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Red ribbon week at EGS

ELLINWOOD -Ellinwood Grade School has just completed another very successful and fun week in observance of Red Ribbon Week. Guidance lessons over the past month have focused on drug and alcohol prevention. Besides learning the importance of being drug free, students had a good time with the theme days and winning prizes with their "Live Drug Free" wristbands last week. Monday was "Wear Red Day"; Tuesday, "Turn Your Back on Drugs Day" with students wearing their shirts backwards; Wednesday, "Our School Rocks Drug Free" day, with students dressing like a rock star or favorite musician; and Thursday was Life is ...

November 03, 2011 | | Barton Co. News


Great Bend firefighters prepare carryout boxes for their seventh annual spaghetti feed, Thursday at the Knights of Columbus.

November 03, 2011 | | Local News

Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin

ELLINWOOD - Helen Mae Berscheidt Tomberlin, age 94, died Wednesday at Sterling House in Great Bend. Arrangements and services will be announced by Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks 1928 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Born Jan. 5, 1928 in Dubuque, she was the daughter of Henry and Philomena (Eckart) Casey. On June 4, 1947 she married John E. Weeks in Dubuque. He died Dec. 22, 1990. A resident of Hoisington since 1952, coming from Russell and Ellinwood, she was an administrative assistant for Barton Community College, office manager for Roxana Oil and was employed at Verna's Clothing in Hoisington.

November 03, 2011 | | Obituaries

On the Record for Nov. 4, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

November 03, 2011 | | On the Record

Support Buddy Poppy Days

Dear Editor,

November 03, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor

Women all over world are messed up

Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful "breast ironing," affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a CNN dispatch.

November 03, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Virgie J. Rector 1932 - 2011

LARNED - Virgie J. Rector, 79, passed away Nov. 2 at Larned Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of Charles T. Dalton Sr. and Alta Leatherman. A Larned resident since 1975, moving from Dodge City, she was a Licensed Mental Health Aide for the Larned State Hospital. On April 15, 1948, she married John G. Rector in Cimmaron. He passed away April 29, 1996.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Buddy Ray Messick 1935 - 2011

KINGMAN - Buddy Ray Messick, 76, died Oct. 28 at his home in Kingman, with his wife and children by his side. Born Oct. 28, 1935, near Raymond, he was the son of Clarence and Dora Belle Hughbanks Messick. A Kingman resident since 1984, previously of the Raymond, Lyons and Claflin communities, he was a retired oil field employee.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr. 1922 - 2011

ANNA, Texas - Dr. William Lawrence Smith Jr., 89, of Anna, Texas, passed away on Oct. 15. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Stafford, to William Lawrence Smith Sr. and Elsie Fern (Carr) Smith. On June 21, 1943, he married Nadine Lorene Block, in Martinez, Calif.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Mary Catherine Weeks

HOISINGTON - Mary Catherine Weeks, 83, died Nov. 2 at her home in Hoisington. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

November 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

No. 17 Cats have tough rebound game: third-ranked Oklahoma State

MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week.

November 02, 2011 | | AP Sports

UH’s Keenum prepares to break record under radar

Poor Houston.

November 02, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

Memories of Super Bowl game is distant memory

Ah, the memories.

November 02, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Breaks going Chiefs’ way during four-game win streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A couple of wins over division doormats. A shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback. An inexplicable fumble that eventually led to an overtime victory.

November 02, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

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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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