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Driver flees after hitting pole

A motorist drove off after hitting a concrete pole Saturday night in the Kwik Shop parking lot, 2334 Main. At 11:18 p.m., a Great Bend Police officer attempted to stop a black 2008 GMC pickup.

December 22, 2014 | | On the Record


Charles L. “Charlie” Crouse 1941 - 2014

Charles L. "Charlie" Crouse, 73, died Dec. 21, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1941, in Great Bend, he was the son of Jennings Bryant "J.B." and Bertha (Reed) Crouse. On Aug. 26, 1967, he married Jean Rush in Nashua, N.H. A long-time resident of Great Bend, also living in Nashua, N.H., he was employed by Nashua, N.H. Police Department, a truck driver for Big A Auto Parts and was a CNA for Elder Care. He was a sports enthusiast and loved his family, especially his grandchildren and his dogs.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Carey Lynn Christiansen-Noblitt 1973-2014

HOLCOMB - Carey Lynn Christiansen-Noblitt, 41, died Thursday, Dec. 18. She was born July 13, 1973 in Gilroy, Calif. Carey lived in Hoisington and Great Bend before moving to Holcomb. She earned her associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University and worked for Dr. Maples in Ulysses. She enjoyed spending time fishing and vacationing with her family. She also loved Christmas.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Daniel John Leiker 1928 - 2014

MIDLAND, Texas - Daniel John Leiker went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Dec. 20th. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Russell, he was the son of Daniel Alexander Leiker and Hilda Weigel. On June 7, 1949, he married Joyce Marie Ewald in Ellinwood. He worked for Northern Natural Gas for over 39 years as a plant supervisor in Kansas and Kermit, Texas before retiring in Midland, Texas in 1986. He loved repairing car engines and carpentry work, even making his sons' toy trucks. His grandkids and great-grandkids could always depend on Grandpa Dan for quarters to fill their piggy banks ...

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Taking a look at the ins and outs of the NFL playoff races

With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.

December 22, 2014 | | AP Sports


HOLDING STRONG

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs did their playoff aspirations no help on Sunday.

December 22, 2014 | | AP Sports


KDHE and CDC investigate new virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014.

December 22, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


KDHE and CDC investigate new virus

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014.

December 22, 2014 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


County Christmas closings announced

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Thursday in observance of Christmas. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Landfill will all be closed on Christmas. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

December 22, 2014 | | Local News


Barton County Jail log Dec. 19-21, 2014

Barton County Jail

December 22, 2014 | | On the Record


OTR for Dec. 23, 2014

Great Bed Fire/EMS

December 22, 2014 | | On the Record


​Odin driver trapped after SUV rollover

An Odin woman was injured Friday evening when the sport utility vehicle she was driving slid off the 1100 block of NE 120 Ave. Brooklyn R. Hekele, 17, was treated and released at the scene for an injury to her hand.

December 22, 2014 | | News




NCRA Food Bank donation

December 21, 2014 | | Business


Olivier 70th

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Olivier of Great Bend celebrated their 70th anniversary on Nov. 18th.

December 21, 2014 | | Anniversaries


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Quarterbacking Congress

I'm not a huge fan of John Boehner.

January 11, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


Check It Out!

The following books are among the top ten checked out at Ellinwood School/Community Library.

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


Beware of counterfeiters’ who hand off fake NFL goods

During the playoff season fans' enthusiasm often manifests itself in the form of purchases of a favorite team's merchandise. The lead up to the Super Bowl gets emotions high – and prices can seem high as well. So many go searching for bargains. Unfortunately, some of those "bargains" that can be so alluring are cheaper for a reason: they are fakes. That means the workmanship and the materials used in their manufacture will be of inferior quality, making that "great deal" quickly turn into a rip-off.

January 11, 2015 | | Sports


Toastmasters Club being formed

A new Toastmasters club is being formed in Great Bend. Newcomers are welcome. Meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. For more info contact Krystal Barnes, 620-639-4384.

January 11, 2015 | | Club News


Farmers ready to juggle acreage mix in 2015

Record crops and low prices have farmers embracing change in 2015, with acreage shifts continuing to move fields from corn to soybeans, according to the latest Farm Futures survey.

January 11, 2015 | | Agriculture


Christmas decorations were outstanding

Dear Editor,

January 11, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduates

Air Force Airman Cordell W. Merten graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 11, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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