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LaVernne Johnson 1936 - 2013

GORHAM - LaVernne Johnson, 76, died March 27 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born on Nov. 21, 1936, in Rooks County, she was the daughter of Vernon and Leah (Mayo) Matheson. She grew up in the Natoma area and graduated from Natoma High School in 1954. On June 23, 1954 she married to Chester Webster. Later she was married to Carl Johnson. Both Chester and Carl preceded her in death. She worked as a cook at Irene's Café in Russell.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gerald LeClair Phillips 1936 - 2013

LARNED – Gerald LeClair Phillips, 77, died March 27 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. Born January 15, 1936, at Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of Blain Henry and Meriba June (Meik) Phillips. A lifetime area resident, he was a Special Education Teacher for Tri County Services for 20 years.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jennifer Ann Riedl 1974 - 2013

Jennifer Ann Riedl, 38, left the sufferings on Earth to be with her heavenly Father on March 27 at her residence in Great Bend. Born May 11, 1974, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Darlene (Booth) Riedl. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, she did secretarial work. She enjoyed computers.

March 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 29, 2013

Kansas

March 28, 2013 | | On the Record


​Altar Society announces kolache sale

The Prince of Peace Altar Society's annual Kolache Bake and Take will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Bake Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available to purchase.

March 28, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Good Friday service at First Baptist Church

There will be a Good Friday service at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. Local ministers will take part in the service, which is open to the public.

March 28, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Ducks preparing for Louisville's defensive pressure

INDIANAPOLIS - The speed. The quickness. The penchant for causing chaos and mayhem. The ability to take a manageable game and turn it into a blowout in a matter of seconds.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Surprising Florida Gulf Coast to challenge Gators

ARLINGTON, Texas - A week ago, Florida Gulf Coast University was just another overlooked No. 15 seed - a longshot at best to nearly everyone eyeballing their NCAA tournament brackets.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


GBHS track team opens season

JUNCTION CITY - A pair of 2012 Class 5A state track and field meet qualifiers highlighted Great Bend High School's season-opening meet at Junction City on Thursday night.

March 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers dominate home meet

With numerous first-place finishes, the Great Bend High School girls' swim team has made marked improvement since their season-opening meet two weeks ago at Salina.

March 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


HOW SWEET IT IS

ARLINGTON, Texas - Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it's been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Veteran coaches to meet as Michigan State takes on Duke

INDIANAPOLIS - Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski have been teaching young men how to play basketball for decades.

March 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | NCAA Tournament


Barton tennis teams drop two matches at Seward County

LIBERAL - The Barton Community College tennis teams lost a pair of Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference duals against Seward County on Tuesday afternoon.

March 28, 2013 | | Community College


Death ruled a suicide

The death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found late Wednesday afternoon in a home at 2204 Adams St. has been ruled a suicide, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. The woman's body was transported Wednesday evening to Brock Funeral Home in Hays for an autopsy because authorities were originally concerned that the death was suspicious. The results of the autopsy were made known Thursday morning.

March 28, 2013 | | Local News


Citizens of Great Bend deserve the best

Dear Editor,

March 28, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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​BCC trustees meeting change

The next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees has been changed to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

May 22, 2015 | | News


News Update

May 22, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Memorial Day travel forecast: Kansans Ready for vacation

TOPEKA – Memorial Day AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2005. Nearly 89 percent of travelers (33 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 31.3 million who traveled by automobile last year, and the largest growth seen in five years. The expected rise in car travel is driven by factors that include rising consumer optimism brought on by improving finances, increased purchasing power and lower gas prices.

May 22, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Memorial Day travel forecast: Kansans Ready for vacation

TOPEKA – Memorial Day AAA projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and the highest volume since 2005. Nearly 89 percent of travelers (33 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 31.3 million who traveled by automobile last year, and the largest growth seen in five years. The expected rise in car travel is driven by factors that include rising consumer optimism brought on by improving finances, increased purchasing power and lower gas prices.

May 22, 2015 | | News


New operating manager at Club 1 Fitness continues family legacy

Club 1 Fitness announced this week the installation of a new Operations Manager, Chris Berger.

May 22, 2015 | | Business


Thanks to community

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Support for pool

Dear Editor

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Communities should be involved in pool decision

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Groundbreaking of NBAF

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Dear Editor:

May 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Obama and TPP

May 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Governor in the Tin Foil Hat

Operation Jade Helm has inspired a million jokes, and some of them have even been funny. But as much as comedians might jump on Greg Abbott for sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military exercises as the latest excuse to mock the reactionary rubes south of the Red River, Texas now faces an existential crisis: Is the Governor really this crazy?

May 21, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Walter (Mac) Fox 1946-2015

LARNED - Walter (Mac) Fox, 92, passed away May 20, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Larned, he was the son of Walter M. and Gladys Strader Fox. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married Dorothy D. Goldsmith in Wichita. She passed away on May 16, 2013. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer, worked at Larned State Hospital as the plumbing shop foreman for 32 years and also worked at Boeing for one year before going in the service.

May 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sister Marie Klein

Sister Marie Klein, 102, died May 21, 2015, at the Dominican Sisters Convent Infirmary in Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.

May 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Poppy Program starts Friday

American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will be in front of Great Bend businesses with hand-crafted, red crepe paper poppies for donations from 2-6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday.

May 21, 2015 | | News


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