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Invest in Kids campaign nears goal but fundraising will continue

While there is good news about the local fundraising effort for children with special needs, there is also a caveat.

August 10, 2013 | | News


Recreation Commission ready for fall

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will discuss the fall program time line when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 10, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Battle Tested

Math and reading are great subjects for classroom settings, but Staff Sgt. Cory Payne said learning to save the life of a fellow soldier in the middle of a combat situation requires more than textbooks and whiteboards.

August 10, 2013 | | Local News


Softball tourney raises $2,500 for local Special Olympics team

This year's Storm Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament, played Aug. 3 at Veteran's Fields in Great Bend, is in the books but the tourney certainly wasn't played by the book. Heavy and intermittent rain along with muddy field conditions prompted tournament organizers to delay play, shuffle schedules and, in the end, flip coins in order to complete the fifth-annual event.

August 10, 2013 | | Local News


Brinlee resigns from HMSI

Jean Brinlee, former director of Hoisington Main Street Inc., has resigned and taken a job as the manager of the Subway in Hoisington.

August 10, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Maxwell powers Kansas City past Boston

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Justin Maxwell has provided a huge boost for Kansas City since coming over from the Astros.

August 10, 2013 | | AP Sports


POSITIVE VIBE

NEW ORLEANS - Between Kansas City head coach Andy Reid's debut and New Orleans head coach Sean Payton's return from his one-season bounty ban, there was a little more intrigue surrounding the Chiefs' and Saints' preseason opener than that of a typical exhibition game.

August 10, 2013 | | College/Professional


Area woman named national Czech queen

WILBER, Neb. – Anna Hand of Ellsworth County was crowned as the national Czech queen at the Miss Czech Slovak U.S. pageant held in conjunction with the national Czech Festival Aug. 4 in Wilber, Neb.

August 09, 2013 | | Local News


27th Annual Polka Days

The 27th Annual Polka Days, sponsored by Po.L.K. of A, Kansas Chapter, will be held on Aug. 16 through the 17 at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th in Great Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 17 and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18th. Cost is $9 for Friday, $15 for Saturday and $12 for Sunday or $25 for a two day package. For more information contact Marilyn Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Degenhardt at 620-793-5540; LeRoy Wilhelm at 620-792-1604; Bob Kaiser at 316-722-1170; Dave Heier ...

August 09, 2013 | | Area Briefs


The text messages can wait

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Boxberger thrives at World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Austria

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Three University of Notre Dame rowing team student-athletes were members of top-10 finishing crews in late July at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, Erin Boxberger (United States, W8+), Ailish Sheehan (Ireland, W4-) and Molly Bruggeman (USA, W4x) each took part in the five-day event.

August 09, 2013 | | College/Professional


Shifty Congress

August 09, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Childless Couples: Do They Deserve To Live?

Whether you're arising from a long, luxurious sleep or frantically cleaning up melted crayons, surely you have a strong opinion on the cover story in the August 12 "Time" magazine: "The Childfree Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children."

August 09, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Great Minds on Government

Too many of our political leaders see government as the solution to our challenges. If only they paid more consideration to what some of our great minds had to say about government.

August 09, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen 1914-2013

MOUNDVILLE, Mo. - Mary Anna Elizabeth Brown Laflen, 99, Moundville, Mo., passed away after a short illness Aug. 6, 2013 at Christian Health Care in Nevada, Mo.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


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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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