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Belcher told cops he was waiting for ‘girlfriend’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.

December 04, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


OTR for Dec. 5, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

December 04, 2012 | | On the Record


Marlin Ray Hughes 1961-2012

HOISINGTON - Marlin Ray Hughes, 51, died Dec. 3, 2012 in Barton County as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 14, 1961 at Norton, the son of Howard and Marian (Bennett) Hughes. He married Alicia Day Rodriguez May 1, 2010 at Ulysses. He was a train engineer for Watco Inc. Marlin was a Great Bend and Hoisington resident since 1983. He served in the United States Army.

December 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Doris “Arlene” Bigham

Doris "Arlene" Bigham, 89, formerly of Great Bend, died Dec. 1 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-St. Francis in Wichita. She was born the daughter of Roy and Nellie (Stump) Van Cleave on March 18, 1923 in Pawnee County near Larned. In 1943, Arlene and Phillip Eugene Bigham were united in marriage in Denver, Colo. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage. She was a loving mother and grandmother that touched many lives. All that knew Arlene loved her dearly.

December 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tabs, Tabs, Tabs

December 04, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Fiscal Cliff Traffic Report

"So, expect showers and gale-force winds over the next couple of days and don't forget that high-surf advisory is in effect throughout the weekend. We may even see some downed power lines and scattered looting. That's the weather here on Capitol Hill -- now let's go to Brandon with your Congressional traffic report."

December 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Spending Santa Diet

December 04, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Dial an exorcism

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 04, 2012 | | Columnists


Greenhouse gasses must be controlled

Dear Editor,

December 04, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Indiana, Duke still on top of AP Top 25

Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Look all the way to the bottom and you won't see Kentucky's name for the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats.

December 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Panthers open their season by taking third at Valley Center

VALLEY CENTER - Competing in a season-opening wrestling meet in the Valley Center Duals, Great Bend High School captured second in the Gold Pool with a 4-1 record, good for third place overall out of eight teams.

December 03, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Ibarra leads Mustangs over Lancers

LARNED - Adolfo Ibarra led four Macksville High School basketball players in double figures on Monday afternoon at the Gene Keady Classic.

December 03, 2012 | | Prep Sports


HEISMAN HOPEFULS

NEW YORK - Johnny Manziel and Manti Te'o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history.

December 03, 2012 | By Ralph Russo AP Football Writer | AP Sports


Cards take first at Osborne

OSBORNE - Hoisington High School got the wrestling season started off right with a first-place finish at a tournament in Osborne.

December 03, 2012 | | Prep Sports


K-State quarterback Klein wins Unitas Award

BALTIMORE, Md. - Kansas State's Collin Klein has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the nation's top upperclassman quarterback.

December 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder

A long time ago, I was a "do it yourself" guy. All that changed in roughly December 1991. I remember it well.

June 21, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Truman State University announces Spring 2015 President’s List

Truman State University has released the Spring 2015 President's List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


NCK Tech Spring 2015 Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK Tech announces the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


For Father's Day, Counting Our Blessings

I was swapping dad stories with a friend and laughing hard. Then my friend got quiet and said something that hit me hard.

June 21, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


The “Father Factor”

Father's Day is much more than a time to give and receive neck ties and coffee mugs or to golf and barbecue.

June 21, 2015 | Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) | Viewpoint


Fatherhood Nation

Our image of an ideal father has been shaped in part by father figures at the national level-starting with George Washington as the Father of our Country. His strong leadership shepherded us through a war with weak, tepid support from half the country-a collection of colonies which desperately needed to be glued together. He was the glue.

June 21, 2015 | Dr. Jim Burns | Columnists


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

June 21, 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 milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


USD 428 Summer Menu

USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, and Riley Elementary Schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 25, (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.

June 21, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

June 21, 2015 | | Club News


Happy Father's Day

June 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


Bernie Schneider Linenberger

Bernie Schneider Linenberger will celebrate her 90th birthday in June with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Williams baby boy

Brett and Kaley Williams of Parkville, Mo. announce the birth of their son Charles Joseph Williams on March 10, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 3/4 in. long.

June 21, 2015 | | Births


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