Dear Editor, I am voting for Kenny Shremmer to serve as First District county commissioner. He has been responsible for keeping Barton county a vital business to get the best value~to run our county government. He has kept us informed with his articles in the papers. Kenny has the princlpes to represente all of this county. I will cast my vote for Kenny Shremmer for Barton County First District county commissioner and I hope you ...
There have been statements made by some fiscal conservatives, most notably the governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour that we should not focus on life issues in this election and risk losing the election.
Dear Editor, It's just wrong. Secret campaign cash should have no place in our American democracy. But now we are seeing huge sums of money from secret sources going into campaign advertising, much of it the negative advertising that poisons the airways. Special interests are spending millions and millions of dollars in this election and it threatens to drown out the voices of individual voters. And because of changes in the law, there are no ...
Dear Editor, Kansas Legislative District 112 representative candidate, Christina Stein, is pro-education. The Kansas Association of School Boards gives legislators' education voting records to school board members. Sen. Ruth Teichmann is the only area legislator who consistently votes for education dollars and educational opportunities for K-12, community, technical, and university students. Our students are Kansas future leaders, business owners, technology experts and workers. They need a pro-education legislator. Please help our Kansas students by voting ...
Dear Editor, Christina Stein is an intelligent, enthusiastic young lady running for state representative in the 112th district. Not having a lot of campaign money, she had to use a lot of old fashion hard work like door-to-door and phone contacts to communicate her message. This example of dedication indicates that she will work hard to represent Great Bend and Barton County well in the legislature. Her experience working in USD 428 has given her ...
First Presbyterian Church, located at 24th and Washington in Great Bend, will celebrate Halloween with a great program.
This past summer, the prominent BrewDog brewery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, began producing the world's strongest (and most expensive) beer, called The End of History, which is 55 percent alcohol and sells for 500 pounds ($780) a bottle.
Dear Editor, Election day draws near and we are still buzzing about who to vote for. I had a short conversation with Christina Stein last spring where she made it quite clear big business was the problem with the United States. I later learned that she praises big unions. Ms. Stein is a staunch Obama health care supporter, saying that the 2,000-page taxing, spending, social mandating bill didn't go far enough. I, for one, believe ...
Dear Editor, Kenny Schremmer for Barton County Commission is by far our best choice. Please vote on Tuesday, Scot Moeder, Great Bend
Dear Editor, You probably know someone with mental illness-a family member, a friend, a coworker, or maybe even yourself. What you probably don't know is that the Kansas constitution currently has the power to take that person's voting rights away. The legislature hasn't used its power to ban Kansans with mental illness from voting, but we still need to make a change. The Kansas Constitution needs to be in line with Kansas values. Right now, ...
Kansas State is ranked No. 3 and Kansas is ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll, which was released Thursday.
PLANO, Texas - Georgia Louise Campbell, 87, died Oct. 27. She was born April 11, 1923, at Larned, the daughter of Charles DeWitt and Lucile (Hullett) Gilmore. She married William J. Campbell Jr. on Dec. 27, 1943, at Great Bend. He died Sept. 4, 2007. She lived in Great Bend, Wichita, Kansas City and Oklahoma City prior to moving to the Dallas area.
Not only did Heartland Cancer Center patients benefit in a big way at a recent fundraiser, the center's director also was overwhelmed by a big surprise.
Great Bend Police A vehicular burglary at 1121 Morphy St. was reported Wednesday. An identity theft case was reported Wednesday. Barton County Jail Booked Oct. 27 Dustin W. Bosack, Great Bend - Driving while suspended and illegal tag Jessie R. Roat, Dodge City - Battery domestic violence Released Oct. 27 Arron L. Whittington, Hutchinson - Partial sentence served Ashley Labranche, Salina ...
HUTCHINSON – Phyllis E. Ankerholz Fimple, went to be with her Lord and loved ones Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, Hutchinson. Born Aug. 11, 1922, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Bertram H. and Flora E. (Fitzwilliam) St. Clair. She married Lawrence H. Ankerholz Nov. 20, 1941, at Salem, Ill. He died Dec. 7, 1983. She then married Rufus P. Fimple Jan. 15, 1994, at Great Bend.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Lelia A. Thompson, 94 died Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling. Born Aug. 5, 1919, at Arpelar, Okla., she was the daughter of Boone and Virgie Mae (Ezell) Turner. She married Norman Thompson March, 26, 1938, at McAlester, Okla. He died March 18, 2002.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
ARVADA, Colo. - Mark Samuel Albert Stice, 36, set out in mid-September to climb the Crestones, in Custer County, Colo., and never returned and has not yet been found. More than 800 hours of volunteer time was spent trying to find him, but the search was hampered by snow, ice and high winds at altitudes over 13,000 feet. While we believe he will someday be found, the time has now come to remember him and ...
SALINA - Verla L. Hipp, 82, died on Nov. 26, 2013 at Sterling House of Salina. Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Frank Ernest and Helen (Schwartz) Ruble. On July 15, 1953 she married Robert F. Hipp in Great Bend. He died on Oct. 12, 1989. A lifelong resident of Great Bend, moving to Salina in 2009, she was employed for U.S.D. 428 as a Certified Food Service worker for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a gifted seamtress.
QUINTER - Rita Houdeshell, 72, of Quinter, died on Nov. 23, 2013 at Hays Medical Center. Born June 7, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Helen (Strobel) Everett. She was a graduate of Radium High School. On March 4, 1963, Rita was united in marriage to Larry W. Houdeshell in Dodge City. She worked for many years and retired as a certified nurse's assistant at Gove County Hospital in Quinter.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.