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Duckwall-ALCO approves name change to ALCO Stores

ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.

July 03, 2012 | | Business


Braves sweep Newton in doubleheader

NEWTON - The Great Bend Braves swept a Class A American Legion doubleheader against Newton on Sunday afternoon after McPherson, which was scheduled to be part of a triangular with Newton and Great Bend, had to back out.

July 03, 2012 | | Summer Sports


Larned Police Report

Monday, July 2

July 03, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Helen A. Barraclough 1929 - 1912

GREAT BEND -- Helen A. Barraclough, 83, died July 2, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 24, 1929, at Birdsboro, Pa., she was the daughter of George and Anna Marie (Swarmer) Fisher. On May 18, 1957, she married Richard Barraclough at Purcell, Okla. He died Feb. 2, 1994. The couple lived in National City, Calif., before moving to Great Bend in 1968, where she held positions as a waitress for Starlite Supper Club, a clerk at K-Mart, and owned Barraclough Liquor Store.

July 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Morgan Ruth Roark, infant

GARDEN CITY - Morgan Ruth Roark, infant, was stillborn on June 30, 2012, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

July 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


Howard K. Sorensen 1918-2012

WICHITA - Howard K. Sorensen died June 28, 2012. Born in Westbrook, Minn., on April 4, 1918, he was the son of Jim and Janet Sorensen (Rhodes). He was raised by his father and his stepmother, Mable Sorensen, nee Nelsen, his mother having died when he was an infant. In 1941 he married Claire Willis. With Howard's seminary training in Fort Worth, Texas, Memphis, Tenn., and Kansas City, he and Claire served in Baptist churches in Velma, Okla., Basehor, Pawnee City, Neb., Sterling, Hugoton, Pleasant Valley (Wichita), Meade, and Tribune; and in the area ministry for the Kansas Baptist Convention ...

July 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


A BIT OF EVERYTHING

Their combined experience is nearly half a century; they've worked under 17 different principals in six different schools; and they have finely tuned the art of multi-tasking.

July 02, 2012 | | News


Hornets’ No. 1 draft pick Davis sprains ankle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can be cleared to practice with the U.S. team.

July 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Howard reissues trade request to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Magic say they haven't committed to honoring Dwight Howard's latest trade demand that he be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.

July 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Michael Jordan’s son arrested

OMAHA, Neb. - Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of former NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha early Sunday following a disturbance outside a downtown hotel.

July 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Moustakas hits grand slam as Royals win

TORONTO (AP) - Mike Moustakas snapped out of his slump, and then some.

July 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Odom back with Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom surveyed the bank of cameras with a practiced eye, subtly adjusting his impeccable suit and tie before stepping back into the spotlight.

July 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


On the Record for July 3, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

July 02, 2012 | | On the Record


​Fireworks Safety Tips

These safety tips are provided by the Kansas State Fire Marshal:

July 02, 2012 | | News


911 briefs

Sex offenses reported

July 02, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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