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Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey 1928 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Surrounded by her four children at her home, Norma Lea Curry Shafer-Yancey, 84, peacefully passed away on May 4th. Born on Christmas Day in 1928, to Leslie and Glenda Curry in Burlington, Wash., Norma Lea Curry and her family moved to Great Bend, before her second birthday. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Norma met Ted Shafer at a picnic dance. They were married in 1948, and had four children. Shafer's position with a national retail company required the family to move frequently, including to such states as Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Sylvia M. Wagner 1927 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Sylvia M. Wagner, 86, died on May 2, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence. Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Marie (Wollert) Schmidt. On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Duane Wagner in Ellinwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1991. She was a housewife and bank teller. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Charles L. Curtiss 1951 - 2013

LAWRENCE - Charles L. Curtiss, 61, concluded his battle with cancer May 6, at his home. Born on July 30, 1951, in Lawrence, he was the son of Earl and Oma Lee (Coleman) Curtiss. In 1983, he married Debra Nichols. They divorced in 1994. He was an employee of Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 2007. Charles was intensely interested in genealogy tracing his own family back hundreds of years and also providing family trees to countless friends and relatives. His kind and generous spirit was known by all who let him enter their lives.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald 1931 - 2013

BILLINGS, Mo. - Robert (Bob) Raymond Ewald, 81, passed away on May 2, in Billings, Mo. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Great Bend. On June 4, 1954, he married Shirley Joan Ewald (Wolfe) in Ellinwood. He worked at Blount Industries for 20 years.

May 07, 2013 | | Obituaries

Benefit dinner and dance

A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.

May 07, 2013 | | Area Briefs

Droning On

Put on your tinfoil hats everybody. Or didn't you get the memo? Its paranoia time in America again. Maybe it's the spring that brings out the crazy in our legislators. Of course, that would assume a semblance of sanity the other three seasons, and nobody wants to bet anything more than lunch money on that proposition.

May 07, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists

FCC Must Run Honest Auctions

"America's global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch," recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

May 07, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists

Let Us Pray

May 07, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Larned Briefs

Welcome Board meets

May 07, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Pawnee County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 6

May 07, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Larned Police Report

Sunday, May 5

May 07, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Bulls strike first with 93-86 win over Heat

MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 06, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

NBA Playoffs

Thursday, May 2

May 06, 2013 | | AP Sports

Tigers golf team wins league title

ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Monday afternoon, finishing at a combined 313.

May 06, 2013 | | Prep Sports

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 17, 2015 | | On the Record

USD 428 to host ‘American Education Week Coffee’

The USD #428 will be hosting a "American Education Week Coffee" on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9–11 a.m, at the Senior Center located ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

St. John’s Wade scores 17 points for Kansas State


November 17, 2015 | | Local Sports

GBMS wrestling

Great Bend Middle School Wrestling squad competed in the Dodge City Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday November 14th. The Panthers started off strong against Hugoton ...

November 17, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Poverty From a Different Point of View

Today, more Americans than ever receive some sort of government assistance, much of which can genuinely be described as "handouts." Welfare-to-work standards, a bipartisan gem ...

November 17, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

Starbucks Cups and the Internet Idiocracy

Isn't it nice to know that even in a time of international crisis - ISIS, Syria, Putin - some Americans still make time to freak out ...

November 17, 2015 | Dick Polman | Columnists

Barton women's cross country continues climb up national ladder with 11th place finish, Mato dethron

The rise continues for the Barton Community College women's cross country team as the Lady Cougars improved sixteen spots from last season finishing 11th ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Laari joins four others in school history, leads Barton men’s cross country team to 17th national fi

The Barton Community College men's cross country team placed in the national Top 20 for the second year in a row finishing 17th Saturday ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

BCC Weekly Schedule


November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton roll to easy wins at Brown Mackie Classic

Perhaps it was just the weekend the Barton men's basketball team needed. A pair of easy wins to run its winning streak to four ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton women sweep games at Hutchinson Classic

If close-game experience early in the season pays off down the stretch the Barton women's basketball should be good in tight games late in ...

November 17, 2015 | | Community College

Barton volleyball looking for new coach after Shoemaker resignation

Barton volleyball coach Phil Shoemaker submitted his resignation last week – putting the Cougars in the market for a new volleyball coach. A search has already ...

November 17, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company/Jensen & Associates Insurance Agency, 16 N Main Street, in Ellinwood ...

November 17, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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