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​Jay Shelton Cummings 1956 - 2015

ADA, Kan. - Jay Shelton Cummings, 59, Ada, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Hutchinson. He was born at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka on July 12, 1956, to Joseph L. and Sharon Cummings.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


​Jack J. Ferrell 1950 - 2015

Jack J. Ferrell, 65, died Dec. 24, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born May 22, 1950, at Great Bend, the son of "A. J." and Ruth Ferrell. A Great Bend resident, he was a retired truck driver for Linde Transport and a private pilot.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz 1935 - 2015

LARNED - Patricia A. (Gleason) Schartz, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, Wichita. She was born October 23, 1935, to Leo P. and Ruth G. (Schlick) Gleason in Spearville. On March 2, 1957, she married A.W. (Bill) Schartz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hodgeman County. He survives.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donald H. Matthews 1928 - 2015

Donald H. Matthews, 87, died Dec. 31, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, at Medicine Lodge, the son of Harry and Clara (Chambers) Matthews. Don married Mary Louise Powell Jan. 22, 1957, at Great Bend. She died Nov. 23, 2010.

January 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Commission, council to meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Kansas Asphalt Paving Association award, the designation of officials depositories, the Kansas Association of Counties membership and appointments to the The Center for Counseling and Consultation Board.

January 02, 2016 | | Local News


Early Kansas settlements topic for Kinsley Library Winter Series

"The Kansas Mosaic: Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900" discussion series will begin at the Kinsley Library on Sunday, January 10 from 2-5 p.m. The series which includes imminent scholars, historical reenactors, and ethnic culture was developed in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council.

January 01, 2016 | | Entertainment


Check It Out!

2015 has been a busy year at the library! Starting with the beginning of the year in January, we hosted the PAC Book Bingo and ended the month bringing in the amazing Smithsonian Exhibit, which provided many activities through the month of March. Sharon Sturgis contributed so much of her time and talent to make this a wonderful addition to our library during that period of time. March was the month that I completed the PRAXIS, and now need to continue working through the end of the 2016 school year to receive my Library/Media Endorsement. The end of March ...

January 01, 2016 | | Entertainment


2016: What To Expect

It's hard to believe, but we're on the brink of another presidential election year. Let us pray. Every quadrennial, the American political process plays out as a big-top carnival sideshow featuring moral contortionists, ethical geeks and fat sweaty white guys teetering on slack media wires.

January 01, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


News Certain to Occur in 2016

Other than global warfare, politics, economics and fantasy sports, there really isn't much news to recap from 2015. So, looking ahead, here's a handy precap of news certain to occur in 2016.

January 01, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Airport security

January 01, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


​Moran to visit Ransom

RANSOM - U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) will Ness County next week as part of his Kansas Listening Tour. He will be at the Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5

December 31, 2015 | | Local News


BCC invites high school seniors to Senior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at Senior Day, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. They can sign up now at seniorday.bartonccc.edu.

December 31, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for December 31, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 31, 2015 | | On the Record


Best of the rest

We're smack dab in the middle of the forty-some Bowl games of this holiday season. Time to take stock of the "Best of what's left". First though, I would like to make note of the national playoff system that is going on in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. You know, those are the schools that provide the early-season non-conference games for our "Big Boys".

December 31, 2015 | | Local Sports


Article on Kuhlman appreciated

Dear Editor,

December 31, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Loss 50th anniversary

Bob and Marilyn Loss of Great Bend celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 22nd.

January 24, 2016 | | Anniversaries


Plenty of reasons to be intrigued by NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hey, don't forget about us.

January 24, 2016 | | AP Sports


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Broncos, Pats stay in AFC hunt despite injuries, issues

DENVER (AP) - One team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


No. 3 Kansas overcomes slow start to beat Texas, 76-67

LAWRENCE (AP) - The way Kansas had labored over the past two weeks, coach Bill Self headed into Saturday's game against Texas firmly believing it ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Shockers rout Bradley for ninth straight win

WICHITA (AP) - Fred VanVleet had 13 points and added four assists and four steals to help lead Wichita State to its ninth straight win, a ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


K-State tops Oklahoma State with hot shooting

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) - Kamau Stokes and Justin Edwards scored 13 points apiece, and Kansas State hit nine 3-pointers to help snap a two-game losing streak ...

January 23, 2016 | | AP Sports


Running backwards

Aaron Yoder, who is the Bethany College track coach has set a world-record for the fastest mile, RUNNING BACKWARDS! He set the record of 5 ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes information ...

January 23, 2016 | | Local News


Panthers lose 51-31 to Collegiate

WICHITA COLLEGIATE 51, GREAT BEND 31

January 23, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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