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Scouting for Food Saturday will assist local food bank

Scouting for Food drive will be held in Barton County Saturday. Scouts will collect items at local food markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 21, 2013 | | News


Marie Johnson 1922 - 2013

Marie Johnson, 91, former longtime Great Bend resident and widow of Elmer C. Johnson, passed away on Oct. 18, at Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita. Born Sept. 23, 1922 in Hugoton, she was the daughter of George W. and Estella (Tolbert) Smith. On Aug. 22, 1938, she was united in marriage to Elmer C. Johnson in Garden City. The couple made their home in Great Bend for many years until Elmer's death on Feb. 28, 1998. Marie then lived in Larned for six years, was a resident of the Peabody Nursing Home in Peabody for five years, and had ...

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Richard Grant

LARNED - John Richard Grant, 82, died Oct. 20 at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Arrangements are pending with Beckwith Mortuary in Larned.

October 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Feist to share ‘The Culture of Cranes’ at Activity Center

"The Culture of Cranes" is the title of a fee Stop 'N Learn program that will be presented at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Feist, assistant director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will talk about the cultural symbolism, spirituality and traditions associated with cranes.

October 21, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Crime Stoppers seeks help solving burglaries

Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, released the following information on two recent burglaries in Great Bend.

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


OTR for Oct. 22, 2013

Great Bend Police

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


Barton County Jail log Oct. 18-20, 2013

Barton County Jail

October 21, 2013 | | On the Record


County Commission will not meet next week

Due to the Barton County Commissioners attending the Kansas Association of County annual conference Oct. 29-31 in Wichita, the commission will not meet Monday, Oct. 28. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the courthouse.

October 21, 2013 | | News


Red Sox top Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

BOSTON - When Shane Victorino signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in the offseason, they were coming off a last-place finish that was their worst in almost half a century. They had fired their manager for the second year in a row.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports


Hali forces fumble to clinch Chiefs' seventh straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had their backs to the end zone in the third quarter on Sunday, and the Houston Texans had first-and-goal with an opportunity to take the lead.

October 20, 2013 | | AP Sports


Volunteers in Action/RSVP news

To all Medicare beneficiaries: I know you are aware that open enrollment for Medicare Part D has begun. Beginning 10/15/13 through 12/07/13, you have the opportunity to examine options available with the private insurance companies that offer prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D for 2014. I can tell you that there are significant changes in the plans from 2013 based on the people I have assisted already, so it is really important that you review your coverage for 2014. Everyone should have received a packet from the current insurance company with projected changes for 2014 ...

October 20, 2013 | | Local Life


Informational meeting set to help understand health care reform

Do you know how the new health care law will affect you? The Affordable Care Act (also known as health care reform or Obamacare) was passed into law in March 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in July 2012. Some provisions, like children staying on their parents´ insurance up to age 26 and prescription drug discounts to help close the "donut hole" for Medicare seniors, started immediately. However, the biggest changes under the Affordable Care Act are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2014.

October 20, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kansas Lions to converge in Mcpherson

The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will serve as hosts as leaders from Lions Clubs all across Kansas will once again gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson, Oct. 25-27, for planning, fun and fellowship as we move forward in this new Lions Year in community service.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News


Parnasses Club meeting

The Parnasses Club met on Oct. 8, at the home of Chari Manry with seven members in attendance. The Spring music auditions were discussed and more information will be forthcoming.

October 20, 2013 | | Club News


Farmers Bank & Trust awards $62,000 in scholarships to students of bank employees throughout 10 year

Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


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A.P.I. Kansas meeting

A.P.I. Kansas Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th Street, Great Bend. Lunch will be ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


The GOP Did Good in Iowa

I don't know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week.

February 07, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


No Rubio, Rights are Man-Made

The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively ...

February 07, 2016 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Great Expectations

February 07, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Great Bend Regional Hospital leads the charge in Heart Disease Awareness Initiative

As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


What is Hippology?

What is Hippology? Hippology is a Greek word, with the word root "hippo" meaning horse and "ology" meaning the study of. The State 4-H Horse ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


Jacam Chemical assigned patent

Jacam Chemical in Sterling has been assigned a patent (9,249,651) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downhole application of ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Great Bend High School boys Feb. 3 Salina swim results

Coach Beaumont: "We finished behind a team from Newton that has been a top five team at the state meet each of the last 3-4 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Hoisington-native Wayne Stoskopf receives wheat leadership award

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and key members of his staff, received awards for ...

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


GBMS 7th grade boys basketball results

GBMS A Team 43 - Garden City Ken Henderson 22

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Great Bend Panther Bowling results

On Thursday afternoon the Panthers from Great bend hosted the Demons from Dodge City. The Panther boys swept their WAC opponent winning all 11 points ...

February 07, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Club Calendar

Monday

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


League of Women Voters meeting

League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday at Classic Inn. Lunch will be from the buffet ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Feb. 8 through Feb. 12. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


Special Needs Calendar

Monday

February 07, 2016 | | Menus and Activities


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