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GBHS Speech Team places nine events again

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team competed at the Jetmore Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. The team had nine individual placings like they did at the last tournament they competed in earlier in the week, on Monday, April 8th. The team also qualified three new events to the State Championship tournament giving them a total of 16 events which is a full entry. Every team member broke into finals in at least one event, which consisted of Nathaniel Cheney, Kenna Dirks, Michael Gieck, Mallorie McNett, Jesus Sandoval, Kameko Schultz, and Kane Schumacher. Cheney and Schumacher broke into finals ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local News


Save Our Schools From Creationism

I was raised as a creationist. I'd come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she'd say, "Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time." The world, she explained, was created in six days. All the animals were there at once. "Why were there no dinosaurs anymore," I asked? Her answer: "They were too big to get on the boat." (Noah's ark.)

April 16, 2013 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


OTR for April 17, 2013

Vehicle windows broken

April 16, 2013 | | On the Record


Steal This Video

Back in 1971 when the hippie revolution's Pied Piper, Abbie Hoffman, authored "Steal This Book" he got the very outrage he sought. Thirty publishing houses rejected it and, when the book finally came out, more than a dozen newspapers refused to print ads to promote it.

April 16, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Cougars sweep Dodge

The Barton Community College baseball team rebounded from Saturday's losses to sweep Sunday's doubleheader against Dodge City, winning the first game, 6-4, and the second, 14-2.

April 15, 2013 | | Community College


Red Sox beat Rays before explosions

BOSTON - The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Georgetown’s Porter Jr. declares himself eligible for NBA draft

WASHINGTON - All-American Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Scott beats Cabrera in playoff at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Adam Scott barely had time to think about an Australian in a green jacket when a sudden roar from the 18th green and a quick look at the TV reminded him it's never been easy. Not for him in the majors. And certainly not for the Aussies at Augusta National.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Bombs shatter Boston Marathon after finish

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Kenneth D. “Ken” Williams 1939 - 2013

Kenneth D. "Ken" Williams, 74, died on April 13 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Stephenville, Texas, he was the son of Myrl and Ruth (Onions) Williams. On Aug. 15, 1959 he married Nancy Giebler in Hays. She survives. Growing up in Liberal, he was a Great Bend resident since 1963, coming from Hays. He served as the C.F.O. for Central Kansas Medical Center for twenty years, retiring in 1988. Following, he operated Abacus Accounting, serving as the interim C.F.O. and consultant for respective hospitals in Pratt, Abilene, McPherson, and Plainville. He ...

April 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘After Dinner Theater’

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Local orators place at Modern Woodmen contest

DODGE CITY - Speaking about "A Person Who Has Overcome," two local orators placed at a speech contest in Dodge City.

April 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

April 14, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


City wide 6th grade banc concert

The annual City Wide 6th grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Gym. Participating elementary schools are Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Central Kansas Christian Academy and Holy Family School. The public is invited to attend.

April 14, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Applications open for Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp

Junior high and high school instrumentalists and high school vocalists can experience a week of quality musical performances and training in classes and workshops from guest artists at the Fort Hays State University High Plains Music Camp, July 14 to July 20.

April 14, 2013 | | Education


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Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 21, 2015 | | On the Record


​Norman William Koester 1946 - 2015

TOPEKA - Norman William Koester, 68, of Topeka, died July 19, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Hoisington, the ...

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Destination Paradise VBS starts Monday

Vacation Bible School at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church begins Monday evening, July 27 from 6:30-8:45 and closes Friday evening at 6 ...

July 21, 2015 | | Religion


Christopher Alan Oeser 1967-2015

CLAFLIN - Christopher Alan Oeser, 48, loving husband, son, father, and papa, died July 19, 2015, at his home in Claflin. born May 23, 1967, in ...

July 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


United Emmanuel Lutheran ice cream social-bake sale to benefit Harbaugh and Radke

United Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Milberger will be hosting a homemade ice cream social and bake sale on Sunday, August 2, from

July 21, 2015 | | Religion


Women’s baseball makes history with debut at Pan Am Games

TORONTO (AP) - Women's baseball made history Monday at the Pan Am Games, the first time it's been played in a large, multi-sport event.

July 21, 2015 | STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals can't finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax ...

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


Gas Tax

July 21, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Donald Trump, Fake Conservative

Donald Trump has jumped to the top of the national polls for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

July 21, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Unlocking Prison Reform

Back on the Fourth of July, buried in the mumbo-jumbo of campaign rhetoric, was a statement by Democrat Martin O'Malley. The former Maryland governor ...

July 21, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Disappointed in EPA announcement

Dear Editor,

July 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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