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Obama conjures up the female vote

Sometimes, the very thing that could serve to become our demise becomes our pathway to victory when we choose to face it head-on and humble ourselves long enough to ask for a little help from the Almighty.

February 15, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

‘Psycho’ fan club meets there

Police in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, arrested a much-too-zealous expert on local cemeteries, suspected of digging up the bodies of 29 women buried in the city and taking them to his apartment.

February 15, 2012 | | News of the Weird

The circus just continues

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

February 15, 2012 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

Linsanity ensues in Toronto

TORONTO - Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points, and the New York Knicks rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 90-87 Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to six games.

February 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

AP Top 25 capsules

TCU 102, No. 11 UNLV 97, OT

February 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Lady Tigers fall to Word of Life

ST. JOHN - The two high school girls' basketball teams fought neck-and-neck at St. John on Tuesday night, but Wichita Word of Life finished ahead 49-47, beating the Lady Tigers.

February 14, 2012 | | Prep Sports

BCC opens season with pair of losses

The Barton Community College softball team opened the season Tuesday at Cougar Fields with a pair of losses to Cloud County.

February 14, 2012 | | Community College

Spring Animal Ritual is next Stop ‘N Learn topic

The spring mating rituals of Kansas wildlife will be the topic at the next Stop 'N Learn, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, director of education at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will have information on greater prairie chickens, turkeys and kildeer. Ston 'N Learn programs are free and offered by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Drum Circle meeting moves to The Center

The Drum Circle, facilitated by John Makings, will hold its second meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at The Center, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. This is a new location for the group. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and admission is free. For more information call The Center, 620-792-2544.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Elsie Mae Pickerill 1942 - 2012

Elsie Mae Pickerill, 69, passed away at the Minneola Long Term Care Center in Minneola on Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Elsie was born on Sept. 12, 1942, in Ellsworth to John and Mildred (Mills) Ploutz. She graduated from Ellsworth High School. On Sept. 5, 1964, she was united in marriage to Gary Pickerill in Great Bend, where the couple made their home. One of Elsie's favorite activities was watching KU basketball.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Irene M. Beran 1923 - 2012

ODIN - Irene M. Beran, 88, died Feb. 13 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born April 11, 1923, in Victoria, she was the daughter of Wendelin and Pauline (Dreiling) Dinkel. On June 16, 1948, she married August V. Beran in Victoria. He died May 4, 1966. A resident of Odin since 1948, coming from Victoria, and moving to Great Bend in 2005, she was a homemaker and served in domestic services.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Juvenile Justice commissioner to visit BCC

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet with juvenile justice officials at the next BCC board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Meeting with the trustees will be Kyle Rohr, Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility superintendent; Casey Cloninger, principal of Westside School in Larned; and Curtis Whitten – Juvenile Justice Authority commissioner, Topeka.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Habitat for Humanity seeks weekend volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Barton County has resumed construction on its latest building project at 1906 Hubbard. Volunteers are needed every Saturday until the project is finished, said Rachel Mawhirter.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Patricia M. Steadman Robl

Patricia M. Steadman Robl, 90, died Feb. 13 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Thelma M. Steincamp (Langrehr) 1931 - 2012

WICHITA - Thelma M. Steincamp (Langrehr), 81, died Feb. 12 after a long, courageous battle with old age. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Ma), sister, aunt, and friend to all. Thelma had a special gift for friendships, a genuine interest in other people and made new friends everywhere she went. She showed a generosity and fortitude that did not waiver, even as her health failed.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Special Needs Calendar


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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

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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