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May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business


Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries


EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record


Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


George Arthur Windham 1949 - 2013

SAND SPRING, Okla. - George Arthur Windham, 64, died May 22 in Sand Springs, Okla. He was born on Jan. 15, 1949, in Sanford, N.C. Mr. Windham was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Morrison. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Okla., for several years. He worked at Worthman Heating and Air as a service technician.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stewart Fox 1947 - 2013

ARVADA, Colo. - Michael "Mike" Fox, 65, of Arvada, Colo., passed away on April 6. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; his children Jason Fox of Dallas, Texas; Brian Tracy of Edwards, Colo.; Sue (Tom) Reitz of St. Louis, Mo.; Missy Tracy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; his siblings Philip (Paula) Fox of Ft. Worth, Texas; Judith Fox of Great Bend; Vickie (David) Rondeau of Olathe; and his four grandchildren, Dylan and Nathan Fox and Annaston and Mackenzie Reitz. Mike is predeceased in death by his parents, Wilson C. and Frances V. Fox, who laid a strong foundation for love ...

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Great Bend Public Library closed until Wednesday

The Great Bend Public Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at noon on Wednesday, with summer hours going into effect. Fines will be forgiven on any items due on Tuesday, May 28.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Hundreds of items stolen from storage shed

More than $8,000 in property was stolen from a storage shed at Ninth and Washington in Great Bend, sometime prior to 2 p.m. on May 17. Police Chief Dean Akings said items taken were a white 20-inch freestyle bike, 300 Beanie Babies, 300 Hot Wheels cars, 40 drag cars/funny cars, computer parts, bib snow pants, a ski coat, boots, a snow board, under-armor, a fishing pole and Play Station3/Blue Ray.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Cox Communication, Midwest Energy, donate to Upward Bound

Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.

May 25, 2013 | | Education


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GBHS baseball moved to Larned

Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.

May 14, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Citizens need to pay attention

Dear Editor,

May 14, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


USD 428 Education Foundation

If ever education needed a good friend, this is the time.

May 14, 2015 | | Local News


Schooling Millennials

Welcome to class, American millennials. Sit down and take notes - because you are in for a rude awakening.

May 14, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Big League Knitting

The baseball season is in full swing with the game's beloved sounds filling the air: the crack of the bat, roar of the crowd, clicking of knitting needles, and groans when an error is made, requiring several rows of yarn to be ripped out.

May 14, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Darrell Issa Disses the Poor

May 14, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.

May 14, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Horford’s late follow gives Hawks 82-81 win over Wizards

ATLANTA (AP) - With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big.

May 14, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Detwiler aims for first win vs. unfamiliar foe in Royals

The Royals and Rangers conclude a four-game series today as Jeremy Guthrie pitches against Ross Detwiler at Globe Life Park.

May 14, 2015 | CODY STAVENHAGEN/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals ace allows career-high 10 hits, takes 3rd straight loss

ARLINGTON- Royals starter Yordano Ventura had a learning moment in the bottom of the first in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

May 14, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: I'm worried

I'm worried about my country. I'm worried about a country that cares more about how much air was in a football than they do about the leader of the U.S. Senate lying about Mitt Romney on the Senate floor. Harry Reid said he had "inside information" that Mr. Romney had not been paying his taxes. Turned out to be a lie but Reid only shrugged and offered, "Romney didn't win did he?"

May 14, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Johnnie C. Frazier 1929-2015

LARNED – Johnnie C. Frazier, 86, passed away May 12, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kenneth G. “Shorty” Hackerott 1936 - 2015

OSBORNE - Kenneth G. "Shorty" Hackerott, formally of Pawnee Rock, died on Feb. 28, 2015, at Parkview Care Center in Osborne. Born on July 17, 1936, in Rooks County, he was the son of Otto R. Hackerott and Belle (Mitchell) Hackerott. He loved books, old cars, trucks and tractors and enjoyed the 3-I shows.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


K-State mourns the passing of Bill Guthridge

MANHATTAN, Kan.- Former Kansas State basketball player and assistant coach Bill Guthridge passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 77 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

May 13, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports


Tina Mingenback new dietary manager at Cherry Village

The new dietary manager at Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., 1401 Cherry Lane, understands the importance of good nutrition for residents and is pursuing even more formal education.

May 13, 2015 | | Business


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