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Annabelle N. Spencer 1937 - 2012

Annabelle N. Spencer, 74, died Feb. 6 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born July 15, 1937, in Goessell, she was the daughter of Russell Everett and Frances Jane (Parsons) Wenger. A Great Bend resident since 1993, coming from Wichita, she was a cook at Scott County Hospital and Clara Barton Hospital.

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


William Edward "Ed" Kirk 1922 - 2012

William Edward "Ed" Kirk, 89, died Feb. 5, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita. Born Oct. 6, 1922, at Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of William G. and Shirley M. (King) Kirk. He married Margaret A. Schweder on Aug. 22, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan. They were married 56 years, until her passing on Nov. 11, 2005. He retired in 1987 as general manager of Great Bend Commonwealth Theatres and was a former manager of theaters in Hoisington, Pratt, Liberal and Lawrence. In Missouri he managed theaters in Monett, Columbia, Sedalia, and Springfield. He was a former owner ...

February 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility council meets

LARNED - The Larned Correctional Facility Advisory Council met recently. Shelia Rodriguez, LJCF administrative assistant, submitted minutes.

February 07, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Library showing romance movies on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day the Great Bend Public Library will sponsor a romance movie marathon, marketing director Jennifer King said. The library, 1409 Williams St., will show free movies for the public to enjoy all day on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The first movie starts at 10 a.m.

February 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Woman injured in Albert collision

Janice K. Showalter, 41, was injured last Friday in a two-vehicle collision in Albert, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. She was driving west on K-96 at 2:50 p.m. when Alex Roth, 20, of Ellinwood, pulled in front of the car from a stop sign at Main Street. Showalter was unable to stop in time and the Chrysler she was driving struck the right side of the Dodge pickup that Roth was driving.

February 07, 2012 | | Local News


Time to sign up for winter program

There are still a few openings for the Kansas Wetland Education Center's Feb. 11 winter kid's program, "Winter's Deep Sleep". Designed for children ages 6 through 12, the program runs from 10-11 a.m. at no charge.

February 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Hoisington Masonic Lodge annual Pancake and Sausage Supper

Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 will hold their annual Pancake and Sausage Supper fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday before the Hoisington High School Homecoming basketball game, at the Lodge Hall, 2nd and Vine. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children at the door or from a Lodge member. Takeout will be available.

February 07, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


EHS Forensics Team earns trophy

On Feb. 14 Members of the Ellinwood High School Forensics Team earned a trophy for 2nd place in team sweepstakes at the Sterling Invitational. Sixteen schools competed in the meet.

February 07, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Diane's Diner, 807 E. 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Jan Westfall and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

February 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Election news

February 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Halftime in America

February 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Setting priorities

February 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


It's Betty White!

February 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


Holder busts the cookie jar

February 07, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons


He was super duper guilty

Tommy Joe Kelly, unsuccessfully acting as his own lawyer, was convicted of slashing a stranger's tire by an Austin, Texas, jury, despite his explanation.

February 07, 2012 | | News of the Weird


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Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances and Some Folks We Hardly Know" exhibit opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Familiar Faces

Each year, the Barton Community College faculty and staff get to strut their artistic talents in the Shafer Art Gallery's "Faculty Staff Friends Acquaintances ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Kasselman begins student teaching

LINDSBORG - Amber Kasselman, Great Bend, is one of 19 students from the Bethany College Department of Education who are getting real-life experience in the classroom ...

August 21, 2015 | | Education


​Red Cross to accept blood donations

The next opportunity to donate blood in Great Bend will be Monday, Sept. 14, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Donations will be accepted ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hoisington stand-off ends without incident

Thursday night, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m., Hoisington Police and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office were called to 673 W. 3rd ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Power washer stolen from shed at Sonic Drive-in

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a man that was seen by surveillance cameras breaking into a storage shed located at 3908 10th St. in ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We are back to school this week! This is always an exciting time of year! Following are the latest teen fiction accelerated reader books we ...

August 21, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Gunsmoke stars set to reunite in legendary Dodge City

Miss Kitty and Matt Dillon have been part of cultural history for over sixty years this September. Their names have been in songs, books and ...

August 21, 2015 | | Entertainment


Mission Implausible

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Sorry Donald, Substance Trumps Style

Donald Trump's commanding lead in the polls is a solemn reminder that if we're not careful, another narcissistic good talker will be elected ...

August 21, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


A Defense of Stand Your Ground

What does it mean to stand your ground?

August 21, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Great Bend mobile app features Wetlands Center

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area visitors can now guide their own tours of the state park using the Great Bend 2 Go mobile app, a free ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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