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Senior Volunteers honored for service to elderly

Beverly Davis, Earl Lumpkins and Bernita Degenhardt of Great Bend were honored for their service to the elderly at the February Senior Companion Program in-service meeting held at the Great Bend Senior Center on Aug. 21st. Davis has served 10 years; Lumpkins, nine years and Degenhardt, five years with the Program. Senior Companions offer friendship and assistance with daily living activities to older persons needing help to live independently.

August 23, 2013 | | Local News

The Furor Over the Rodeo Clown and the Obama Mask

Old joke: two cannibals are eating a clown and one says, "Does this taste funny to you?" In a case of life imitating joke, political partisans squared off in the case of the Obama-mask wearing rodeo clown over whether his act was funny, or in dangerously bad taste. But partisans and most of the media are missing the point of what happened.

August 23, 2013 | Joe Gandelman | Columnists

Are You Killing Yourself With Exercise?

You've probably never heard of bigorexia; but according to CBS New York, it's a growing health hazard, affecting as many as 45 percent of men at some point in their lives.

August 23, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Not the guy

August 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Shoemaker joins Cheyenne Travel

Diane Shoemaker has joined the staff of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations.

August 23, 2013 | | Business

BMI joins the Inc. 5000 List for 2013

Inc. magazine today ranked Benefit Management of Great Bend 4636th on its seventh-annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a snapshot of the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. These companies are recognized for demonstrating growth and stability.

August 23, 2013 | | Business

School days

August 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Thursday's National League capsules


August 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Thursday's American League capsules


August 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Bill L. Westfall 1931 - 2013

Bill L. Westfall, 82, died Aug. 21 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 5, 1931, at Oilton, Okla., to Amos L. and Beulah Mae (Turner) Westfall. He married Lillie "Madge" Ferguson April 5, 1958, at Kinsley. A Great Bend resident since 1934, coming from Oklahoma, he owned and operated Westfall Electric from 1968 until his retirement.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Dorothy O. Soden 1921 - 2013

Dorothy O. Soden, 92, died Aug. 21 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, at Clay Center, to Richard A. and Dorthea J. (Obenland) Brueggemann. She married Carl Soden Dec. 21, 1946, at Mission. He died May 8, 2008. Mrs. Soden was a Great Bend resident since 1949, coming from Coffeyville. She was a teacher at schools in Morganville, Clay Center, Parsons, Topeka and Coffeyville, as well as St. Patrick Catholic School and Great Bend USD 428 in Great Bend.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman 1947 - 2013

CLAFLIN - Donna Rae (Krier) Hoffman, 66, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., died Aug. 21, at her home. Born Feb. 11, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle (DeLair) Krier. Donna was a 1965 graduate of Claflin Kansas High School and graduated from West Hills College in San Diego, Calif., where she attended from 1965-1968, earning a degree in Accounting. On Feb. 12, 1997, she married LeRoy J. Hoffman in Claflin. They resided in Claflin until 2000, moving to Mt. Vernon, Mo., to retire. Donna enjoyed her animals especially her horses and her dachshunds. She ...

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson 1961 - 2013

Daryl "Tippy" Ferguson, 52, died Aug. 22 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born April 4, 1961, at Great Bend, to Donald Gene and Opal Ann (McKnight) Ferguson. He married Sharon M. Thompson June 27, 1981, at Great Bend. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he was a dispatcher for Horizon Express.

August 22, 2013 | | Obituaries

OTR for Aug. 23, 2013

Barton County Sheriff

August 22, 2013 | | On the Record

BCC helps UWCK Stuff the Bus

Students at Barton Community College took time out Wednesday to help United Way of Central Kansas "Stuff the Bus" with donations of goods to help local United Way agencies.

August 22, 2013 | | Local News

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A Good Republican Slugfest

A funny thing happened at the Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Tuesday night.

November 15, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

GBHS Volleyball WAC

November 15, 2015 | | Prep Sports

CPHS athletes sign letters of intent

After years of success on many levels, multiple state championships, and numerous accolades, Taylor Rolfs and Reagan Phelan of Central Plains High School have made ...

November 15, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Moyers inks to play tennis at FHSU

Great Bend High School girls' tennis standout Macy Moyers signed to play tennis with Fort Hays State University Thursday.

November 15, 2015 | | Prep Sports

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

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