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State of the art theater complex comes to life in downtown Great Bend May 31st

With the blockbuster movie season right around the corner, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the grand opening of Golden Belt Cinemas 6 on Friday, May 31st. The six-screen complex is the newest theater in Kansas, and the most technologically advanced facility between Wichita and Denver. "After acquiring the local theater in June of 2010 we made several improvements to the facility however we quickly moved forward with our plans to construct a new theater in the downtown district," Somers says. "In cooperation with Bank of the West, constructing a new bank building was necessary, so that we ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business

Handle food with care

While most people don't acknowledge, reflect or dwell on it, they value tremendously the joy and pleasure that results from eating – especially with family and close friends. Food remains deeply entrenched in our family values.

May 26, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

One Life to Live

The answers to the questions from two weeks ago are at the end. Old-timers say wheat has nine lives. It's safe to assume wheat has used up eight and is on its last one after this growing season. As of now it appears the wheat heads escaped the cold snaps in April with little obvious damage to the head or stems but the stem damage may show up if hot, dry conditions set in. A few fields this past week did exhibit some obvious head damage but the damage appeared to be scattered.

May 26, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mitchell Johnson is the 2013 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Great Bend High School. He excels in mathematics and is a National Honors Society Member. Johnson will be attending the Kansas State University and will major in Computer Engineering.

May 26, 2013 | | Education

Soldier thank you notes

Dear Editor

May 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor

Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

Eleanor E. Christiansen 1922 - 2013

May 26, 2013 | | Obituaries

EMS treats man stunned by Taser device during altercation

Great Bend Police were dispatched to a trailer at 2800 Main, Lot 8 at 7:29 p.m. Thursday and arrested Manual Mena for alleged domestic battery and obstruction. Mena was subdued with a Taser electroshock weapon during the arrest, and was treated by Emergency Medical Service before being booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

May 25, 2013 | | Area Briefs

OTR for May 26, 2013

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 25, 2013 | | On the Record

Maxine Foster

PAWNEE ROCK - Maxine Foster, 93, died May 25 at her home in Pawnee Rock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

​Jacqueline J. Toman

Jacqueline J. Toman, 74, died May 25 at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center, Salina. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens 1934 - 2013

KINGSTON, Okla. - Herman Louis "Lou" Niedens, 79, passed away May 23 at the hospital in Durant, Okla. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Russell County, he was the son of Rudolph and Nathalia "Dollie" Dumler Niedens. Lou was raised in Russell County and attended Hoisington High School. He later graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb. On Dec. 29, 1990, he married Linda Darlene Bessell (Hoover) in Moore, Okla.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Gary Lee Popp 1961 - 2013

KANSAS CITY - Gary Lee Popp, 51, passed away unexpectedly of a sudden healt attack on May 22. Born June 25, 1961, in Hoisington, he was the son of Maurice and Margaret (Fuller) Popp. Gary graduated from Hoisington High School. In 1979 he began working for Missouri Pacific RR, then on to Union Pacific RR in 1988. After that he was employed with Johnson County Water District for over 23 years from 1990 to present and appointed Operations Team Leader for 15 of those years.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse 1942 - 2013

Marlin E. "Butch" Depiesse, 70, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Beaver, he was the son of Lawrence LaVerne and Theresa (Schremmer) Depiesse. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Phyllis Hall in Neptune, N.J. She survives. He returned to Great Bend in 1994, from Monmouth County, N.J., working for Bill Murray's Auto Body Shop in New Jersey, and various local body shops in the Great Bend area.

May 25, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Charlie's Inside Corner: Troubles by the score

There is a notable Country song that was recorded by numerous artists including Ray Price, Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam that includes the lyrics, "I ...

September 24, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

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KANSAS CITY- The Royals can almost taste that champagne.

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Dear Editor,

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Dear Editor,

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The Marine Corps just spent $36 million to learn that an average-sized woman is not as big and strong as an average-sized man. I'm ...

September 24, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Scoring the Great Debate

I didn't watch CNN's telecast of the Republican debate because I was there in person.

September 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


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