’

What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that "provides optimal ergonomics for napping," is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take note.

May 15, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Even the bugs are getting audited

HOLLYWOOD-Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.

May 15, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Don't support circus with live exotic animal acts

Dear Editor,

May 15, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

USD 428 produces alumni directory

USD 428 has partnered with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. Post cards, phone calls and e-mails may be forthcoming this summer. This is a reputable company that the district has worked with for the past 20 years.

May 15, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Parker lifts Spurs over Warriors

SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 15, 2013 | | AP Sports

Top prep prospect Wiggins signs to play for KU

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Top prep basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym Tuesday that he will play at Kansas.

May 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Moore beats Red Sox for AL-leading seventh win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - As good as Matt Moore has been, the Tampa Bay Rays believe he can be even better.

May 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

St. Rose shares message of Better Sleep Month; provides only accredited center in area

Brandi Gruber will talk about the value of a good night's sleep any time, but this month she is making a special effort to spread the word. As director of cardiopulmonary services at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Gruber and her staff in the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center are observing Better Sleep Month.

May 14, 2013 | | Business

Sandstone Bridge therapy center opens in Great Bend

Mindy Nicholson wanted to make life easier for her Great Bend-area patrons and decided to take action. Her idea recently came full circle, when Sandstone Bridge Center opened in Great Bend.

May 14, 2013 | | Business

OTR for May 15, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 14, 2013 | | On the Record

Defensive driving class can lower premiums

The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course next week at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Classes run from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21.

May 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​Greyhounds are topic of free program

History buff Joe Boley will give a program on greyhound racing at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Boley's free program explains how Great Bend is part of greyhound racing history.

May 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Thieves steal large mower

A riding lawn mower stolen from Lang Diesel Inc. in rural Ellinwood was too heavy for two people to push up onto a trailer, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the mower was stolen from 15 SE 90 Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and 8 a.m. on Friday.

May 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​No Parkinson’s Support Group meeting this month

The Parkinson's Support Group will not have a meeting this month. Sponsors of this new group have decided to meet every other month, so the next meeting will be June 25. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December).

May 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​Suspicious fire destroys trailer

PAWNEE ROCK - An abandoned mobile home in Pawnee Rock was destroyed by fire Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The fire at 128 Rock St. was reported around 11:15 a.m.

May 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

'Going to See the Elephant'

Paige Crocker, freshman in theater education, has known her destiny since seventh grade.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

September 25, 2015 | | On the Record

Lions promote health at State Fair

At the final day of the Kansas State fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Lions Screening mobile Unit saw 294 people who were screened for ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Half-marathon volunteers shares her weight-loss story

Peggy Haag of Great Bend lost her mother eight years ago, and has been raising two small children without the wisdom and guidance of their ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Scary scarecrows talk of Garden Club

Scarecrows were the subject of the program presented to the September Garden Club meeting by club president Nancy Swafford.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

State Fair ribbons

Barry J. Bowers, Great Bend, entered four carvings at the Kansas State Fair this year and won four ribbons.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

​Kathleen Wary sworn in as Kansas attorney

TOPEKA - Successful applicants to the July 2015 Kansas bar examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, at the Topeka ...

September 25, 2015 | | Education

Community invited to join literacy campaign

Humphrey, the precocious hamster and hero in "The World According to Humphrey," was introduced throughout the community on Friday during a huge district-wide kickoff at ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

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