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​Velma May Mettling 1925 - 2013

Velma May Mettling, 87, died Jan. 15 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born July 4, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of John and Carrie (Unruh) Smith. On June 4, 1967, she married W. Gordon Mettling in Great Bend. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, she was a teacher in the Newton, Oakley and Great Bend school districts.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Dorothy Jean “D.J.” Welch 1936 - 2013

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Dorothy Jean "D.J." Welch, 77, died Jan. 11 at her home in Chesterfield, Mo. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Winfield, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (McCormick) Detmer. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married James Curtis Welch in Washington, D.C. She spent much time and effort in supporting Little Wishes Foundation of the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition and Loaves and Fishes (Food Pantry).

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter 1952 - 2013

KATY, Texas - Pamela (Asher) Schneweis Hunter, 60, died Jan. 11 at her home in Katy, Texas. Born Feb. 20, 1952, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Herbert William "Bill" and Ann (Hahn) Asher. On June 3, 1972, she married Pat Schneweis in Great Bend. They later divorced. She then married David Hunter on May 28, 1994, in Great Bend. She was a longtime resident of Great Bend and Houston, Texas.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


​Richard Zamarripa

SAPULPA, Okla. - Richard Zamarripa, 57, died Jan. 14 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. A full obituary will be published later.

January 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


So, Lincoln was a Republican, eh?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 15, 2013 | | Columnists


2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions

Okay. Bent over. Hands on knees. Breathing hard. Whew. Made it. "Pant. Pant." For a while there, didn't seem like it'd ever happen, but somehow we mercifully staggered across the annum finish line, finally placing 2012 irrevocably in the rear-view mirror. Make no mistake, the political climate is still volatile. Rash. Mad. Loud. Pulsating forehead vein above arcing spray of spittle loud. And the double-crossing chicanery hasn't mellowed a bit of a spot of an iota from the fever pitch of last year's quadrennial heights.

January 15, 2013 | Will Durst | Columnists


Trillion Dollar Coin

January 15, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Wheatland Electric, 2300 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Jan Westfall and Julie Smith. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

January 15, 2013 | | Area Briefs


GBHS competes at Varsity 2 Speaker State Debate Tournament

The Great Bend High School Varsity Debate Team traveled to Hutchinson for the 2 Speaker Varsity State Championship Tournament on Jan. 11-12. To qualify for state the teams must have competed in four varsity tournaments and have a 50% win/loss record. Two teams qualified which consisted of the team of Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz, as well as the team of Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford. They competed against 23 schools and 70 teams. The elimination rounds, which consisted of six, were directly power matched, which kept the teams on their toes throughout the two days they competed. The ...

January 15, 2013 | | Local News


Barton Blazers finish second

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


KU DECLAWS BEARS

LAWRENCE - Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.

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


Elks Hoop Shoot

January 14, 2013 | | Local Sports


Russell tops Lady Cougars

HOISINGTON - In the opening game of the Hoisington Winter Jam, the Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team found themselves trailing early against Russell.

January 14, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs introduce Dorsey as their new general manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - John Dorsey called becoming the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs the "perfect storm." The word "serendipity" may have been more appropriate.

January 14, 2013 | | AP Sports


Barton track & field team opens indoor season at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - Just five days removed from the holiday break, the Barton Community College track and field teams opened their indoor season this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational, which was held on the campus of the University of Nebraska.

January 14, 2013 | | Community College


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