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Cecilia “Cec” McClure 1932 - 2011

WICHITA - Cecilia "Cec" McClure died Dec. 21 at Hutchinson Hospice House after a brave battle with kidney failure. Born July 17, 1932 in Odin, she was the youngest child of William and Hattie (Frenzl) Klug of Odin. She married Larry McClure in 1961 and was a long-time resident of Wichita. She worked for Edminston Oil company for 22 years and 16 years at Wesley Medical Center where she retired at age 75. She said working kept her young and involved in life. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita, but most often attended daily mass at ...

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margie Lynn Wondra 1947 - 2011

ODIN - Margie Lynn Wondra, 64, died Dec. 22 at Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Olathe. Born Jan. 30, 1947 in Ellsworth, she was the daughter of Laborious (Bob) and Amelia (Kraft) Miller. A long-time resident of Barton County, she graduated from Dorrance High School and attended the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend. On Aug. 21, 1971 she married Ambrose Wondra in Great Bend. She was employed at Central Kansas Medical Center for many years as a CNA. In 2004, Margie moved to Kansas City to be closer to her children. She enjoyed cooking, animals and spending time ...

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Emanuel T. “Tim” Sauber 1932 - 2011

HUTCHINSON - Emanuel T. "Tim" Sauber, 79, died Dec. 22 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born April 12, 1932, in Raymond, the son of Peter M. and Frances (Hoffman) Sauber. He was a 1950 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended Hutchinson Community College. On May 18, 1957, he married Bettie A. Anderson at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood. She survives. Emanuel retired from Cessna after 34 years as an industrial engineer and then worked for Trinity Junior and Senior High School for 20 years. Emanuel loved golfing, fishing and working on his lawn.

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


American State Bank hosts Mitten Tree event

American State Bank believes Christmas is a time for sharing. So, the bank sponsored its seventh-annual Mitten Tree event.

December 23, 2011 | | Local News


Former NFL players sue league over concussions

MIAMI (AP) - Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Texas A&M lineman killed in car crash

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio has been killed in a car accident, according to the university.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Phoenix Suns waive swingman Pietrus

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns have waived swingman Mickael Pietrus after reaching a financial agreement with him.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Buffalo braces for Tebow, Broncos

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson was a Tim Tebow believer long before the Broncos comeback kid of a quarterback became a national phenomenon and, in the process, put Denver within reach of its first playoff berth in six years.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Compressed NBA schedule leads to oddities in matchups

Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver is delayed for another year. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade won't be visiting Sacramento anytime soon. Fans in Chicago will only be seeing Kobe Bryant on television this season.

December 23, 2011 | By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Nowitzki, Mavs seeking second straight title

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki has an idea of what it's like to be an NBA champion. He learned one of the lessons over the years he spent being teammates with Devean George.

December 23, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs, Raiders hoping QBs can lead them to playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Carson Palmer didn't stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs.

December 23, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Congressman Santa

December 23, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


Merry Christmas star

December 23, 2011 | | Editorial Cartoons


St. Rose radiology earns 'gold standard' accreditations

The recent "gold standard" accreditations at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center are proof that patients receive the best imaging services available in the area, said Phil Kirmer, supervisor of Radiology.

December 23, 2011 | | Business


Three award-winning school administrators recall starting at BCC

Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser, Central Plains School District Superintendent Steve Woolf and Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist have at least three things in common.

December 23, 2011 | | Education


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High school boys golf regionals

CLASS 6A

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


​Delia “Dee” Farminer 1942 - 2015

Delia "Dee" Farminer, 73, died March 26, 2015, at her home in North Newton. Born March 13, 1942, in Southampton, England, she was the daughter of Thomas and Gwendoline (Hooker) Eldridge. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Eric Farminer in Southampton, England. He died on March 25, 1996. A resident of Great Bend since 1965, coming from Southampton, England, she recently lived in North Newton to be close to family. She was a caregiver for Elder Care.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​Sister Connie Haug, O.P. 1934 - 2015

Sister Connie Haug (Sister Omer), 80, died March 26, 2015, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend. Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Seneca, as Constance Lucille Haug, Sister Connie was the daughter of Omer and Lucille Noll Haug. She entered the Dominican Sisters' Community in Great Bend on Aug. 28, 1952, and pronounced her first vows on June 13, 1955. She celebrated 50 years of religious profession in 2005.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


​James Lane Williams 1923 - 2015

BOULDER, Colo. - James Lane Williams, 91, of Boulder, Colo., died of natural causes on March 26, 2015, surrounded by his family. The son of Marie Steckel and J.O. Williams, he was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Ellinwood. His family lived in several towns in Oklahoma and Kansas before settling in Great Bend in 1937. He served in the United States Army during World War II and married Helen Thompson on March 25, 1944, while stationed in El Paso, Texas. He and Helen were married for 60 great years.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


OTR for March 28-29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 27, 2015 | | On the Record


Bethany students earn honors in athletic training

LINDSBORG – Five students in the Bethany College athletic training program earned recognition from the Kansas Athletic Trainer's Society (KATS) for their efforts in 2014.

March 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Common Core Tests are Failures

A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone." Because millions of children are taking Common Core standardized tests this time of year, I did her one better. I took a 4th-grade English Language Arts practice test. The good news is I passed.

March 27, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


GOP Rants at Obama

March 27, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery

The old grocery store in my neighborhood is closing next month. Boy, does that make me sad.

March 27, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


Hoisington coach named Middle School Coach of the Year

The Hoisington Cardinal wrestling team continues to have news worthy announcements about its staff and team members. This past week the team learned that High School Assistant and Middle School Head Coach Anthony Leiker was named Middle School Coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.

March 27, 2015 | | Prep Sports


New rodeo book has Kansas ties

Andover resident John McBeth has been awarded just about every accolade available to a rodeo cowboy. He won the title of World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider in 1974, and after a long career participating in and promoting the sport of rodeo was recently enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (2010), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center (2013).

March 27, 2015 | | Entertainment


CKARSP meeting

The Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel met on March 13, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 41 members present, along with Vermeene Forsberg, KARSP District IV Director.

March 27, 2015 | | Club News


Tinseltown Talks

On April 7, Turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers. The five documentaries to be broadcast – on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart – were all produced and directed by the Emmy Award-winning duo of Joan Kramer and David Heeley.

March 27, 2015 | Nick Thomas | Entertainment


​Billy Joe Leatherman 1939 - 2015

Billy Joe Leatherman, 75, died March 26, 2015, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Stafford, he was the son of Merle M. and Marie (Koelsch) Leatherman. On Jan. 10, 1960, he married Iona Lebsack in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1960, coming from St. John, he was an oilfield chemical salesman.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie's Inside Corner

Best to go right to the horse to find out, whichever end you prefer.

March 27, 2015 | | Sports


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