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For Father’s Day - The Apple Core and the Toilet

I don't know what I was thinking: In 1973, when I was 11, I flushed an apple core down the toilet, an action I would come to regret.

June 16, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


SAN ANTONIO - It was the compelling story of the NBA regular season, the Miami Heat making their run at the league-record mark of 33 consecutive victories.

June 16, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Key of prestige: Phi Beta Kappa selects 50 new members

Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

June 16, 2013 | | Education

Dreams of Superman’s fathers

It is no accident that Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie, is opening on Father's Day weekend. Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman-and thus, America-was raised with. As an inwardly directed memoir that illuminates our political conflicts, Man of Steel might as well have been called Dreams of Superman's Fathers.

June 16, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Great Bend man benefits from HCC connection to Midwest Cancer Alliance

Bill Mead of Great Bend has been through it all – five surgeries, three complete radiation treatments and skin grafts. He is currently undergoing more chemotherapy.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News

Father's Day

June 16, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for July

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News

Rosewood Ranch hosts ‘Kids Day’ for approximately 75 children

A bustling bunch of energetic children ascended onto Rosewood Ranch on June 8 for a hootin'-and-hollerin' time. Approximately 75 children and their family members participated in the third annual "Kids Day at the Ranch," presented by Rosewood Services.

June 16, 2013 | | Business

Quarter-scale tractors, full-scale success: University teams win international competition

Kansas State University's quarter-scale tractor design teams are the winners of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' 16th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, May 30-June 2, in Peoria, Ill.

June 16, 2013 | | Agriculture

ASB ranked 12th in Kansas

American State Bancshares Inc., the parent company of American State Bank and Trust Company, Great Bend, has been ranked as the state's 12th largest financial institution in terms of total deposits, according to a report by SNL Financial Services, a financial information firm. SNL survey reflects deposits at all banks and holding companies in Kansas.

June 16, 2013 | | Business

Former Cougars player Slauter experiences CWS

As the College World Series began on Saturday, former Barton Community College baseball catcher Mitch Slauter became the second Cougars player to compete on college baseball's biggest stage.

June 15, 2013 | | College/Professional

Berg makes most of opportunity at UCLA

OMAHA, Neb. - David Berg has pitched in three of every four UCLA baseball games over two seasons, set a school record for saves and was the Pac-12 pitcher of the year.

June 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Cobb struck by liner as Rays beat Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A scary moment involving Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb overshadowed the Rays victory.

June 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

DeNato, Indiana blank Louisville 2-0

OMAHA, Neb. - Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night in the Hoosiers' first appearance in the College World Series.

June 15, 2013 | | AP Sports

Quicksilver wins tourney at Larned

June 15, 2013 | | Summer Sports

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Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Wheat, Weather, and Catching Up

First, here's hoping everyone had and is having a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Rather than tackle anything deep or detailed, let's just catch ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


November 29, 2015 | | Club News

Special Needs Calendar


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Activities


November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

USD 428, Holy Family, and Helping Hands

The following meals will be served Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Metzger baby girl

Kyle and Kendra Metzger announce the birth of their daughter Brynn McKenzie Metzger on Sept. 30, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. She weighed 10 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Births

Fern Faye Nairn 1921-2015

Fern Faye Nairn, 94, died Nov. 27, 2015, at home in Great Bend. Born Jan. 22, 1921, at Alexander, she was the daughter of William ...

November 28, 2015 | | Obituaries

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice hosts holiday grief session

Even though Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors grief support groups throughout the year, it has once again scheduled a special holiday-related session.

November 28, 2015 | | Local News

Florence Marie Clayton Doze 1938 - 2015

HOISINGTON - Florence Marie Clayton Doze passed from this life Nov. 25, 2015, in Wichita. Born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Kingman, she was the daughter ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Loray W. “Ray” Wilhelm

BUHLER - Loray W. "Ray" Wilhelm, 90, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Buhler Sunshine Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Elliott Mortuary and Crematory in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Abbie Louise Miller

Abbie Louise Miller, a resident of Great Bend since 1945, entered her eternal home Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Abbie and her husband Dean moved to ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp 1934-2015

Rowetta Mae Clements Calp, 81, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Wichita. Born April 6, 1934 at Jefferson City, Mo., she was the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

​Touched by Cancer members to celebrate Christmas

Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. Third and ...

November 27, 2015 | | Local News

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