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Amputee Olympic star Pistorius charged in slaying

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer's Olympics.

February 14, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Sisters take official stance against human trafficking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Dominican Sisters of Peace have approved a corporate stance to end human trafficking, according to Sister Judy Morris, OP, justice promoter for the congregation of Catholic Sisters. "The reality of thousands of our brothers and sisters laboring in modern-day slavery compels us to act now to stop human trafficking and to serve the survivors of this crime," said Morris.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

Our nation is at war with its foundations

The other day, I watched the address given at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. I was pleased to see that he had been chosen, because I have listened to and read his work on the Isaiah 9:10 Scripture. This address was just as important.

February 14, 2013 | Frankly Speaking by Frank Clark | Religion

Lent and Disquiet

Editor's Note: Today's guest column was written by Karen Neuforth.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

Lenten Luncheon: Trinity Lutheran on Feb. 20

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will be the site of the first in a series of six 2013 Lenten Luncheons sponsored by the Barton County Association of Churches. The public is invited to have lunch at the church at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Rev. Jim Strassen is host pastor and the speaker will be Dr. Kevin Baxter, pastor of Foundry Methodist Church. The purpose of these one-hour ecumenical gatherings is to provide an opportunity to gather for personal reflection and spiritual growth during the Lenten season, and to experience fellowship with one another.

February 14, 2013 | | Religion

April Mae Hart 1974 - 2013

April Mae Hart, 38, died Feb. 13 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 5, 1974, in Lawton, Okla., she was the daughter of Gary and Coleen (Skeen) Hayes. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, coming from Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, she had previously been a waitress and C.N.A.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

J.W. Crabtree 1938 - 2013

J.W. Crabtree, 74, died Feb. 11 at Great Bend Regional Hospital in Great Bend after a brief illness. Born on March 8, 1938 in Risco, Mo., he was the son of Lee and Frances (Gray) Crabtree. On Dec. 14, 1957, he married Myrtle Florence "Flo" Goudie in St. Louis, Mo. She died Jan. 1, 2004. He was employed as a warehouse/terminal worker for Railway Express in St. Louis, Mo., and worked in service stations for the majority of his life.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

Judith Elaine Piland 1937 - 2013

Judith Elaine Piland, 75, died Feb. 12 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Born Aug. 19, 1937, in Sterling, she was the daughter of Julius and Mildred (Beck) Boepple. On Jan. 28, 1956, she married Basil Loyd Piland in Great Bend. He died on July 27, 2010.

February 14, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Great Bend Police

February 14, 2013 | | On the Record

​Pawnee Rock Lions plan chicken noodle dinner

PAWNEE ROCK - The Pawnee Rock Lions Club will hold a chicken noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Pawnee Rock Depot

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

​Teens can watch ‘Here Comes the Boom’ at GBPL

Great Bend Public Library will show the movie "Here Comes the Boom," during Teen Movie Monday. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the library, 1409 Williams St. It is open to all students in grades 7-12.

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Gunn named Bank of the West manager

ELLINWOOD - Bank of the West today announced that Freddy Gunn Jr. has been named Bank of the West assistant vice president and branch manager. In his role, Gunn is responsible for the overall operations, customer service, performance and profitability of the branch, as well as community outreach activities. He will be based at the Bank of the West branch located at 19 N. Humboldt Avenue in Ellinwood.

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington forensics places at Great Bend

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Cardinal Forensics Team placed 4th recently at the Great Bend invitational forensics tournament, missing third by one point.

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Winning posters

February 14, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Pickin' on Sunday

The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell.

February 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs

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