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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

CARDINALS 6, BRAVES 2

August 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Thursday's American League capsules

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 3

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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Lethea Evelyn Selle 1925-2016

Lethea Evelyn Selle, 90, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Joel Raymond Ryan

BURDETT - Joel Raymond Ryan was born prematurely on Jan. 22, 2016. He was the son of Jason L. and Jenae L. Skelton Ryan. He died ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Julie Dell Mauler 1963-2016

Julie Dell Mauler, 52, died Jan. 25, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 9, 1963, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donna R. Horkey 1952-2016

GRANVILLE, Iowa - Donna R. Horkey, 63, passed away Jan. 19, 2016, at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, Iowa. Born Aug. 5, 1952 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for January 26, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2016 | | On the Record


Oilglut

January 26, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kindergarten is not the First Grade

A couple years ago, my wife and I sat with a friend who complained that her kindergarten son had homework to do.

January 26, 2016 | Rob Tornoe | Columnists


Two former GBHS wrestlers place at the Kansas Cup Wrestling Tournament at Newman University

Zachary Schridde place 3rd in the 141-pound weight class at the Kansas Cup Wrestling Tournament held at Newman University in Wichita. Zachary is a 2014 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


Barton Blazers take first

January 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a snow crystal, investigate backyard birds and become ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Swim Team results

The GBHS swim team competed in the Wichita Heights Invitaitonal on Saturday. There were 21 teams competing. "This meet was loaded with so many good ...

January 26, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College at the Welding Lab Technical Building, Room 172, at 9:30 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Thanks to blood drive participants

Dear Editor,

January 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


DC blizzard

Dear Editor,

January 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Paul | Columnists


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