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Gillespie earns accolade

MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School's head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie was designated the Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2012 season by the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association.

July 19, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Simien basketball camp set

A Called to Greatness basketball camp will be held on July 23-24 at Great Bend High School.

July 19, 2012 | | Local Sports


Colts sign Luck to four-year deal

Rest easy, Colts fans. The Andrew Luck era can now officially begin.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Montero, Seattle topple Royals 6-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Felix Hernandez worked quickly in the rising heat.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Creative tension forming over 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies

LONDON (AP) - Transforming the Olympic Stadium into a rural idyll is proving far from serene for Danny Boyle ahead of the opening ceremony.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


All-Star events brings about 150,000 people to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - About 150,000 people came to Kansas City from out of town to attend baseball's All-Star events earlier this month.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Wiggins leads pack at Tour de France

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

July 19, 2012 | | AP Sports


Suspicious house fire under investigation

This article was updated Friday afternoon.

July 19, 2012 | | News


Ryan J. Booth 1983-2012

HOISINGTON - Ryan J. Booth, age 28, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born October 26, 1983 at Hoisington the son of Randy and Rebecca Sue (Martin) Booth.

July 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harold C. Newsome 1938 - 2012

YORK, Neb. - Harold C. Newsome, 73, of York, Neb. died July 16 at the Grand Island Veterans' Home in Grand Island. Born July 19, 1938 in Ellsworth, he was the son of Cecil and Gertrude Newsome. In 1962 he moved to York, Neb. He married Karen Epke in January of 1968 in Grand Island, Neb. The couple made their home in York, Neb.

July 19, 2012 | | Obituaries


Crisis Center receives grant for victim support

TOPEKA – The Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center was awarded a grant for its crime victim and witness program, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Thursday.

July 19, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Students to start day at Claflin

HOLYROOD - In a further clarification to the new schedule for shop classes story run earlier this week, Superintendent Steve Woolf explained that the Industrial Arts students from Central Plains Middle School-Bushton will begin the day at Central Plains High School - Claflin for the first hour and then be transported back to Bushton when they have completed their IA and Ag. Ed. Class.

July 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


UP and away

July 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


BCSO recovers stolen items

PAWNEE ROCK - Barton County Sheriff's Office reports some property stolen from an unoccupied home in Pawnee Rock and from a church there was recovered Wednesday evening.

July 19, 2012 | | News


New director hired for HAC

HOISINGTON - A new director, Scott Goodheart, has been hired for the Hoisington Activity Center.

July 19, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


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Scam phone calls reported

On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 13, 2015 | | On the Record


Joan Charles

Joan Charles, 84, died Jan. 5, at home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Esther Marie Urban 1922-2015

LA CROSSE - Esther Marie Urban, 92, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eleanor C. Hines

ELLINWOOD - Eleanor Catherine (Hoffman) Hines, 92, died on Jan. 10, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1922, she was the daughter of Henry J. Hoffman and Teresa (Krier) Hoffman. In 1940, she graduated from Great Bend High School. On Jan. 21, 1941, she married Leo M. Hines in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1988. She was the Business Manager for the couple's plumbing business until their retirement in 1985.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace Anna Mehl 1918 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Grace Anna Mehl, 96, passed away Jan. 9, in Wilson. Born Oct. 14, 1918, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Lubinus) Soeken. On June 1, 1941, she married Harvey W. Mehl in Claflin. He preceded her in death in 2001. A lifetime resident of the Claflin, Holyrood, and Lorraine areas, she was a homemaker, farm wife, and nurse's aide at Ellsworth Hospital.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rosaline M. Staab 1944 - 2015

OLATHE - Rosaline M. Staab, 70, passed away Jan 10th. Born Jan. 15, 1944, in Hays, she was the daughter of to Alois and Domitilla (Befort) Pfannenstiel. She was 1962 graduate of Marian High School. On Oct. 5, 1963, she married Dennis C. Staab. They resided in Great Bend until 1999 when they relocated to Olathe. She was employed by Fuller Brush Company in Great Bend for 22 years and Olathe School District Food Production for the past 12 years.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Lori Ann Ostrander 1974 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Lori Ann Ostrander, 40, died Jan. 12, 2015, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born on Nov. 19, 1974 at Larned, the daughter of Ronald Eugene and Judy Marie (Fuhrman) Ostrander.

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Duane Alvin Potter 1920 - 2015

Duane Alvin Potter, 94, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Hackensack, Minn. He was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Hugo, Colo., the son of Joseph Clinton and Elsa Patricia (Richardson) Potter. He grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Hugo High School. He married Rosemary Weber on Nov. 18, 1943. After 69 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2013. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II including the Battle of the Bulge. After serving his country, he made his home in Great Bend. For many years he was ...

January 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barton County Jail Log, Jan. 9-11, 2015

Barton County Jail

January 12, 2015 | | On the Record


County to observe Martin Luther King Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will only be open from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


Soup Sampler Supper is Sunday

All are invited to attend the Soup Sampler Supper, sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. Several varieties of soup will be available. Cost is $7 per meal; children 6 years and under eat free. Raffle tickets will also be available.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


Two drivers injured Friday

James J. Rossman, 86, of Albert, and Rachel D. Hill, 30, of Larned, were injured Friday when vehicles they were driving collided in Barton County. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m.

January 12, 2015 | | News


K of C selling tickets for men's stag

The Knights of Columbus men's stag will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend. Social begins at 5:30 p.m. with prime rib dinner served at 6:30.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


​Hot ashes and logs start grass fire

Great Bend Fire Department responded to a grass at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in a vacant lot just north of a house 351 North U.S. 281.

January 12, 2015 | | News


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