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Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a possible injury accident at 12:15 p.m. Monday on U.S. 281 at SE 40 Road, about 4 miles south of Great Bend. A 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Dalton C. Garrett, 21, Great Bend, was southbound behind a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Dan T. Ly, 22, of Gorham. Ly stopped to make a left turn and was waiting for oncoming traffic when the Charger rear-ended the Taurus.
Great Bend High School classes of 1942 and 1943, and anyone else interested, will have a meeting at 10 a.m. on March 27 at the Great Bend Elks Lodge. Enter at the south door. Contact Virginia Sharp at 793-7287, Polly Schneider at 796-2208 or Bud Steadmah at 793-7480 with questions.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by D & A ProCollect, 2609 12th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Curtis Wolf and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include: approval of Hall of Fame contributions, and personnel retirements, resignations and licensed appointments. Art Baker, Jefferson School Principal, and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
On city streets throughout America a battle is being waged for the soul of humanity, and it is taking place right in front of our eyes. As darkness descends, the fading light lays bare an open wound in the fabric of society. The most vulnerable among us are being offered up as prey for those with unspeakable appetites. Children are being trafficked sexually in this country at an alarming rate and right now 300,000 are at risk of being prostituted.
After an absence of 25 years, it's downright ducky to be able to welcome back one of the great socio- politico conflicts in the history of the planet. How about a round of applause folks, because the Cold War is back and it's colder and warrier than ever.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is celebrating spring migration with The Great Migration Rally from 2 to 7 p.m., on April 13.
Earth Day 2014 is once again being celebrated in the Golden Belt. This year the event is being hosted by the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo from noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday April 27.
Donna N. Thompson, 85, died March 21, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Jerry R. Tillery, 80, died March 23 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. Born Nov. 20, 1933 at Turon, he was the son of Roy and Sylvia (Lamont) Tillery.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
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Firefighters made five ambulance runs Monday.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
AKFIELD, Tenn. - Edward "Butch" Lee Sanders, 68, died Feb. 12. He was born in Great Bend in 1945. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1965. In 1967, he married Maggie Van Horne in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a computer programmer at Northwestern Bell from 1970-1994.
Louise Dryer, 97, died April 7 at Scott County Hospital, Scott City. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
CLAFLIN - Lyle Kent McDermed, 78, was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Lyons, to Carvin and Wilma (Kent) McDermed. Lyle passed away April 6, 2014. Lyle spent his childhood in Kansas where he was a graduate of Claflin High School and Emporia State University.
In the coming week, the Great Bend Public Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week - April 13-19.
President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees.
According to DC Comics, March 30 marked the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman (in "Detective Comics" #27).
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