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​Hilltop Singers to host Jingle Bell Swing

Barton Community College will host the Jingle Bell Swing big-band dance, with music provided by the Hilltop Singers and a 16-piece big band made up of area musicians, from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Great Bend American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave.

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


OTR for Nov. 29, 2012

Great Bend Police

November 28, 2012 | | On the Record


​Post office releases holiday mailing dates

The Great Bend Post Office is encouraging customers to mail early this holiday season, Postmaster Willie Beamon said. The post office has released its suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

November 28, 2012 | | News


Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard 1921-2012

SMITH CENTER - Dr. Robert Glenn Sheppard, 91, passed away Nov. 24, 2012 at the Smith County Long Term Care.

November 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


It’s Time to Upgrade Our Presidential Elections

On election night 2012 I was in DC doing the rounds of various media outlets. At one stop I found myself in a small cramped office of foreign journalists reporting to countries all over Europe and Asia, some as far as Korea. The conversations in the unventilated suite defaulted into election night chatter: "Two-seventy is impossible without Wisconsin." "Florida has 29 electrical votes, but their demographics are changing." "If Romney wins Ohio, he still needs Pennsylvania, but if Obama wins Ohio he doesn't need Pennsylvania."

November 28, 2012 | | Columnists


Is it Tebow time?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 28, 2012 | | Columnists


CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. names Divisional Vice President for Northeast

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend, announces that Ivette Dominguez has accepted the position of divisional vice president for CPI's Northeast Division. As divisional vice president, Ms. Dominguez will lead the sales strategies as well as the growth and development of six retirement plan consultants on the Northeast Divisional team. With extensive experience in qualified retirement plans, Ms. Dominguez will also represent the distribution of CPI solutions in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia, helping financial advisors and plan sponsors drive our outcome based approach for their retirement plan ...

November 28, 2012 | | Business


Convention Center

Dear Editor,

November 28, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Reinke recognizes St. John-based dealership for long-term commitment to representing Reinke Irrigati

Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair, Inc. of St. John, has received a Reinke Longevity award for its 20 years of marketing Reinke products. The Reinke dealership was also awarded a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2011-2012 marketing year success.

November 28, 2012 | | Business


Lindsey, stoned and pilloried

During a trip to Washington, D.C., last month, Lindsey Stone posed for a snapshot while making crude gestures. She posted it on Facebook, and soon her life turned upside down.

November 28, 2012 | BY PETER FUNT | Columnists


Union vultures on the prowl

So what do you get when you cross a community organizer-turned-president with union thugs? No one is really sure – yet, but one thing is for sure, Congressional Democrats have every reason to be afraid. President Obama's BFFs have them in their sights and promise to strong-arm them into submission should they dare compromise on the fiscal cliff. On MSNBC just before Thanksgiving, United Steelworkers Union boss Leo Gerard said any Democrats compromising with Republicans will suffer the same fate as former senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), the last of a dying breed of moderate Democrats.

November 28, 2012 | BY SUSAN BROWN | Columnists


Honored musicians

November 28, 2012 | | Local News


No. 7 K-State can wrap up Big 12 title, BCS berth

MANHATTAN - It probably wasn't the most happy of Thanksgivings for seventh-ranked Kansas State.

November 28, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


‘One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do’

On Monday, the Great Bend Middle School "A" boys' basketball team trounced the visiting Medicine Lodge Indians 47-1 inside the cozy confines of the GBMS gymnasium.

November 27, 2012 | | Local Sports


Eagles release DE Babin

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles, in a midst of a seven-game losing streak and with their defense struggling, released defensive end Jason Babin on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Barton women cruise by Colby; one win from home playoff game

It was a pretty good night at the Barton Gym for the Barton Cougar women's basketball team.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society fundraiser

Lyons Public Library and Rice County Historical Society will host a joint fundraiser celebrating sports and the way sports build and unite communities. This fundraising event will feature Chase High School graduate and retired NFL player Paul Coffman as guest speaker. Coffman played collegiate ball for Kansas State University before signing as an undrafted rookie free agent for the Green Bay Packers in 1978. His career for the Packers spanned from 1978-1985. He later played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987) and the Minnesota Vikings (1988) and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.

February 20, 2015 | | Entertainment


Barton survives upset scare by Colby

It almost happened again. The Barton Community College men's basketball team entered the NJCAA Top 25 for the second time this year Tuesday. The last time the Cougars did that they followed it up with a pair of losses.

February 20, 2015 | | Community College


Tinseltown Talks

From "I Love Lucy" and "All in the Family" to "Married with Children" and "Seinfeld," structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


Thank you letter from soldier

Dear Editor, (in care of Great Bend Military Moms)

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Let’s keep Kansas free state

Dear Editor,

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Congress Playing Chicken on DHS Funding Bill

For President Obama and the unlawful immigrants he is determined to reward with work permits, social security numbers, and welfare benefits, last week was triumphant. As the congressional February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security draws closer, insiders learn with each passing day that Obama's executive action is much more expansive than originally presented.

February 20, 2015 | Joe Guzzardi | Columnists


How Many More Wars?

Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS "and associated persons and forces" anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.

February 20, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


Obama's Plans

February 20, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Speech Team places 4th

At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


Swigart named Great Bend mortgage lender for Central National Bank

Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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