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Wilma “Jean” Schenk 1930 - 2013

Wilma "Jean" Schenk, 83, died July 27 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 18, 1930 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Joe and Zora (Zinn) Stukey. On May 5, 1965 she married Clemith Burton in Hoisington. He died on Oct. 21, 1994. She married Harold Schenk on Dec. 14, 1996 in Olmitz. He survives. A long time resident of Great Bend, she owned and operated a beauty salon.

July 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

Larned Police Report

Thursday, July 25

July 29, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


We have a special bird in our area at the present time. The upland sandpiper is a beautiful bird. We see them sitting on fence posts. They are very well camouflaged when on the ground. This bird has been called "The Shorebird of the Prairie" since most of it's relatives are never far from water. This bird thrives on the grasslands. It was previously called the upland plover and Bartram's Sandpiper after the American naturalist William Bartram (a very interesting fellow - Google him up some time). The bird has been in decline for some time due to loss ...

July 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


July 29, 2013 | | AP


OAKVILLE, Ontario - Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Newman breaks 49-race winless streak

INDIANAPOLIS - A born and bred Hoosier, Ryan Newman spent his childhood racing everywhere from Anderson to Winchester and every short track he could find in a state mad about racing.

July 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Gordon's two-run homer in 12th lifts Royals to sixth straight win

CHICAGO - It's down to the last couple days of July, and the Kansas City Royals have an equal amount of wins and losses.

July 29, 2013 | | AP Sports

GBHS Class of 1993 reunion

On Aug. 30 and 31 the Great Bend High School Class of 1993 will hold their 20 year class reunion. For more information email

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Oetken family reunion

The 71st annual John Oetken family reunion was held on July 21 at the Great Bend Best Western Court Yard. The reunion was hosted by the Ida

July 28, 2013 | | Reunions

Worst ever?

Hundred degree days coupled with 30-40 mile-per-hour winds and little moisture spells crop and pastureland failure for western Kansas. It's like putting the corn and grass in a giant outdoor oven and turning a fan on.

July 28, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Snyder —

Melissa Ideva Chandler and Clint Wesley Snyder were united in marriage on June 1 at Fields Pentecostal Church in Fields, La. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Reverend Terry Lee. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Parents of the couple are the Reverend James Chandler of DeQuincy, La. and the late Nina Chandler (both formerly of Great Bend) and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Snyder of Bancroft, La.

July 28, 2013 | | Weddings

Area students accept scholarships from Fort Hays State University

Seven area students have accepted scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

July 28, 2013 | | Education

Welch - Doll

Tim Welch and Jean Garner announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Marie Welch, to Ryan Wade Doll, son of Clayton and Cheri Doll. The bride-elect attended Barton Community College where she majored in journalism. She is employed as a loan processor at Farmers Bank and Trust in Great Bend.

July 28, 2013 | | Engagements

Froetschner baby girl

Jamie and Christopher Froetschner announce the birth of their daughter, Royce Callait Froetschner, on July 5 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 19 3/4 in. long. She has an 18 month old big sister, Finley LaRue Froetschner.

July 28, 2013 | | Births

Klepper baby girl

Dallas and Kimberly Klepper of Council Grove announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Kay Klepper on June 21, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.

July 28, 2013 | | Births

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Weather Terminology and Facts – Part 2 – Temperature & Wind

Last week's column focused on humidity. This week focuses on temperature measurements with emphasis on agriculture. However, instead of two parts devoted to this ...

November 15, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Wake up Kansans

Dear Editor

November 15, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

November 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


November 15, 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 ...

November 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


November 15, 2015 | | Club News

Harold “Bud” Wolfe 80th

Harold "Bud" Wolfe will celebrate his 80th birthday with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, at the ...

November 15, 2015 | | Birthdays

Luelma Hejny 99th

Luelma Hejny will celebrate her 99th birthday on Nov. 19, with a card shower.

November 15, 2015 | | Birthdays

Reinert 50th

Larry and Barbara Reinert will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 28, at the Old Ness ...

November 15, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Wolfe 50th

Harold "Bud" and Lois Wolfe will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 ...

November 15, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Roby set for even bigger role in Chiefs-Broncos rematch

DENVER (AP) - Bradley Roby is expecting a lot more action in Denver's rematch with Kansas City, although it'll be hard for the second-year ...

November 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

Chiefs’ Duvernay-Tardif juggles med school, life in NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The day before the Kansas City Chiefs made Laurent Duvernay-Tardif their newest member, he was cradling in the biggest hands you ...

November 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

Boykin injured, No. 15 TCU holds off winless Kansas 23-17

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin left with an apparent right ankle injury and No. 13 TCU's offense did just enough without its Heisman ...

November 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

Texas Tech beats Kansas State to become bowl eligible

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Patrick Mahomes threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Justin Stockton, and DeAndre Washington rushed for three more as ...

November 14, 2015 | | AP Sports

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