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Phelps claims 20th career medal, beats rival Lochte

LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps spent the day thinking about all the things he's doing for the final time at the pool. It turns out that included one last win over Ryan Lochte.

August 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Deines Center to auction Priddy collection

RUSSELL - With an opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 5, the Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main in Russell, is hosting the art collection of the late Art Priddy and beginning a silent auction for the items.

August 02, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Barton Community College theater department auditions for fall ‘Bus Stop’ production

The Barton Community College theater department has announced auditions for its upcoming production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a small monologue.

August 02, 2012 | | Local News


Dominican Sisters of Peace commemorate Jubilees

This year, the Dominican Sisters of Peace (formerly the Great Bend Dominicans) celebrate a year of Jubilee, commemorating significant profession anniversaries of 70 Golden and Diamond Jubilarians. Six of these Sisters made their original professions of vows in Great Bend.

August 02, 2012 | | Religion


New Adventist principal/teacher attends convention

Betty Hay, the new principal/teacher at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School, will join 7,000 other educators from North America at a convention in Nashville, Tenn., from Aug. 5-8.

August 02, 2012 | | Religion


New Life Baptist VBS features 'Amazing Wonders Aviation'

HOISINGTON - "Amazing Wonders Aviation" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at New Life Baptist Church, 364 W. 12th St., Hoisington. Running from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each evening next week, Aug. 6-10, students will encounter God's awesome power made visible through some of His greatest natural wonders. With stops at the Paricutin volcano, Victoria Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Matterhorn and the Great Barrier Reef, children will get to experience it all, sponsors said.

August 02, 2012 | | Religion


Otillia “Tillie” M. Schmidt Peintner 1924 - 2012

ST. JOHN - Otillia "Tillie" M. Schmidt Peintner, 87, died Aug. 1 at Kenwood Plaza in St. John. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph and Otillia Staab Schmidt. She was a former resident of Ellinwood, 1978-2009, and formerly of Stafford and Pawnee Rock. On Aug. 17, 1943, she married Donald Peintner at Spearville. He died May 16, 2005.

August 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Margaret E. Archer 1928 - 2012

Margaret E. Archer, 84, died Aug. 2 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 9, 1928, in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Thomas and Theresa (Pheifer) Seitz. She married William E. Archer in Great Bend. He died on April 19, 1998. A resident of Barton County most of her life, she was a homemaker and caregiver.

August 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Russell Dale Westphal 1949 - 2012

TULSA, Okla. - Russell Dale Westphal went to be with the Lord on July 24 in Tulsa, Okla. Born Aug. 25, 1949, in Spearville, he was the son of Cloyd and Betty Westphal of Kinsley. He grew up in Kinsley. He studied architecture at Kansas State University. On May 23, 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Cross, in Lewis. After finishing college they moved to Great Bend where they lived for 16 years. In 1990 Russell and his family moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he continued his architectural career, specializing in custom residential design.

August 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Aug. 3, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

August 02, 2012 | | On the Record


First Assembly hosts Super Saturday for single moms and military wives

First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road, is reaching out to single mothers and military wives this weekend with Super Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 02, 2012 | | Religion


Kershners started Roca Blanca mission more than 20 years ago

The founders of the Roca Blanca Mission Base located in Oaxaca, Mexico, will be at Faith Community Church today, Saturday and Sunday for the worship conference hosted by the church. Faith Community Church is located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road, Great Bend.

August 02, 2012 | | Religion


Ribbon cutting

August 02, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Clara Barton Hospital Foundation and auxiliary partner to fund two new infusion chairs

HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital Department–Outpatient Services has purchased two new infusion chairs thanks to generous donations from Clara Barton Hospital Foundation and Clara Barton Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial donations received by the Foundation in memory of beloved employee Megan Elizabeth Escalante, former and long-time nurse Velma Rose "Grammy" Graves and friend of the Foundation, Ed Billinger, provided the $1,425 needed to purchase one infusion chair. The hospital auxiliary funded the second infusion chair with proceeds from various fundraisers hosted through the year such as their B&N Jewelry, Books are Fun, memorial ornament sales, flower delivery proceeds and more.

August 02, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Rex Roth 1964 - 2012

ABILENE - Rex I. Roth, 47, died July 29 in Abilene. He was born Oct. 17, 1964, in Garden City, the son of Robert L. and Benji S. (Smith) Roth. Growing up in Great Bend, Lincoln and Herington, he attended local schools, graduated Herington High School with the class of 1983, and attended Barton County Community College. On Dec. 23, 1994, he married Linda D. Hillyard. All of their married life was spent in Abilene. He was employed by Great Plains Manufacturing Land Pride Division of Abilene.

August 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Two arrested after pursuit

Two adult males under age 21 were arrested Thursday night after a police pursuit in the city of Great Bend.

January 17, 2015 | | News


OTR for Jan. 17-18, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 17, 2015 | | On the Record


Communities work to slow expansion of crude oil moved by rail

BY CURTIS TATE

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Oil taxes tempt recession-scarred U.S. states as prices plummet

BY MARK NIQUETTE and

January 17, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Troy Dean Davis 1972 - 2015

LARNED - Troy Dean Davis, 43, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at his home in Larned. He was born Jan. 3, 1972, in Great Bend, the son of Jerrold Dale and Sheryl Lynn Suchy Davis. A lifetime area resident, he was a service technician at Harper Camper Land in Great Bend.

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Short-handed Barton knocks off No. 12 Hutchinson

It has been a hectic nine days for the Barton Community College men's basketball team. Nine days that including five games, three suspensions, two ranked opponents and one rival. Oh, yeah, and four wins.

January 16, 2015 | | Community College


Cougars end tough stretch with loss to No. 2 Hutchinson

It has been a rugged five days for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. About as tough a 5-day stretch as any team in the nation will see this season. It came to a conclusion Wednesday night with a loss Hutchinson, 73-45 at the Barton Gym.

January 16, 2015 | | Community College


Lessons from Paris

After the tragic shooting at a provocative magazine in Paris last week, I pointed out that given the foreign policy positions of France we must consider blowback as a factor. Those who do not understand blowback made the ridiculous claim that I was excusing the attack or even blaming the victims. Not at all, as I abhor the initiation of force. The police blaming victims when they search for the motive of a criminal.

January 16, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists


America is Becoming a Welfare State

As the controversy builds over anything and everything relating to Barack Obama, many Republicans have come to believe that their party will prosper as a result.

January 16, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Football Withdrawals

January 16, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Keystone pipeline scores wins in US House, Nebraska court

BY SEAN COCKERHAM

January 16, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


Robert Frank James 1931-2015

HOISINGTON - Robert Frank James, 83, died Jan. 15, 2015 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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