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​Lightning hits rural home

Lightning struck a house Monday night at 237 SE 40 Road, following the cable TV line into the house. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said firefighters were dispatched to the rural home at 10:59 p.m., but there was no fire.

October 29, 2013 | | Area Briefs


“Weez” Vernon E. Duntz, Jr. 1957 - 2013

"Weez" Vernon E. Duntz, Jr., 56, died Oct. 28, 2013 at his residence in Raymond. He was born Sept. 12, 1957 in Fremont, Neb. the son of Vernon and Karen (Walters) Duntz, Sr. He was a lifetime Chase and Raymond community resident.

October 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Great Bend Military Moms seek donations

The Great Bend Military Moms organization is seeking donations of items to include in care packages to be mailed to service personnel stationed overseas.

October 29, 2013 | | Local News


Kansas cold weather rule takes effect Nov. 1

TOPEKA – The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) reminds Kansans that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 and remains in effect through March 31.

October 29, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Ruby Daldeen (Fortner) Blazer 1937 - 2013

NATOMA - Ruby Daldeen (Fortner) Blazer, 76, died Oct. 28, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born March 28, 1937 in Gossell, she was the daughter of James Kendall and Belva (Joiner) Fortner. She was a graduate of Kingman High School and attended Sterling College. On April 10, 1981 she married James Everett "Jim" Blazer in St. John. They made their home in Great Bend and later in 1999, they moved to Natoma. She was the owner and operator of the "Special Touch Flower Shop" in Great Bend.

October 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jayhawk exhibition basketball aired on Cox 22

LAWRENCE - Tuesday's University of Kansas men's basketball exhibition game against Pittsburg State University will be aired at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Cox cable channel 22.

October 29, 2013 | | College/Professional


GBHS Novice Debaters win in Varsity

At the Haven Invitational Varsity Debate Tournament on Oct. 26, two Great Bend High School novice debate teams competed and both finished with winning records against varsity debaters. There where 22 schools and 58 teams that competed at the tournament. Trae Black and Ashtin Heath finished with a 3-2 win loss record with 25 speaker points and tied with their teammates Aaron Miller and Makinna Dykes with the same record and speaker points. GBHS Debate coach Barbra Watson commented "I was proud of all of my first year debaters that were brave enough to compete at this huge varsity tournament ...

October 29, 2013 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Oct. 31 at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Items on the agenda include, two grant applications for Special Services and science. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln.

October 29, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Sebelius and Obamacare

October 29, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Crashing, Glitching Bores

One thing you can say about Republicans. They are focused. Like lasers. Or a puppy with a chew toy. Obamacare? No, sir. They don't like it. They don't like it so much, they have become interested in the Internet. They no longer refer to it as the interweb, riddled with tubes and tunnels and chutes and ladders.

October 29, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Obamacare Boomerangs on Democrats Up For Reelection

Not every bad thing that happens to us is bad, long term. I've learned it well; some of life's biggest blessings arrive unexpectedly, wrapped in the most unsightly dressings. It's as if the alchemy happens in the waiting. And so it may be for the GOP, as they now get to witness certain Democrats, who supported Obamacare, paying a hefty price for their misdeeds. (And who says there isn't a God?)

October 29, 2013 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Sunflower benefits from sale

Many of Richard and Linda Kimple's customers have heard the buzz about the upcoming fundraiser for Sunflower Diversified Services and are browsing through the inventory in preparation.

October 29, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Sixth-grade football champions

October 28, 2013 | | Local Sports


ACE HIGH

ST. LOUIS - Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.

October 28, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Area teams qualify for state cross-country meets

TRIBUNE - Macksville High School won a pair of Class 1A regional cross-country meet titles on Saturday at Prairie Ridge Golf Course.

October 28, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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