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Wilson swells with Czech Fest visitors

WILSON - In 1874, a caravan of covered wagons brought men, women and children to the rugged prairie.

August 01, 2011 | TERRI HURLEY | News


Lessard wins men’s singles

Mark Lessard, Larned High School's head tennis coach, captured first place in the men's singles competition of the Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.

August 01, 2011 | | Local Sports


Zorn takes charge of Chiefs quarterbacks

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - About 30 years ago, a youngster who ate, drank and slept football had a poster of Jim Zorn. The kid was a rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but thought the creative, left-handed Seattle quarterback was cool.

August 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Richardson signs restricted free agent tender

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Barry Richardson signed his restricted free agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, while the team added free agent linebacker Brandon Siler to help shore up the defense.

August 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Owners, players start talking again

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA talks have started again and are apparently going nowhere.

August 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs foil underachieving Croyle

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - If Kansas City Chiefs fans could make a wish, they should probably plead for Matt Cassel's continued good health.

August 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Polarizing Moss says No Mas after 13 seasons

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Randy Moss is calling it a career after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen.

August 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Richard J. "Dick" Stevens

Richard J. "Dick" Stevens, 70, died July 31, 2011, at his home in Great Bend. Born July 17, 1941, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of R.J. and Janet (Ewing) Stevens. On Sept. 13, 1985, he married Marie Smith at Hugoton. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1997, coming from Hugoton, he was in law enforcement, and was a meat cutter, having co-owned Dick and Marie's Venture Foods in Hugoton. He spend his childhood days at the racetrack. He was known for his barbecue brisket and chicken and for his smile. He enjoyed activities ...

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Elaine V. Talbot 1924 - 2011

HERINGTON - Elaine V. Talbot, 87, of Herington, died July 21, 2011, at the Medicalodges of Herington. Born July 5, 1924, in Bloomfield, Mo., she was the daughter of Linord E. and Grace M. (Hopkins) Caldwell. On July 12, 1946, she married E. Ray Talbot at St. Louis, Mo. She received her associate degree with William & Jewell University. She was a homemaker and a Nurses Aide.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gladys T. Muller 1916 - 2011

ELLINWOOD - Gladys T. Muller, 94, died July 30, 2011, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in rural Seward, she was the daughter of Wilbert William Dewey and Josephine Sims. A resident of south Great Bend, moving to Ellinwood in 1938, she was a homemaker and Certified Nurse Aide at Ellinwood District Hospital for over 20 years. On Aug. 6, 1938, she married Adolph Muller at Howard. He died Feb. 5, 1989.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ronald J. Karlin 1936 - 2011

Ronald J. Karlin, 74, died July 30 at Hays Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1936, in Hays, he was the son of Henry W. and Evelyn M. (Rupp) Karlin. On June 7, 1958, he married Virginia Dufford Wysong in Larned. She survives. A resident of Great Bend since 1943, coming from Hays, he was an area salesman for Frito Lay, retiring after 21 years. He was an avid golfer and gardener and enjoyed his dogs. He was known for his Santa Claus helicopter, which he had on display each Christmas at his home on Broadway.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Melvin Clay Simpson 1917 - 2011

Melvin Clay Simpson, 94, died July 31, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 17, 1917, at Newby, Okla., the son of William Thomas and Sara (Davis) Simpson. He married Frances Elizabeth Jackson on March 13, 1934, at Osceola, Mo. A Great Bend resident since 1941, coming from Eaton, Colo., he was owner and operator of Murray-Simpson Casing Crews.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jean Polzin 1929 - 2011

HOISINGTON - Jean Polzin, 81, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Great Bend. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, at Hoisington the daughter of Viola Depiesse. Jean was 6 years old when her mother passed, and she was then raised by her grandparents, Jac and Mary Meyeres Depiesse. She married Rom Polzin on April 16, 1952, at Milwaukee, Wis. He died Aug. 5, 1968. She was Postmaster in Beaver for 20 years, retiring in 1991, and had been a Hoisington resident since 1998, coming from Beaver.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


On the Record for Aug. 2, 2011

Great Bend Police

August 01, 2011 | | On the Record


Mull competes at state swim meet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olivia Mull was one of the Golden Belt Swim Squad athletes who competed at the 2011 Division II Long Course West Championships on July 22-24.

August 01, 2011 | | Summer Sports


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