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Recreation Commission ready for fall

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will discuss the fall program time line when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Battle Tested

Math and reading are great subjects for classroom settings, but Staff Sgt. Cory Payne said learning to save the life of a fellow soldier in the middle of a combat situation requires more than textbooks and whiteboards.

August 10, 2013 | | Local News

Softball tourney raises $2,500 for local Special Olympics team

This year's Storm Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament, played Aug. 3 at Veteran's Fields in Great Bend, is in the books but the tourney certainly wasn't played by the book. Heavy and intermittent rain along with muddy field conditions prompted tournament organizers to delay play, shuffle schedules and, in the end, flip coins in order to complete the fifth-annual event.

August 10, 2013 | | Local News

Brinlee resigns from HMSI

Jean Brinlee, former director of Hoisington Main Street Inc., has resigned and taken a job as the manager of the Subway in Hoisington.

August 10, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Maxwell powers Kansas City past Boston

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Maxwell has provided a huge boost for Kansas City since coming over from the Astros.

August 10, 2013 | | AP Sports


NEW ORLEANS - Between Kansas City head coach Andy Reid's debut and New Orleans head coach Sean Payton's return from his one-season bounty ban, there was a little more intrigue surrounding the Chiefs' and Saints' preseason opener than that of a typical exhibition game.

August 10, 2013 | | College/Professional

Area woman named national Czech queen

WILBER, Neb. – Anna Hand of Ellsworth County was crowned as the national Czech queen at the Miss Czech Slovak U.S. pageant held in conjunction with the national Czech Festival Aug. 4 in Wilber, Neb.

August 09, 2013 | | Local News

27th Annual Polka Days

The 27th Annual Polka Days, sponsored by Po.L.K. of A, Kansas Chapter, will be held on Aug. 16 through the 17 at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th in Great Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 17 and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18th. Cost is $9 for Friday, $15 for Saturday and $12 for Sunday or $25 for a two day package. For more information contact Marilyn Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Wilhelm at 620-792-1604; Bob Kaiser at 316-722-1170; Dave Heier ...

August 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs

The text messages can wait

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August 09, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Boxberger thrives at World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Austria

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Three University of Notre Dame rowing team student-athletes were members of top-10 finishing crews in late July at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, Erin Boxberger (United States, W8+), Ailish Sheehan (Ireland, W4-) and Molly Bruggeman (USA, W4x) each took part in the five-day event.

August 09, 2013 | | College/Professional

Shifty Congress

August 09, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Childless Couples: Do They Deserve To Live?

Whether you're arising from a long, luxurious sleep or frantically cleaning up melted crayons, surely you have a strong opinion on the cover story in the August 12 "Time" magazine: "The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children."

August 09, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Great Minds on Government

Too many of our political leaders see government as the solution to our challenges. If only they paid more consideration to what some of our great minds had to say about government.

August 09, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen 1914-2013

MOUNDVILLE, Mo. - Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen, 99, Moundville, Mo., passed away after a short illness Aug. 6, 2013 at Christian Health Care in Nevada, Mo.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Hoisington chamber accepting parade entries

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the 117th annual Labor Day Parade. The theme of the parade is "Celebrating Life In The Heartland."This year's theme focuses on the importance of living in small, active close-knit rural communities.

August 09, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

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Senior Activities


September 20, 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 ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Club Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Club News

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Sept. 21 through Sept. 25. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 20, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Scoring the Great Debate

I didn't watch CNN's telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

September 20, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Murphy 50th

Joseph A. and Roma Lee (Riner) Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, with family.

September 20, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl

Virginia R. "Ginny" Sundahl, 89, formerly of McPherson, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilatation. Born on Feb. 15, 1926 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arther Wayne Hunt 1931 - 2015

Arther Wayne Hunt, 83, died Sept. 17, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1931, in Silver City ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

‚ÄčKenneth L. Tompkins 1926 - 2015

Kenneth L. Tompkins, 88, of Great Bend, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. He was born on Sept. 20 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

‚ÄčMary Lynne Garnett 1961 - 2015

Mary Lynne Garnett, 54, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Feb. 24, 1961 ...

September 19, 2015 | | Obituaries

Royals' rallies not enough to slow Tigers in 12th

DETROIT- Rookie Dixon Machado drilled a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning off Royals closer Greg Holland as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 ...

September 19, 2015 | JASON BECK/ | AP Sports

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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