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​BCC looking at more student housing

A plan to add another student housing unit at Barton Community College will be discussed when the board holds its September study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will learn about a proposal to add a $4 million dormitory, funded by student housing revenue.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Food safety program targets seniors

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Food Safety for Seniors," at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Since September is National Food Safety month, Donna Krug, Barton County family and consumer science agent, will remind seniors about safe food handling practices.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Audition set for ‘Drinking Habits’

Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2012-2013 season, "Drinking Habits," a comedy by Tom Smith, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for Sept. 12, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

September 11, 2012 | | On the Record


Gayle Ann Bell 1958 - 2012

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Gayle Ann Bell, 58, died Sept. 2nd. Born Oct. 9, 1958 in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Gale and Shirley Juby. Her family moved from Perry, Okla., to Gillette in 1972. She graduated from Campbell County High School in 1976. On Oct. 22, 1977, she married Rick Bell.

September 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Rae ‘Bob’ Rowe 1955-2012

ENID, Okla. - Robert Rae "Bob" Rowe, 57, died Sept. 7 at his home in Enid, Okla. He was born May 15, 1955 in Winfield, the son of Billie Rae and Patricia Joan (Sumner) Rowe. On July 20, 1974, he married Charlotte Rathbun in Great Bend. An Enid, Okla. resident since 2006, coming from Great Bend, he was the owner and operator of Rowe Wireline Service from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, he sold the business to Pioneer Energy, where he was district manager. He was a devoted, loving husband, dad, papa, brother and uncle. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and ...

September 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


UWCK putting towards its goal

United Way of Central Kansas will hold its Mini Golf United at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Walnut Bowling Center. The fee is $30 per three-member team. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and there will be an award to the business that registers the most teams. All money raised will go to UWCK.

September 11, 2012 | | Local News


Chargers beat Raiders 22-14 in Monday Night Football opener

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on mistakes instead of making them for a change.

September 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Eagles win meet

HESSTON - The Ellinwood High School boys' cross-country team won the Swather Special hosted by Hesston on Thursday.

September 10, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Ravens overwhelm Bengals

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens' new no-huddle offense gave the Cincinnati Bengals no chance to win.

September 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Gordon Schmidt 1924-2012

Gordon Schmidt, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Scott County Hospital in Scott City. Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Barton County, he was the son of Amos and Augusta Rodenberg Schmidt. A resident of Scott City since 1945, he was a farmer. On Dec. 9, 1948, he married Jeannine Clinton at the Prairie View Church of the Brethren in Friend,Kans. She survives.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Big second half leads Falcons over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, their top coverage cornerback, a stalwart on the defensive line and a reliable safety who hardly ever misses a game.

September 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Dorothy R. O’Connell 1914 - 2012

Dorothy R. O'Connell, 98, died Sept. 8 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born March 10, 1914 in Bison, she was the daughter of Harvey Robert and Grace Maude (Crotinger) Timken. On June 4, 1936 she married Earl Ronald O'Connell in Bison. He died on Aug. 21, 2001. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a homemaker.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harlie Edwin Nutting 1913-2012

Harlie Edwin Nutting, 99, died Sept. 7, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 2, 1913 at Aberdeen, Idaho, he was the son of John W. and Mary Ellen (Esery) Sisler. At the age of four, he was adopted by Lewis and Emma (Lynn) Nutting and moved to Southwest Mo. On March 18, 1934, he married Helen Luticia Sanders at Rural Stafford County. She died on Jan. 30, 2005. Mr. Nutting started farming as a teenager with a team of horses. He was a farmer and ranch foreman for W. A. Cross Ranch for 25 years. In 2002 ...

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Father James F. Graner 1928 - 2012

LARNED – Father James F. Graner, 83, died Sept. 10 at the Larned Healthcare Center. Born Sept. 15, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Carl and Marialice Ludeman Graner. On April 7, 1956, he married Anne LoBianco, at Oyster Bay, N.Y. She survives. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He worked for the G.M. and Republic Aviation, then went to St. Luke Seminary, at Sewanne, Tenn. where in 1967 he was ordained an Episcopal Priest in Birmingham, Ala. Upon his retirement in 1994, he wrote several books. Father Garner was the ...

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Central Plains students of the month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.

March 14, 2015 | | Local News


Joseph F. Bunk 1947 - 2015

WICHITA - Joseph F. Bunk, 67, passed away Feb. 28. He was born July 14, 1947, in Great Bend, to Maurice and Mary (Kaechele) Bunk of Hoisington. In 1965, Joe graduated from Hoisington High School. After serving his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, he attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Victor L. Shumate 1951 - 2015

AUGUSTA - Victor L. Shumate, 64, died on March 12, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover. Born Jan. 4, 1951, in El Dorado, he was the son of Paul Bennett and Isa Lou (Gale) Shumate. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. He was a retired truck driver and care giver. Mr. Shumate served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leona A. Reichuber 1922-2015

Leona A. Reichuber, 92, died March 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. Born Aug. 28, 1922 at rural Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Antonia (Langer) Stoss.

March 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN

March 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 18, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for March 15, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 13, 2015 | | On the Record


​Two arrested in drug raid on home

Great Bend Police detectives executed a narcotics search warrant at 3006 23rd St. around 4:22 p.m. Thursday. A man and woman were taken into custody for alleged possession of methamphetamine. Both were booked into the county jail.

March 13, 2015 | | News


HomeWords: A Project of the Poet Laureate of Kansas

Our theme this week is HOME AS LAND. We're using the American Cinquain as our vehicle-5 lines whose 22 syllables are arranged in this way: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

March 13, 2015 | Wyatt Townley | Entertainment


Tinseltown Talks

You would think appearing in three popular John Wayne westerns in the space of 2 years would ignite a young actor's career, especially if the actor's father was Robert Mitchum. And in the early 1970s, Hollywood did indeed seem ready to welcome a new Mitchum to the big screen.

March 13, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Salina Symphony to present “American Music in Motion” Concert March 29 at the Stiefel Theatre

The Salina Symphony will present "American Music in Motion" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the Stiefel Theatre.

March 13, 2015 | | Entertainment


Support for Susan Young

Dear Editor:

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


BCC womens baskeball coach resigns

March 13, 2015 | | Community College


Congratulations to the Ellinwood School and Community Library

Dear Editor,

March 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Now that’s riding in style

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

March 13, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


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