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Have a happy Fathers’ Day

When you are 52, your dad is 30 years older and still works every day, Father's Day is already special. Still, if I had a dream day as a dad, it would go something like this:

June 18, 2011 | MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Escobar's bat, not glove, lifts Royals over Cardinals

Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy roars into the record books at U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.

June 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Krug to present "Water with Lemon"

Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission.

June 17, 2011 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for June 19, 2011

Great Bend Fire Department

June 17, 2011 | | On the Record


Strong-arm robbery reported

Great Bend police are investigating a report of an aggravated battery. The alleged victim told police Thursday even that two males battered him at 2100 Broadway Ave. and stole $120 from him.

June 17, 2011 | | On the Record


Sunflower EEC staff recieves autism training

There are only a handful of Kansans from Great Bend to the Colorado border who have completed Autism Specialist training. And three of them work at Sunflower's Early Education Center.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


St. Rose gift shop moves to new location

The floor space may be smaller, but the merchandise is almost the same at the Gifts from the Heart gift shop at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It also is still conveniently located on the first floor.

June 17, 2011 | | Business


Santa Fe Trail History Lesson

Historian to talk Tuesday

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Welcome Inn What Nots

Welcome Inn What Nots

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Larned Police Dept.

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Jordaan Library reading program starts

LARNED - The reading program, "One World Many Stories," has started. Sixty-one young readers have signed up, including 16 middle-school readers.

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Community Market starts Saturday

Larned Pride's Community Market opens Saturday! This year the market will be open EVERY Saturday from 7:30-10:30. Don't forget cofee is always free! The market is located across the street from Carr Auction and features several vendors from produce and crafts to jellies and soap. There is no charge to have a booth and anyone interested in selling at the market may call Angie Murray at 620-804-1346.

June 17, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News


Alice Marie Willcut 1930 - 2011

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.- Alice Marie Willcut, 80, resident of Bartlesville, Okla., died June 11. Born Aug. 1, 1930 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Lowell E. and Elizabeth (Whittig) Willcut. She was raised and received her education in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1948. She attended Kansas City Business College for two years, then moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company until her retirement. She moved back to Great Bend to care for her mother until her death. In 1997 she moved to Bartlesville, Okla. to care for her ill ...

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wetland Center summer program registration begins

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs that will begin July 7 and run through July 28.

June 17, 2011 | | Local News


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​Jean Robinson 1917 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Jean Robinson, 98, died Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2015, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Jean was a 70-year-plus resident of Ellinwood and was highly respected in the community. She was selected as parade Grand Marshal of the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, was selected a "Distinguished Citizen" of the community and was awarded one of the Ellinwood Rotary Club's most prestigious awards, the Paul Harris Fellow. She was born on a farm north of Hoisington to G.C. "Cleve" and Gertrude Underwood in 1917 and grew up in Hoisington. She graduated from Hoisington High School, then went to Kansas State ...

March 19, 2015 | | Obituaries


The Iditarod And Brackets

This is the week. The week when the sporting world turns its' attention to..............THE IDITAROD! No, that's not a 7'2" center for North Carolina State! It's the name of one of the most grueling sporting events in the world. A 1,000 mile race behind a sled being pulled by a bunch of dogs. Now I realize that there might be similarities between this and how you feel the way your favorite basketball team has been playing but, seriously folks, this dog-sled race has been going on in Alaska this past week and the conditions have ...

March 19, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bombs Away!!! The Battle of Kansas and Cheyenne Bottoms

The regular monthly meeting of the Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Museum, 85 S. U.S. Hwy. 281, just south of Great Bend, across the Arkansas River Bridge. The public is welcome to attend.

March 19, 2015 | | Local News


Obama Screws the Middle Class Again

How would you like a free refund of your last three years' of taxes? A promise that you won't have to pay any possible back taxes or penalty? Would you have any objection if the IRS chooses not to ask for income verification?

March 19, 2015 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


The First Female President

This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton's speech at the Fourth World Conference on Women titled, "Women's Rights Are Human Rights." It was 1995 when then-First Lady Clinton went to Beijing and challenged the world to see women's issues as not separate from the rest of humanity.

March 19, 2015 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Clinton emails

March 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Oliver 'Glenn' Jackson 1924-2015

ELLINWOOD- Oliver Glenn Jackson, 90, died March 16, 2015 at Abilene Memorial Hospital in Abilene. Born June 24, 1924 in rural Bronson, he was the son of Arthur Glenn and Esther Ruth (Reynolds) Jackson.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned Club Briefs

Larned VFW Auxiliary

March 18, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Larry ‘Doc’ Holliday 1941 - 2015

OSAGE CITY - Larry "Doc" Holliday, 73, formerly of Vassar, passed away March 16, 2015 at his home in Burlington.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leona Cecelia Robinson 1921 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Leona Cecelia Robinson, 93, died March 17, 2015 at NHC Healthcare, in Town and Country, Mo.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Michael Looman 1956 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Michael Looman, 58, died unexpectedly on March 8, 2015 at her home.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jean Robinson

ELLINWOOD - Jean Robinson, 98, passed away peacefully at Ellinwood District Hospital on March 17, 2015.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Democrats Have a Corruption Problem

Senator Bob Menendez will soon be indicted on corruption and obstruction of justice charges stemming from his relationship with Salomon Melgen, a West Palm Beach eye doctor. Melgen thought he could get away with Medicare fraud because he gave Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid's Super PAC $700,000 and lavished Menendez with private jet flights to his luxury resort. Given the known public facts, Harry Reid should return Melgen's money to the taxpayers he stole it from and should ask Menendez to resign.

March 18, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Education cuts

March 18, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Teen's Death is Our Tragedy

I was a fairly intense child, passionate in my love (Bobby Sherman, white chocolate,) and my hatred (the Dallas Cowboys, mayonnaise.)

March 18, 2015 | Christine Flowers | Columnists


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