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Edgar “Ed” Titsworth 1925-2015

Edgar "Ed" Titsworth, 89, died Dec. 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1925 at Sayer, Okla., he was the son of William L. and Artie (Hilley) Titsworth

December 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for December 28, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

December 28, 2015 | | On the Record


Quilts of Valor

Quilts of Valor were presented to veterans Dec. 18, 2015, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. They were presented by the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor unless otherwise noted. The tops were done by various individuals and, unless otherwise noted, they were quilted by Amy Schartz Mellor. Photos were taken by Gerald Postlewaite.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Jon A. Kubitscheck 1958-2015

Jon A. Kubitscheck, 57, died Dec. 26, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1958, at Liberal, the son of Joseph L. and Viola Mae (Weigel) Kubitscheck. A Great Bend resident since the mid '90s, coming from Minturn, Colo., Jon was a mechanic by trade and worked in the construction industry.

December 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Library closed due to weather

The Great Bend Public was closed Sunday and remains closed Monday, Dec. 28, because of inclement weather. It will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

December 28, 2015 | | Local News


Robert Ray services postponed due to weather

HOISINGTON - Funeral services for Robert E. Ray, 88, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Services had been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at the Sterling Community Cemetery in Sterling. Services are now pending and will be announced by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

December 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Agriculture Year In Review Part II

Christmas Day is just past and New Year's is staring us in the face. This week we wrap up the major stories in agriculture over the past year. These are in no particular order and the list is by no means complete.

December 27, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Christmas past

Seems a long time ago my mother told me about one of her first Christmas celebrations. The Christmas was 1930 and she would have been six years old.

December 27, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Pawnee Rock Lions Club looking for members

Pawnee Rock Lions Club has been a Lions club since Aug. 22, 1949. The amount of club members has varied over the years. The Lions Club raises money for local charity and betterment organizations in the community. They are looking for new people to join the club, which is down to only seven members. If you are a giving person who would like to be a part of a fun Lions organization that is world wide, contact Janice Schmidt or President John Schmidt at 620-982-4436

December 27, 2015 | | Club News


Getting rid of unwanted trees

Trees have a way of propagating themselves in our landscapes on their own. Many times when this happens, it is in a spot that is undesirable to the homeowner. I get a lot of questions throughout the year on how to permanently get rid of unwanted trees in the landscape. If you have trees that you would like to remove, now is actually a good time to get rid of them. I found an article from the Horticulture department at K-State Research and Extension that explains how to effectively control them. As always, you can call me if you have ...

December 27, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Patrol receives fuel donation from PMCA

For the 25th consecutive year, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA) donated gasoline to the Kansas Highway Patrol to fill up patrol cars during the holidays. Through the Holiday Highways Safety Program, the PMCA donates fuel to the Patrol to fill up patrol cars from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The donation will be of great assistance at a time when budgets continue to be tight.

December 27, 2015 | | Business


Chemical manufacturer in Rice County pleads guilty to violating Safe Water Act

A chemical manufacturing company in Rice County pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawfully disposing of hazardous waste into a salt water disposal well and paid a $1 million fine.

December 27, 2015 | | Business


#MediaResolutions

My personal New Year's resolutions are usually epic fails, so this year I'm making a dozen resolutions for the media, starting with...

December 27, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Paul Ryan Needs to Go

Republicans across the fruited plains are hopping mad at Paul Ryan.

December 27, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Liar, liar, pants on fire

December 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


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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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