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Fireworks may have caused Tuesday blaze

Evidence points to fireworks as the cause of a fire that damaged property and killed trees Tuesday afternoon in the southeast part of Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | BY SUSAN THACKER and VERONICA COONS | News


Man injured after trying to pull deer from roadway

A 23-year-old man from Syracuse, Utah, was injured Monday while trying to pull a deer from K-156, 1.5 miles east of Claflin. The accident occurred at 9:53 p.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a Ford F-250 pickup driven by Braiden Samuelson, struck a deer on the road. Meanwhile, another car, driven by 18-year-old Anthony Broeder, Great Bend, tried to avoid Samuelson and ended up hitting his truck.

June 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Betty W. Nation 1915 - 2013

WINFIELD - Betty W. Nation, 97, of Winfield, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, June 22. Born Dec. 1, 1915 in Peru, she was the daughter of Owen "O.C." and Minnie Jane (Foltz) Wasson. She was raised and received her education in Peru, graduating from Peru High School as valedictorian. She then attended Arkansas City Junior College where she received her teaching certificate. Betty was united in marriage to John Howard Nation on March 28, 1936 in Independence. They relocated a number of times due to John's involvement in the oil industry as well as military service in ...

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Virginia Swalley

EL DORADO - A memorial service for former Hoisington resident Virginia Swalley, who died in El Dorado in November, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Harold Robert Shaw 1927 - 2013

Harold Robert Shaw, 85, died on June 24 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1927 in Emporia, he was the son of Howard R. and Floy Ellen (Parks) Shaw. He married Mary M. Wining in Emporia. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, living in Emporia and Lyons, he was a brakeman and conductor for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad from 1948 until his retirement in 1987.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Todd Willias White 1963-2013

Todd Willias White, 50, died June 24, 2013 at Trego County. He was born Feb. 21, 1963 at Great Bend, the son of Larry D. and Chloe M. (Snyder) White.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Carol J. Arnall

Carol J. Arnall, 76, died June 25, 2013 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

June 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Nunsense II

June 25, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Downtown Ellinwood

June 25, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Thank you for reporting on oil well plans

Dear Editor:

June 25, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Now that child has a direction

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

June 25, 2013 | | Columnists


IRS Line Dance

June 25, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Why Was Ex-Marine Brandon J. Raub Held in a Psych Ward?

You come home from serving your country in Iraq or Afghanistan. You're honorably discharged and considering your next job or career. Meanwhile, you also blog and post personal political views and song lyrics on Facebook. You have threatened no one, but that doesn't stop the FBI and police from showing up at your door.

June 25, 2013 | Rick Jensen | Columnists


UCLA wins series opener, 3-1 over Mississippi State

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA followed its script yet again.

June 24, 2013 | | AP Sports


Blackhawks win Stanley Cup

BOSTON - An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season.

June 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Dale Burroughs 80th

Dale Burroughs of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 27, at the upstairs room of The Lone Wolf Restaurant, 108 East 1st Street, in Ellinwood. The event will be hosted by his children and their spouses David and Pam Burroughs of Wichita and Dana and Jerry Pfanenstiel of Scott City. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Alfred “Al” Steinert 90th

Alfred "Al" Steinert will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 20, with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Birthdays


Stukey 45th

Morris and Joyce Stukey will celebrate their 45th anniversary on June 20 with a card shower.

June 21, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Summertime moth brigade

It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red-carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about – those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee.

June 21, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


The Price of Change

Advancements in technology have arguably caused life to move at a much faster pace than it did even a decade ago. The speed at which change takes place today is phenomenal. While these advancements have brought about marvelous positive changes and benefits, they can inadvertently have equally dramatic and damaging negative effects.

June 21, 2015 | Steve Nelson, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician | Agriculture


Rayna Karst named to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s List at Emporia State University

Rayna Karst, an Emporia State University English major from Rush Center has been named to the dean's list for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nearly 500 students were named to dean's lists for the spring 2015 semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


HCC lists honor roll students

Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Spring 2015 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,330 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 721 achieving the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


Latham accepts NSCS membership

Taylor Ann Latham of Great Bend has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. Taylor recently completed her freshman year on the Dean's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA at Kansas State University. She was elected as Vice President of College Republicans for her sophomore year and attended C-PAC in Washington, D.C. this spring. She is also organizing her second ...

June 21, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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