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‘The Miss Firecracker Contest’ to go off in Felten-Start Theatre

HAYS - A delusional southern beauty surrounded by misfits and mental cases tries to build a road to redemption out of a small-town pageant in ways that are funny but not soul-destroying in "The Miss Firecracker Contest," a Southern Gothic play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley, coming Nov. 14 to Fort Hays State University's Felten-Start Theatre.

October 31, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


​John A. Snider 1936 - 2013

RAYMOND - John A. Snider, 77, died Oct. 31 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 5, 1936, in Raymond, he was the son of Dee Lambert and Clara Mary (Wille) Snider. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. A lifetime resident of Raymond, he was a farmer and cattleman.

October 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


​A. William Shafer, MD 1927 - 2013

LAKE QUIVIRA - Dr. A. William Shafer, 85, peacefully passed in the presence of his family on Oct. 28, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill enjoyed retirement life with his wife, Betsy Thomas Dring Shafer, at Lake Quivira, as a committed family man, voracious reader and avid golfer. Bill was married to June Alefs Shafer for 49 years prior to her death in 1999 and married Betsy in 2000.

October 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Eula “Fay” Moser 1939 - 2013

Eula "Fay" Moser, 74, passed away on Oct. 30 at her home in Great Bend. Born on May 2, 1939, in Pollard, Okla., she was the daughter of Gilbert Edward and Myrtle Patience (Stout) Hollingsworth. She was a resident of Great Bend since 1962. Over the years, she was employed at the former Thies Development and the Fuller Brush Company, both of Great Bend, and worked as a cook for many years, most recently at the Great Bend Senior Center, until her retirement five years ago. Fay loved playing cards, reading, and enjoyed music, but her biggest joy in life ...

October 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Pawnee County Briefs

LHS calendar

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Welcome Inn Notes

Activities Nov. 3-9

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Pawnee County commission hears Pawnee Valley update

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Wednesday, Oct. 30

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Pawnee County Court

Speeding Cases

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Alco’s merger fails shareholder’s vote

COPPELL, Texas - Alco Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCS) ("Alco" or the "Company"), a general merchandise retailer specializing in providing a superior selection of essential products for everyday life in small-town America, has announced that the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 25, 2013 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among Mallard Parent, LLC, M Acquisition Corporation and the Company, did not receive approval from more than a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock during a special meeting of the Company's shareholders Wednesday,

October 31, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story and photos were submitted by Brandon Steinert at Barton Community College. Steinert notes: All photos showing inmates have been approved to be published by the Kansas Department of Corrections. I have omitted the last name of a prisoner identified in the story to protect the victims and the inmate's identity, as requested by ECF personnel. Also, know that names shown on certificates in photos have been blurred out for the same reason.

October 31, 2013 | | News


OTR for Nov. 1, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 31, 2013 | | On the Record


Witchy Women

Female employees at the Barton County Appraisers Office dressed as the female evil villainesses from Disney movies on Halloween.

October 31, 2013 | | News


Blood drives Friday and Nov. 11

Barton County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in November. Donations will be accepted from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson in Claflin, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. in Great Bend.

October 31, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Shafer Art Gallery to close for preparation of Holiday Exhibit

The Shafer Art Gallery will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, until Sunday, Nov. 24 in preparation of its holiday exhibit. The gallery will reopen Nov. 24 from 1-5 p.m. with the Festival of Trees exhibit as well as the Jacob's Ladder exhibit featuring ornate quilts from the National Quilt Museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held two weeks later on Dec. 8.

October 31, 2013 | | Area Briefs


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Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Area high school basketball scoreboard

MID-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

January 30, 2016 | | Prep Sports


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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